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Will there be any ties at this year’s Oscars?

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  • FreemanGriffin
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    #176436

    Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty tied in the Sound Editing category two years ago. It’s unlikely but could it happen this year? I see lots of super close races this year:

    Best Actor: Keaton AND Redmayne
    Best Original Screenplay: Birdman, Boyhood and/or Grand Budapest
    Best Adapted Screenplay: American Sniper, The Imitation Game and/or Whiplash
    Best Cinematography: Birdman, Grand Budapest and/or Unbroken
    Best Film Editing: Boyhood and Whiplash
    Best Costume Design: Grand Budapest and Into the Woods

    {Perhaps Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, even Makeup/Hairstyling)

    In other words: I think there are more close races this year than any in memory. It would be fun to have a tie this year – unlikely but possible?

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    #176438

    You wrote “unlikely” when you should’ve put “phenomenally unlikely and a true statistical longshot”.

    The number of genuine ties that have occurred in categories open to the entire Academy membership (which excludes docs & shorts) you can count on the fingers of one hand and have digits left over.

     

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    joesilver
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    #176439

    Are Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn the only tie ever in the acting categories?

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    Ghost
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    #176440

    It could happen in the sound categories and Makeup/Hair, but that’s likely it.

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    #176441

    Are Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn the only tie ever in the acting categories?

    Technically, yes, because when Frederic March and Wallace Beery were both given Oscars that year, the rule then was to do so if the margin between them was less than…5?  But March (IIRC) did actually get a few more votes. 

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    Josh Labron
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    #176442

    Yeah, that was the same rule that was in place when both Barbra and Katheine won!

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    Eddy Q
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    #176443

    ^ I don’t think it was; they received exactly the same number of votes. 

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    Josh Labron
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    They have had the exact same number of votes, but I think that same rule that allowed for a tie was still in place at that time.

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    vinny
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    I would love to see a tie in best actor (probs not going to happen) but one in best score would be nice this year since I am obsessed with the one from interstellar and the one from the theory of everything.

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