Oscar winners based on true stories

Published On: Feb 07 2012 04:28:00 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 17 2012 09:38:01 AM EST

As "Moneyball," which tells the true story of Billy Beane, is nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, take a look at previous Best Picture winners that portrayed real-life people and events en route to winning the Oscar.

The Great Ziegfeld
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1936: "The Great Ziegfeld" shows the trials and tribulations of Florenz Ziegfeld, a producer of spectacular shows.

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