Asif Kapadia wins Oscar for ‘Amy’


armyLos Angeles– British filmmaker of Indian origin Asif Kapadia bagged the Best Documentary Feature Oscar for “Amy”, based on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse, here on Sunday.

Actress Daisy Ridley and British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel handed over the trophy to the film’s producer James Gay-Rees and director Kapadia, who won a Grammy Award for “Amy” earlier this month.

The documentary uses archive footage to tell the story of the “Rehab” hitmaker’s life and premature death. She died at the age of 27.

These are the first Academy Award nominations and win for Kapadia and Gay-Rees.

The film also won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) honour.


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