“This film gave a voice to survivors, and this Oscar amplifies that voice, which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican,” said producer Michael Sugar.
Spotlight was named best picture at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night.
The drama showcasing the Boston Globe’s reporting on the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal beat out The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant and Room.
“This film gave a voice to survivors, and this Oscar amplifies that voice, which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican,” said producer Michael Sugar. “Pope Francis, it’s time to protect the children and restore the faith.”
Producer Blye Pagon Faust thanked the real-life reporters from The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, and journalists at large: “Not only do they affect global change, but they absolutely show us the necessity for investigative journalism.” Faust’s producing partner Nicole Rocklin added of the cast, “If there ever was a perfectly calibrated ensemble, you are it.”
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