Deconstructing the LSA nominations | Fashion

Deconstructing the LSA nominations | Fashion

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Now that each the grandeur and hullabaloo of the LSA Nominee Reveal occasion is behind us, one can sit again, calm down and work out what precisely occurred within the secret chambers that the esteemed jury members had been locked up in for days. On the occasion itself – a schmoozing, posh night affair – there have been some normal, and a few fairly startling findings. For example, established stars making a significantly late entrance is greater than a standard sight however a preferred actor, and former jury member and musician, taking a jab on the equity of the platform he’s truly internet hosting is unquestionably eye-popping. I’m speaking about Ahmed Ali Butt, who took to the rostrum with all weapons blazing, throwing one googly after the opposite and who ‘virtually’ lit up the social media sphere with a brand new hashtag: ‘#LSAsOhSoCool’.

In brief, the actor just about added gasoline to the fireplace for the LSAs have lengthy been criticized for awarding its favourites – ‘a cool posse’ – despite the fact that it takes immense satisfaction in being the one unbiased, unaffiliated awarding physique within the nation. After all the ultimate winners listing will ultimately develop into the reason for many a whisper as goals will probably be shattered and efforts flushed down in tears however in its fifteenth 12 months, the establishment has, unquestionably, put all criticism to relaxation with nominations that aren’t solely various but in addition inclusive of individuals one would’ve by no means imagined getting acknowledged on such a mainstream platform. That stated, one can not speak concerning the LSAs with out dissecting the nominations, particularly the omissions. Snubs, surprises and egregious oversights are aplenty so let’s get digging!


Though vogue and magnificence awards kind the spine of the LSAs and are actually a part of its legacy, the class – for the very first time in LSA historical past – virtually received eclipsed by these of movie and tv as a result of the latter ones clearly had extra anticipation hooked up to them. Surprisingly sufficient, vogue can be the least controversial of the 4 classes, this 12 months. The listing presents a mixture of nice surprises, deserving snubs and solely a handful of fake pas.

Mannequin of the Yr (Male) stays unquestionable for the sheer purpose that male fashions are few in quantity and profitable ones, even scarcer. Blue-eyed boy Aimal Khan is a welcome addition however main mannequin  Hasnain Lehri will presumably be the one taking the trophy dwelling. That stated, Jahan-e-Khalid is in shut competitors.

Compared, whereas the nominees for Mannequin of the Yr (Feminine) come throughout as befitting at first look, one other have a look at them and one can clearly discover how some extra deserving ladies have gotten the chilly shoulder – notably Sabeeka Imam and Fia Khan. Imam was not solely a continuing function at runway reveals however was additionally a part of vogue campaigns and commercials. Her print portfolio encompassed a various set of advertorials and editorials for bridal put on in addition to garden. She was actually the face of Pakistan’s biggest-selling garden, Gul Ahmed, final 12 months. Khan, then again, might have been seen extra on the catwalk and fewer in print however her presence on the runway remained charming. With an angular face and non-traditional options, Fia has all the time managed to face her personal in an limitless stream of fairly, whitewashed faces and, that too, regardless of being within the recreation for nearly a decade. The truth that she hit the height of her profession up to now 12 months and is now prepared to maneuver on, not like lots of her contemporaries who simply refuse to let go, is what was price recognizing.

One among these two may have simply changed Rabia Butt who, although was noticed on billboards for each Elan and Sapphire, wasn’t fairly the runway queen having remained occupied along with her fairly disappointing debut within the movie Hijrat.

Transferring on to vogue design, Achievement in Fashion Design (Garden) wants no rework. The main target is clearly on designer garden and these had been the one 5 manufacturers from the previous 12 months that attracted each the hype and the gross sales. The identical, nevertheless, can’t be stated for Achievement in Fashion Design (Luxurious Pret). Whereas it’s refreshing to see new names like Mahgul being seen, it was unfair to blatantly overlook the recognition of some veterans. Sana Safinaz, Shehla Chatoor and Elan had been probably the most trending labels throughout crimson carpets final 12 months. From vogue weeks to luncheons and teatime soirees, fashionistas had been seen in a gamut of creations from the Sana Safinaz SS15 assortment – be it the colour-splashed printed flared pants or the luxurious duchess satin robes. And although one can not deny that Elan’s luxurious pret was lacking from the runway, it made up for misplaced occasions on virtually each crimson carpet affair.

The bridal put on class can be crying for a point out of the dynamic duo, Sana Safinaz, for final 12 months’s PLBW noticed them step out of their consolation zone and put up one of the technically innovated assortment that includes belted peplum tops, 3d-embellished lehengas and the boring gold and maroon phenomenon that turned a poster picture for France Lesage. With regards to Fashion Design (prêt), Daaman (although out there throughout cities) wasn’t as deserving as Gulabo, a definite and iconic model that saved making appearances all year long. With no excessive avenue class and no vogue weeks to its credit score, Khaadi was an comprehensible no present however the absence of Ismail Farid within the menswear division wasn’t fairly welcoming.

