AMY wins Best Documentary Oscar

Posted February 29, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
Amy Winehouse documentary
Amy Winehouse documentary

Asif Kapadia’s critically acclaimed film AMY which tells the life story of Amy Winehouse, picked up the award for Best Documentary Feature Film at last night’s Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Painstakingly assembled from extensive archive material, including the star’s own home movies, photographs, handwritten song lyrics, early demos of some of her most famous songs, as well as personal recollections from friends, family members, and creative collaborators, the documentary is an emotionally searching and honest depiction of an extraordinary talent, whose battles with addiction would end with her promising career cut painfully short at the age of just 27.

The film which is the highest grossing British documentary of all time at the UK and Irish box office became a true global box office phenomenon in 2015 and, is officially the second highest grossing documentary of all time globally behind Fahrenheit 9/11.