Read NCR's coverage of Oscar-nominated 'Spotlight'

From left: Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery and Brian d’Arcy James star in "Spotlight." (Entertainment One)

"Spotlight," the 2015 drama about the Boston Globe team that reported on the clergy sex abuse cover-up by the Catholic church, could take home several Oscars during this Sunday’s 88th Annual Academy Awards. The film is nominated for Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role, Mark Ruffalo; Actress in a Supporting Role, Rachel McAdams; Directing; Film Editing; and Writing (Original Screenplay).

National Catholic Reporter has run several articles about the film and its impact. Following are links to "Spotlight" content available on

Movie review by Sr. Rose Pacatte: 'Spotlight' brings Globe's investigation of clergy sex abuse to film

Interview with star Brian d'Arcy James: 'Spotlight' film educated Catholic actor Brian d'Arcy James

Blog by Voice of the Faithful: With 'Spotlight' movie an award contender, Catholic reform movement assesses scandal

Archbishop, CDF leader says bishops must watch the film: Abuse expert: Bishops must watch 'Spotlight,' learn reporting is key

Fr. Peter Daly: Watching and Responding to 'Spotlight'

Ken Briggs: The Spotlight and NCR

Bill Tammeus: 'Spotlight' shows importance of investigative reporting

Kurtz on 'Spotlight': Praise for the media

This date in history: 2002

Trailer debuts for 'Spotlight' film on Boston Globe sex abuse investigation

Doing your job, standing firm

Seeing 33 films in 12 days at Venice festival

More stories on the site are available here.

Other stories we've linked to about 'Spotlight': 

How 'Spotlight' Missed the Story (USA Today)

Spotlight's unfinished business: Our view (USA Today)

Distinctly Catholic: link to article Every cardinal should watch ‘Spotlight’, says former Vatican abuse prosecutor

SAG Win for ‘Spotlight’ Sows Confusion in the Best Picture Race

Catholic Church offers guidance on 'Spotlight' Movie

BAFTA Awards 

'Spotlight' Named Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics

‘Hippie ex-priest’ put ‘Spotlight’ on sexual abuse

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