Lux Style Awards 2015 Winners : Ayeza Khan won best TV actress in-spite of not taking part in plays anymore

The Annual LUX style awards (LSAs) seemed to have a slippery start what with it requiring scrubbing the slate clean and including nominees that had been initially excluded.

This left room for the speculative amongst us to wonder whether the organisers hadn’t done the required groundwork in the first place, or whether these changes were deeper revelations inspired by sponsors. Of course no one is completely discounting the suggestion that they might actually have been trying to be fair.

When the dust, rather, soap suds settled, we were left with an odd mix of nominees and dated nominations honouring last year’s TV dramas, films, music and fashion. But perhaps an excuse for a high glamour home grown award show provides enough smoke and mirrors to overlook all that.

We ran an online survey asking our readers to pick their winners, and it looks like the pollsters and the LUX Style Awards jury were mostly on the same page.


BEST TV PLAY

LUX Style Awards: Pyaray Afzal

Polls: Pyaray Afzal (82.1% of votes)

Pyaray Afzal swept the jury and popular vote. The pollsters gave it a whopping 82.1% of the vote. No surprises here since much of the nation was enthralled by our love struck tragic hero.


BEST TV ACTOR

LUX Style Awards: Hamza Ali Abbasi (Pyaray Afzal)

Polls: Hamza Ali Abbasi (Pyaray Afzal) (51.2% of votes)

Cleaning out the competition, Hamza Ali Abbasi was both jury and poll favourite for his portrayal of lovelorn Afzal. Though he wasn’t quite squeaky clean, his likeable character definitely won hearts.


BEST TV ACTRESS

LUX Style Awards: Aiza Khan (Pyaray Afzal)

Polls: Aiza Khan (Pyaray Afzal) (48% of votes)

With her magroor haseena act, Aiza Khan came out on top!

Who says the jury and the audience doesn’t appreciate strong-willed women? HUM TV are you listening?


BEST TV WRITER

LUX Style Awards: Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar (Pyaray Afzal)

Polls: Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar (Pyaray Afzal) (80.6% of votes)

Beating out other nominees with a mere flick of his pen, Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar won both the award and audience appreciation for dialogues that stick.


BEST TV DIRECTOR

LUX Style Awards: Nadeem Baig (Pyaray Afzal)

Polls: Nadeem Baig (Pyaray Afzal) (72.9% of votes)

A clear crowd pleaser on all accounts, Pyaray Afzal pulled in a win for director Nadeem Baig for a smartly packaged and well-delivered product.


BEST FILM

Na Maloom Afraad producer Fiza Ali Meerza – Publicity photo
Na Maloom Afraad producer Fiza Ali Meerza – Publicity photo

LUX Style Awards: Na Maloom Afraad

Polls: Na Maloom Afraad (52.5% of votes)

No surprises here! Na Maloom Afraad, an out and out entertainer took in the jury award and poll winnings with 52.5% of the pollsters votes and 100% audience approval for all things comical with a uniquely Pakistani flavor.


BEST FILM DIRECTOR

Nabeel Qureshi with Na Maloom Afraad producer Fiza Ali Meerza
Nabeel Qureshi with Na Maloom Afraad producer Fiza Ali Meerza

LUX Style Awards: Nabeel Qureshi (Na Maloom Afraad)

Polls: Nabeel Qureshi (Na Maloom Afraad) (49.2% of votes)

Kudos to Nabeel Qureshi for giving the public a reason to go to the cinema and escape the realities of riots, power cuts and personal hardships of living in Pakistan by showing them riots, power cuts and personal hardships.


BEST FILM ACTOR

Javed Sheikh's children, Momal and Shehzad Sheikh, accepted his award on his behalf
Javed Sheikh’s children, Momal and Shehzad Sheikh, accepted his award on his behalf

LUX Style Awards: Javed Sheikh (Na Maloom Afraad)

Polls: Fahad Mustafa (Na Maloom Afraad) (44.5% of votes)

The jury favoured Javed Sheikh for the win for his role as Shakeel Bhai, the upright government employee, desperate enough to take desperate measures. The pollsters voted for the same film but a different actor. Fahad Mustafa with his take on a struggling insurance agent dreaming and scheming on the big screen got 44.5% of the popular vote.


BEST FILM ACTRESS

LUX Style Awards: Saleha Arif (Dukhtar)

Polls: Samiya Mumtaz (Dukhtar) (60% of votes)

The jury gave the nod to the youngest nominee in the competition Saleha Arif! A well-deserved win for the young actress who held her own among the more seasoned performers in the film.

Samiya Mumtaz got a rousing approval from the polls with a 60% vote in her favour for her role as the desperate yet steely willed mother in Dukhtar.


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Zoe Viccaji with Adnan Kandhar and Farhan Saeed
Zoe Viccaji with Adnan Kandhar and Farhan Saeed

LUX Style Awards: Dareeche by Zoe Viccaji

Polls: Dareeche by Zoe Viccaji (37.5% of votes)

Dareeche, which was a window into Zoe Viccaji’s soulful and personal journey resonated with both the jury and pollsters.


SONG OF THE YEAR

LUX Style Awards: Roiyaan by Farhan Saeed

Polls: Roiyaan by Farhan Saeed (31.1% of votes)

Farhan Saeed’s rendition of broken dreams saw no love lost among jury and his fans. Roiyaan won hearts and votes to beat out the rest of the competition.


BEST OST

LUX Style Awards: Fizza Ali Meerza / Nabeel Qureshi for Billi (Na Maloom Afraad)

Polls: Saad Sultan for Liayan Liayan in TV series Jackson Heights (35.1% of votes)

The jury awarded Billi from Na Maloom Afraad as best original soundtrack. Who would have guessed that the song meant to draw in the crowds would impress the jury as well?

Saad Sultan’s acoustic reimagining of the original Liayan Laiyan was music to pollster’s ears. He had many fans and votes swaying to his tune.


BEST EMERGING TALENT (SINGER)

LUX Style Awards: Sara Haider

Polls: Sara Haider (51.7% of votes)

Sara Haider’s singing talent spotlighted by Grease and more recently Coke Studio won the award for talent to lookout for. Her performance made the audience take note too!

Some Candid Moments

Here’s a sneak peak into the after-party:

Whoops! Ali Z’s rockstar moment with Resham and Meera got him into trouble with his wife:

Hosts Humayun and his wife show how it’s done. The duo look lovingly at each other as fellow celebs snap away:

Speaking of lovebirds, we can’t help but go awww. Which is your favourite couple?

The boys seemed shy at first: …but then they just let loose: Ahmed Ali Butt, Hamza Ali Abbasi and Umair Jaswal know how to fire up the dance floor! Hamza and Ayesha’s selfie moment: Brace yourselves, more selfies are coming:

Do you think this one beats Ellen’s selfie?

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