LSA nominations row: Ahmed Ali Butt moved to Best Supporting Actor category
The Review Committee of the LUX Style Awards has finally revised the list of nominees in the the film category days after celebrities like Ahmed Ali Butt and Ali Safina took to social media to express their dismay.
Ahmed Ali Butt had requested that his nomination (for his performance in JPNA) in the Best Actor category be moved to the Best Supporting Actor category. His wish was granted.
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However, since the removal of his name in the Best Actor category opened up a slot, Danish Taimoor’s name has now been added to the list. Danish has been nominated for his performance in Wrong No.
Ali Safina, who had been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in Jalaibee, took to Facebook and announced that he didn’t only want his nomination withdrawn from LSA but also wasn’t going to participate in any future award shows. His nomination hasn’t been revised.
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The revised categories, in alphabetical order, now read as follows:
Best Film Actor:
Adnan Sarwar for Shah
Danish Taimoor for Wrong Number
Hameed Sheikh for Moor
Humayun Saeed for Jawani Phir Nahin Aani
Sarmad Sultan Khoosat for Manto
Best Film Supporting Actor
Ahmed Ali Butt for Jawani Phir Nahin Aani
Ali Safina for Jalaibee
Javed Sheikh for Wrong Number
Shaz Khan for Moor
Wasay Chaudhry for Jawani Phir Nahin Aani
Yasir Hussain for Karachi sey Lahore