dailypeghamKARACHI: As celebrities gear up for Lux Style Awards 2016 to be held in September, the list of nominees were announced on Monday at a local hotel in the metropolis. While the event was scheduled to kick off at 4pm, attendees were left waiting for two hours for the night’s proceedings to begin.

Model Nadia Hussain, VJ Ali Safina, actors Urwa Hocane and Yasir Hussain and singer Farhan Saeed were the first to grace the red carpet. However, actor Mahira Khan arrived late to the show and entered after everyone was seated and the show had begun.

Hussain commenced the night by playing the host for the evening. Starting by asserting that no one takes comedy seriously in Pakistan, Hussain quipped that nothing in the country is as democratic as award nominations. The Karachi Se Lahore actor was soon replaced by Khan, who took to the podium and showed clips of some striking glimpses from the Lux Style Awards over the years.

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“From the one film that we talked about giving the awards to, now we have array of films being shown in the cinemas across Pakistan. I am a believer we have come a long, long way. It is an innovative platform, a tiresome process but depends largely on the jury’s fairness,” Chairperson Unilever Pakistan, Shazia Syed said at the ceremony.

Khan was followed by director Adnan Malik who came on to stage and announced the list of nominations. As actor Ahmed Ali Butt left the attendees rolling in fits of laughter, some were taken aback when he announced there was ‘one forced entry’ in the Best TV Writer category.

Saving the evening, Hussain stepped in, rejecting all sorts of thoughts amongst those seated, and laughed, “Awards are very fair, either it is being nominated on the basis of merit or you need to be really good friends with Frieha Altaf.” Hussain shared he hopes the awards will be held outside the country.

Nominations Of Major Categories

Model of the Year (Female)

Amna Babar

Fouzia Aman

Nooray Bhatti

Rabia Butt

Sadaf Kanwal

Model of the Year (Male)

Aimal Khan

Hasnain Lehri

Jahan -e- Khalid

Shahzad Noor

Waleed Khaild

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret

Mahgul

Misha Lakhani

Muse

Sania Maskatiya

Shamaeel Ansari

Achievement in Fashion Design – Lawn

Elan

Faraz Manan

Sana Safinaz

Sania Maskatiya

Zara Shahjahan

Best Film

Jawani Phir Nai Aani

Manto

Moor

Shah

Wrong No.

Best Film Actress

Mahira Khan for Bin Roye

Mehwish Hayat for Jawani Phir Nahi Aani

Samia Mumtaz for Moor

Sania Saeed for Manto

Sohai Abro for Wrong No

Best Film Actor

Adnan Sarwar for Shah

Ahmed Ali Butt for Jawani Phir Nahi Aani

Hameed Sheikh for Moor

Humayun Saeed for Jawani Phir Nahi Aani

Sarmad Sultan Khoosat for Manto

Best Film Director

Adnan Sarwar for Shah

Jamshed Mehmood Raza for Moor

Momina Duraid & Shahzad Kashmiri for Bin Roye

Nadeem Baig for Jawani Phir Nahi Aani

Sarmad Sultan Khoosat for Manto

Album of the year

Bahadur Yaar Jung by E Sharp

Begum Gul Bakaoli Sarfarosh by Noori

Ismail ka Urdu Sheher by Zohaib Kazi

Saturday Night Killing Machine by Adil Omar and Talal Qureshi

Till the End of Time by Natasha Humera Ejaz

Song of the Year

Jogiya by Javed Bashir

Rockstar Romeo by Ali Zafar

Sarak Sarak by Mai Dhai Band

Shakar Wandaan by Asrar Shah

Tamasha by Khumariyaan

Best TV Play

Diyar-e-Dil

Mohabbat Aag Si

Muqaddas

Rung Lagaa

Sadqay Tumhare

Best TV Actor

Adnan Malik for Sadqay Tumharay

Faisal Qureshi for Rang Laga

Noman Ejaz for Zinda Dargor

Noor Hassan for Muqaddas

Osman Khalid Butt for Diyar e Dil

Best TV Actress

Iffat Umer for Mohabbat Aag Si

Mahirah Khan for Sadqay Tumharay

Maya Ali for Diyar e Dil

Saima Noor in Rang Laga

Sajjal Ali for Khuda Dekh Raha Hai