Stoke Newington’s Asif Kapadia wins documentary Oscar for Amy

Stoke Newington's Asif Kapadia, second right with Daisy Ridley, James Gay-Rees and Dev Patel at the

Stoke Newington's Asif Kapadia, second right with Daisy Ridley, James Gay-Rees and Dev Patel at the Oscars. Picture: Ian West/ PA - Credit: PA WIRE

Stoke Newington filmmaker Asif Kapadia picked up the Best Documentary Feature Oscar last night for Amy.

The film, which documents the troubled life of singer Amy Winehouse, saw off competiton from Cartel Land, The Look of Silence, What Happened, Miss Simone? and Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom.

It was Kapadia’s first Oscar, after winning two Baftas for his previous documentary Senna in 2011.

Click here to read the Gazette’s interview with him about Amy from July last year.


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