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2014 Lux Style Awards Meet The Nominees

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The Nominees for the 13th LUX Style Awards (LSA) 2014 were announced in Karachi this week.

Top celebrities from Pakistan’s entertainment and fashion industries will be up for awards in 27 categories from the four disciplines of fashion, film, music and television. Each category will be judged independently by four juries with expertise in each discipline.

The fashion jury decided on Nominations for 10 Fashion categories namely:

  • Best Female/Male Model
  • Best Menswear
  • Prêt
  • Luxury Prêt
  • High Street
  • Lawn Designer
  • Best Hair and Make-up
  • Best Photographer
  • Best Emerging Talent

The greatest debate was on the fast blurring distinction between Prêt and High Street.

The emergence of exciting retail space and steady dominance of Fashion Week has resulted in designers updating their high street lines.

For the year 2013, the selection was made based on ease of availability across Pakistan, a fashion forward ethos to the collection and prominent showing at Fashion Weeks.

The fashion jury decided to merge the two categories for the Awards next year (i.e for LSA 2015 when the work for calendar year 2014 will be under consideration) and to bring back the category of Best Bridal wear Designer.

Selection of winners for fashion categories will be decided in a second tier of voting based on portfolio submissions, by members of the fashion fraternity in Karachi and Lahore.

On the fashion front, SanaSafinaz and Sania Maskatiya dominate the fashion market which is evident by their multiple nominations in the design categories for this year.

It was also an exciting year for the film industry with several young directors coming up with box office hits. The awards in the film section will be jury based and not on box office takings.

The music industry is slowly lurching back to its feet from the fallow years of 2011 and 2012.

Music award nominations for the year 2013 were hotly debated and a wide range of music was discussed.

The internet and radio are the mediums that drive this category and the jury’s submissions in all five categories of Best Album, Best Video, Best Original Sound Track encompassing film and TV, Song of the Year and Emerging Talent will be put to public voting for winner selection. Music Video winner selection will remain a jury choice.

Television nominations in eight categories were divided in Best Satellite (Play, Actor, and Actress) and Best Terrestrial (Play, Actor, and Actress). Winners of these categories are decided via Viewer’s Choice votes.

Best Writer and Best Director as combined (terrestrial and satellite) categories each are decided by the TV Jury. It is a reflection on the robustness of the TV industry, that the nominees in this section were evenly divided amongst all the top entertainment channels.

The LUX Style Awards for excellence in Fashion Film Music and Television will be held later this quarter and aired nationally on the ARY network.

List of nominees

Model of the Year (Female)

  • Amna Ilyas
  • Cybil Chowdhry
  • Fouzia Aman
  • Nooray Bhatty
  • Rabia Butt

Model of the Year (Male)

  • Abbas Jaffri
  • Athar Amin
  • Jahan-e-Khalid
  • Rizwan Jaffri
  • Waleed Khalid

Best Fashion Photographer

  • Abdullah Harris
  • Guddu Shani
  • Maram and Abroo
  • Nadir & Maha from NFK Photography
  • Rizwan ul Haq

Best Hair and Make-up Artist

  • Maram and Abroo
  • Nabila
  • Nighat Misbah for Depilex
  • Raana Khan

Achievement in Fashion Design – Prêt

  • Body Focus by Iman Ahmed
  • Khaadi
  • SanaSafinaz
  • Sania Maskatiya
  • Sublime by Sara Shahid

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret

  • Ali Xeeshan
  • Elan
  • SanaSafinaz
  • Sania Maskatiya
  • Shehla Chatoor

Achievement in Fashion Design – Menswear

  • Ahmed Bham
  • Fahad Hussayn
  • Hassan Sheheryar Yasin
  • Nauman Arfeen

Achievement in Fashion Design – Lawn

  • Elan
  • Fahad Hussayn
  • Faraz Manan
  • SanaSafinaz
  • Sania Maskatiya

Best High Street Brand

  • Daaman
  • Gulabo
  • Khaadi
  • MK Nation
  • SanaSafinaz

Best Emerging Talent

  • Amna Babar (Best Female Model)
  • Azeem Sani (Best Fashion Photographer)
  • Mahgul Rashid for Nasreen Sheikh (Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret)
  • Natasha’s Salon (Best Hair and Make-up)
  • Tabesh Oza (Best Male Model)

Film nominations

Best Film

  • Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (Producer: Humayun Saeed & Shahzad Nasib)
  • Siyaah (Producer: Imran Raza Kazmi)
  • Waar (Producer: Hassan Waqas Rana)
  • Zinda Bhaag (Producer: Mazhar Zaidi)

Best Director

  • Syed Ali Raza Usama for Main Hoon Shahid Afridi
  • Azfar Jafri for Siyaah
  • Bilal Lashari for Waar
  • Meenu & Farjad for Zinda Bhaag

