Oscar goes to Boston Globe film that exposed paedophile priest scandal

The Drum

The film Spotlight based on the Boston Globe’s expose of sexual misbehaviour by scores of local priests won the Oscar for Best Picture in Los Angeles last night.

The film has been widely credited with setting off investigations into priestly wrongdoing worldwide.

The film detailing The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church actually won two awards: it was named Best Original Screenplay opening the telecast and and at the end it it collected the the Best Picture Oscar .

“This film gave a voice to survivors and this Oscar amplifies that voice, which we hope will become a choir that resonate all the way to the Vatican,” said Spotlight producer Michael Sugar while accepting the award.

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