British filmmaker of Indian origin Asif Kapadia who bagged the best documentary Oscar for "Amy" has explained the emotional reason which prompted him to make the movie.
The movie, a poignant examination of singer Amy Winehouse's life and her tragic death at the age of 27, has already won several international awards.
Kapadia paid tribute to Winehouse who died in 2011 following a battle with drug and alcohol. As per the director the event was gleefully captured by tabloids.
"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. We just wanted to make a film to show the world who she really was," Kapadia said while accepting his Oscar trophy.
Producer James Gay-Rees said the award was for all the fans and followers of Winehouse, whose support she always wanted. "...this is for the fans, Amy's fans who loved her through thick and thin, that's all she ever really needed," Gay-Rees said.