However, this wasn't the first time a tie happened at the Oscars. Back in 1969, both Katherine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand won in a much more publicized category -- Best Actress -- with Hepburn winning for her performance as Queen Eleanor in "The Lion in Winter," and Streisand as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl."
It also happened in 1932, with both Wallace Beery ("The Champ") and Frederic March ("Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde") winning Best Actor; in 1949, when "A Chance to Live" and "So Much for So Little" won the Best Documentary Short award; in 1986, with "Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got" and "Down and Out in America" winning Best Documentary; and in 1995, when "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life" and "Trevor" won the Best Short Film (Live Action) award.
So, congrats Paul N.J. Ottosson, Per Hallberg, and Karen Baker Landers! You're in some pretty great company.
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