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: