Pakistan’s oldest and most prestigious award show is back with its seventeenth season and the nominations were just made public today via a post on website Something Haute. There has been no official communication by the makers but nonetheless, we now know who made the cut and keeping up with the tradition, there are some major snubs and wow moments whereas the nominations are concerned. But we are glad that unlike the last few years the awards will be held in the first quarter of the year and celebrate last year in a timely and relevant manner. Below is the list of nominations but before that is our brief commentary on what we felt was wrong with the nominations.
- Verna for Best Film and Shoaib Mansoor for Best Director? Are you for real LSA!
- No Shaan Shahid for Best Actor! Need we say more?
- Balu Mahi nominations seem a bit OTT.
- Chupan Chupai is a shot for shot remake ( read rip-off) of a Tamil Film. Does it really deserve a Best Film and Best Director nomination?
- Chalay Thay Saath and Mehrunisa V Lub U, both deserved more space in the nominations.
Na Maloom Afraad 2
Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Ahsan Khan in Chupan Chupai
Fahad Mustafa in Na Maloom Afraad 2
Humayun Saeed in Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Mohsin Abbas in Na Maloom Afrad 2
Osman Khalid Butt in Balu Mahi
Ainy Jaffri in Balu Mahi
Mahira Khan in Verna
Mehwish Hayat in Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Uzma Hasan in Arth 2
Neelum Muneer in Chupan Chupai
Best Film Director
Haisaam Hussain for Balu Mahi
Mohsin Ali for Chupan Chupai
Nabeel Qureshi for Na Maloom Afraad 2
Nadeem Baig for Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Shoaib Mansoor for Verna
Best Supporting Actor
Ali Rizvi in Chupan Chupai
Faizan Khawaja in Chupan Chupai
Sohail Ahmed in Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Javed Sheikh in Na Maloom Afraad 2
Gohar Rasheed in Rangreeza
Best Supporting Actress
Durdana Butt in Balu Mahi
Humaima Malik in Arth 2
Sadaf Kanwal in Balu Mahi
Urwa Hocane in Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Zhalay Sarhadi in Chalay Thay Saath
Best Singer (Male) – Film
Adnan Dhool for ‘Sadqa‘ from Chupan Chupai
Haroon Shahid for ‘Sambhal Sambhal’ from Verna
Mohsin Haider Abbas for ‘Heeray’ from Na Maloom Afraad 2
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for ‘Sawaar De’ from Arth 2
Sahir Ali Bagga for ‘Murshid Jee’ from Arth 2
Best Singer (Female) – Film
Aima Baig for ‘Kaif O Soroor’ from Na Maloom Afraad 2
Aima Baig for ‘Sadqa’ from Chupan Chupai
Jonita Ghandi for ‘Bagiya’ from Rangreeza
Nirmal Roy for ‘Raunaq-e-Aashiqui’ from Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Sana Zulfiqar for ‘Aadat’ from Arth 2
The 17th annual Lux Style Awards for Fashion, Film, Music and TV will be held on February 21 in Lahore. Viewer’s choice voting to select winners will be open online for several of the entertainment categories. The awards will be broadcast on national television soon thereafter.