Lux Style Awards ‘Nominations and Predictions’

The nominations for this year’s Lux Style Awards (LSA) have finally been announced -and include some top brass talent from across Pakistan, ranging across film, television, music and fashion.

Similar to last year, we have some of the most entertaining films in Pakistani cinema leading the way, including Nabeel Qureshi’s Actor in Law, Azfar Jafri’s Janaan, and Mehreen Jabbar’s Dobara Phir Se. Last year, we saw Jami Mahmood’s Moor make an upset and win both the Best Director and Best Film categories. And while the favourite this year is definitely Actor In Law, we might see Janaan or Mah-e-Mir take the cake.

In the acting categories, Mahira Khan is always a favourite so it won’t be surprising if she wins the Best Actress for Ho Mann Jahaan. But while it may be quite predictable to see that, it’s perhaps time to let other talents, such as Saba Qamar or Sanam Saeed, come forward. Only time will tell.

Also, it’s time we admit Fahad Mustafa is our new top actor. Establishing himself at the top of the industry in no time, Fahad is certainly a favorite this year. Then, he is also nominated for Mah-e-Mir so it would be a huge surprise not to see him bag the award.

Last year also saw some quality music being featured in films. While Atif Aslam is obviously the favourite to win for Dil Dancer, we feel the track wasn’t the best showcase for the Aadat singer. Maybe this time around, Asrar (for Funkaran in Actor In Law) or Rajab Ali (for Yeh Dhuan in Mah-e-Mir) may come out victorious.

In the Best Female Singer category, with names like Aima Baig and Hania Aslam making their LSA debuts, we have quite a load of new talent. While it would be great to see Shreya Ghoshal bag the award for Janaan’s title track, which was one of the best songs of the year, it doesn’t seem possible, considering the political tensions between India and Pakistan. So, consider Zeb Bangash winning a second LSA or we’ll see a first-time winner, and that’s definitely a positive thing.

When it comes to music albums, we have got Tehzeeb Foundation’s Indus Raag 2, Book of Sibt by Sibti, You by The Sketches, and Uzair Jaswal and Mooro’s debut album Na Bhulana and Peheli, respectively. From little eccentric minimalist combinations to full-on classical, this is a nomination class to remember. It’s also interesting that the nominees are totally different from last year’s Best Album contenders. It certainly shows the diversity of music and the variety of artists in our industry.

The best song of 2016 was, hands down, Umair Jaswal and Ahmed Jahanzeb’s Khaki Banda from Coke Studio season nine. And if that doesn’t win the award, it will be a travesty. A travesty, we tell you.

With 28 categories announced, the LSAs will be another fun night to remember as it will see who establishes themselves at the top of the mountain.

Lux Style Awards 2017
Lux Style Awards 2017

Here’s the full list of nominees:


Model of the Year (Female)

  • Amna Babar
  • Anam Malik
  • Rabia Butt
  • Sadaf Kanwal
  • Zara Abid

Model of the Year (Male)

  • Aimal Khan
  • Hasnain Lehri
  • Jahan-e-Khalid
  • Shahzad Noor
  • Waleed Khalid

Best Fashion Photographer

  • Abdullah Haris
  • Ali Hasan
  • Guddu Shani
  • Nadir Feroz Khan & Maha Burney at NFK Photography
  • Shahbaz Shazi

Best Hair and Make-up Artist

  • Natasha Khalid
  • Omayr Waqar
  • Saima Rashid Bargfred
  • Shammal Qureshi
  • Shazia Rashid

Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret

  • Coco by Zara Shahjahan
  • Generation
  • Khaadi
  • Sana Safinaz
  • Sapphire

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret

  • Mahgul
  • Sana Safinaz
  • Sania Maskatiya
  • Shamaeel Ansari
  • Shehla Chatoor

Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal

  • Ali Xeeshan
  • Elan
  • Faraz Manan
  • Mahgul
  • The House of Kamiar Rokni

Achievement in Fashion Design – Lawn

  • Elan
  • Faraz Manan
  • Sana Safinaz
  • Shehla Chatoor
  • Zara Shahjahan

Best Menswear Designer

  • Ahmed Bham
  • Amir Adnan
  • Hassan Sheheryar Yasin
  • Ismail Farid
  • Nauman Arfeen

Best Emerging Talent

  • Aashna Khan – Photographer
  • Giti Ara – Model
  • Hira Shah – Model
  • Imaan Madani – Model
  • The Pink Tree Company – Designer


Best Film

  • Actor in Law
  • Dobara Phir Se
  • Ho Mann Jahaan
  • Janaan
  • Mah-e-Mir

Best Film Actress

  • Mahira Khan for Ho Mann Jahaan
  • Mehwish Hayat for Actor in Law
  • Sabar Qamar for Lahore Se Aagey
  • Sajal Ali for Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai
  • Sanam Saeed for Bachaana

