Asif Kapadia wins award for Best Documentary Feature at Oscars 2016 for 'Amy'

Los 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.

Official poster of Amy.

Official poster of Amy.

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.

IANS


Published Date: Feb 29, 2016 06:29 pm | Updated Date: Feb 29, 2016 06:31 pm