HOLLYWOOD — William Goldenberg, who won the Editing Oscar for "Argo," faced perhaps his closest competition from an editor he knew well -- himself.
Goldenberg was also nominated for "Zero Dark Thirty" (with Dylan Tichenor), a rare double nomination for a single person. Director Steven Soderbergh was once similarly conflicted, nominated for both "Traffic" and "Erin Brockovich" in 2001; he won for "Traffic."
Backstage, Goldenberg didn't seem too upset about losing to himself, or exultant over beating himself. Instead, he said he was simply lucky to have worked on two such extraordinary films.
He also credited working in his dad's deli, doing whatever was necessary in its day-to-day operation, for giving him a leg up on the competition. "It really does prepare you for the multi-tasking required in the editing room."