Agence France-PresseJanuary 18, 2014 23:19
Truth can be stranger than fiction, so they say. But when it comes to movies, truth can also be more powerful than fiction, at least judging by this year's Oscar nominees.
No fewer than six of the nine films nominated for the best picture Academy Award are based on true events -- possibly the biggest proportion ever vying for Hollywood's highest honor.
"It's always been something of a trend, but has become an explosion in the last couple of years," said film critic and author Molly Haskell, a day after the Oscar nominations were announced in Los Angeles.