Oscars Tie: For a sixth time in the Academy Awards’ 85-year history, a tie was handed out on Sunday night.
During the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday night, the best sound editing award was handed to two winners: “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall,” as presenter Mark Wahlberg told the audience that it wasn’t a hoax.
“No, really, it’s a tie,” he said, while talking alongside his computer-animated co-star, “Ted.”
In 1932, Frederic March, for his role in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” tied winning the Best Actor award with Wallace Beery for “The Champ.” Beery only beat March by a single vote, so the Academy ruled it a tie due to the rules back then, according to Slate.
In the most well-known example, Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn tied for Best Actress in 1968. Streisand took home the award for “Funny Girl,” and Hepburn won hers for “The Lion in Winter” where she played Queen Eleanor.
There were also two ties for Best Documentary in Academy history: one in 1949 and another in 1997. There was also a tie once in the Live Action Short Category during 1986 awards show.
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