Current Affairs - Awards and Honours

Exercise :: Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs

  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
46. 

Who recently won Dan David Prize for 'Past-Cultural Preservation & Revival'?

A. Debora Diniz Rodrigues
B. Demis Hassabis
C. Amnon Shashua
D. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Given by Dan David Foundation (headquartered at Tel Aviv University, Israel), this award carries prize of US$ 1 million for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the 3-time dimensions - Past, Present and Future. Lonnie G. Bunch III (US) & Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (US) won for 'Past-Cultural Preservation & Revival'.

47. 

Which film won the Best Animated Feature Film Award at the recently held Academy Awards?

A. Toy Story 4
B. The Lion King
C. Small Fry
D. Cars 3

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

"Toy Story 4" has won the Academy Award for best animated feature for Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera - a decade after "Toy Story 3" took the prize. It's the 10th Pixar title to take an Oscar since the category was created in 2001.

48. 

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the recently held Academy Awards?

A. Tom Hanks
B. Joe Pesci
C. Brad Pitt
D. Anthony Hopkins

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Brad Pitt has won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role as Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at the 92nd Academy Awards. Pitt saw off strong competition from Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for The Irishman, Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Anthony Hopkins for The Two Popes.

49. 

Who won the Best Director Award at the recently held Academy Awards?

A. Choi Wooshik
B. Cho Yeojeong
C. Bong Joon-ho
D. Park Chanwook

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

South Korean film-maker Bong Joon-ho has become the second director of a foreign-language film to win the best director Oscar at the 92nd Academy Awards. Bong follows Alfonso Cuaron(who won for Roma in 2018) as a foreign-language winner with Parasite, seeing off competition from the likes of Quentin Tarantino (for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Todd Phillips for Joker and the pre-ceremony favourite Sam Mendes (for 1917).

50. 

Which film won the Best Picture Award at the recently held Academy Awards?

A. Joker
B. Parasite
C. 1917
D. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year's Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize. Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy.