1. Singer Jamala won Eurovision song contest.
2. Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko was ranked world champion in two weight classes by World Boxing Organization (WBO).
3. Yevhen Afinieievskyi, a filmmaker of Ukrainian origin, a nominee for the Oscar Academy Awards, who was able to show Ukraine to the whole world through his documentary on the Revolution of Dignity, titled Winter on Fire.
4. Ukrainian-born Canadian artist Anna Bucciarelli won the competition to design Starbucks' holiday cup.
5. Ukrainian girl with Down syndrome became a celebrity and poster child thanks to a video she posted online.
6. Yaroslav Azhnyuk, Petcube co-founder, was named by the Financial Times one of the central and eastern Europe's top 100 changemakers.
7. Video games developer, Seattle-based Colabee Studios co-founder Dmytro Veriovka, whose Forest Song video received prestigious awards.
8. National Opera Conductor Herman Makarenko became Ukraine's first UNESCO Prize laureate
9. Boxer Oleksandr Usyk was ranked world heavyweight champion by World Boxing Organization.
10. Ukraine-born U.S. filmmaker Roxy Toporovich won the prestigious film award in the United States.