9 of This Year's Oscar-Nominated Films That Are Based on True Stories
True stories have long been harvesting ground for award season bait, and this year is no different. Many of this year's Oscar hopefuls are actually rooted in reality, including several of the best picture nominees. Of course, 2015 gave us a lot of films based on true stories, but only a small fraction of them made it to the Oscar nominations list. Perhaps this year's crop of "inspired by a true story" films will fare better? We'll have to wait and see! For now, here are the nine films in the Oscar race that are based on or inspired by real events.