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Michael Douglas, Bedford resident: Best Picture (producer), “One (Credit: Getty Images)

Michael Douglas, Bedford resident: Best Picture (producer), “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975); Best Actor, “Wall Street” (1987)

Oscar winners from the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley has produced many Oscar winners in major categories. Here's a look at the actors, directors and screenwriters who have won Academy Awards, presented in alphabetical order. -- Compiled by Kirthana Ramisetti

Alan Arkin, former Chappaqua resident: Best Supporting Actor,
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Alan Arkin, former Chappaqua resident: Best Supporting Actor, "Little Miss Sunshine" (2007)

Ellen Burstyn, has lived in Nyack: Best Actress,
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Ellen Burstyn, has lived in Nyack: Best Actress, “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1974)

Art Carney, Mount Vernon native: Best Actor, “Harry
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Art Carney, Mount Vernon native: Best Actor, “Harry and Tonto” (1974)

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Jonathan Demme, Nyack resident: Best Director, “Silence of
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Jonathan Demme, Nyack resident: Best Director, “Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

Michael Douglas, Bedford resident: Best Picture (producer), “One
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Michael Douglas, Bedford resident: Best Picture (producer), “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975); Best Actor, “Wall Street” (1987)

Jane Fonda, former Vassar College student: Best Actress,
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Jane Fonda, former Vassar College student: Best Actress, “Klute” (1971); Best Actress, “Coming Home” (1978)

Judy Garland, former Scarsdale resident: Academy Juvenile Award,
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Judy Garland, former Scarsdale resident: Academy Juvenile Award, “The Wizard of Oz” (1939)

Mel Gibson, Peekskill native: Best Director and Best
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Mel Gibson, Peekskill native: Best Director and Best Picture (producer), “Braveheart” (1995)

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Helen Hayes, lived in Nyack: Best Actress, “The
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Helen Hayes, lived in Nyack: Best Actress, “The Sin of Madelon Claudet” (1931); Best Supporting Actress, “Airport” (1970)

Ron Howard, Armonk resident: Best Director and Best
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Ron Howard, Armonk resident: Best Director and Best Picture (producer), “A Beautiful Mind” (2001)

William Hurt, has called Palisades home: Best Actor,
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William Hurt, has called Palisades home: Best Actor, “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1985)

Timothy Hutton, has owned homes in Patterson and
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Timothy Hutton, has owned homes in Patterson and Pawling: Best Supporting Actor, “Ordinary People” (1980)

Angelina Jolie, partly grew up in Palisades: Best
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Angelina Jolie, partly grew up in Palisades: Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted” (1999)

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James Earl Jones, Pawling resident: Honorary Oscar (2011)
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James Earl Jones, Pawling resident: Honorary Oscar (2011)

Elia Kazan, raised in New Rochelle: Best Director,
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Elia Kazan, raised in New Rochelle: Best Director, “Gentleman’s Agreement” (1948); Best Director, “On the Waterfront” (1955); Honorary Oscar (1999)

Jessica Lange, has called Palisades home: Best Actress,
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Jessica Lange, has called Palisades home: Best Actress, “Blue Sky” (1994)

Ang Lee, former Larchmont resident: Best Director,
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Ang Lee, former Larchmont resident: Best Director, "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) and "Life of Pi" (2013)

Melissa Leo, former Purchase College student: Best Supporting
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Melissa Leo, former Purchase College student: Best Supporting Actress, “The Fighter” (2010)

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Alan Menken, New Rochelle native and northern Westchester
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Alan Menken, New Rochelle native and northern Westchester resident: Best Original Song and Best Original Score, “The Little Mermaid” (1989); Best Original Song and Best Original Score, “Beauty and The Beast” (1991); Best Original Song and Best Original Score, “Aladdin” (1992); Best Original Song and Best Original Score, “Pocahontas” (1995)

Liza Minnelli, former Scarsdale resident: Best Actress, “Cabaret”
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Liza Minnelli, former Scarsdale resident: Best Actress, “Cabaret” (1972)

Mike Nichols (pictured with his wife, Diane Sawyer),
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Mike Nichols (pictured with his wife, Diane Sawyer), has lived in Palisades: Best Director, “The Graduate” (1968)

Al Pacino, owns a home in Palisades: Best
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Al Pacino, owns a home in Palisades: Best Actor, “Scent of a Woman” (1992)

Sidney Poitier, former Pleasantville resident: Best Actor,
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Sidney Poitier, former Pleasantville resident: Best Actor, "Lilies of the Field" (1963); honorary Oscar (2002)

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Tim Robbins, former Pound Ridge resident: Best Supporting
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Tim Robbins, former Pound Ridge resident: Best Supporting Actor, “Mystic River” (2003)

Susan Sarandon, owns a home in Pound Ridge:
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Susan Sarandon, owns a home in Pound Ridge: Best Actress, “Dead Man Walking” (1995)

Aaron Sorkin, former Scarsdale resident: Best Screenplay, “The
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Aaron Sorkin, former Scarsdale resident: Best Screenplay, “The Social Network” (2010)

Fisher Stevens, former Rhinebeck resident: Best Documentary (producer),
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Fisher Stevens, former Rhinebeck resident: Best Documentary (producer), “The Cove" (2009)

Meryl Streep, Vassar College alum: Best Supporting Actress,
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Meryl Streep, Vassar College alum: Best Supporting Actress, “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979); Best Actress, “Sophie’s Choice” (1983); Best Actress, “The Iron Lady” (2011)

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Jon Voight, Yonkers native: Best Actor, “Coming Home”
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Jon Voight, Yonkers native: Best Actor, “Coming Home” (1978)

Denzel Washington, Mount Vernon native: Best Supporting Actor,
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Denzel Washington, Mount Vernon native: Best Supporting Actor, “Glory” (1989); Best Actor, “Training Day” (2001)

Chris Wedge, Katonah resident: Best Animated Short Film,
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Chris Wedge, Katonah resident: Best Animated Short Film, “Bunny” (1998)

Orson Welles, former Palisades resident: Best Writing, Original
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Orson Welles, former Palisades resident: Best Writing, Original Screenplay, “Citizen Kane” (1941); Honorary Oscar (1971)

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bedford resident: Best Supporting Actress, “Chicago”
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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bedford resident: Best Supporting Actress, “Chicago” (2002)

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