Of all the biographical movies nominated for Best Picture, only 16 went on to prevail on Oscar night. “Spotlight” (2015) told the story of a group of journalists, while “12 Years a Slave” (2013) was the last true biopic told from the perspective of one person. In the 2016 Oscar lineup, three of the nine Best Picture nominees — “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hidden Figures” and “Lion” — tell biographical stories. Will any of them join the esteemed list? Click through our photo gallery above that highlights all the biopics that won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
-By Marcus James Dixon