The film, from director Asif Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees, followed the Back to Black singer from the early beginnings of her career in the late ’90s through her death in 2011. Amy relied on home movies of Winehouse to open a compelling window into her life.
“Really, this film is all about Amy, this is all about showing the world who she really was: not her tabloid persona, the beautiful girl, the amazing soul, funny, intelligent, witty, someone special, someone who needed looking after,” Kapadia said in his acceptance speech Sunday night. “We just wanted to make a film to show the world who she really was.”
Gay-Rees dedicated the award to “the fans, Amy’s fans who loved her through thick and thin; that’s all she ever really needed.”