| | Re: In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobe
If the article was a recognised part of the name of something, then it would probably be capitalised.Eg :I'm reading "The Lord of the Rings" by JRR Tolkien
With something like the Nobels, no, because "the" is not part of the name - it's just an ordinary article. Compare :
He won a Nobel prize.
They don't give away Nobel prizes for nothing.
He won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The article is used as it would normally be used depending on the sentence construction. It's not "part of" the name.