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Is fact worth more than fiction, in Oscars race?

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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.  

(L-R) Producer Dede Gardner, director Steve McQueen and producer Jeremy Kleiner accept the Best Picture award for "12 Years a Slave" during the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California

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.

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