Amy Winehouse Documentary Wins Grammy Award More Than Four Years After Singer's Death
Amy received the Grammy for Best Music Film, the Recording Academy announced before the show on Monday
On Monday, Amy, the documentary inspired by the singer’s life and music, won the Grammy for best music film. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown, Sonic Highways, What Happened, Miss Simone? and The Wall were also nominated.
The Recording Academy announced the news via Twitter Monday evening, prior to the live telecast.
The Asif Kapadia-directed film, released last July, features music and footage of the late star, including intimate home videos of Winehouse.
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In January, her father Mitch Winehouse took to Twitter to pay tribute to his late daughter for receiving a BRIT nomination, but knocked the movie’s portrayal of his daughter, writing in part, “Still hate the film though!” Then, on Sunday, he responded to the film’s BAFTA win, tweeting, “Please don’t congratulate me on the Amy film winning BAFTA. This is a one dimensional, miserable and misleading portrayal of Amy. Asif knows.” The movie has also received an Oscar nod.
Winehouse died at the age of 27 of alcohol poisoning in 2011 following years of struggling drug addiction.
The 58th annual Grammys are airing live on Monday on CBS.