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Awards & Honours

Oscar Award 2014:

  • Best Picture - 12 Years a Slave.
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role - Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role - Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Jared Leto  (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Best Directing - Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Best Film Editing - Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)
  • Best Foreign Language Film - The Great Beauty (Italy)

International Women of Courage Award:

  1. Laxmi, an acid attack victim and a standard-bearer for the movement to end acid attacks in India, was honoured in the US with the prestigious International Women of Courage Award.
  2. Three officers honoured with Kirti Chakra. Wg Cdr Darryl Castelino, Maj Mahesh Kumar of Punjab, Cdr Abhilash Tomy received .
  3. Govind Mishra, the renowned Hindi author selected for Sarawasti Samman for the year 2013 for his book Dhool Paudho Par published in 2008.
  4. Physicist Rajesh Gopal kumar was selected for the 23rd G D Birla Award for scientific research for the year 2013.
  5. Eminent Gandhian and environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt has been selected for the 2013 Gandhi Peace Prize.
  6. Aditi Khanna was unanimously elected as the first women President of Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA) in London.
  7. Indian journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary, who launched a unique grassroots communication platform in 2004 in Chhattisgarh called CGNet Swara to give voice to millions of tribals, was awarded a prestigious award for digital activism at the Barbican in London
  8. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was conferred India's Global Icon of the Year award at the NRI of the Year awards in Mumbai.
  9. Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Prize 2014. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014. He won the award for his creative and inexpensive designs for disaster relief shelters.
  10. Indian-origin student Gopal Rao wins UK Twitter prize.
  11. Vishnu Prasad and Gaurav Gill got tremendous applause at the FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Club of India) 2013 awards function. The former was named the Motorsport Person of the Year, the latter became the first Indian to win the APRC title.
  12. Gyan Correa bagged the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013. He is film director, The Good Road in Gujarati.
  13. Tomas Halik won Templeton Prize 2014
  14. Malala and Mishab-ul-Haq conferred with Pakistan Civil Awards on Pakistan Day
  15. Noble prize 2013:
    1. Nobel Chemistry Prize won by : Michael Levitt, a British and US citizen of Stanford University, US-Austrian Martin Karplus of Strasbourg University and US-Israeli Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California. They were awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 for the development of multi scale models for complex chemical systems. 
    2. Nobel Physics Prize: Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Physics Prize today for the discovery of the "God particle". The pair were honoured for "the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles. 
    3. Nobel Medicine Prize: US scientists James Rothman and Randy Schekman and Thomas Suedhof of Germany have won the Nobel prize in medicine for their discoveries of the "machinery regulating vesicle traffic", a major cellular transport system.
    4. Nobel Literature Prize:  First Canadian women Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition.She is just the 13th woman to win the Nobel Literature Prize since it was first awarded in 1901. 
    5. Nobel Peace Prize: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
    6. Nobel Prize in Economic: Eugene F. Fama, Robert J. Shiller and Lars Peter Hansen shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their research on how the market prices of assets such as stocks move.
Note: Shiller, a Yale University professor.
  1. Bharat Ratna Award: Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malaviya to be honoured with Bharat Ratna Award.
Note: Bharat Ratna
  1. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an Indian statesman who was the eleventh Prime Minister of India. He is the first Prime Minister from outside the  Indian National Congress party to serve a full five-year term.
  2. Madan Mohan Malaviye was an Indian politician, notable for his role in the freedom struggle and his espousal of Hindu nationalism.
  3. Lord Swraj Paul, a leading NRI industrialist and educationist was presented with the International Indian of the Decade award
  4. Waheeda Rehman, the veteran actress of Bollywood will be conferred with the inaugural Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year 2013 at the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on 20 November 2013.
  5. Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned the male and female World Athletes of the Year, 2013 on 16. They were selected as the world athletes of the year by the sport's governing IAAF at a ceremony in Monaco.
  6. UN Foundation award: Martha Dodray, A polio worker from Bihar has been honoured with a prestigious UN Foundation award for her work in protecting children from the disease.
  7. Shiraz Naval Minwalla, Professor of Physics in TIFR, Mumbai selected for the 2014 New Horizons in Physics Prize.
  8. MS Swaminathan father of green revolution gets Indira Gandhi National Integration Award for the Year 2012.
  9. Koyal Rana won Miss India 2014 title.
  10. Gabriela Isler of Venezuela won Miss Universe 2013 function held at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. Patricia Yurena Rodriguez from Spain finished as the first runner-up, whereas Constanza Baez from Ecuador was the second runner up.
  11. Man Booker 2013: Eleanor Catton won the 2013 Man Booker prize for English fiction for her novel "The Luminaries" and became the youngest winner in the award's 45-year history.
  12. Lata Mangeshkar gets Yash Chopra memorial award
  13. Mann Deshi Mahila Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation,  bagged the 2013 India Social Entrepreneur of the Year award by The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with Jubilant Bhartia Foundation.
  14. S. Masood Ahmed, chief scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), here has won the K.K. Menon Award for 2013.
