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In what many regard as a surprising upset, director Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" took home Best Picture at last night's Academy Awards, wrestling the award away from the bear-wrestling favorite to win. The film, based on the Boston Globe's 2001 investigation into a startling trend of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests, also nabbed a trophy for Best Original Screenplay. For whatever it's worth, horrible tragedy makes for compelling cinema.

Here's the filmmaker's Best Picture acceptance speech.​

Sources: NBC News