Best Film Actor

  • Ashar Azeem for Maalik
  • Fahad Mustafa for Actor in Law
  • Fahad Mustafa for Mah-e-Mir
  • Mohib Mirza for Bachaana
  • Yasir Hussain for Lahore Se Aagey

Best Film Director

  • Anjum Shehzad for Mah-e-Mir
  • Asim Raza for Ho Mann Jahaan
  • Azfar Jafri for Janaan
  • Mehreen Jabbar for Dobara Phir Se
  • Nabeel Qureshi for Actor in Law
  • Wajahat Rauf for Lahore Se Aagey

Best Supporting Actress

  • Hania Aamir for Janaan
  • Saboor Ali for Actor in Law
  • Sanam Saeed for Dobara Phir Se
  • Sonya Jehan for Ho Mann Jahaan
  • Tooba Siddiqui for Dobara Phir Se

Best Supporting Actor

  • Ali Kazmi for Dobara Phir Se
  • Ali Rehman Khan for Janaan
  • Manzar Sehbhai for Mah-e-Mir
  • Om Puri for Actor in Law
  • Shehryar Munawar for Ho Mann Jahaan

Best Singer (Male) – Film

  • Arman Malik for Janaan Title Track (Janaan)
  • Asrar for Funkaran (Actor in Law)
  • Atif Aslam for Dil Dancer (Actor in Law)
  • Rajab Ali for Yeh Dhuan (Mah-e-Mir)
  • Shafqat Amanat Ali for Piya Dekhan Ko (Mah-e-Mir)

Best Singer (Female) – Film

  • Aima Baig for Kalabaaz Dil (Lahore se Aagey)
  • Haniya Aslam for Dobara Phir Se (Dobara Phir Se)
  • Masooma Anwer for Naina Roye (Maalik)
  • Shreya Ghoshal for Janaan Title Track (Janaan)
  • Zeb Bangash for Dil Pagla (Ho Maan Jahaan)


Album of the Year

  • Book of Sibt by Sibti
  • Indus Raag 2 by Shareef Awan
  • Na Bhulana by Uzair Jaswal
  • Peheli by Mooro
  • You by The Sketches

Song of the Year

  • Baarish by Tonight Us and Jimmy Khan
  • Haiyyah from The Book of Sibt by Sibti
  • Khak Nasheen by Chand Tara Orchestra
  • Khaki Banda by Umair Jaswal and Ahmed Jahanzeb
  • Saaiyan by Quratulain Baloch

Best Music Video Director

  • Abdullah Haris for Sag-e-Ali by Asrar
  • Aisha Linea Akhtar & Shahbaz Shigri for Le Chaloon by Salman Shaukat
  • Kamal Khan for Ho Jao Azad by Zoe Viccaji
  • Kamal Khan for The Desert Journey by D/A Method
  • Shahab Qamar for Hero by Naseer & Shahab

Best Emerging Talent

  • Basit Ali for Vocals in Anokha Ladla
  • Bilal Nasir Khan (Rudoh) for Tales for Scrap
  • Hamza Akram Qawwal for Khuddi
  • Natasha Baig for Janaan
  • Shehroz Hussain for Sitaar in Anokha Ladla


Best TV Play

  • Besharam on ARY Digital
  • Dillagi on ARY Digital
  • Mann Mayal on Hum TV
  • Mein Sitara on TV One
  • Udaari on Hum TV

Best TV Actor

  • Ahsan Khan for Udaari
  • Faisal Qureshi for Bheegi Palkien
  • Humayun Saeed for Dillagi
  • Noman Ejaz for Dampukth
  • Zahid Ahmed for Besharam

Best TV Actress

  • Maya Ali for Mann Mayal
  • Mehwish Hayat for Dillagi
  • Saba Qamar for Besharam
  • Saba Qamar for Mein Sitara
  • Sajal Ali for Gul-e-Rana

Best TV Director

  • Ehtishaamuddin for Udaari
  • Farooq Rind for Besharam
  • Haseeb Hasan for Mann Mayal
  • Kashif Nisar for Dampukth
  • Nadeem Baig for Dillagi

Best TV Writer

  • Faiza Iftikhar for Dillagi
  • Farhat Ishtiaq for Udaari
  • Sameera Fazal for Mann Mayal
  • Sarwat Nazeer for Besharam
  • Zafar Mairai for Dampukth

Best Original Sound Track

  • Sun Yara by Damia Farooq (ARY Digital) (Producer: Six Sigma Productions)
  • Udaari by Hadiqa Kiyani (HUM TV) (Producer: Momina Duraid, Haisaam Hussain and Shahzad Kashmiri)
  • Hatheli by Nabeel Shaukat (HUM TV) (Producer: Moomal Shunaid, Moomal Entertainment)
  • Mann Mayal by Quratulain Baloch (HUM TV) (Producer: Momina Duraid, Samina Humayun Saeed, Tariq Shah, Sana Shahnawaz)
  • Yeh Ishq by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (ARY Digital) (Producer: Big Bang Productions)

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