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28/02/2016 23:12 GMT | Updated 28/02/2016 23:59 GMT

Oscars 2016: 'Amy' Winehouse Documentary Wins Academy Award For 'Senna' Director Asif Kapadia

Amy Winehouse's legacy continues to touch people the world over, with the documentary exploring her life winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary at this year's Oscars.

Director Asif Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees, who previously made the film 'Senna', accepted the award from 'Star Wars' actress Daisy Ridley, 'Slumdog Millionaire' actor Dev Patel, and thanked everyone involved in the making of the film.

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Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees collected their Oscars for the film 'Amy'

Asif added: "This film was all about Amy. We wanted to show who she really was… a beautiful girl, special, witty girl, someone who needed looking after."

The film exploring her life and tragic demise became the UK's most successful ever documentary when it was released last summer, despite Amy's father Mitch voicing his unhappiness with the film, which he thought concentrated on the negative aspects of Amy's life.

Mark Rylance was another British winner at this year's Oscars, stealing the statuette for Best Supporting Actor out from under the nose of bookies' favourite Sylvester Stallone.

Mark won for his role in Stephen Spielberg's wartime thriller 'Bridge of Spies', also beating Mark Ruffalo, as well as fellow Brits Tom Hardy and Christian Bale.

Kate Winslet had been nominated for her role in 'Steve Jobs', but she lost out to Alicia Vikander for 'The Danish Girl'.

Costume designer Jenny Beavan was another home-grown victor, for her work on 'Mad Max: Fury Road', although she was on the receiving end of some strange looks as she approached the stage to collect her award.

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Oscars 2016 Red Carpet

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