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Amy Winehouse’s Dad Is Mad That ‘Amy’ Won at the Oscars

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It’s no secret that Amy Winehouse’s dad, Mitch Winehouse, wasn’t in love with the documentary “Amy” from the get go. He even stated last summer that he would create a new movie in response. So when the film’s director, Asif Kapadi, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 88th Annual Academy Awards, Mitch Winehouse had a few choice words.

In “Amy,” Mitch isn’t exactly portrayed as a loving, helpful father–if anything, he is shown to be rather opportunistic, cashing in at Amy’s success. So, of course, he went to Twitter to “set the record straight,” so to speak:

“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. 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.”

Of course, his disdain and criticism of the film hasn’t gone unnoticed, and has garnered attention from Amy’s fans all over, with many sentiments echoing this tweet:

“@mitchwinehouse its not negative of Amy, it’s negative of you!!! That’s why you’re hurting. It shows love for Amy. Look up the meaning!”

Regardless of how Mitch was portrayed, the film told the harrowing story of a talented musician rising to fame, perhaps too quickly, and becoming overwhelmed with the series of changes her life took. Kapadia said it best during his acceptance speech:

“This film is about Amy and showing the world who she really was, not the tabloid persona. We just wanted to make a film to show the world who she really was.”


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