With regards to excellence in Hair and Make-up, everyone knows that Nabila is sure to win except she decides to withdraw her nomination as a result of nobody can match the size and breadth of her work. Nabila is to LSAs what Lata Mangeshkar was to Filmfares; you may solely cease nominating her and subsequently awarding her if she pulls out her title. So far as the remaining nominees are involved, Natasha Khalid is the lacking hyperlink. Although basically a bridal make-up artist, Khalid was behind some noteworthy vogue campaigns and editorials. Lastly, to not overlook, it could have been attention-grabbing to see Zohra Rahman’s title in Greatest Rising Expertise. It’s humorous how the glimmer and outreach of vogue overshadows jewelry designers despite the fact that they each are incomplete with out one another. Rahman emerged as a rising star final 12 months along with her unconventional strategy to accent design and had her collections actually flying off the racks. She a minimum of deserved a point out.


Mannequin of the Yr (Feminine)

Amna Babar

Fouzia Aman

Nooray Bhatti

Rabia Butt

Sadaf Kanwal

Mannequin of the Yr (Male)

Aimal Khan

Hasnain Lehri

Jahan -e- Khalid

Shahzad Noor

Waleed Khaild

Fashion Photographer

Abdullah Harris

Ayaz Anis

Guddu Shani

Rizwan ul Haq

Shahbaz Shazi

Greatest Hair and Make-up Artist

Hannan Siddique


Omayr Waqar

Raana Khan

Shammal Qureshi for Toni & Man (North Pakistan)

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxurious Pret


Misha Lakhani


Sania Maskatiya

Shamaeel Ansari

Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret

Coco by Zara Shahjahan



Sana Safinaz


Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal

Ali Xeeshan


Faraz Manan

Shehla Chatoor

The Home of Kamiar Rokni

Achievement in Fashion Design – Garden


Faraz Manan

Sana Safinaz

Sania Maskatiya

Zara Shahjahan

Greatest Menswear Designer

Ahmed Bham

Amir Adnan

Hassan Sheheryar Yasin

Nauman Arfeen

Omar Farooq for Republic

Greatest Rising Expertise

Alee Hasan (Pictures)

Ammara Khan (Designer)

Anum Malik (Mannequin)

Hira Shah (Mannequin)

Zara Abid (Mannequin)


Music nominations, by far, got here with probably the most attention-grabbing surprises this 12 months. Whereas it has been continuously strengthened that indie musicians are the best contributing issue to music’s survival in Pakistan, in the case of recognition within the mainstream they’ve been hanging by a drawstring proper on the doorstep. However it’s revolution time. Indie artistes haven’t solely crossed borders and made it to worldwide performing platforms just like the SXSW and most just lately, the HAU in Berlin, however have additionally pushed and fought to get a spot on the LSA nominations. And with that alone, the music jury has absolutely made a giant assertion. Nevertheless, despite the fact that credit score has been given the place it’s due, attracting votes will stay a wrestle as a result of indie musicians lack mass recognition.

Significantly attention-grabbing this 12 months is the Album of the Yr class. The jury deserves a pat on the again for managing to listing down 5 names, given how music albums in Pakistan have develop into historical artifacts that require appreciable funding however provide no return and due to which most artistes have merely resorted to producing singles. Track of the Yr, then again, is a superb trigger for debate. Although not authentic, ‘Tajdar-e-Haram’ was the preferred track to return out of Coke Studio final 12 months. It was additionally the most well liked sensation on social media, getting greater than one million likes in a day and is actually probably the most downloaded track from Coke Studio, until date. After all, originality is before everything, nevertheless it goes with out saying that Atif made the track his personal as an alternative of solely imitating an earlier rendition and therefore deserved a nomination. That stated, factors to the jury for giving ‘Tamasha’ by Khumariyaan a well-deserved point out.

The Greatest Music Video Director nominations are more likely to go away many perplexed with no relatable, stable picks. The absence of Noori’s ‘Aik Tha Badshah’ is strongly felt. Although an odd diversion from their most popular sound, the video provided a subversive but enthralling idea of energy overtaking purpose.

A mirrored image of their newfound ambition, the comeback video had followers trolling their web page for hours and it could have been stability to appoint them in a listing, which proper now, has loads much less to narrate to for business music lovers. This pattern continues throughout the spectrum and solely provides to the dilemma of indie vs. mainstream.


Dapper affair: Actors Humayun Saeed and Ahmed Ali Butt, stars of last year’s hit flick Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and Best Actor (Film) nominees, strike a pose. JPNA has picked up a total of 9 LSA nominations this year including one for Best Film.
Dapper affair: Actors Humayun Saeed and Ahmed Ali Butt, stars of final 12 months’s hit flick Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and Greatest Actor (Movie) nominees, strike a pose. JPNA has picked up a complete of 9 LSA nominations this 12 months together with one for Greatest Movie.

