Awards-season is currently in full swing, meaning the Hollywood publicity machine has gone into overdrive. For anyone interested in filmmaking, this provides an excellent opportunity to read the thoughts of the nominees. With so many fact-based films under consideration, we take a look at what some Oscar-nominated filmmakers have been saying about their work…

It’s that time of the year again when studios release their final few award-calibre films before the cut-off date and commentators start speculating over the potential nominees for Oscars, Golden Globes and Baftas etc. Once again, the main names being thrown around include more than a few fact-based films. So just why does Oscar (and the rest) love biopics and other fact-based fare so much…?