LOS ANGELES–Two Hoosiers who went to the same high school became Oscar winners Sunday night.
Mike Conley, now an NBA player with the Utah Jazz, graduated from Lawrence North High School in 2006. He and fellow NBA player, Kevin Durant, were executive producers of “Two Distant Strangers.” That film won the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film.
Tiara Thomas, a graduate of both Lawrence North and Ball State won an Oscar for Best Original Song for her work on “Fight for You” from the movie “Judas and the Black Messiah”. The award went to songwriters Tiara Thomas, H.E.R., and Dernst Emile II.
Thomas also won a Grammy Award for co-writing “I Can’t Breathe” with H.E.R.