Amy Winehouse's dad hit out as Amy picked up the Best Documentary Oscar, calling it 'negative, spiteful and misleading'
Much cork-popping and merriment followed Sunday night’s Oscars as the evening winners celebrated taking home one of those little gold men, but there was one person who wasn’t in the party mood – Mitch Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse‘s dad was left less than impressed with Amy, the film following his late daughter’s life and untimely death, picking up the award for Best Documentary.
Mitch took to Twitter on Monday to slam the win, calling the film ‘negative, spiteful and misleading’ and once again criticising the film’s director, Asif Kapadia.
Writing following the glitzy bash, which he did not attend, Mitch posted: ‘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.’
He added: ”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.’
Taking to the Oscars stage to collect the award, director Asif thanked those who ‘trusted’ him to make the film.
‘This film is all about Amy, about showing the world who she really was,’ he said.
‘Not the tabloid version, the beautiful girl, the amazing soul. Funny, intelligent, witty. Someone special, someone who needed looking after.
‘We just wanted to make a film to show the world who she really was.’
Following the release of Amy in July last year, Mitch publicly condemned the film during October’s annual Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala, saying: ‘We are very disappointed, it missed a trick and it was very hurtful for the family.’
‘That’s what people just don’t understand, they saw that film that came out a few months ago – which to me is abhorrent anyway – there is no sense of the fun of Amy. That was how she got through her problems – by laughing.
He added: ‘There are so many great things in Amy’s life that were missed in that film. It was a great opportunity that Asif Kapadia had and he didn’t grab it.’
Amy tragically died in July 2011 aged just 27 after a long-publicised battle with drink and drugs.
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