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# Nobel Prizes:
Chemistry - Martin Chalfie, Osamu Shimomura, Roger Y. Tsien
Economics - Paul Krugman
Literature - Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
Peace - Martti Ahtisaari
Physics - Makoto Kobayashi, Toshihide Maskawa, Yoichiro Nambu
Physiology or Medicine - Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Harald zur Hausen, Luc Montagnier
# The 2008 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 7, 2008, the 92nd annual awards.
# 80th Academy Awards:
Best Picture -No Country for Old Men /producers-Scott Rudin, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen
Best Director -Joel Coen and Ethan Coen/Movie- No Country for Old Men
Best Actor in a Leading Role-Daniel Day-Lewis/Movie-There Will Be Blood
Best Actress in a Leading Role -Marion Cotillard/Movie-La Vie en Rose
Best Actor in a Supporting Role -Javier Bardem/Movie-No Country for Old Men
Best Actress in a Supporting Role-Tilda Swinton/Movie-Michael Clayton
ICC awards 2008:
The fifth ICC awards ceremony was held in Dubai, U.A.E. on 10 September 2008. The Award of The Twenty20 International Performance of the Year inaugurated.
Award winners were:
Player of the Year: Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies)
Test Player of the Year: Dale Steyn (South Africa)
ODI Player of the Year: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India)
Twenty20 International Performance of the Year: Yuvraj Singh (India)
Emerging Player of the Year: Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Umpire of the Year: Simon Taufel (Australia)
Associate Player of the year: Ryan ten Doeschate (Netherlands)
Spirit of Cricket: Sri Lanka national cricket team
# Magsaysay Awards: Dr.Prakash Amte and his wife Mandakini Amte were awarded the Magsaysay Award for 'Community Leadership' .
# Bharat Ratna: Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (b. 1922) , Hindustani classical vocalist, he belongs to Karnataka
# Padma Vibhushan: Sachin Tendulkar for his contribution in the field of Sports.
# Padma Bhushan: K. V. Kamath (Trade & Industry), Shiv Nadar(Trade & Industry), Sunita Williams(Science & Engineering), Vikram Pandit(Trade & Industry).
# Padma Shri:The Padma Shri was awarded to 71 awardees in 2008.
# Dada Sahed Phalke Award: Tapan Sinha has been selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2008 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema on 21 July 2008.
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