On Sunday night, ‘Spotlight’ took the Oscar for best picture during the 88th Academy Awards. It is usually the biggest night for the film industry but this year it was the biggest year for the victims of clergy sex abuse. The movie depicted the Boston Globe investigative coverage of clergy sex abuse that broke in that city in 2002.
“This film gave a voice to survivors,” said producer Michael Sugar in his acceptance speech. “And this film amplifies that voice, which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican.”