SAG Awards: Spotlight, Leonardo DiCaprio big winners at star-studded Los Angeles event

ABC News (Australia)

Spotlight, a drama about a newspaper’s investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic church, has taken out top honours at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

The awards, seen as a bellwether of the all-important Academy Awards, were being closely watched as they took place amid a controversy over the lack of African-American and minority-ethnic actors nominated for an Oscar this year.

Spotlight took the prize for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture — the SAG equivalent of an Oscar.

The film tells the true story of how a group of investigative journalists from the Boston Globe uncovered and proved child molestation and its cover-up were rife within their local Catholic church in 2001.

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