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Amy Winehouse film among winners at 2016 Oscars

'This is about Amy - the beautiful girl, the amazing soul'

 

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Amy, the acclaimed film about the life and death of the late, great Amy Winehouse, took home the award for Best Documentary Feature Prize at last night's Oscars. See their acceptance below. 

The heartbreaking documentary beat off competition from The Look Of Silence, Cartel Land, What Happened Miss Simone? and Winter's On Fire: Ukraine's Fight For Freedom to be crowned victorious. 

"This film is all about Amy," said director Asif Kapadia as they collected their award. "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."

The team behind Amy also recently said they would 'kill' to make a movie about David Bowie

Speaking to Gigwise about Amy, the film's editor Chris King said: "She had a circle of very, very close friends, who had basically vowed to never speak to the media after the way she was treated. They were very reticent. Our hardest job was gradually convincing people that we could be trusted and that we were going to tell a fair story and listen to voices that hadn't been heard.

"The biggest voices until now have been by the media, books by her dad and books by music journalists - all kind of claiming ownership of her. People who were living the story, day-by-day, people living with and around her, had never really said their side of things. We can never see completely what's going on, but I'm guessing that we've found a side of her that the majority of the public have never seen."

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch, who does not come across in the film very well, has famously been very damning of the movie - claiming that he intends to make a film of his own version of events soon. 

Meanwhile, the Oscars also saw Sam Smith speak out for the LGBT community, while Dave Grohl remembered the likes of David Bowie and Alan Rickman with a beautiful cover of The Beatles' 'Blackbird'

Below: Amy Winehoue - her greatest song, ranked


Andrew Trendell

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