In the list topped by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Asif Kapadia is ranked in 19th place. The list includes notable figures such as Nobel chemistry prize winner Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Great British Bake Off winner and TV presenter Nadiya Hussain.
Earlier this year Westminster graduate Kapadia won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for the film Amy, about the late singer Amy Winehouse. Having debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, Kapadia's Amy documents the late British soul singer’s rise to fame and the events that led to her death at the age of 27 in 2011. The film has been hailed 'a tragic masterpiece' by critics. The film also won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Music Film, as well as a BAFTA for Best Documentary.
The University of Westminster is a leading global centre for excellence in the arts and film production and has strong links with the film industry. Its Film BA Honours course, taught at the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, is one of the best known film and television courses in the world, with an international reputation for its academic and practical teaching.