The sentence is NOT OK ; the verb 'award' is one of the verbs that take two objects. That's, it needs a second object to make sense here. He was awarded WHAT? Was he awarded money, a prize or something else? The sentence maker should have enlightened us so as not to make us confused. Instead, you can say :
- He was awarded the Nobel Prize.
- They awarded him the Nobel Prize.
- They awarded the Nobel Prize to him.
- The Nobel Prize was awarded to him.
- He was honoured because of...