Press Release:LUX Style Awards announce Entertainment Nominations


KARACHI: The Awards Office of the LUX Style Awards announced the Entertainment Nominations for the 8th LUX Style Awards in Karachi this week. This includes nominations in the fifteen Film, Television and Music categories.

In a departure from the norm, the Film Categories have three nominations each rather than Film of the Year and Actor/Actress of the Year as the Film Jury felt that the standards had improved sufficiently.

The TV nominations were a surprise as major entertainment channels like Geo and Indus had no nominations as their submitted serials fell outside the parameters laid down for the TV categories. Nominated serials are expected to run for a specific length of time during the Awards year — in this case 2008 — and be of a certain specified duration. ARY, Hum TV and TV One scooped the nominations in the 4 satellite TV categories. PTV and ATV shared the terrestrial nominations.

The TV jury also took the decision to introduce a combined Satellite and Terrestrial category of the Best Screenplay/Writer. This will be in effect from next year i.e 9th LUX Style Awards in 2010. At that time the two Best Director’s categories (Satellite and Terrestrial) will also be merged as these two are Jury choices and do not involve the Viewers as voters.

In the music category the Music Jury eliminated the Best Live Act category as there had hardly been any concerts during 2008. In its place came the Music Director/Producer category to honour those musicians who worked on other vocalists albums as director/producer in the age old tradition of sub continental music. In its first year the Best Music Director/Producer category has three nominations and the final winner will be decided by the Music Jury. Best Music Album, Best Music Video Director and Song of the Year will all be Viewer’s Choice votes.

The annual LUX Style Awards for excellence in Cinema, TV, Music and Fashion is an event held by Unilever Pakistan to honour talent in the field of Entertainment and Fashion. Voting for the categories will begin in April and continue through May till June. Voters can vote digitally, via SMS on 5892 from their cell phones or by logging onto the LSA website at


Entertainment Nominees

Best Film

  1. Gulabo
  2. Ramchand Pakistani
  3. Zille Shah

Best Film Actor

  1. Fazle Hussain for Ramchand Pakistani
  2. Rashid Farooki for Ramchand Pakistani
  3. Shaan for Zille Shah

Best Film Actress

  1. Maria Wasti for Ramchand Pakistani
  2. Nandita Das for Ramchand Pakistani
  3. Saima for Zille Shah

Best TV Serial (Satellite)

  1. Jhumka Jan on Hum TV
  2. Kaisa Yeh Junoon on ARY
  3. Khamoshian on Hum TV
  4. Muthi Bhar Chawal on TV One
  5. Sarkar Sahab on ARY

Best TV Director (Satellite)

  1. Babar Javed for Jhumka Jan (Hum TV)
  2. Babar Javed for Khamoshian (Hum TV)
  3. Babar Javed for Mannay Naa Yeh Dil (Hum TV)
  4. Barkat Siddiqui for Gatt Jor (TV One)
  5. Kamran Qureishi for Sarkar Sahab (ARY)

Best TV Actor (Satellite)

  1. Asfar Rehman for Kaisa Yeh Junoon (ARY)
  2. Asif Raza Mir for Sarkar Sahab (ARY)
  3. Faisal Rehman for Khamoshian (Hum TV)
  4. Faisal Qureishi for Mannay Naa Yeh Dil (Hum TV)
  5. Noman Ijaz for Khamoshian (Hum TV)

Best TV Actress (Satellite)

  1. Ayesha Omar for Kaisa Yeh Junoon (ARY)
  2. Resham for Muthi Bhar Chawal (TV One)
  3. Sania Saeed for Jhumka Jan (Hum TV)
  4. Savera Nadeem for Milay Kuch Yun (ARY)
  5. Sonia Rehman for Mohabbat Karnay Waloon kay Naam (Hum TV)

Best TV Serial (Terrestrial)

  1. Dasht Aashna on PTV
  2. Kabhi Aye Naa Judaii on ATV
  3. Mussafat on PTV
  4. Nautanki on ATV
  5. Thora Saa Aasmaan on PTV

Best TV Director (Terrestrial)

  1. Ali Rizvi for Dasht Aashna on PTV
  2. Atif Hussain for Kaisay Aye Karar on ATV
  3. Fahim Burney for Kabhi Aye Naa Judaii on ATV
  4. Kazim Pasha for Thora Saa Aasmaan on PTV
  5. Shah Bilal for Nautanki on ATV

Best TV Actor (Terrestrial)

  1. Arbaaz Khan for Kanch Kay Jugnu (ATV)
  2. Fahad Mustafa for Kaisay Aye Karar (ATV)
  3. Habib for Nautanki (ATV)
  4. Nauman Ijaz for Mussafat (PTV)
  5. Talat Hussain for Kabhi Aye Naa Judaii (ATV)

Best TV Actress (Terrestrial)

  1. Aliya Imam for Thora Saa Aasmaan (PTV)
  2. Irum Akhtar for Kabhi Aye Naa Judaii (ATV)
  3. Mehreen Raheal for Kabhi Aye Naa Judaii (ATV)
  4. Naheed Shabbir for Kaanch kay Jugnu (ATV)
  5. Saima for Nautanki (ATV)

Best Music Album

  1. Chup by Zeb & Haniya
  2. Qismat Apnay Haat Mein by Shehzad Roy
  3. Klashinfolk by Ali Azmat
  4. Koi Aanay Wala Hai by Strings
  5. Tabeer by Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan

Best Music Video Director

  1. Ahsan Rahim for Laga Reh by Shehzad Roy
  2. Jalal and Amir for Aisi Taisi by Azal
  3. Jami Mahmood for Jago by Strings
  4. Saqib Malik for Aitebar by Zeb & Haniya
  5. Zeeshan Parwez for Gallan by Ali Azmat

Song of the Year

  1. Aitebar by Zeb & Haniya
  2. Gallan by Ali Azmat
  3. Khabon Ke Rishtay by Najam Sheraz
  4. Khairheyan de Naal by Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan
  5. Laga Reh by Shehzad Roy

Best Music Director/Producer

  1. Mekaal Hasan for Chup by Zeb & Haniya
  2. Rohail Hyatt and Faisal Rafi for Charkha by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
  3. Zeeshan Haider for Qismat Apnay Haat Mein by Shehzad Roy

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