Oscars 2013: For Only Third Time In History, We Have A Tie

When actor Mark Wahlberg announced a tie for the winner of best sound editing the Oscars attendees thought it was a joke. “No, I’m not kidding,” Wahlberg said. It was true. For only the third time in the history of the Academy Awards, two people would take home an Oscar for the same category. 

Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall both won Oscars for best sound editing in a film. According to sources, if a nominee is three or less votes behind the winner, a tie is declared. In 1931-32, Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and Wallace Beery (The Champ) tied for Best Actor and in 1968 Barbara Steisand (Funny Girl) and Katherine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) tied for Best Actress. Everyone wants to be the one and only winner, but making history as being the third tie in the Academy’s history is not such a bad life.

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