Cohen rushed off the stage to help the now-"lifeless" Cullington, and a security guard eventually carried the body off the stage. Following the incident, the crowd was visibly shaken, until Cohen began his speech with the joke, "Grace Cullington is the oldest, no, sorry, was the oldest surviving [Chaplin costar]. I dedicate my award to her. This is obviously a tragedy. She has upstaged me. But on the bright side, what a great way to go, giving an award to me. "