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"Birdman" (2015): Long Island native Alexander Dinelaris co-wrote
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"Birdman" (2015): Long Island native Alexander Dinelaris co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for the critically acclaimed comedy-drama.(Credit: Twentieth Century Fox / Atsushi Nishijima)

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Oscar-nominated films with Long Island connections

What are the odds that Long Island and the Academy Awards would go hand-in-hand? Not as slim as you might think. Over the decades, many memorable films have been filmed here or set here, and we’re not just talking about “The Amityville Horror.” Here’s a list of 11 movies with Long Island connections that made it to the Academy’s red carpet. -- RAFER GUZMAN, rafer.guzman@newsday.com