Opinion: Oscars should look beyond the obvious

By: Paul Morrison ~Guest Writer~ Last year the Academy Award for Best Picture went to Spotlight, a somewhat surprising turn of events. Tom McCarthy’s drama showcasing The Boston Globe’s investigation into the sex scandal happening within the Catholic Church was not an unworthy film. Far from it. The surprising aspect was its competition and the typical direction these things go. Mad Max: Fury Road seemed pretty promising for its 10 Oscar nominations, The Revenant for Alejandro Inarritu’s momentum. I believe Spotlight won because of its nuanced story-telling and thoughtful handle on tough material. It essentially “remade” why The Boston Globe’s … Continue reading Opinion: Oscars should look beyond the obvious