After Sunday’s Oscar win, ‘Spotlight’ journalists are ready to get back to work


By Ben Mullin and Jim Warren • February 29, 2016

Walter Robinson is still a little hoarse.

It’s been less than 24 hours since “Spotlight,” the dramatization of The Boston Globe’s investigation into the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, pulled off a stunning upset at the 88th annual Academy Awards.

Robinson, who led the depicted investigation as the editor of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, was in attendance Sunday night. When the movie won Best Picture, he did plenty of shouting.

“We’re just delighted,” said Robinson, who’s portrayed in the movie by Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton. “I think going into last night, we felt a little uncertain about Hollywood. We felt that ‘Spotlight’ was the most important movie of the year, but we didn’t know if Hollywood would equate that with Best Picture.”

Robinson and his Globe colleagues, who’ve been in Los Angeles since the end of last week, stayed out until after midnight celebrating the win with actors who portrayed them in the film. The festivities were a nice reminder that Hollywood, which often caters to America’s “baser desires,” has an appreciation for serious stories, Robinson said.

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