Awards & Honours Current Affairs - 2019

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.

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Mahesh Elkunchwar to be honoured with META Lifetime Achievement Award

Eminent Indian playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar has been chosen for META Lifetime Achievement Award 2019. The award would be conferred on March 12 during the Mahindra Theater Festival.

Mahesh Elkunchwar

Mahesh Elkunchwar is regarded as one of the progressive playwrights of the country and is critically-acclaimed and widely-known for having experimented with a wide range of drama and is considered a powerful force in both Indian and Marathi theatre scene.

Mahesh Elkunchwar is also a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship. He has over 30 plays and essays to his credit including works like ‘Sultan’, ‘Holi’, ‘Garbo’, ‘Yatanaghar’, and ‘Atmakatha’.

META Awards

The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) is aimed at applauding the finest in theatre. The META awards were instituted by the Mahindra Group with the objective of becoming a significant platform for celebrating this art.

META recognizes theatre’s varied elements like playwriting, set, costume and light designing, direction and performance. Over the 14 years since its inception, META has succeeded in setting a stage that represents the diverse interpretations of this art form as understood in various regions of the country.

91st Oscar Awards

The Oscar Award list for the year 2019 is listed below:

  • Documentary (Feature) —Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Free Solo.
  • Actress in a Supporting Role — Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk.
  • Cinematography — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Foreign Language Film — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Actor in a Supporting Role —Mahershala Ali, Green Book.
  • Animated Feature Film —Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman.
  • Animated Short Film —Domee Shi, Bao.
  • Documentary Short Subject — Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton, Period. End of Sentence.
  • Live Action Short Film — Guy Nattiv and Jamie Ray Newman, Skin.
  • Best Original Screenplay — Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book.
  • Best Adapted Screenplay — Spike Lee, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, BlacKkKlansman.
  • Original Score — Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther.
  • Original Song — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt, “Shallow,” A Star Is Born.
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role— Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role — Olivia Colman, The Favourite.
  • Best Director — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Best Picture — Green Book.

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, honouring the best films of 2018, was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.

Oscar Awards

The Oscars Awards also known as Academy Awards honour artistic and technical merit in the film industry. The awards are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership.