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Grammy Awards 2016: Asif Kapadia wins Best Music Film Award; Anoushka Shankar loses 5th nomination

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:41 IST

Indian-origin filmmaker Asif Kapadia on Monday bagged a Grammy Award for his film Amy; while internationally acclaimed sitarist Anoushka Shankar failed to take home the prestigious golden gramophone for her album Home.

Kapadia beat artistes like Alex Gibney and Dave Grohl to bag the Best Music Film award for Amy - a documentary on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse, who passed away at the age of 27.

The British filmmaker on Sunday won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) honour for the movie.

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While Anoushka Shankar lost out on this year's award for Best World Music Album to Angelique Kidjo's album Sings, she made history by becoming the first Indian musician to be a presenter at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

This was the fifth time that the sitarist - who is the daughter of world renowned sitar exponent late Ravi Shankar - has been nominated for the Grammy Awards.

Anoushka dazzled at the function with a stunning outfit by Indian designer, Manish Arora.

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This year's Grammy Awards also featured a few Indian artists. South African musician Wouter Kellerman's album Love language - for which Bengaluru-based Grammy winner Ricky Kej composed, produced and mixed the track Aishwarya - lost the Grammy for the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category to Sylva by Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest.

The Best Intrumental Composition award went to The Afro Latin Jazz Suite, composed by Arturo O'Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, featuring Indian artist Rudresh Mahanthappa.

-- IANS

First published: 16 February 2016, 1:38 IST
 
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