Spotlight Named Best Picture by National Society of Film Critics

The film continues to rack up the awards.

Photo Credit: Kerry Hayes / Distributor: Open Road Films

Photo by Kerry Hayes / Open Road Films

The honors keep piling up for Spotlight as the Boston-based flick was voted the best picture of 2015 by the National Society of Film Critics over the weekend.

The drama, based on the Boston Globe‘s investigation into the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, also earned the award for best screenplay at a ceremony held in New York on Sunday.

Spotlight has been a heavy hitter this awards season, having already earned a slew of honors and nominations. Last month, the film was selected as the best picture of the year by both the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Society of Film Critics.

Looking ahead, Spotlight hopes to make a splash at the Golden Globe Awards this weekend. The flick is up for best drama, best screenplay, as well as best director.

In other awards news, Matt Damon took home the Chairman’s Award for his starring role in The Martian at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday.

The ceremony also honored Johnny Depp with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for his portrayal of Whitey Bulger in Black Mass while Spotlight director Tom McCarthy received the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.