January 15, 2016


Amy Winehouse's Dad Celebrates BRIT Award Nomination, Slams Documentary

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The 2016 BRIT Award nominees arrived on Thursday (Jan. 14), and with 'em came a surprising nod for the nearly-five-years-gone Amy Winehouse in the Best British Female Artist category. The recognition comes thanks to a soundtrack released in tandem with the celebrated Amy documentary

And papa Mitch Winehouse is pumped! But his long-standing opposition to the film hasn't changed:

The singer's father previously called director Asif Kapadia's film "very hurtful" and "abhorrent."

Amy Winehouse won Best British Female Artist back in 2007. She was posthumously nominated for the same category in 2013, courtesy of the Lioness: Hidden Treasures compilation. She also won a GRAMMY for the Tony Bennett duet "Body and Soul" in 2012. When the 2016 BRIT Awards go down on Feb. 24, she'll square off against AdeleFlorence + the Machine, Jess Glynne and Laura Marling.