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Westchester Residents Get Oscar Nod But Miss Win For 'Foxcatcher'

Mamaroneck High grad Bennett Miller was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director for "Foxcatcher."
Mamaroneck High grad Bennett Miller was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director for "Foxcatcher." Photo Credit: Screen grab from YouTube
Dan Futterman co-wrote the movie "Foxcatcher" with E. Max Frye.
Dan Futterman co-wrote the movie "Foxcatcher" with E. Max Frye. Photo Credit: JPF.org

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- The old saying "It's an honor just to be nominated" held true for Mamaroneck High School graduates Dan Futterman and Bennett Miller at the 87th Academy Awards Sunday night.

The two, nominated for their work on the film "Foxcatcher" -- Futterman got the nod for Best Original Screenplay along with E. Max Frye, while Miller got the nod for director -- were in the Dolby Theater audience -- but did not win.

“Foxcatcher,” a drama based on true events, centers on John du Pont's efforts in hiring a pair of famous wrestling brothers to help train U.S. Olympians.

Futterman and Miller both participated in Mamaroneck High's Performing Arts Curriculum Experience program known locally as PACE. They have been friends since 7th grade.

Click here for our previous story on the two MHS graduates.

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