Awards Current Affairs

Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2019 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2019.

66th Cannes Film Festival: Top honor to ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’

Recently concluded 66th Cannes Film Festival held in Cannes, France conferred honors on some of the best films from across the world. The top award- the Palme d’Or went to Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie D’Adèle Chapitres) directed by French-Tunisian filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche.

The film which starred Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux is cinematic adaptation of a novel by Julie Maroh.

Other Awards

  • Grand Prix: Inside Llewyn Davis directed by Coen brothers
  • Jury Prize: Like Father, Like Son directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda
  • Best Director Prize: Mexico’s Amat Escalante for his film Heli
  • Best Actor prize: Bruce Dern for Nebraska
  • Best Actress prize: Berenice Bejo of France for her role in The Past

Vyas Samman to Narendra Kohli and Ramdarash Mishra

Noted Hindi writers – Prof. Ramdarash Mishra and Dr. Narendra Kohli were honored with the Vyas Samman 2011 and 2012 respectively, for their outstanding contribution to Hindi literature.

Mishra (89) was awarded for his collections of poems Aam ke patte.

Kohli (73) was honored for his Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati, a historical novel depicting Swami Vivekananda and the pursuit of the sanyasi for national unity.

About Vyas Samman:

It is an annual award established by the KK Birla Foundation is given to extraordinary Hindi literary works of an Indian citizen published during the last 10 years and could belong to any genre of literary writing like poetry, plays, novels, short stories, critiques etc. The award carries a citation, a plaque and Rs. 2.5 lakh prize.