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One Oscar Two Winners: 6 Times There Were Ties At The Oscars

Every year The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences distinguishes those, who by vote, excelled in their fields. Sometimes however, the number of votes match and we end up having a tie. Here are the only six times in Oscar history one award ended up becoming two.

6. Best Actor

It's 1932, the fifth annual Academy Awards are underway, and the rules were significantly different those currently in place. If a nominee came within three votes of the winner, he too would receive an award, and that was exactly what happened with actors Fredric March and Wallace Beery in the Best Actor category. However, that wasn't a true tie since March had one more vote than his fellow winner.

March won for his performance in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, while Beery won for The Champ.

The rules have since been changed, and only an exact match in votes would qualify as a true tie.

5. Best Documentary Short Subject

By 1950 the rulebook had changed, but the outcome in race for the Best Documentary Short Subject Oscar did not. A Tie took place between James L. Shute's 18-minute live-action short A Chance to Live and Chuck Jones of Bugs Bunny fame and his 10-minute animated short film So Much for So Little.

A Chance to Live was part of Time Inc.'s The March of Time newsreel series and centered on Monsignor John Patrick Carroll-Abbing and his efforts to put together a Boys Home in Italy, while So Much for So Little focused on the worrying healthcare system in the United States of America.


4. Best Actress

In 1969 at the 41st edition of the Academy Awards, one of the best-known ties in the Academy's history took place. When presenter Ingrid Bergman opened the envelop announcing the winner of Best Actress award, shockingly she discovered two names. Newcomer Barbra Streisand and established thespian Katherine Hepburn had both received 3030 votes for their turns in Funny Girl (Streisand), and The Lion in Winter (Hepburn).

Funny Girl was Streisand's big screen debut (and what a debut!), while for Hepburn, The Lion in Winter was her third Oscar win and eleventh nomination. The actress went on to receive a twelfth nomination in 1982 for On Golden Pond, for which she won her fourth Oscar.


3. Best Documentary Feature

It's 1987 and the Documentary Feature is making headlines. This time, the Academy awarded two extremely distinct documentaries with the coveted statue. Oprah, who just the year prior had received a Best Actress in a Supporting Role nomination for her work on Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, presented the statuette to Brigitte Berman for Artie Shaw: Time is All You've Got and to producers Joseph Feury and Milton Justice for director Lee Grant's Down and Out in America.

Artie Shaw: Time is All You've Got chronicles the life and music of clarinetist, actor, bandleader, and Oscar nominated composer and songwriter Artie Shaw. While Down and Out in America looks deep into three sectors of American society (Minnesota, Los Angeles, New York) hit by the recession in the mid-1980s.

This was the first and only nomination for Berman. While Grant, who herself didn't won for the documentary, was nominated four times for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, winning one in 1976 for Shampoo. 


2. Best Short Film Live-Action

Let me paint you a picture of the 67th edition of the Academy Awards. Tom Hanks wins the Oscar for Forrest Gump, which would go on to take five additional statues. First time nominee Quentin Tarantino takes home the award for original screenplay, and there is yet another tie. This time, the widely opposing films are Peter Capaldi's (Doctor Who) Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life and Peggy Rajski's Trevor.

Capaldi's 23-minute satirical comedy stars Richard E. Grant (Downton Abbey) as the prolific Czech writer Kafka, who amidst a writer's block keeps getting interrupted by the most absurd events. Are they real or a figment of his imagination? Kafka eventually finds an insect which provides him inspiration to start writing his acclaimed novel The Metamorphosis.

Trevor meanwhile is a dramatic film about a 13-year-old gay boy who attempts suicide. Written by James Lecesne (Vicious), Trevor led the way to the creation of The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender boys and girls ages 13 to 24.


1. Best Sound Editing

"And the Oscar goes to…We have a tie…No B.S., we have a tie," said Mark Wahlberg at the 85th Academy Awards while presenting the Oscar for Best Sound Editing alongside his animated co-star Ted.

The first Oscar went to Zero Dark Thirty's Paul N.J. Ottosson, and the second to Skyfall's Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers.

For Ottosson Zero Dark Thirty was his fourth nomination and third win. He had been previously nominated for Spider-Man 2 and The Hurt Locker, another Kathryn Bigelow movie for which he won two statuettes, one for Achievement in Sound Editing and another for Sound Mixing.

As for the Skyfall duo, this wasn't their first time on stage either. Hallberg's Oscar history included one nomination for Face/Off in 1998, and two other wins. In 1996, Hallberg won for Braveheart and repeated the feat in 2008 when he and Landers won for The Bourne Ultimatum, which was Landers first nomination and win.
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