Being a blogger sure has it perks. I recently enjoyed some of them after being invited to the Lux Style Awards 2012. I was of course the ‘social media’. Such a cool ring the term has to it.
Held at Expo centre Karachi on July 10th 2012, the star studded gala was everything you can think it to be. Over the top, glitzy, glamorous and numerous other adjectives ran through my mind. Being one of the few nerdy bloggers in the sea of ‘cool’ people, yes I thought of adjectives to describe the night later in my blog.
While others posed and ‘cheesed’ for pictures, the nerd (me) was busy tweeting about how people posed and ‘cheesed’ for pictures. The Ponds waiting area, a perfect substitute to the play area at other venues kept the guests occupied as hour after hour passed by with no signs of the event starting. People took turns to ‘cheese’ yet again with two golden Ponds women, for whom one couldn’t help but feel sorry after a while.
Once the show started everything was forgotten. Ahmad Ali Butt was the host of the show, and pulled off quite a number of well maila jokes at other people’s expense. But of course it’s always funny when it’s about other people so I laughed away. (Did I mention I secretly love him now?)
The awards for the best film, actor and actress without doubt all went to the movie Bol. But that might have to do with the fact that Bol was the only movie made and nominated. End of story.
Recognizing the gems of the industry for the work they dedicated their life to is always heart warming. And the tribute paid to Ahmad Rushdie was no less. After being given the award for lifetime achievement, numerous celebrities grooved onstage to his beats. One of them was Faisal Qureshi. All those times I complained about him being the judge of a dance competition, I take that back. The guy can shake it indeed.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was also presented with a Special Appreciation Award, which she said meant more to her than the Emmy, since her work for the first time was appreciated at home.
The show had its share of highs and lows. My favourite moment was of course Ahmad Butt ramping it up on stage. The not so favourite moment included Sadia Imam trying to act cute while announcing the winner’s name.
The most awaited moment of the night came when Ali Zafar paid a tribute to the late Mehndi Hassan. His performance of the ever green hit ‘Mujhay Tum Nazr Say Girah Tou Rahay Ho’ will be remembered for a long time to come.
And the award goes to:
|Best Film||Bol by Shoaib Mansoor|
|Best Film Actor||Manzar Sehbai for Bol|
|Best Film Actress||Humaima Malik for Bol|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Ahmed Rushdie|
|Special Appreciation Award||Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy|
|Best TV Actress (Terrestrial)||Sanam Baloch for ‘Sehra Teri Pyaas’|
|Best TV Actor (Terrestrial)||Noman Ejaz for ‘Aao Kahani Buntay Hain’|
|Best TV Serial (Terrestrial||Tera Pyar Nahi Bhoolay|
|Best TV Actor (Satellite)||Faisal Qureshi for ‘Rog’|
|Best TV Actress (Satellite)||Savera Nadeem for “Qaid-e-Tanhai’|
|Best TV Serial (Satellite)||Mera Saeen|
|Best TV Writer||Sameera Fazal for ‘Mera Naseeb’|
|Best TV Director||Sarmad Khoosat for ‘Paani Jaisa Pyar’|
|Best Song of the Year||‘Woh Humsafar Tha’ by Quratul Ain Baloch|
|Best Original Soundtrack||Woh Humsafar Tha|
|Best Music Video Director||Adnan Malik for ‘Mera Bichra Yaar’|
|Best Music Album||‘Jhoom’ by Ali Zafar|
|Best Emerging Talent||Bambu Sauce|
|Best Emerging Talent in Fashion||Zaheer Abbas|
|Best Fashion Photographer||Rizwanul Haq|
|Best Hair and Make-up Artist||Nabila at N-Pro|
|Achievement in Fashion Design-Pret||Kamiar Rokni|
|Achievement in Fashion Design-Luxury Pret||Sania Maskatiya|
|Achievement in Fashion Design-Lawn||Sana Safinaz|
|Best High Street Brand||Khaadi|
|Best Menswear Designer||Omar Farooq @ Republic|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Faiza Samee|
|Model of the Year (Female)||Cybil Chowdhry|
|Model of the Year (Male)||Abbas Jafri|
|Best Dressed Red Carpet Male||Umair Tabani|
|Best Dressed Red Carpet Female||Sanam Chaudhry|