Faith or anything more than the most general interest in the Oscars was lost long ago (Gwyneth Paltrow for a RomCom? Really guys).
Having said that I realise they pit people and films on to the world stage in a grand way and this is one of the reasons I am oh so happy to see Spotlight won. Because if ever there was a film of merit. And not just for the story it tells but for how it tells it. For showing all the complexity and mistakes and in-capacities of man-kind, even in the face of something so obviously deplorable.
This is an excellent film, which spares nobody, and it is brilliantly written, directed and acted.