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31st Annual Toronto International Film Festival - "The Last King of Scotland" Portraits

The Bafta film actor award went to James McAvoy for his portrayal of a corrupt policeman in Filth. Hollywood actor James McAvoy was felicitated at the British Academy Scotland Awards 2014 for best actor for his role as a corrupt policeman in Filth. He was chosen over Peter Mullan of My Name Is...

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Australian author Lilly Brett has received France’s Prix Medicis literary award for ‘best foreign book’. Lily Brett, an Australian writer won France’s Prix Medicis literary award for ‘best foreign book’ for her novel titled Lola Bensky on November 5, 2014. The novel is based on her experience, both as her stint in...

WIlliam Pugh Bafta Breakthrough Brit

The 20-year-old game developer of The Stanley Parable named a Bafta Breakthrough Brit. William Pugh, co-creator of the video game The Stanley Parable, has been named a Bafta Breakthrough Brit, making him the youngest of the people chosen from the gaming industry to have achieved so. Co-developed with Australian Davey Wreden,...

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105-year-old ‘British Schindler’ honoured by the Czechs for rescuing 699 children from the Nazis. Sir Nicholas Winton, also known as the ‘British Schindler’, was awarded the highest state honour by the Czech Republic for saving 699 children, most of them Jews, from the Nazis in Prague on October 28, 2014. He...

Jay Leno

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno receives the Mark Twain prize for American Humor. America’s funny man and The Tonight Show host Jay Leno was honored with the Mark Twain prize for American Humor on October 19, 2014 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The honor is the highest...

Jean Tirole french economist_Nobel prize in economics

French economist Jean Tirole has won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on market power and regulation. Jean Tirole, 61-year-old French economist, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, with a prize of £692,000. Officially called the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of...

nobel peace prize 2014

Indian and Pakistani share Nobel Peace Prize 2014. Pakistani’s Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi have been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014. Photo Credits Photo Credits Both the awardees are from the domain of child rights and education. At 17, Yousafzai is the youngest recipient of the Nobel...