Oscar 2016: Spotlight Wins Best Picture, Celebrating the Power of Journalism

Best Picture: ‘Spotlight’

“I think we knew journalists were important, but I don’t think we understand the impact it could have on a global scale,” said producer Blye Pagon Faust of what she learned about journalism during the filmmaking process.

Michael Sugar said of his Oscars speech where he made a plea to the pope, “I don’t remember anything I said at this point.” He continued: “I hope you as journalists will help resonate our message all the way to the Vatican. These things are still happening. The story of Spotlight has just begun.” He added: “I had visualized this for many months about this night and in my visualizations I always thought Morgan Freeman would be saying ‘Spotlight.’ When you hear your name called I don’t know how you can describe that emotion.”