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Mark Ruffalo reacts in the audience after "Spotlight" won the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

BOSTON — Victims of clergy sexual abuse are reveling in the Oscar won by "Spotlight" — the story of The Boston Globe's investigation into the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.

But some say they don't hold out much hope that the elevated status from the film's Best Picture award will prompt changes at the highest levels of the church.

Alexa MacPherson was abused in a Boston parish for more than six years starting when she was 3. She said she thinks it's "wonderful" that "Spotlight" won the best picture award. But she says the Vatican has been "talking the talk," but "not walking the walk."

Some victims say they want church higher-ups who covered up the abuse prosecuted criminally and they want the church to be more transparent about abusers.