This image released by Focus Features shows Jared Leto as Rayon in a scene from "Dallas Buyers Club." (AP Photo/Focus Features, Anne Marie Fox)
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Is fact worth more than fiction at Oscars?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.That's a significantly higher proportion than in any recent list of Academy Award best pictures.Citing current Oscar best picture nominees "Philomena" and "Dallas Buyers Club," he said: "The fact that these stories are based on reality adds an element of urgency to them.Gray added: "I also think one of the reason is, when you're dealing with real life events, it helps in terms of developing the story.
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