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April 2018 Awards

  • New York Times and The New Yorker have jointly won the Pulitzer Prize
    The New York Times and The New Yorker have jointly won the Pulitzer Prize, in the Public Service category for Weinstein exposé. They uncovered the long-running Harvey Weinstein saga of sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood last October (2017). 

    The Washington Post won the investigative reporting prize for revealing decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. The Republican former judge denied the accusations, but they factored heavily in the special election that the Democratic candidate Doug Jones went on to win. 

    The New York Times also shared a second prize with The Washington Post for coverage of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. In the music category, Rapper Kendrick Lamar created history by being the first non-classical or jazz artist to win Pulitzer Prize for his album 'D.A.M.N.'. The 30-year-old artist is known to have had a deep impact on a racially fraught America and has emerged as the bona fide King of Rap. 

    Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In 20 of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a 15,000 US Dollar cash award. 

  • Vinod Khanna awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award posthumously
    Vinod Khanna: Veteran Hindi film actor Vinod Khanna was on 12th April given Dadasaheb Phalke Award posthumously. Khanna is the 49th recipient of the Award, which is Indian cinema's highest honour. 

    The actor died on April 27 last year at the age of 70 after battling cancer. The 65th National Film Awards were announced. The National Award for Best Film has gone to Assamese film- Village Rockstars. 

    Late eminent actress Sridevi was awarded Best Actress posthumously for "Mom" whereas Riddhi Sen was chosen as Best Actor for his role in Bengali film 'Nagarkirtan'. 

    The film Newton was judged as the Best Hindi film. The Award for Best Director has gone to Jayaraj for Malayalam film 'Bhayanakam'. 

    Fahad Fazil has been chosen as the Best Supporting Actor for the movie Thondimuthalum Drikshakshiyum and Divya Dutta bagged the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in the Hindi feature film, Irada. 

    Meanwhile, Baahubali 2 was chosen for Best Popular Film for Providing Wholesale Entertainment, Best Special Effects and Best Action Direction Award categories. The film Dhappa has been chosen as Best Feature Film on national integration. 'Water Baby’ directed by Pia Shah, won the Best Debut Film of a Director in the Non-Feature Film category.


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