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'Spotlight' wins Oscar for best picture

Reuters LOS ANGELES | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on February 29, 2016

Producer Michael Sugar accepts the Oscar for Best Picture for his film "Spotlight" with his fellow producers and cast at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.   -  Reuters

The movie that recreates the Boston Globe's probe of sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

"Spotlight," the movie that recreates the Boston Globe's probe of sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, the highest honour in the film industry.

The film, which took years to research, follows the journalists who in 2002 revealed that church officials had routinely covered up reports that priests had sexually assaulted dozens of children. The Boston Globe won a Pulitzer prize for its efforts.

Published on February 29, 2016
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