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How Boston Globe Covered ‘Spotlight’ Best Picture Oscar Win (Photo)

The paper took out a full-age ad thanking ”all who had a hand in creating this important film“

Newspapers across the nation are leading today’s edition with coverage of Sunday’s Oscars, at which “Spotlight” won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

“Spotlight” is the story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the Catholic Church, so would The Globe take advantage of the opportunity with a humble brag? Well, The Globe took out a full-page ad n page A3 thanking “all who had a hand in creating this important film.”

The story also grace’s today’s cover with the simple headline: “The Oscar Shines on ‘Spotlight.'”

The caption:

Cast members Liev Schreiber (left) and Mark Ruffalo reacted with glee Sunday night as “Spotlight,” the drama about The Boston Globe’s investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, was named best picture at the 88th Academy Awards. Director Tom McCarthy and co-writer Josh Singer took earlier honors for original screenplay. Top acting Oscars went to Leonardo DiCaprio for ”The Revenant” and Brie Larson for ”Room. B10

The story continues on page B10, leading with “The Oscars came home to Boston” before morphing into a roundup of all the evening’s winners. The Globe has separate articles about red carpet fashion, the race controversy and Chris Rock‘s monologue.

The digital version of The Globe has a link to the 2002 story on which ‘Spotlight’ was based.

Check out the ad here and the cover below:

Boston Globe Spotlight Cover