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Oscars: Sound editors fit to be tied

Twin awards a rarity with six instances, last seen in 1994

The sound editing category made history Sunday with only the sixth tie in the 85 years of the Academy Awards.

Oscars went to Paul N.J. Osttonsson for “Zero Dark Thirty” and Per Halberg and Karen Baker Landers for “Skyfall.” It was the third Oscar for Ottosson, who won for sound mixing and sound editing for “The Hurt Locker” and the second for Landers and Halberg, who won for sound editing for “The Bourne Ultimatum.”

The first Oscar tie came in the actor category in 1932 between Frederic March for “Dr. Jekyl & Mr Hyde” and Wallace Beery for “The Champ” — though March had one more vote than Beery. Rules at the time stated that if a nominee came within three votes of the winner, they would also receive the award.

The rules have since been changed and only an exact match qualifies as a tie.

Other ties came in 1949 in the documentary short subject category with “A Chance to Live” and “So Much for So Little”; in 1968 in the actress category between Katharine Hepburn for “The Lion in Winter” and Barbra Streisand for “Funny Girl”; in 1986 in the documentary category between “Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got” and “Down and Out in America”; and in 1994 in the live-action short film category between “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Trevor.”

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