Oscar: Ties–Sound Editing, Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall

The sound editing category made history Sunday with only the sixth tie in the 85 years of the Academy Awards.

The Oscars went to Paul N.J. Osttonsson for “Zero Dark Thirty” and Per Halberg and Karen Baker Landers for “Skyfall.”

It was the third Oscar for Ottosson, who won for sound mixing and sound editing for “The Hurt Locker” and the second for Landers and Halberg, who won for sound editing for “The Bourne Ultimatum.”

The first Oscar tie came in the actor category in 1932 between Frederic March for “Dr. Jekyl & Mr Hyde” and Wallace Beery for “The Champ” — though March had one more vote than Beery. Rules at the time stated that if a nominee came within three votes of the winner, they would also receive the award.

The rules have since been changed and only an exact match qualifies as a tie.