Complete List of Awards and Honors given in 2016 (Till Today)


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been chosen for the prestigious K Veeramani Social Justice Award.

Veteran poet Balkrishna Garg was honoured with the second edition of Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award 2015 for his collection of poems for children titled ‘Baal Geet’.

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has won the National Award on e-Governance 2015-16 for launching the Universal Account Number (UAN).

Karnataka’s flagship mobile-one governance application has won gold medal at the fourth World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE in the m-governance awards category.

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has been awarded with the ‘Pride of Kerala’ Award by the World Malayalee Council and Kairali TV.

President Pranab Mukherjee has conferred the Infosys Prizes to six winners for their outstanding contribution in the research fields in New Delhi for the year 2015.

‘Nagaland is changing, But…’ film has won the Golden Beaver Best Film Award in the institutional category at the 6th National Science Film Festival held in Mumbai.

Indian fashion designer Manish Arora was awarded with the France’s highest civilian honour Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour).

Malayalam film Ottal (The Trap) has been named as best feature-length and best short films in the children’s category at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.

Tamil film Kanavu Variyam has won the prestigious 2016 Remi Award in the United States.

Chemical scientist and well-known researcher Goverdhan Mehta has been conferred with Germany’s prestigious Cross of the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) Award.

Hyderabad-based GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO) has been awarded prestigious Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Award.

Former DRDO Director-General (DG) Dr Avinash Chander has been awarded prestigious Aryabhata Award of Astronautical Society of India.

Veteran wildlife filmmaker Naresh Bedi has been conferred with the V Shantaram Life Time Acheivement Award at 14th edition of 2016 Mumbai International Festival (MIFF), Mumbai.

Indian filmmaker Kanu Behl directorial film ‘Titli’ has won the Best First Foreign Film Award conferred by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 2016 (FSCC).

Renowned Dogri poetess and writer Padma Sachdev has been awarded prestigious Krutitava Smagra Samman for the year 2015.

Dr Amrita Patel was conferred prestigious 2016 Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Lifetime Achievement Award also known as the Krishi Shiromani Samman.

Kerala Tourism’s campaign titled ‘New Worlds’ has won the prestigiousGolden City Gate Award at the at the Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB-Berlin) 2016.

An Indian student Geetakshi Arora has been awarded the inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize for her excellent dissertation on “Goddess Myths in Graphic Novels: Reimagining Indian Feminity”.

Union urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been conferred with the Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award.


The British writer, Kate Atkinson has won the 2015 Costa novel award for her novel God in Ruins, the companion her previous novel to Life After Life.

Three persons of Indian-origin (PIO), Chennupati Jagadish, Jay Chandra and Sajeev Koshy have been awarded 2016 Medal of the Order of Australia, Australia’s highest civilian honour.

Indian Author and foreign affairs expert has won the prestigious 2016 William E. Colby Award for his book Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition.

Morton Mower (US), Sir Michael Marmot (UK) have won the prestigious 2015 Prince Mahidol Award for their outstanding achievements in the international healthcare sector.

Indian writer Anuradha Roy has won the on the prestigious $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’.

Renowned Indologist Professor David Shulman has been selected for the prestigious Israel Prize for his breakthrough studies in fields like philosophy and religion.

An Indian-origin art lover and playwright Ismail Mahomed from South Africa has been knighted by the French government for his lifelong devotion to the promotion of arts.

Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub from a refugee camp has been awarded prestigious one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize.

British mathematician Andrew Wiles (62) was named as the winner of the prestigious 2016 Abel Prize.

Business and Economy

Vinita Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, and Nilesh Gupta, Managing Director, Lupin Ltd. have been chosen the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015.

Vinita Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, and Nilesh Gupta, Managing Director, Lupin Ltd. have been chosen the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015.

India’s leading private lender Yes Bank has been awarded inaugural Green Bond Pioneer Award at a ceremony held in London, United Kingdom.

Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman and Managing Director (MD) Anand Mahindra was conferred with Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by French Government.

Former Cricketer Syed Kirmani was honoured with the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award in Mumbai (Maharashtra) for his contribution to Indian cricket.

