It's an Honor Just to Be Nominated
2013 was a great year for movies, and that's reflected in the impressive array of titles nominated for Academy Awards. These five goos are the real historical figures depicted in some of the nominated films. If you can guess all five, try your hand at Predict the Oscars to win a prize.
publication date: Friday, January 31, 2014
clue: His last name was where he spent a long time wanting to go.
explanation: Northup's years trying to get back "up north" to New York after being kidnapped and sold into slavery inspired the film 12 Years a Slave. more…
publication date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
clue: Ireland could never give this mother back what it took from her.
explanation: Lee's search for the son that she was forced to give up for adoption inspired the film Philomena. more…
publication date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
clue: Camden was better off without this corrupt politician.
explanation: Errichetti's acceptance of bribes was exposed by the ABSCAM investigation, inspiring the film American Hustle. more…
publication date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
clue: His taxonomical classification is Wallstis lupus.
explanation: Belfort's scams selling worthless stock, and the excesses of his hard-partying lifestyle, inspired the film The Wolf of Wall Street. more…
publication date: Monday, January 27, 2014
clue: Drug dealers aren't supposed to use their own supply, but maybe things are different in Dallas.
explanation: Woodroof's success with unapproved AIDS medication led him to sell the drugs to other patients, inspiring the film Dallas Buyers Club. more…