‘Amy’ Documentary Scoops Award At The Oscars

Amy, the documentary film surrounding singing legend Amy Winehouse, was one of the winners from the 2016 Oscars.

Scooping the prize for Best Documentary Feature, director Asif Kapadia gave a moving acceptance speech, paying tribute to the late singer.

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He revealed the emotional motivation behind the film, saying, ‘This film is all about Amy. This is about showing the world who she really was, not a tabloid persona, the beautiful girl, the amazing soul, funny, intelligent, witty, someone special, someone who needed looking after.’

Twitter was quick to react to the Academy Awards win, with happiness at the film’s success pouring in. One wrote, ‘i’m so happy that “amy” won best documentary #Oscars’.  


Another tweet read, ‘…woke up happy that amy won best doc bc wow it made me feel things’.

However, one person who wasn’t so happy was the father of the late musician.

Taking to his own social media account, Mitch Winehouse tweeted, ‘Always proud of my baby. Amy will not get an oscar though. Just Asif Kapadia…’

He also revealed that he believed the documentary to be ‘spiteful’ and ‘misleading’, although it’s no secret that Amy’s dad has shared similar opinions to this before. 

According to ABC News, Asif Kapadia and producer Gay-Rees shrugged off the criticism, saying, ‘Our job wasn’t to blame anybody, it was to tell people how great Amy was.’ 

Another tweet from a fan read simply, ‘What an ideal way to remember Amy Winehouse at the 88th #Oscars! Fantastic!’

And, after all, isn’t that what it’s about?