Oscars 2013: Tie in Sound Editing Is the Sixth Ever

“Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall” both get an Oscar for the same category

By on February 25th, 2013 15:22 GMT

Ted and Mark Wahlberg took to the stage last night at the 2013 Academy Awards to present the Oscar for Best Sound Editing and, to their and the world’s surprise, it was a tie between “Skyfall” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Even Wahlberg was surprised to find that out and, just to make sure no one in the audience thought it was a joke, he saw it necessary to say, “No BS.”

Though the situation is surprising, there are precedents for it, The Hollywood Reporter says. In fact, this is the sixth tie ever in the history of the Oscars.

Winners Paul N.J. Ottosson (“Zero Dark Thirty”), and Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers (“Skyfall”) were just as surprised by it, but happy nonetheless.

“This was only the sixth tie in Academy Awards history. The most famous was back in 1968, when Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand shared the best actress award for their work in A Lion in Winter and Funny Girl, respectively,” THR says.

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Ted and Mark Wahlberg present the award for Best Sound Editing at the Oscars 2013
   Ted and Mark Wahlberg present the award for Best Sound Editing at the Oscars 2013