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Amy wins Best Documentary Feature at this year's Oscars

A documentary about the life of late singer Amy Winehouse has won an Oscar.

Asif Kapadia's 2015 film Amy picked up the Best Documentary Feature prize at Sunday's (February 28) ceremony in California.

It comes after the film similarly won at this year's BAFTAs earlier this month.

The director said on the Oscars stage: "Thank you to everyone who voted for us, the Academy...Everyone who trusted us to make this film.

"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."

However, Winehouse's father Mitch took to Twitter on Monday morning (February 29) to continue his criticism of the "misleading" film.

He said: "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."

The jazz singer seemingly received abuse for his comments, adding: "If you are going to troll u've got to use a lot more swear words to be really offensive.

"Let's keep trolling standards up. Come on trolls!"

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