Amy Winehouse biopic shortlisted for Oscar
The 2015 Amy Winehouse biopic, Amy, has been shortlisted for an Oscar. The news came after The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences revealed a short list of 15 documentaries currently in the running for an Oscar nomination, with the next round of voting for the final five nominees announced on January 14.
Other films that made the cut include “He Named Me Malala,” “Heart Of a Dog,” “Meru,” “3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets,” “We Come as Friends,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom” and Michael Moore's “Where To Invade Next.”
Upon its release in July, Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia, became the biggest British documentary ever at the UK box office. The film was also released to vast critical acclaim.