WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- When the 84th annual Academy Awards are handed out Sunday night, a lot of Westchester talent will be in Hollywood to watch the festivities. Indeed, a lot of Westchester residents are nominated for awards.
Two of the Best Actress candidates Glenn Close ("Albert Nobbs") and Rooney Mara ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") are claimed by Bedford, with Close a current resident and Mara a native.
Best Adapted Screenplay nominee Aaron Sorkin ("Moneyball") is a Scarsdale High School alum.
Scarsdale's Julie Anderson produced "God is the Bigger Elvis," a nominated documentary short, and Tarrytown's Rebecca Cammisa directed.
Another nominated documentary short, "Incident in New Baghdad," was written by Katonah's James Spione.
Also Northern Westchester's Joe Berlinger co-wrote the nominated documentary feature "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory."
The Oscar telecast, hosted by Billy Crystal, begins at 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC.
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