Amy Winehouse's Father Slams "Amy" Director After Oscar Win
Amy, won the Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars adding another win to director Asif Kapadia's mantlepiece, following his win at the BAFTA's earlier this month.
Based on the late singer Amy Winehouse, not everyone is happy the film is racking up all the awards.
Amy's father Mitch Winehouse has always been vocal about his disapproval of the film and the way he was portrayed in it, and he tweeted his dismay on Monday morning.
"Always proud of my baby," he wrote. "Amy will not get an Oscar though. Just Asif Kapadia. That is what this is all about...Asif. He's fooled everybody."
In a follow-up tweet he wrote: "I am not changing my stance just because film won Oscar. It's a negative, spiteful and misleading portrayal of Amy. We will fix this."
Always proud of my baby. Amy will not get an oscar though. Just Asif Kapadia. That is what this is all about...Asif. He's fooled everybody— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) February 29, 2016
I am not changing my stance just because film won Oscar. It's a negative, spiteful and misleading portrayal of Amy. We will fix this.— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) February 29, 2016
Mitch Winehouse hasn't been portrayed in the best of lights in this film about his daughter.
He previously spoke out to ITV in May last year saying, "the film is representing me in a not very good way. There is no balance, there's nothing about the foundation. It's portraying me and my relationship with Amy in not a very good light."
He also said the film won't be Amy's legacy, and that there were "other projects" in the pipeline.
My friends. This film will not be the defining image of Amy. We are already working on other projects. I can't say more at this stage.— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) February 21, 2016
While Kapadia is congratulating himself on this sham of a film, Amy is helping more and more kids. That's the only reward we want.— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) February 24, 2016
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