सामयिक विषय: Awards & Honors
Question: ‘The Salesman’ which won Best Foreign language film Award belongs to …
(c) Sri Lanka
- 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.
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
- 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.
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
(d) South Africa
- 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.