LOS ANGELES -- When Mark Wahlberg announced there was a tie in the category of sound editing, he had to first convince the crowd that it was not a joke or a continuation of the bit he was doing on the Oscar telecast with his animated co-star from the movie "Ted."
But indeed, for only the sixth time in the history of the Academy Awards, the same prize went to more than one winner: Paul N.J. Ottosson for "Zero Dark Thirty" and Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for "Skyfall."
The most famous tie in Oscar history would likely be when the lead actress Oscar went to both Katharine Hepburn for "The Lion in Winter" and Barbra Streisand for "Funny Girl" in 1968.
Another Oscar tie was between Frederic March for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and Wallace Beery for "The Champ" in the category of lead actor. Twice there have been ties in the short film categories, and the feature documentary category had a tie in 1986 with "Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got" and "Down and Out in America."
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