Best Actor

  • Gohar Rasheed for Seedlings
  • Humayun Saeed for Main Hoon Shahid Afridi
  • Khurram Patras for Zinda Bhaag
  • Mohib Mirza for Seedlings
  • Shaan Shahid for Waar

Best Actress

  • Aamina Sheikh for Josh
  • Aamina Sheikh for Seedlings
  • Amna Ilyas for Zinda Bhaag
  • Hareem Farooq for Siyaah
  • Mahnoor Usman for Siyaah

Music nominations

Best Album

  • “Mushroom Cloud Effect” by Adil Omar
  • “Piyas” by Jal
  • “Sargoshiyan” by Saturn
  • “Yaran Di Toli” by Rizwan Ali

Best Music Video Director

  • Adeek P K for “Waris Shah” by Asrar
  • Adnan Kandhar for “Mein Sufi Houn” by Sketches
  • Adnan Malik for “My Punjabi Love for you” by Bambu Sauce
  • Yasir Jaswal for “Akhri Bar Milo” by Shehreyar Mirza
  • Yasir Jaswal for “Bolay” by Uzair Jaswal

Best Original Sound Track

  • Aaron Haroon Rashid for Burqa Avenger
  • Hassan Waqas Rana for Waar
  • Humayun Saeed & Shahzad Nasib for Main Houn Shahid Afridi
  • Mazhar Zaidi for Zinda Bhaag
  • Promax Media for Mujhe Khuda Pay Yaqeen

Best Emerging Talent

  • Bell
  • Disbelief
  • Fables of Cantt
  • Shehreyar Mirza
  • Soch

Song of the Year

  • “Bolay” by Uzair Jaswal
  • ”Har Zulm” by Sajjad Ali
  • “Jeet” by Qayaas
  • “Khair Mangdi” by Bilal Saeed
  • “Malaal” by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

TV nominations

Best TV Serial Satellite

  • Aunn Zara on A Plus (Producer: Shahzad Chaudhry)
  • Daagh on ARY Digital (Producer: A n B Productions)
  • Nanhi on Geo Entertainment (Producer: Iqbal Ansari)
  • Rehaai on HUM TV (Producer: Momina Duraid)
  • Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahi on HUM TV (Producer: Nouman Masood)

Best TV Actor Satellite

  • Fahad Mustafa for Daagh on ARY Digital
  • Fahad Mustafa for Kankar on HUM TV
  • Fawad Khan for Zindigi Gulzar Hai on HUM TV
  • Nauman Ejaz for Rehaai on HUM TV
  • Nauman Ejaz for Ullu Baraye Furokth Nahi on HUM TV

Best TV Actress Satellite

  • Irsa Ghazal for Ullu Baraye Furokth Nahi on HUM TV
  • Meher Bano for Daagh on ARY Digital
  • Sajal Ali for Nanhi on Geo Entertainment
  • Samina Peerzada for Rehaai on HUM TV
  • Sanam Saeed for Zindagi Gulzar Hai on HUM TV

Best TV Serial Terrestrial

  • Daag -e-Nidamat on PTV Home (Producer: Abdullah Kadwani & Humayun Saeed)
  • Dil Awaiz on PTV Home (Producer: Farooq Mengal)
  • Kami Reh Gai on PTV Home (Producer: Khawar Azhar)
  • Kuch Is Tarha on PTV Home(Producer: M&M Productions)
  • Mar Jaen Hum Toh Kya on ATV (Producer: Miraj ud din)

Best TV Actor Terrestrial

  • Faisal Rehman for Daag -e- Nadamat on PTV Home
  • Mohib Mirza for Roshni Andhera Roshni on ATV
  • Nauman Ejaz for Dil Awaiz on PTV Home
  • Nauman Ejaz for Kami Reh Gai on PTV Home
  • Noor Hassan for Kuch Is Tarha on PTV Home

Best TV Actress Terrestrial

  • Aamina Shaikh for Kuch Iss Tarha on PTV Home
  • Anoushay Abbasi for Roshni Andhera Roshni on ATV
  • Mehreen Raheel for Daag -e- Nadamaat on PTV Home
  • Mehvish Hayat for Kami Reh Gai on PTV Home
  • Sana Nawaz for Dil Awaiz on PTV Home

Best Writer

  • Amna Mufti for Ullu Bar-e-Furokht Nahi on Hum TV
  • Faiza Iftikhar for Aunn Zara on A Plus
  • Farhat Ishtiaq for Rehaai on Hum TV
  • Mona Haseeb for Nanhi on Geo TV
  • Umera Ahmed for Zindagi Gulzar Hai on Hum TV

Best Director

  • Haseeb Hasan for Nanhi on Geo TV
  • Haissam Hussain for Aunn Zara on A Plus
  • Kashif Nisar for Ullu Bar-e-Furokht Nahi on Hum TV
  • Mehreen Jabbar for Rehai on Hum TV
  • Sultana Siddiqui for Zindagi Gulzar Hai on Hum TV
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