There were only six ties in the more than 90-year history of the Academy Awards. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) select the nominees in their respective categories. here are the six times that they came to a separate decision.
. 1 Best Actor // 1932
Already in 1932, at the fifth annual Oscar ceremony, the voting rules were different than today. If a candidate has received a performance that was within three wins of the winner, that achievement (or person) would also receive an award. Actor Fredric March had one more vote than the competitor Wallace Beery, but because the votes were so tight, the academy appreciated both. (They defeated the only other candidate in the category, Alfred Lunt.) March won his performance in horror film Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Beery won The Champ (the writer Frances Marion won the best script for the film), which was reissued in 1
. 2 Best Documentary Short Subject // 1950
Until 1950 the above rule had been changed, but at the Oscars of this year there was still a draw. A Chance To Live An 18-minute film by James L. Shute, which is related to animated film So Much for So Little . Shutes movie was part of Time Inc.'s magazine "The March of Time" and chronicles by Monsignor John Patrick Carroll-Abbing, who is putting together a boys home in Italy. Directed by Bugs Bunny's Chuck Jones So Much for So Little was a ten-minute animated film about America's troubled health. The films faced two other films: a French film named 1848 – about the French Revolution of 1848 and a Canadian film entitled The Rising Tide , 19659002] 3. Best Actress // 1969
Probably the most famous Oscar tie. This was the second and last time an acting prize was shared. When presenter Ingrid Bergman opened the cover, she discovered a connection between newcomer Barbra Streisand and two-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn – both received 3030 votes. Streisand, who was 26 years old, joined the 61-year-old The Lion in Winter star, who had been nominated ten times in his long career, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress Guess Who's Coming to Dinner . Hepburn was absent, and so all eyes fell on the Funny Girl winner Streisand, who was wearing a revealing, sequined pantsuit and giving an inspirational speech. "Hello, Glory," she said famously to the statuette and repeated her first line in Funny Girl in 19459006.
Several years ago, Babs had received a Tony nomination for her portrayal of Fanny Brice in the Broadway Musical Funny Girl, but not won. At this point in her career she was a Grammy Award winner, but Funny Girl was her movie debut (and what a debut it was). In 1974, Streisand was nominated again for The Way We Were and in 1977 won again for her and Paul Williams's song "Evergreen" from A Star is Born . The four-time Academy Award winner Hepburn won his 1982 Oscar for On Golden Pond .
. 4 Best Documentary Feature // 1987
The broadcast of 30 March 1987 was written with another documentary, this time for Documentary Feature. Oprah presented the awards to Brigitte Berman's film about the clarinetist Artie Shaw, Artie Shaw: Time is Everything You Have and at Down and Out in America made a movie about the widespread American poverty in the 80s. Former Academy Award winner Lee Grant (who won Best Supporting Actress for Shampoo in 1976), led Down and Out and won the prize for producers Joseph Feury and Milton Justice. "This is for the people who are still down in America," Grant said in her acceptance speech.
. 5 Best Short Film (Live Action) // 1995
More than 20 years ago – in the same year Tom Hanks won for Forrest Gump – in the Short Film category (Live Action) there was a tie between two different ones Films: The 23-minute British Comedy Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life and the LGBTQ Youth Film Trevor . Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi wrote and directed the former Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant as Kafka. BBC Scotland's film features Kafka stumbling through writing The Metamorphosis .
Trevor is a dramatic film about a gay 13-year-old boy attempting suicide. Authored by James Lecesne and directed by Peggy Rajski, the film inspired the creation of the Trevor project to help gay youth in the crisis. "We made our film for everyone who has ever felt like an outsider," Rajski said in her acceptance speech that came to Capaldis. "It celebrates those who make it through difficult times and mourns those who did not." It was another short film ahead of its time.
. 6 Best Sound Editing // 2013
The Last Oscar Tie took place in 2013, when Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall Beat Argo Django Unchained and Life of Pi in sound editing. Mark Wahlberg and his animated co-star Ted presented the award to Paul N. J. Ottosson Zero Dark Thirty and to Skyfall and Haller Karen Baker Landers. "No B.S., we have a draw," said Wahlberg to the crowd, assuring them he was not joking. Ottosson was first announced and gave his speech before Hallberg and Baker Landers found out that they were the other winners.
It was not one of the winner's first rodeo trips: Ottosson won in 2010 for his prior collaboration with Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker (Best Success in Sound Editing and Mixing Sounds); Hallberg previously won an Oscar for Best Sound Effects Editing for Braveheart and in 2008, both Hallberg and Baker Landers won Best Achievement in Sound Editing for The Bourne Ultimatum Ottosson told The Hollywood reporter he may have predicted. "Just before our category came up, another nominee sat next to me and I said," What if there is a draw, what would they do? "And then we have a tie," Ottosson said. Hallberg also commented on the reporter to his victory. "Every time you engage in some sort of story, that would be good."