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Oscars 2016: Amy wins Best Documentary Feature

Oscars 2016: Amy wins Best Documentary Feature


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Amy won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature tonight. The Asif Kapadia-directed documentary, which gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Amy Winehouse's life, beat out Matthew Heineman's Cartel Land, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence, Liz Garbus' What Happened, Miss Simone?, and Evgeny Afineevsky's Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom.

Amy has won several other awards leading up to tonight, but this is its most high-profile win so far. While accepting the Oscar with producer James Gay-Rees, Kapadia said, "This film is all about Amy about showing the world who she really was. Not the tabloid version, the real girl, the beautiful spirit... This is for Amy's fans who loved her through thick and thin. That was all she really needed."