The Kossuth Prize is the topmost acknowledgment by the Hungarian State for work in the field of Hungarian culture. Since 1948, the centenary of the Revolution 15th of March 1848 when the prize was founded for outstanding musicians, artists, poets, actors, the prize has been synonymous with the recognition of a lifetime of work for Hungarian artists. The President of the Republic of Hungary hands over the prizes upon the Prime Minister’s recommendation since 1990. On the 15th of March 2016, President János Áder handed out plenty of the prizes thanks for the many transpiring Hungarian cultural successes of the year. Let us just to mention some of the prides of Hungarian culture in different fields. At the end of the page, you can read the whole list of them.
First and foremost, the creators of Hungary’s Oscar Prize-winning success movie Son of Saul were honoured with the recognition. László Nemes Jeles, its producer and filmmaker, was prized for his world success film about the topic of the Holocaust from a unique viewpoint and showing the personal life’s fragility in a tragedy. Awarded were also Géza Röhrig (Saul) for his acting work in the Son of Saul and Mátyás Erdély for his camera-works in the Oscar-winner movie.
A former musician of the world-famous Hungarian folk band; Muzsikás Band, Sándor Csoóri Jr., the Liszt Ferenc-prized folk musician, music teacher also got the Prize this year. He was highlighted for his valuable work on the field of teaching folk music and performing.
Miklós Benedek, the Jászai Mari Prize-winning actor had the opportunity to shake hands with János Áder also, for his unique style of acting and classical comedians work.
Ervin Nagy, the member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, was master builder of Budapest. He was prized for his valuable work on that how he founded ways to reserve the Hungarian folk-architecting forms and motives in modern architectures.
The full list of artist winning the Kossuth Prize in 2016 can be seen below:
Ferenc Balázs alias “Balázs Fecó” – composer
Miklós Benedek – actor
Ilona Budai – folk singer
Sándor Csoóri Jr. – folk musician
Mátyás Erdély – cameraman
Ádám Farkas – sculptor
Dénes Gulyás – opera-singer
Anna Kiss – poet
Ildikó Komlósi – opera-singer
Sándor Lukács – actor
Iván Madarász – composer
Ervin Nagy – architect
László Nemes Jeles – filmmaker, producer
Géza Röhrig – writer, poet, actor
Simon Serfőző – poet, writer
Aurél Tillai – conductor, composer
Crescencia Zelenák – graphic designer
via: origo.hu; hvg.hu