BAFTAs 2016: Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees call out the media for their treatment of Amy Winehouse
“Next time someone special comes along, let’s try to be a little more grown-up about it.”
Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees took home the gong for Best Documentary at the EE BAFTAs Film Awards tonight, and they used their time on stage to address the way the media reports on stars suffering from addiction.
Amy was awarded Best Documentary during the ceremony, beating out other nominees Cartel Land, Listen to Me Marlon, He Named Me Malala andSherpa.
“Everyone here knows someone who has struggled with addiction,” the pair said. “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.”
Gay-Rees said: “Most of her friends, most of the people that we spoke to over the two or three years that we were making this film, 99.9% of people say [it’s a very honest film] – that’s Amy.”