'Spotlight' wins top award, DiCaprio best actor at Oscars 2016

29 Feb 2016    07:20 pm

'Spotlight', a movie about the journalistic expose of Catholic church child sex abuse, won best picture while Leonardo DiCaprio walked away with the best actor trophy at the 88th Academy Awards, where host Chris Rock mocked racism in Hollywood with a biting monologue.

The Academy voters this year decided to scatter their love by awarding different films though George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' swept in technical categories with six wins in editing, production design, sound editing, sound mixing, costume and makeup & hairstyle.

'Spotlight', directed by Tom McCarthy, went home with the top award and best original screenplay trophy for Josh Singer and McCarthy.

"This film gave a voice to survivors, and this Oscar amplifies that voice which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican," producer Michael Sugar said in his acceptance speech.