At long last, the most anticipated award at the Oscars was given to Spotlight. Based on true events, the film exposed the horrifying truth about the sexual abuse scandal in Boston’s Catholic archdiocese.
Already taking home the gold for Best Original Screenplay, Spotlight is a true achievement for hard-hitting journalism. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Brian d’Arcy James, and Liev Schreiber led this all-star cast, giving performances equally deserving of an Oscar.
The film’s win was a bit of an upset because The Revenant was considered the frontrunner to win the award, especially after Alejandro G. Iñárritu won Best Director and Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor. But nevertheless, Spotlight is well-deserved.
Of course, no one seemed more thrilled about the win than Keaton, who fist pumped and said, “Fuck yeah,” as he made his way to the stage.
“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 the Vatican,” producer Michael Sugar stated during the acceptance speech.