If you could guarantee a tie in any Oscar category, which would it be?

There have only been six ties in Oscar history, but one of those was just last year when “Skyfall” and “Zero Dark Thirty” both won Best Sound Editing.

This year there has already been one improbable tie on the awards circuit: “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” sharing Best Picture at the Producers Guild Awards.

The Oscars has ruled out allowing for such a tie in its Best Picture race (as explained here) but in an especially competitive year, are you hoping for ties in any other categories when the academy announces its final choices on March 2?

I myself am hopelessly torn over Best Actress. I admire three performances just about equally: Amy Adams in “American Hustle,” Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine,” and Sandra Bullock in “Gravity.” External factors knock Bullock down a peg for me – I’d rather pretend she won her other Oscar for “Gravity” than have her win a second – which leaves Adams and Blanchett.

Adams gives my favorite performance in “Hustle” and should have won at least one of her four previous nominations – in particular “Junebug” (2005), her very first bid. And the chameleonic Blanchett, already on her sixth nomination at age 44, could be her generation’s answer to Meryl Streep and deserves a second Oscar as much as anyone, especially for her tricky, brittle performance as a socialite out of touch with reality. So I say just give it to both of them.

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Our forum posters are discussing which ties they’re rooting for. Read some of their responses and then comment below with your choices:

SxECanadianFanSxE: I would choose best director and give it to Alfonso Cuaron and Martin Scorsese.

Halo_Insider: I actually wouldn’t mind seeing a tie between “12 Years a Slave” and “Before Midnight” in Adapted Screenplay. There’s also “The Wind Rises” and “Frozen” in Animated Feature. Each seem to have the critical praise that justify a win in the category.

Espeon: Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor & Leonardo DiCaprio (mainly just to see the internet go nuts).

thesmartone: I think this is the first year in the last couple years where I personally wouldn’t choose anyone to tie. If I HAD to choose one, it would be a tie between Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock, but other than that nothing comes to mind.

pacinofan: If I could only choose one Best Actor I would go with Matthew McConaughey, but I would be happy for Leonardo DiCaprio to win too so both actors would be winning for the best performances they have yet given in their careers.

delerian: Best Picture, of course. A 9-way tie. And make everybody come up to the stage at the same time!

Renaton: That orgy between all BP nominees does sound interesting.

Eddy Q: Also would’ve gone for “Act of Killing”   “Stories We Tell,” except the latter shockingly wasn’t nominated by the documentary branch.

I feel your pain, Eddy Q. I feel your pain.

Who do you think is going to win Best Actress? Vote below using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Come back and change your predictions as often as you like till Oscar night, March 2.

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