18 Biographical Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked Worst to Best; Will ‘Roma,’ ‘Green Book’ or ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ join this impressive list?

18 Biographical Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked Worst to Best; Will ‘Roma,’ ‘Green Book’ or ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ join this impressive list?
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.”

A landslide, indeed. Blame the advent of 24-hour cable news, the popularity of reality TV or social media, which allows anyone to invent their own version of their life for public consumption on a daily basis. But biopics have over-run awards season of late while fictional features are becoming a rarity at this time of year, save for the constant stream of comic-book adventures.

SEEPortraying a real-life person is now the way to win an Oscar

Consider that in 1939, often referred to as the greatest year for movies in Hollywood history, all 10 Best Picture candidates – including the winner, “Gone With the Wind” – were based on fictional premises. In fact, only two biopics –“The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex” starring Bette Davis and Errol Flynn and “Young Mr. Lincoln” with Henry Fonda — settled
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