With the Oscars just hours away, it’s worth noting that many Oscar nominees tend to hail from the Upper West Side — either they grew up here or moved here later on. This year, there are at least two stars worth watching.
Jordan Peele, the director and writer of widely acclaimed film “Get Out” is up for Best Director and Best Screenwriter, and the film is up for Best Picture. Peele grew up in the neighborhood and attended Calhoun, the private school with locations at 433 West End Avenue and 160 West 74th Street. He also attended PS 87 on West 78th Street.
Update: And the Oscar goes to….!
I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) March 5, 2018
Timothée Chalamet, nominated for Best Actor for his performance in “Call Me By Your Name”, attended Booker T. Washington Middle School, also known as JHS 54, at 103 West 107th Street. For high school, he went to La Guardia at 100 Amsterdam Avenue. (One fan blog says he also went to PS 87 for elementary school, but we couldn’t confirm that.)
If you know of other Oscar nominees from the neighborhood, let us know in the comments.