It was two women, Blye Pagon Faust and Nicole Rocklin, who decided the story of investigating sexual abuse in Boston would make a great film.
Thank you to each of them for their insight and hard work to make Spotlight and to give it the quality to earn Best Film for 2015.
Faust and Rocklin decided that a film about the investigative reporting behind the Boston Globe's uncovering of the pedophile priest scandal would make a great film.
They secured the rights to the story and then found Tom McCarthy to write and direct the film.
Thank you also to everyone in the Film Academy for recognizing the quality and importance of this film.