India’s Test captain Virat Kohli was awarded with the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year.

Mitali Raj was bestowed with Best Woman Cricketer Award in senior player category for the season 2014-15.

10th Asian Film Awards

Best Film   : The Assassin.
Best Director  : Hou Hsiao-Hsien (The Assassin) from Taiwan.
Best Actor : Lee Byung-hun (The Inside Men).
Best Actress : Shu Qi (The Assassin).
Best Newcomer : Jessie Li (Port of Call).
Best Supporting Actor : Tadanobu Asano (Journey to the Shore).
Best Supporting Actress : Zhou Yun (The Assassin).
Best Screenplay : Jia Zhangke (Mountains May Depart).
Best Cinematography : Mark Lee Ping-bing (The Assassin).
Best Production Design : Hwarng Wern-ying (The Assassin).
Best Original Music : Lim Giong (The Assassin).
Best Editing : Chu Ka-yat, William Chang Suk-ping, Liao Ching-sung, Wong Hoi, Philip Yung (Port of Call).
Best Visual Effects : Prasad Sutar (Bajirao Mastani).
Best Costume Design : Lee Ji-yeon and Shim Hyun-seob (The Throne).
Best Sound : Tu Duu-chih, Chu Shih-yi and Wu Shu-yao (The Assassin).
Lifetime Achievement Award : Yuen Wo-ping and Kirin Kiki

Oscars 2016 Awards

Best Picture : Spotlight
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo Dicaprio
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, The Room
Best Director: The Revenant, Alejandro González Iñárritu
Best Original Song: Writing’s on the Wall, Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes for Spectre
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul, Hungary Animated Feature Film: Inside Out
Best Animated Short Film: Bear Story
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best Visual Effects: Ex Machina
Best Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Achievement in Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Film Editing: Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road
Achievement in Cinematography: The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander
Best Production Design :Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan, for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short, (Charles Randolph Adam McKay)
Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight, Tom Mccarthy and Josh Singer

58th Annual Grammy Awards

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, '1989'
Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge, 'Thinking out loud'
Record of the Year:Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 'Uptown Funk
Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar, 'To Pimp A Butterfly'
Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Best Dance Recording:Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber, 'Where Are U Now'
Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, '1989'
Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, 'Thinking Out Loud'
Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton, 'Traveller'
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, 'Alright'
Best Metal Performance: Cirice, 'Ghost'
Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, 'Sound & Color'
Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes, 'Don't Wanna Fight'
Best Rock Album: Muse, 'Drones'
Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd, 'Beauty Behind The Madness'
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, 'Past Present'
Best Gospel Album: Israel & Newbreed, 'Covered: Alive Is Asia'
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Tobymac, 'This Is Not A Test'
Best Musical Theater Album: 'Hamilton'
Best Latin Pop Album: Ricky Martin, 'A Quien Quiera Escuchar'
Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell for 'Something More Than Free'
Best Dance Album: Skrillex and Diplo, 'Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U'
Best R and B Performance: The Weeknd, Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Best R and B Song: D'Angelo and The Vanguard, 'Really Love'
Best R and B Album: D'Angelo and the Vanguard, 'Black Messiah'
Best Traditional R and B Performance: Lalah Hathaway, 'Little Ghetto Boy'
Best Music Video: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood
Best Country Song: Little Big Town, 'Girl Crush'
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Glen Campbell, 'I'll Be Me'
Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse, 'Amy'
Best Rap/Song Collaboration: Common and John Legend, 'Glory'
Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, '1989'
Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton, 'Traveller'
Best Country/ Duo Group Performance: Little Big Town, 'Girl Crush'
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Tobymac, 'This Is Not a Test'
Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter, 'A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety'
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: 'Birdman'
Producer of the Year, Classical: 'Judith Sherman'
Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, 'Born to Play Guitar'
Best Bluegrass Album: The Steeldrivers, 'The Muscle Shoals Recordings'
Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell, 'Something More Than Free'
Best American Roots Song: Jason Isbell, '24 Frames'
Best Children's Album: Tim Kubart, 'Home'



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