सामयिक विषय: Awards & Honors

71st BAFTA Award

Question: Which of the following films has been awarded the best film in the 71st BAFTA Award presented 2018 on February 18th, 2018?
(a) La La Land
(b) Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
(c) The Shape of Water
(d) Darkest Hour
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On February 18th, 2018, the 71st BAFTA Awards, 2018 distribution ceremony was organized at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • Martin McDonagh’s film ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’ won the most 5 awards at the ceremony.
  • Guillermo del Toro’s film ‘The Shape of Water’ was nominated in the top 12 categories, which won 3 awards.
  • The main awards distributed in the ceremony are as follows:
  • Best Film – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh-Director, Writer and Producer)
  • Outstanding British Film – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Actor – Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
  • Best Actress-Frances Mcdormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Best Supporting Actor-Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Best Supporting Actress-Allison Jenny (Eye, Tonya)
  • Original Screenplay Award – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Director – Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
  • Best Original Music Award – Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water)
  • Best Documentary – I am Not Your Negro
  • Best Cinematography-Blade Runner 2049
  • Best Animated Movie-Coco
  • Best British Short Animation-Poles Apart
  • Best British Short Film – Cowboy Dave
  • ‘The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-class independent arts organization.
  • It was established on April 16th, 1947 to recognize the outstanding creative work in the British film.

Reference:
http://www.bafta.org/film/awards/ee-british-academy-film-awards-in-2018
http://www.bafta.org/about

Asha Bhosle to get Yash Chopra memorial award

5th Yash Chopra Memorial Award-2016

Question: Who amongst the following was announced the recipient of 5th Yash Chopra Memorial award-2016 in January?
(a) Vidya Balan
(b) Anupam Kher
(c) Asha Bhosale
(d) Paresh Rawal
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • On February 16th, 2018, famous playback singer Asha Bhosle was honored with 5th Yash Chopra Memorial Award-2016at a ceremony held in Mumbai
  • Earlier, on January 28th, 2018, her name was announced as the recipient of this Award.
  • She has been given this award for his remarkable contributions to the Hindi film industry.
  • This award was started by the ‘TSR Foundation’ in the year 2013 in memory of director Yash Chopra.
  • Earlier this honor has been given to Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Shahrukh Khan.
  • She received 10 lakhs cash, one gold bracelet and Momento as the award.

Reference:             
http://www.news18.com/news/movies/asha-bhosle-to-get-yash-chopra-memorial-award-1643559.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/music/asha-bhosle-to-get-yash-chopra-memorial-award-5041632/
https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/asha-bhosle-to-receive-yash-chopra-memorial-award-1156499-2018-01-29

Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award...

Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman Award

Question:  On January 31, 2018, who was awarded the ‘Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman’ of 2018?
(a) Dr. Amrut Someshwar
(b) Dr. Shesh Anand Madhukar
(c) Dr. Anand Prakash Dixit
(d) Acharya Munishwar Jha
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On January 31st, 2018, famous writer and scholar of Magahi language, Dr Shesh Anand Madhukar was conferred with the ‘Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman Award’ for the year 2018.
  • He is the second author of Magahi language to receive this award.
  • Under this award, he was provided with a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, one Momento by Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, Chairman of the Academy.

Reference:
http://www.tnpscthervupettagam.com/sahitya-akademis-bhasha-samman-2018/

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