It's A Tie! Academy Hands Out Two Oscars In Sound Editing

'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Skyfall' both snag statuette in jaw-dropping moment.

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The Academy Awards made history Sunday night.

For only the sixth time since the inaugural 1929 ceremony, the Oscars crowned two victors in a single category. In announcing the award for Best Sound Editing, Mark Wahlberg tore open the winner envelope and dumbfoundedly declared, "We have a tie. No B.S. We have a tie."

That means two coveted statuettes were handed out, one to Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden hunt-down film, and the other to Skyfall, the Sam Mendes-helmed latest installment in the illustrative James Bond franchise.

The crowned Oscar champs edged out Argo, Django Unchained, and Life of Pi for the win.

The momentous moment comes over four decades since the last tie at the Academy Awards. Back in 1969, two leading ladies snagged a Best Actress win — Katharine Hepburn, for her turn as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter, and Barbra Streisand, for her debut performance in Funny Girl.

The draw was the first in a major acting category in over than three decades, following Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's Fredric March and The Champ's Wallace Beery splitting the Best Actor victory back in 1932.

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  • emma

    go samantha barks, ya hottie

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  • Tina

    Holy wow...

  • Janet aka sprgrl
    Janet aka sprgrl

    JaneThis is the WORST Oscar show EVER!!! Whose idea was it to get McFarland? Tedious, not funny, I love the movies, but other than Adele and the Streisand treat , nothing else was even worthy. Even the memorials were not good!! Come on guys, with all the CGI and technology you can do better than this. Otherwise, all you are showing is like a bowling tournament for very rich, pretty people.