Oh well what do you know, Lux Style awards are here, Again! :)
Brace yourself, this is going to be a Loooooong Post.

Even though there are plenty of other award shows now in line, Lux Style will remain the pioneer to celebrate the best of Pakistan’s Music, TV and Fashion in uber STYLE.

The Awards office of the 12th Annual LUX Style Awards announced nominations in 22 categories in the field of television, music and fashion in Karachi yesterday. The three distinct juries that debated and voted for the TV, Music and Fashion nominations has finally selected five nominations per category.
If I start talking about what I think per category in detail there will be no end to this Blog so I will spare the suffering and add brief liners.



No film nomination in any category for 2012? Not surprised. Most directors were busy completing their budget plan which they miscalculated before starting the production which led to major delays in the film projects, plus Fawad Khan was not available?


Best TV Play (Satellite): I really think, personally, Shehre zaat doesnt belong there. It's standing out as an odd ball.
  1. Humsafar on Hum TV (Producer Momina Duraid) 
  2. Maat on Hum TV (Producer Amna Nawaz Khan) 
  3. Manjali on Geo Entertainment (Producer Humayun Saeed & Shezad Naseeb) 
  4. Mera Yaqeen on ARY Digital (Producer Asif Raza Mir & Babar Javed) 
  5. Shehre Zaat on Hum TV (Producer Abdullah Kadwani, Asad Qureshi & Momina Duraid) 

Best TV Actress (Satellite): All actresses did a good job but if Hina doesnt get this award it will be a shame. She is Phenomenal. Plus where did Sarwat Gillani?
  1. Hina Dilpazeer for Qudusi Sahab Ki Bewa on ARY Digital 
  2. Mahira Khan for Humsafar on Hum TV 
  3. Mahvish Hayat for Mere Qatil Mere Dildar on Hum TV 
  4. Saba Hameed for Manjali on Geo Entertainment 
  5. Saba Qamar for Maat on Hum TV 

Best TV Actor (Satellite): If FAWAD KHAN wins this I wont be surprised *cough cough*
  1. Adnan Siddiqui for Mere Qatil Mere Dildar on Hum TV 
  2. Faisal Qureshi for Jahez on Geo Entertainment 
  3. Fawad Khan for Humsafar on Hum TV 
  4. Imran Aslam for Sanjha on Hum TV 
  5. Shahood Alvi for Mere Huzoor on Express Entertainment 

Best TV Play (Terrestrial): Umm my mother watches Hum and Geo more and thats the only way I get to see some TV. Sorry PTV cant say much cause don't know much.
  1. Mein on PTV (Producer Studio 63) 
  2. Mein Muhabbat aur Tum on A Plus (Producer Shehzad Chaudry) 
  3. Paayal on PTV (Producer Yamin Malik) 
  4. Qeemat on A Plus (Producer Kamran Khan) 
  5. Tilafi on PTV (Producer Humayun Saeed & Shahzad Naseeb) 

Best TV Actress (Terrestrial)
  1. Beenish Chohan for Chalo phir se Jee ke Dekhen on PTV 
  2. Fiza Ali for Love, Life aur Lahore on A Plus 
  3. Mahnoor Baloch for Tilafi on PTV 
  4. Mahvish Hayat for Mein on PTV 
  5. Resham for Ek Yaad Hai on A Plus 

Best TV Actor (Terrestrial)
  1. Babar Ali for Mein on PTV 
  2. Kashif Mehmood for Love, Life aur Lahore on A Plus 
  3. Nauman Ejaz for Qeemat on A Plus 
  4. Saleem Shaikh for Anokha Ladla II on PTV 
  5. Sami Khan for Mein on PTV 

Best TV Director: This is definitely a tough line up. Every project in the following category had its own weaknesses and strengths. May the best Man (or woman) win.
  1. Amna Nawaz for Maat on Hum TV 
  2. Hassam Hussain for Durr-e Shahwar on Hum TV 
  3. Kashif Nisar for Mein on PTV 
  4. Nadeem Baig for Manjali on Geo 
  5. Sarmad Khoosat for Humsafar on Hum TV 

Best TV Writer: I personally appreciated the script in MAAT but that's subjective. Let's see who get's the most 'thumbs ups'.
  1. Amna Mufti for Jahez on Geo 
  2. Faiza Iftikhar for Bilquis Kaur on Hum TV 
  3. Khalil-ur-Rehman for Manjali on Geo 
  4. Seema Munaf for Tilafi on PTV 
  5. Umera Ahmed for Maat on Hum TV 


Best Album: No recent Pakistani singer has impressed me enough to actually make me buy (or download) the entire album.
  1. Chahar Balish by Sajjad Ali 
  2. Circus in the Sky by Usman Riaz 
  3. Khamoshi by Ayesha Omar 
  4. Naubahar by Dynoman 
  5. The Harvest by Sajid & Zeeshan 

