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The Honesty Oscars celebrate the stars who are working for transparency and accountability around the world. We all love an award-winning movie, but what's better than highlighting organizations, activists, and artists that are changing their countries for the better? Our nominees will engage and inspire you just as much as your favorite movie actors and actresses.



We care about this because transparency and accountability really matter. When money meant for health clinics go missing, or drugs meant for patients are stolen, people die. When funds allocated for education go astray or are mismanaged, children cannot learn. This is devastating because it perpetuates suffering, poverty, and inequality. That’s why we support and celebrate people that are finding creative ways to fix these problems.

So for the fourth year running, we’re rolling out the red carpet! Join thousands of others to vote above for your favorite entries; spread the word on social media; and help us “name and fame” accountability change-makers! Black tie optional.

The Accountability Lab is building a movement of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world. We support change-makers to develop creative ideas for integrity in their communities. By enabling people to use information and knowledge to hold those in power to account, we help to unleash positive social and economic change.

ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 7 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. ONE also raises public awareness and works with political leaders to demand greater transparency, so governments are accountable to their citizens.

#CultureFix is a global network of artists, cultural producers, and influencers who use arts and culture to create social change. We believe in the power of arts, in the intersectionalities of sociopolitical issues, in cross-border collaborations, and in supporting each other's movements and projects.

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PAST WINNERS

See the activists, artists, and organizations that were honored in previous years.

2016
Hadiza Usman
Best Female Activist
Ahmed Gamal Ziada
Best Male Activist
"Stop the Bleeding"
Best Song
"The Battle for Land"
Best Picture
Tony Maake
Best Photo
2015
Sharada Bhusal
Best Activist
Virunga
Best Picture
"Corruption" by Radio & Weasel
Best Activist Anthem
Transparency International
Best Visual Effects
Open Duka
Best Special Effects
2014
Open Budget
Best Visual Effects
Sely Martini
Best Activist in a Leading Role
Dr. Sley and Da Green Soljas
Best Activist Anthem
Rakesh Rajani
Best Director
Open Development Explained
Best Picture