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Fit to be tied: The Oscar goes to ... you! And also, you!

Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM ET

Sunday night's Oscar pool tallies got complicated with the announcement of the sound editing category winners: There was a tie.

"No BS," said presenter Mark Wahlberg, with a grin. Wahlberg wasn't fazed, though, reading the award for "Zero Dark Thirty" first, letting those filmmakers accept their trophy, and then returning to the podium to announce that the second honor went to "Skyfall."

Ties are not unheard of at the Oscars, but they're extremely rare. In 1968, Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand each received 3,030 votes as best actress. It was the first time a principal Oscar category had been divided perfectly.

In 1932, Fredric March and Wallace Beery split the best actor award, even though Beery had one more vote than March. The Oscar rules at the time said that a solo winner could only be declared if an individual earned three more votes than the runner-up, according to History.com. 

Today, dual awards are only awarded for exact vote number matches.

One other memorable Oscar tie was for best documentary: In 1986, "Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got" and "Down and Out in America" shared the prize.

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