One Local Winner

When the winners are revealed, some local people could take Oscar home.

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Natalie Portman accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Black Swan" at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Yale University's most famous grad student hosted the Oscars, but did not take home and Oscar for best actor in a leading role for "127 Hours." That went to Colin Firth for "The King's Speech."
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Natalie Portman, who attended Ezra Academy in Woodbridge, was nominated for best actress in a leading role for "Black Swan" and won. She live in Connecticut from 1988 to 1990.
Sebastian Junger, who attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, was nominated in documentary category for "Restrepo." The award instead went to Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs for the "Inside Job." Junger received a Bachelor of Arts degree in cultural anthropology in 1984.
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Stuart Blumberg, who graduated from Yale University in 1991, was nominated for writing an original screenplay for "The Kids Are Alright." Like many of the awards, it went to "The King's Speech," screenplay by David Seidler.
This might be a little bit of a stretch, but Mark Wahlberg, who was in “The Fighter,” which was nominated for Best Picture, has a new movie, “Prisoners.” It was filmed in Derby and Shelton and is coming out in 2012. The winner was -- you guessed it -- "The King's Speech."
Peter F. Kurland was nominated for sound mixing for “True Grit.” His son, Julian David Kurland, attends UConn. Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick won for "Inception."
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