The documentary highlighting singer Amy Winehouse won Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Oscars.
Asif Kapadia’s 2015 film “Amy” picked up the Best Documentary Feature prize at Sunday’s (February 28) ceremony in California.
It comes after the film similarly won at this year’s BAFTAs earlier this month.
The director said on the 2016 Oscars stage, “Thank you to everyone who voted for us, the Academy. Everyone who trusted us to make this film.
“This film is about Amy and showing the world who she really was, not the tabloid persona. We just wanted to make a film to show the world who she really was,” said director Kapadia.
“The beautiful girl, the amazing soul, funny, intelligent, witty, someone special, someone who needed looking after. We just wanted to make a film to show the world who she really was,” said a report in The New York Times.
However, Winehouse’s father Mitch took to Twitter on Monday morning (February 29) to continue his criticism of the “misleading” film.
Mitch Winehouse took to the social media site and revealed, “Always proud of my baby. Amy will not get an Oscar, though. Just Asif Kapadia. That is what this is all about. Asif. He’s fooled everybody.”
“I am not changing my stance just because film won Oscar. It’s a negative, spiteful and misleading portrayal of Amy. We will fix this,” Winehouse remarked.
Kapadia’s film pointed a finger at the public, in essence asking why nothing could be done to help a young woman in obvious distress, dealing with drug addiction.
“Amy” has also had an extremely strong run at the box office, bringing in more than $8 million in the U.S.
Among the other awards won by “Amy” were the BAFTA, the Producers Guild award, two prizes at the doc-focused Cinema Eye Honors and numerous critics’ prizes.