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JOSEPH PROUD OF AMY

David Joseph, director Asif Kapadia, co-executive producer Adam Barker, producer James Gay-Rees at BAFTA ceremony.

The heartbreaking Amy Winehouse documentary Amy rightfully won Best Documentary at Sunday night’s British Academy Awards, and Sunday night was named Best Music Film at the Grammys. Congratulations go to director Asif Kapadia, producer James Gay-Rees, Universal U.K. chief David Joseph and Director of Business Affairs Adam Barker, who hold executive producer credits.

Joseph, who approached Kapadia with the idea, tells us he’s “enormously proud of the way the film's been received.”

Joseph has described Amy as a complicated and tender movie: “It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly it captures the very heart of what Amy was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius.”

Picking up the BAFTA award on Sunday night, Kapadia said: “In the end, it was all about Amy. We really fell in love with her when making the film. And our aim and mission was really to try and tell the truth about her.”

He and producer James Gay-Rees warned the media about history repeating itself, noting, 'Everyone here knows someone who has struggled with addiction. So to the media in this country, next time someone special comes along let's try to be a little more grown-up about it.'"

Amy was described as “tragic masterpiece” by The Guardian in one of numerous five-star reviews for the film following its theatrical release in July 2015. It has become the highest-grossing British documentary of all time and is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category.

Decca composer Ennio Morricone’s score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight was another coup for UMG at the BAFTAs, taking home best Original Music in 2016. The full list winners can be found here.

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