Thursday 17 March 2016

Important International Awards and winners, 2016

Before you proceed ahead, please read this post till the end because number of questions have been asked recently in various exams including the recently held LIC AAO 2016 from this post. There are chnces that more questions will appear ahead in various exams this year. So at least spend few minutes on this post and read once or twice so that all the important names reside in memory for a longer period. Do tell us what else you would like to read by commenting at the end of this post.

Important International Awards and winners, 2016

1. J. K. Rowling Chosen for PEN Award
Noted British author J. K. Rowling was selected for the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award on January 25, 2016 for her advocacy of free expression and other deeds of charity

2. 73rd Golden Globe Awards
The 73rd Golden Globe Awards, one of the most prestigious Hollywood awards, were presented in different categories in a splendid award ceremony on January 10, 2016 at Beverly Hills, California. The Revenant, a fabulous revenge thriller movie swept away major awards in Drama Category including Golden Globe for Best Picture and Best Actor (Leonardo Dicaprio). Space adventure 'The Martian was honoured with the Golden Globe for Best Picture in Musical or Comedy Category. Matt Damon won the Golden Globe of Best Actor in musical or comedy section for the Martian.
Actor Denzel Washington was honoured with the Cecil B Demille Award. The Golden Globe Awards were given by the 83-member Hollywood Foreign Press Asso­ciation. Ricky Gervais hosted the award ceremony.

Motion Pictures
1.Best Motion Picture (Drama)—The Revenant.
2. Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)—The Martian.
3.Best Actor (Drama)—Leonardo Dicaprio (The Revenant).
4.Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)—Matt Damon (The Martian).
5.Best Actress (Drama)—Brie Larson (Room).
6.Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)—Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
7.Best Director—Alejandro Inarritu (The Revenant)
8.Supporting Actor—Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
9.Supporting Actress—Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).
10.Best Foreign Language Film—Son of Saul (Hungarian Film)
11.Best Animated Film—Inside out.
12.Best Original Score—Ennio Morricove (The Hateful Eight)

1.Best Television Series (Drama)—Mr. Robot Best Actor (Drama)—Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
2.Best Actress (Drama)—Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
3.Best Television Series (Comedy)—Mozart in the Jungle.
4.Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)—Goel Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle)
5.Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)—Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girl Friend)

4. Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna Royo Crowned Miss World-2015

3. Pia Alonzo Becomes Miss Universe-2015
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, a contestant from the Philippines was crowned with the Miss Universe title for 2015 at a spectacular finale of the pageant on December 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, USA

5. Lionel Messi Wins FIFA Ballon d'Or Award
Argentina skipper and the Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was honoured with the prestigious FIFA Ballon d' Or Award for the World Player of the Year on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. He got the top FIFA honour for the fifth time, securing 41.33 per cent of the votes in his support

6. OSCAR 2016
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the bestfilms of 2015 and took place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards   
(commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.
Mad Max: Fury Road won six awards, the most for the evening, and The Revenant won three out of 12 total nominations. Other winners include Spotlight, which won two, including Best Picture, and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Amy, Bear Story, The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, The Hateful Eight, Inside Out, Room, Son of Saul, Spectre, and Stutterer each won one

Best Picture: Spotlight
Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu forThe Revenant
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio –The Revenant as Hugh Glass
Best Actress: Brie Larson 
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance –Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener
Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short –Adam McKay and Charles Randolph from The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out 
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul (Hungary) in Hungarian
Best Documentary – Feature: Amy 
Best Documentary – Short Subject: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness –Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Best Live Action Short Film:  Stutterer – Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage
Best Animated Short Film: Bear Story – Pato Escala Pierart and Gabriel Osorio Vargas
Best Original Score: The Hateful Eight –Ennio Morricone
Best Original Song: "Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre – Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes andSam Smith
Best Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road – Mark A. Mangini and David White
Best Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road – Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, and Ben Osmo
Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibsonand Lisa Thompson
Best Cinematography: The Revenant –Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibsonand Lisa Thompson
Best Cinematography: The Revenant –Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road 
Best Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan
Best Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
Best Visual Effects: Ex Machina – Mark Williams Ardington,Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, and Andrew Whitehurst

7. Grammy Awards 2016
The 2016 Grammy Awards were held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los AngelesCalifornia. The ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which was from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015. The "pre-telecast" ceremony, officially known as the Premiere Ceremony, in which the majority of awards were presented, was held at the nearby Microsoft Theater. It was the sixteenth Grammy ceremony to be held at the Staples Center, tying the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for hosting the most Grammy ceremonies. It also marks the latest date for a Grammy ceremony since 2003, which were held on February 23.

Record of the Year - "Uptown Funk" 
Album of the Year: 1989 by Taylor Swift
Song of the year: Thinking Out Loud
Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
Best Pop Solo Performance: "Thinking Out Loud" 
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern 
Best Pop Vocal Album: 1989 – Taylor Swift
Best Dance Recording: "Where Are Ü Now" – Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best Rock Performance: "Don't Wanna Fight" 
 Best Rock Song: "Don't Wanna Fight"
Best Rock Album: Drones 

Best R&B Performance: "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" 
Best Traditional R&B Performance: "Little Ghetto Boy" 
Best R&B Song: "Really Love"

Best Rap Performance: "Alright" 
Best Rap Song: "Alright"
Best Rap Album: To Pimp a Butterfly 

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: "Cherokee" 
Best Jazz Vocal Album: For One to Love 
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Past Present 

Best Comedy Album: Live at Madison Square Garden – Louis C.K.

Musical Theatre
Best Musical Theater Album: Hamilton 

Best Album Notes: Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced

Best Music Film: Amy – (Amy Winehouse)

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