Tom McCarthy's drama about the reporters who exposed the Catholic Church took home five trophies, while first-time performers Abraham Attah and Mya Taylor were welcomed into the limelight.
Spotlight, which recounts The Boston Globe's efforts to expose the clerical sex abuse that had been hidden by the Catholic Church, was the big winner at the 2016 Spirit Awards, capturing the award for best feature as well as four other trophies.
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