British filmmaker of Indian origin Asif Kapadia’s documentary “Amy”, which is based on the life and death of singer Amy Winehouse, has been nominated in the Outstanding British Film and Documentary award category of the upcoming 69th British Academy Film Awards.
“Amy” — the highest-grossing British documentary of all time — gives an insight into the short, volatile and dichotomous life of the jazz diva, who was found dead on July 2011 from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 at her home in Camden here.
This film encapsulates her personal and professional life till her death.
In the Outstanding British Film category, “Amy” is up against “The Danish Girl”, “Ex Machina”, “Brooklyn”, “The Lobster” and “45 Years”, read a statement on the official site of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
While in the Documentary category, the film has been nominated alongside Matthew Heineman’s “Cartel Land”, Davis Guggenheim’s “He Named Me Malala”, Marlon Stevan Riley’s “Listen to Me” and Jennifer Peedom’s “Sherpa”.
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The 69th British Academy Film Awards will be held on February 14 at the Royal Opera House here.