The celebrities have taken over Toronto and the fans are enjoying the plethora of content on social media. Several fun-filled reels, energetic dance rehearsal videos and controversy later, the 8th HUM Awards took place this weekend in Canada. Many actors, musicians, drama makers and creative names from the Pakistani entertainment industry came together to celebrate and appreciate the dramas of the past few years. The nominations included all the dramas from the previous and current years since it was the first HUM Awards after the pandemic.
From entertaining hosting to iconic performances, the evening was full of our favourite stars. Therefore, we are giving you all the exciting highlights of the Kashmir 8th HUM Awards.
It began with a star-filled red carpet with masses of fans gathered to see their favourite celebrities and take pictures with them. The red carpet also had a donation drive for Pakistan’s flood-affected areas where attendees could simply donate by scanning a particular QR code on their phones.
The evening began with an audience of over 12,000 rising for Pakistani and Canadian national anthems, following a hilarious opening act by actors Ali Rehman Khan and Yasir Hussain. This was followed by the President of HUM TV Network, Sultana Siddiqui and CEO Duraid Qureshi, coming on stage and talking about the network’s consistent efforts towards organizing an event of this scale internationally and how it helps improve Pakistan’s global image.
The entertainment continued with the hosting of Ahsan Khan, Hareem Farooq, Ushna Shah, Bilal Ashraf and Aymen Saleem. Also, in between, Ahmed Ali Butt’s hysterical comical segment left the audience in fits.
This wasn’t all. The event was full of performances from the biggest names in the acting and music industry. Mahira Khan returned to the stage once more with her iconic songs and performed with her ‘Superstar’ co-star Bilal Ashraf.
Everyone’s current favourite on-screen couple, Farhan Saeed and Hania Amir set the stage on fire with an energetic performance on several dancing tracks, including the original ‘Nach Punjaban’ by Abrar-ul-Haq and Hania’s movie ‘Parde Mein Rehne Do’ song ‘Peela Rang’.
Megastar Atif Aslam brought his charismatic energy to the stage in a dapper look. He sang his recent released songs; ‘Rangreza’, ‘Rafta Rafta’ and ‘Ajnabi’ and the OST he sang for his television debut HUM TV drama ‘Sang-e-Mah’. The mellifluous performance got the entire audience grooving.
Another soulful musical act was by Azaan Sami Khan, who sang some of his famous songs while playing guitar and piano. The songs included the OST of his show ‘Ishq-e-Laa’ and one of his last releases ‘Ibadat’.
Urwa Hocane and Zara Noor Abbas Siddiqui added a classical element to the evening with their alluring performance. They both danced to some old songs and the latter’s movie ‘Parey Hut Love’ song ‘Ik Pal Nahi Jana’.
The winners of the star-studded event were:
Best Actor Male Popular – Ahmed Ali Akbar (Parizaad)
Best Actor Female Popular– Ayeza Khan (Chupke Chupke)
Best Actor Male Jury – Ahmed Ali Akbar (Parizaad)
Best Actor Female Jury – Iqra Aziz (Raqeeb Se)
Best Drama Jury – Parizaad
Best Drama Popular – Parizaad
Best Director – Shahzad Kashmiri (Parizaad)
Best Writer – Hashim Nadeem (Parizaad)
Best Supporting Actor Male – Adeel Afzal (Parizaad)
Best Supporting Actor Female – Saboor Aly (Parizaad)
Best Actor In A Negative Role – Ahsan Khan (Qissa Meherbano Ka) and Shahzad Sheikh (Phaans)
Best On-Screen Couple Popular – Osman Khalid Butt and Ayeza Khan (Chupke Chupke)
Best On-Screen Couple Jury – Osman Khalid Butt and Ayeza Khan (Chupke Chupke)
Best OST – Parizaad
Best Soap – Wafa Be Mol
Best 9 PM Slot – Yaar Na Bichray
Best New Sensation Male – Zaviyar Nouman Ijaz, Momin Saqib and Arsalan Naseer
Best New Sensation Female – Aymen Saleem and Hadiqa Kiani
Most Impactful Character – Sania Saeed (Raqeeb Se)
Performance Award Drama 2019 – Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
Performance Award Drama 2020 – Ehd e Wafa
Special Award Kashmir Plate – Bushra Ansari