LOS ANGELES, CA - Summit High School Class of 1988 alum Marshall Curry won the Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film for 'The Neighbors' Window' at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It was Curry's fourth Academy Award nomination and first Oscar win.
Curry's previous nominations include:
2005 - 'Street Fight'
2011 - 'If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front'
2017 - 'A Night at the Garden'
'The Neighbors' Window' tells the story of Alli (Maria Dizzia), a mother of young children who has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband (Greg Keller). But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street, and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.
After graduating in Summit, Curry attended Swarthmore College where he graduated in 1992. Curry and his family now reside in Brooklyn, NY.
In his acceptance speech, Curry dedicated the Oscar win "to my Mom, who grew up on a peach farm in Chesterfield, South Carolina, and was the best storyteller I ever knew... I learned from watching her that a well-told story is a (pause) it's a powerful thing. It can change the way we see the world, and it can help us to notice other people and care about those other people and maybe love each other a little bit more."