13th Lux Style Awards 2014 Nominees Announced for Entertainment and Fashion Categories


The Nominees for the 13th LUX Style Awards (LSA) were announced in Karachi this week. The crème de la crème of Pakistan’s entertainment and fashion industries will be up for awards in 27 categories drawn from the four disciplines of Fashion, Film, Music and Television. Each category was judged independently by four distinguished Juries comprising experts and media from each field.

The Fashion Jury decided on Nominations for 10 Fashion categories. (Best Female/Male Model, Best Menswear, Pret, Luxury Pret, High Street and Lawn Designer, Best Hair and Make-up, Best Photographer and Best Emerging Talent).

The greatest debate was on the fast blurring distinction between Pret 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 Bridalwear 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.

SanaSafinaz and Sania Maskatiya dominate the fashion market as is evidenced by their multiple presence in the design categories.

Although each category can have upto but not more than five nominees, four are often listed in some categories as the jury did not find a contender up to par and did not vote in order to merely make up numbers.

It was an exciting year for Film with several young directors coming up with box office hits. Even so the jury upheld its standards and nominated a total of four for these awards of excellence. The categories of Best Actor and Best Actress had a full clutch of five nominees each. The Jury debated the wisdom of including a Best Director category and decided to honour in 2014 as a mark of encouragement, but from then onwards to let the films speak for the director’s work. The Awards in the Film section will be Jury based and not on box office takings.

The Music industry is lurching back on 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, Actress) and Best Terrestrial (Play, Actor, 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.



Model of the Year (Female)

  1. Amna Ilyas
  2. Cybil Chowdhry
  3. Fouzia Aman
  4. Nooray Bhatty
  5. Rabia Butt

Model of the Year (Male)

  1. Abbas Jaffri
  2. Athar Amin
  3. Jahan-e-khalid
  4. Rizwan Jaffri
  5. Waleed Khalid

Best Fashion Photographer

  1. Abdullah Harris
  2. Guddu Shani
  3. Maram and Abroo
  4. Nadir & Maha from NFK Photography
  5. Rizwan ul Haq

Best Hair and Make-up Artist

  1. Maram and Abroo
  2. Nabila
  3. Nighat Misbah for Depilex
  4. Raana Khan

Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret

  1. Body Focus by Iman Ahmed
  2. Khaadi
  3. SanaSafinaz
  4. Sania Maskatiya
  5. Sublime by Sara Shahid

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret

  1. Ali Xeeshan
  2. Elan
  3. SanaSafinaz
  4. Sania Maskatiya
  5. Shehla Chatoor

 Achievement in Fashion Design – Menswear

  1. Ahmed Bham
  2. Fahad Hussayn
  3. Hassan Sheheryar Yasin
  4. Nauman Arfeen

Achievement in Fashion Design – Lawn

  1. Elan
  2. Fahad Hussayn
  3. Faraz Manan
  4. SanaSafinaz
  5. Sania Maskatiya

Best High Street Brand

  1. Daaman
  2. Gulabo
  3. Khaadi
  4. MK Nation
  5. SanaSafinaz

Best Emerging Talent

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


Film Nominations

Best Film

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

Best Director

  1. Syed Ali Raza Usama for Main Hoon Shahid Afridi
  2. Azfar Jafri for Siyaah
  3. Bilal Lashari for Waar
  4. Meenu & Farjad for Zinda Bhaag

Best Actor

  1. Gohar Rasheed for Seedlings
  2. Humayun Saeed for Main Hoon Shahid Afridi
  3. Khurram Patras for Zinda Bhaag
  4. Mohib Mirza for Seedlings
  5. Shaan Shahid for Waar

Best Actress

  1. Aamina Sheikh for Josh
  2. Aamina Sheikh for Seedlings
  3. Amna Ilyas for Zinda Bhaag
  4. Hareem Farooq for Siyaah
  5. Mahnoor Usman for Siyaah

Music Nominations

Best Album

  1. Mushroom Cloud Effect by Adil Omar
  2. Piyas by Jal
  3. Sargoshiyan by Saturn
  4. Yaran Di Toli by Rizwan Ali

Best Music Video Director

  1. Adeek P K for Waris Shah by Asrar
  2. Adnan Kandhar for Mein Sufi Houn by Sketches
  3. Adnan Malik for My Punjabi Love for you by Bambu Sauce
  4. Yasir Jaswal for Akhri Bar Milo by Shehreyar Mirza
  5. Yasir Jaswal for Bolay by Uzair Jaswal

Best Original Sound Track

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

Best Emerging Talent

  1. Bell
  2. Disbelief
  3. Fables of Cantt
  4. Shehreyar Mirza
  5. Soch

Song of the year

  1. Bolay by Uzair Jaswal
  2. Har Zulm by Sajjad Ali
  3. Jeet by Qayaas
  4. Khair Mangdi by Bilal Saeed
  5. Malaal by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan


TV Nominations

Best TV Serial Satellite

  1. Aunn Zara on A Plus (Producer: Shahzad Chaudhry)
  2. Daagh on ARY Digital (Producer: A n B Productions)
  3. Nanhi on Geo Entertainment (Producer: Iqbal Ansari)
  4. Rehaai on HUM TV (Producer: Momina Duraid)
  5. Ullu baraye farokht nahi on HUM TV (Producer: Nouman Masood)

Best TV Actor Satellite

  1. Fahad Mustafa for Daagh on ARY Digital
  2. Fahad Mustafa for Kankar on HUM TV
  3. Fawad Khan for Zindigi Gulzar Hai on HUM TV
  4. Nauman Ejaz for Rehaai on HUM TV
  5. Nauman Ejaz for Ullu Baraye Furokth Nahi on HUM TV

Best TV Actress Satellite

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

Best TV Serial Terrestrial

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

Best TV Actor Terrestrial

  1. Faisal Rehman for Daag -e- Nadamat on PTV Home
  2. Mohib Mirza for Roshni Andhera Roshni on ATV
  3. Nauman Ejaz for Dil Awaiz on PTV Home
  4. Nauman Ejaz for Kami Reh Gai on PTV Home
  5. Noor Hassan for Kuch Is Tarha on PTV Home

Best TV Actress Terrestrial

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

Best Writer

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

Best Director

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



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