  15. Karan Thapar has won the International Press Institute (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism.
  16. Peter Scholze, 25-year-old professor of mathematics, University of Bonn, Germany, has been chosen for the 2013 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize.
  17. Hilary Clinton was awarded the first founders’ award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York on 15 October 2013 for her work to help HIV/AIDS victims.
  18. Greg du Toit was Named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013
  19. Tillotama Shome wins best actress award for Punjabi film, Qissa at Abu Dhabi Film Festival
  20. V.C. Padmanabhan Memorial Award 2013 for Ecology and Environment Conservation was presented to eminent ecologist and environmental scientist Madhav Gadgil 
  21. The Parivartan sustainability leadership awards, instituted by Sustainability Outlook,.  Infosys wins award for resource management.
  22.  Gold loan company Muthoot Finance Ltd. gets ‘Golden Peacock’ award for ‘HR Excellence for 2013’ at a function in London.
  23. Tennis player-producer Ashok Amritraj gets Soul of India award for his outstanding achievements in the film industry
  24. Varun Arora, a young innovator from India on 10 October 2013 selected for United Nations 10 Young Innovators Competition 2013. He awarded for his creation Open Curriculum, an online platform for local educational material for standard, primary and secondary schooling.
  25. Dr. Iravathram Mahadevan received prestigious Tolkappiyar award for his immense contribution in the area of Epigraphy. 
  26. Aung Suu Kyi Received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
  27. The US comedian Carol Burnett honoured with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
  28. A radio documentary about domestic violence and other related issues in the Australian Indian community has won a prestigious United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) media award.
  29. Amitabh Bachchan received the third Hridaynath Mangeshkar award for his contribution to the film industry. 
  30. Utpal Bhadra, senior scientist has been selected for the Radhakrishnan Gold Medal for the year 2013 by the Global Economic Progress & Research Association (GEPRA)
  31. Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen receives Mother Teresa International Award.
  32. Mexican drama 'La Jaula De Oro' (The Golden Cage) won the best film award by a debutante director on the closing day of 15th Mumbai Film Festival.
  33. Anjali Gopalan awarded with French highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur.
  34. Geeta Chandran, Bharatnatyam exponent honoured with Guru Debaprasad Award for outstanding contribution in the field of dance.
  35. Deutsche Bank Prize: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan receives Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013.
  36. Amnesty award 2013: Malala Yousafzai and Harry Belafonte (American singer, human rights and social justice activist).
  37. Clinton Global Citizens Awards:  Bunker Roy(Indian environmentalist) and Malala Yousafzai
  38. U.S. Award:  Actor Aamir Khan has been selected for a U.S. award for his television show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ along with eminent American director Kathryn Bigelow and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC).
  39. Moortidevi Award 2012: Dr. Hara Parasad Das gets this award for his epic creation Vamsha. This is the second Moortidevi award for Odia literature. The Moortidevi Award is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization for a work which emphasizes Indian philosophy and culture. Moortidevi Award 2011: Gopichand Narang
  40. American writer Lydia Davis has won the 5th Man Booker International Prize 2013.
  41. Friendship Award - Ravi Shankar Narsimhan (a senior Indian journalist). Narsimhan is the executive editor in the overseas edition of the Beijing based China Daily. Friendship award given by China-the highest honor given to foreigners.
  42. European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov Prize: Malala Yousafzai and Edward Snowden
  43. Asian Filmmaker of the Year: Acclaimed Cambodian director Rithy Panh received the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award at the Busan International Film Festival. The award comes after his documentary "The Missing Picture",
  44. "Metro Man" E. Sreedharan has been selected for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak award for 2013
  45. Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan will be honoured with the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award
  46. Noted Maestro Zubin Mehta has been named for the Tagore Award For Cultural Harmony for the year 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural harmony.
  47. Habiba Sarabi, is among this year's recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Award: Afghanistan's first and only female governor
  48. American writer Lydia Davis won 5th Man Booker International Prize 2013.
  49. Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award: Malala Yousafzai. Award Presented with by Harvard University
  50. Allard Prize for International Integrity Presented to Anna Hazare.
  51. Multimedia Award: Pond's Femina Miss India World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon won the Multimedia Award at the Miss World 2013 in Indonesia.
  52. Lifetime Achievement Awards by Bengal government to Sourav Ganguly, Leander Paes.
  53. 'Guru Ratna' Award (Bengal government) to Subhas Bhowmick successful football coach.
  54. Swedish rights prize: Paul Walker (US anti-chemical weapons campaigner).
  55. Tigmanshu Dhulia wins Best Director at for Paan Singh Tomar
  56.  International Press Institute (IPI) Award: Karan Thapar, television journalist of CNN IBN
  57. 'Pride of the Nation' Award : John Abraham conferred the 'Pride of the Nation' award for his role as a RAW agent in "Madras Cafe". 
  58. Rajbhasha: National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) was awarded Indira Gandhi Official Language Award for propagation of Rajbhasha ( Official Language)
  59. Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF):
    • Best Film: OASS'
    • Best actress: Divya Chhetri for OASS
    • Best Actor: Sewan Sing Yein for "KO:Yad"
    • Best director: Manju Patra Borah for "KO:Yad

