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Journalists get fired up, react on Twitter to Spotlight’s Best Picture win

“Go journalism.’’

Mark Ruffalo, who played Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes in Spotlight, accepting the Oscar for Best Picture on Sunday night. EPA

Spotlight won best picture at 88th Academy Awards Sunday night, and media Twitter (that corner of the Internet where journalists talk to each other and their readers about journalist-y things) lost its collective mind. If you aren’t familiar with the film, it chronicles the in-depth reporting The Boston Globe conducted into the Roman Catholic Church’s cover-up of sexual abuse by priests. The months-long investigation turned into a series of articles published in the early 2000s.

For the publishing industry, Spotlight’s win felt like a win for journalism, specifically local, investigative reporting. The best picture presentation put the movie on the world stage and served as a shot of confidence for many reporters. Here, some of the best reactions from journalists on Twitter after the win:

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