Song of the Year :Kahani Purani has the best recall amongst the five selected songs in my opinion.
  1. Ankahi by Overload 
  2. Jaag by Jarar Malik 
  3. Kahani Purani by Mooroo 
  4. Katna Nae by Sajjad Ali 
  5. Pi Jaon by Farhan Saeed 

Best Emerging Talent: Mooroo is not paying me, But I LIKE!
  1. Ahmed Siddiqui 
  2. Faaris Shafi 
  3. Mooroo 
  4. Naseer and Shahab 
  5. Sibti 

Best Music Video Director: Dont Kill me if I say MOROOOOOOO!
  1. Farhad Humayun for Ankahi 
  2. Hammad Khan for Ane de 
  3. Sohaib Akhtar- for Khamoshi 
  4. Taimoor Salahuddin for Awam 
  5. Taimoor Salahuddin for Kahani Purani 

Best Original Sound Track (OST): Hmm Zindagi Gulzar Hai should have been nominated next year no? Matae Jaan was quite catchy and hard hitting.
  1. Hain Yeh Silsilay by Zoe Viccaji for Tanhayan Naye Silsilay on ARY Digital 
  2. Matae Jaan by Bilal Khan for Matae Jaan on Hum TV 
  3. Roshan Sitara by Qurat ul Ain Baloch for Roshan Sitara on Hum TV 
  4. Yaar Ko Humne by Abida Parveen for Shehr-e-Zaat on Hum TV 
  5. Zindagi Gulzar Hai by Ali Zafar for Zindagi Gulzar Hai 


Model of the Year (Female): Cybil and Mehreen you are gorgeous and we love you, but lets make the path clearer for more girls to follow now shall we? UNLESS we don't have a lot of options?
  1. Amna Ilyas 
  2. Ayyan 
  3. Cybil Chowdhry 
  4. Mehreen Syed 
  5. Rabia Butt 

Model of the Year (Male): For the longest time the Male model category has become quite bland for me. Coming from a straight women like me that is not good. Show me some worthy eye candy please!
  1. Abbas Jafri 
  2. Ather Amin 
  3. Jahan-e-Khalid 
  4. Shehzad Noor 
  5. Waleed Khalid 

Best Fashion Photographer : Nadir has definitely made his mark and deserving of the award, though Fayyaz is not bad either.
  1. Azeem Sani 
  2. Fayyaz Ahmed 
  3. Guddu Shani 
  4. Nadir Feroz 
  5. Rizwan ul Haq 

Best Hair and Make-up Artist : Ehemm? Is Natasha too new? If yes then Raana needs to step up and receive the award.
  1. Creative Team at Nabila 
  2. Creative Team at Tariq Amin 
  3. Juju Haider & Shammal Quraishi at Toni&Guy, Lahore 
  4. Maram Azmat & Abroo Hashmi 
  5. Raana Khan 

Achievement in Fashion Design - Luxury Pret : Whoopsie! a tie between Shehla Chatoor and Sania Maskatiya here :p
  1. Shehla Chatoor 
  2. Iman Ahmed at Body Focus 
  3. Khadija Shah at Elan 
  4. Maheen Karim 
  5. Sania Maskatiya 

Achievement in Fashion Design - Pret: Oh dear another tie between Feeha and Wardha :/ Cant decide!
  1. Feeha Jamshed 
  2. Iman Ahmed at Body Focus 
  3. Sanam Chaudhry 
  4. Sania Maskatiya 
  5. Wardha Saleem 

Best Menswear Designer: I may not know MUCH about men's wear but my men friend talk a LOT about Ahmed Bham so he must be shizzling.
  1. Ahmed Bham 
  2. Amir Adnan 
  3. Ammar Belal 
  4. Ismail Farid 
  5. Republic by Omar Farooq 

Achievement in Fashion Design - Lawn : The war is still on here!
  1. Khaadi by Khaadi 
  2. Mahnoush by Arjumand Amin 
  3. Orient by Deepak Perwani 
  4. Sana Safinaz by Sana Hashwani & Safinaz Muneer 
  5. So Kamaal by Elan 

Best Emerging Talent: The only Category I dont approve off. I would have preferred a separate category for model's designers, make up artists and Photographer. It's kinda hard to understand choosing and comparing one with the other when they are so different.
  1. Misha Lakhani (Women’s wear designer) 
  2. Abdullah Haris (Photography) 
  3. Natasha’s Salon (Hair & Make Up Artist) 
  4. Saima Azhar (Modeling) 
  5. Sana Sarfaraz (Modeling)
OMG my fingers hurt but hey it was worth it. Now lets rub our hands, grit our teeth (or not) and wait for the final verdict!

P.s: this post is not image heavy because selecting sooo many images was too much, and selective ones would have seemed too biased.


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