Note: The international jury of the fest was chaired by acclaimed filmmaker Aparna Sen

  1. Oscars 2014 nomination:
    • 'The Good Road' nominated as India’s entry for (Best Foreign Film category at next year’s Oscars): Gyan Correa’s National award-winning Gujarati film ‘The Good Road’, a lost-and-found story of a small boy.
    • "Wadjda ("directed by Haifaa al-Mansour ) will represent Saudi Arabia at the Oscars, competing for the best foreign-language film

Note: Haifaa al-Mansour is a first female filmmaker of Saudi Arabia

  1. 11th Norway Bollywood film festival (Oslo)
    • Best Actor: Jimmy Sheirgill for Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
    • Best Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia wins Best Director for Paan Singh Tomar
    • Best Producer: Rahul Mittra for Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
  2. Emmy Awards given in the field of Television.
  3. Lifetime achievement Award by UK House of Commons: Posthumously Vijay Jawaharlal Darda Inian Freedom fighter.
  4. Global Diversity Award; Amitabh Bacchan
  5. Ashok Shah and Vijay Chaudhary won the Award at the World Street Food Congress
  6. SAARC Film Festival held in Colombo (Sri Lanka): Indian film “Paan Singh Tomar” won the best Feature Film award. The Director of the film, Tigmanshu Dhulia was named the Best Director. Kaushal Oza from India received a Special Jury Award for his documentary “Afterglow”.
  7. Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013 (61st) – Gulzar 2012 (60th) it was received by Pran Krishan Sikand.
  8. Saraswati Samman (2013) – Sugathakumari, ( the Malayalam poetess for the poetry collection ‘Manalezhuthu’,).
  9. Bihari Puraskar (2012) – Hariram Meena for his hindi novel Dhooni Tape Teer
  10. Vyas Samman (2012) – Narendra Kohli for his novel “Na bhooto na bhavishyati”
  11. Indira Gandhi International Award - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for 2012(president of Liberia)
  12. Indira Gandhi Award for National Intergration – Sampooran Singh Kalra (GULJAR)
  13. Tagore Peace Prize- Shihab Ghanem (the first Arab) he will officially receive the Tagore award in a ceremony to be held in Kolkata, India on May 6, 2013.
  14. 44th Dada Saheb Phalke Award (2013)- Legendary actor, Pran Krishan Sikand.
  15. Jnanpith Award - 2011 - Pratibha Ray. Jnanpith Award – 2012 -  Ravuri Bharadwaja
  16. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s won the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for 2013.
  17. Asom Ratna Award (posthumously) to Late Smt. Indira Goswami.
  18. Srimanta Shankardeva Award to Smt. Sharmila Tagore, she is said as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
  19. Anupam Kher Won 3rd Asian Award for his performances in movies like “Silver Linings Playbook“, “Bride & Prejudice“,
  20. Adam Johnson’s novel “The Orphan Master’s son” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2013.
  21. The Washington Post and The Guardian US shared the Pulitzer Prize 2014 for Public Service, often considered the top prize for journalism.
  22. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize 2014 for Fiction.
  23. The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis. Vijay Seshadri won the Pulitzer Prize 2014 for Poetry for his collection 3 Sections.
  24. Vandana Gandhi became the first ever Indian woman to receive Dubai Government's coveted Emirates Woman Award for business excellence in June 2013.
  25. Shalini Singh, a Deputy Editor with The Hindu, has bagged the prestigious Prem Bhatia Award for Political Reporting-2013.
  26. Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland has been listed among 13 novels long listed for the Man Booker Prize 2013.
  27. Angelina Jolie to receive Honorary Oscar for humanitarian work.
  28. First Sree Narayan Guru Global Secular & Peace Award 2013 presented to Shashi Tharoor
  29. Vocalist Bombay Jayashri to get Indira Sivasailam endowment medal for this year.

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