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The Oscars 2017 | 89th Academy Awards

Oscars 2017

Question: ‘The Salesman’ which won Best Foreign language film Award belongs to …
(a) Iran
(b) Turkey
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) India
Ans: (a)
Related Fact

  • The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA.
  • The complete list of awards are as follows:
  • Best Picture award: Moonlight. The film was directed by Barry Jenkins
  • Best Director: Damien Chazelle for ‘La La Land’.
  • Best Actor: Casey Affleck for ‘Manchester by the Sea’.
  • Best Actress: Emma Stone for ‘La La Land’.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali for ‘Moonlight’.
  • Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis for ‘Fences’.
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia . The film was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore.
  • Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren for ‘La La Land’
  • Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
  • Best Documentary Feature Film: O.J.: Made in America ( director: Ezra Edelman)
  • Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman, Directed by Asghar Farhadi (Iran).
  • Best Music Original Score: Justin Hurwitz for ‘La La Land’
  • The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel this year.
  • Film ‘La La Land’ created history with 14 Academy Awards nominations this year and win 6 award.

Reference:
http://oscar.go.com/winners
https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2017

Hindi writer surendra verma gets 26th vyas samman

26th Vyas Samman 2016

Question: Recently who has been selected for 26th Vyas Samman-2016?
(a) Dr Narendra Kohli
(b) Dr. Kamal Kishore Goenka
(c) Dr. Sunita Jain
(d) Surendra Verma
Ans: (d)
Related facts:

  • On 16 February 2017; renowned Hindi writer Surinder Verma has been chosen for “Vyas Samman” for 2016, for his novel “Kaatna shami ka vriksha padma-pankhuri ki dhar se”.
  • The K K Birla foundation announced the conferment of prize on the Jhansi-born 76-year-old, who will be the 26th recipient of the award.
  • Selection committee constituted under the chairmanship of President Dr Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari of Sahitya Akademi.
  • Besides Mr Tiwari, the members of the selection committee included Mridula Garg, Professor Ramji Tewari, Professor Pandey Shashibhushan Shitanshu, Professor Rajendra Gautam and Professor Suresh Rituprana, Director of K K Birla Foundation.
  • He has already been decorated with the Sangeet Natak Academi in 1992 and the Sahitya Akademi Samman in 1996.
  • The renowned author has penned famous novels like “Mujhe Chand Chahiyae” and dramas like “Surya ki antim Kiran se surya ki pehle kiran tak” and “Kayde hayat”.
  • The award was instituted by the K.K. Birla Foundation in 1991.
  • It is awarded annually for an exceptional contribution made by Hindi writers towards the language and his work published in past 10 years.
  • The award carries monetary award of 3.5 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.

Reference:
http://www.nayaindia.com/litrature/hindi-litterateur-surendra-verma-vyas-samman-600711.html
http://www.univarta.com/noted-hindi-writer-surendra-verma-gets-vyas-samman/india/topnews/783481.html

The Genesis Prize 2017

Genesis Prize -2017

Question: Recently Britain-based Indian-origin artist and human rights activist Anish Kapoor has been honoured with the 2017 Genesis Prize by which of the following country?
(a) United Kingdom
(b) Israel
(c) Iran
(d) South Africa
Ans: (b)
Related facts:

  • On 5 February 2017; Britain-based Indian-origin artist and human rights activist Anish Kapoor has been honoured with the 2017 Genesis Prize given by the Genesis Prize Foundation.
  • The prize was awarded by the Genesis Prize Foundation, the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency on February 5, 2017.
  • He was awarded with the $1 million award money.
  • The prize was instituted in 2012, and dubbed the Jewish Nobel.
  • It is given to individuals who have attained excellence and international renown in their chosen professional fields, and who inspire others through their engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and/or the state of Israel.

Reference:
http://www.genesisprize.org/press-center/item/756-2017-jewish-nobel-awarded-to-celebrated-artist-anish-kapoor.html
http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/anish-kapoor-wins-genesis-prize.html
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/indian-origin-artist-anish-kapoor-wins-2017-genesis-prize-117020701083_1.html

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