2015 noticed Pakistani cinema rise from the ashes to truly develop into an business with potential, releasing a complete of 15 various set of movies – from low-budgeted ventures like Good Morning Karachi to blockbuster masala potboilers like Jawani Phir Nahi Ani. And with channel-driven award reveals patting their very own backs and blowing their very own trumpets, the LSAs had a higher accountability to be honest and clever of their resolution. Nevertheless, whereas no worthy movie has gone unrecognized, it’s evident that the jury was much less variety to a few of them.

Jawani Phir Nahi Ani rightfully leads with a complete of 9 nominations adopted by Jami’s critically acclaimed Moor. Nevertheless, Wajahat Rauf’s roadtrip comedy Karachi Se Lahore didn’t fairly get sufficient love, grabbing solely three nominations – one for Greatest Supporting Actor and one every for Greatest Singer Male and Feminine. And earlier than you congratulate Ayesha Omar for ‘Tutti Fruity’ permit us to level out that the nomination for Greatest Playback Singer (Feminine) for KSL went to Zarrish for ‘Rabbi Ralli.’ The largest shock comes within the type of Ahmed Ali Butt getting a nomination for Greatest Actor when actually his function was that of a supporting one. With Humayun Saeed main the pack, this blunder naturally reduces Butt’s possibilities at successful an award that he clearly merited.

One hoped that the wave of affection in the direction of Mahira Khan would propel Bin Roye to a Greatest Image nomination however in what was an eyebrow-raising shock, the movie was omitted from the class. It comes as fairly a shock as a result of Bin Roye was the third highest grossing film of 2015 and had a significantly future at cinemas abroad. As an alternative, Danish Taimoor-starrer Improper No., which received a justifiable share of flak for hitting all-time low with crass, vulgar comedy, made the reduce. The alternatives go away one confused as to what was the criterion – field workplace numbers or high quality content material. In each instances, Bin Roye outdated a minimum of one of many 5 movies nominated.

Yasir Hussain, Farhan Saeed, Urwa Hocane, Sarwat Gillani and Noor Hassan Rizvi at the LSA Nominee Reveal event.
Yasir Hussain, Farhan Saeed, Urwa Hocane, Sarwat Gillani and Noor Hassan Rizvi on the LSA Nominee Reveal occasion.

The inclusion of Greatest Singer (Male) and (Feminine) classes is thrilling however has room for a little bit of enchancment. Dekh Magar Pyar Se was undoubtedly the uncrowned worst film of the previous 12 months however its soundtrack was its solely redeeming function and one which got here with a variety of appreciation from listeners. Although competitors would have been stiff, Soch’s ‘Tumhe Dillagi’ nonetheless ought to have been talked about amongst the nominees. If playback singers can get a nod,then why not music composers? Maybe, for future reference, this can be a class that wants area on the roster.

For probably the most half, LSAs have gotten it proper. They’ve refused to bow in route of mainstream gibberish and haven’t proven bias in the direction of anybody explicit movie. After all, thespians aren’t going to be the happiest souls since as soon as once more theatre has gone unacknowledged however in shortlisting the remaining, it remained largely neutral. Now, all eyes are on the awards evening that’s tentatively scheduled to happen late July. Will it succumb to harsh criticism by solely honouring the celebs or will it embrace new expertise and set change in movement? Watch this area for when the time comes…


Greatest Movie

Jawani Phir Nai Ani




Improper No.

Greatest Movie Actress

Mahira Khan for Bin Roye

Mehwish Hayat for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

Samia Mumtaz for Moor

Sania Saeed for Manto

Sohai Abro for Improper No

Greatest Movie Actor

Adnan Sarwar for Shah

Ahmed Ali Butt for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

Hameed Sheikh for Moor

Humayun Saeed for Jawani Phir Nahi Aani

Sarmad Sultan Khoosat for Manto

Greatest Movie Director

Adnan Sarwar for Shah

Jamshed Mehmood Raza for Moor

Momina Duraid & Shahzad Kashmiri for Bin Roye

Nadeem baig for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

Sarmad Sultan Khoosat for Manto

Greatest Supporting Actress

Armeena Rana Khan for Bin Roye

Ayesha Khan for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

Nimra Bucha for Manto

Sarwat Gillani for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

Sohai Ali Abro for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

Greatest Supporting Actor

Ali Safina for Jalaibee

Javed Sheikh for Improper No.

Shaz Khan for Moor

Vasay Chaudhry for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

Yasir Hussain for Karachi se Lahore

Greatest Singer (Male) – Movie

Ali Noor & Ali Hamza OST Karachi Se Lahore

Ali Sethi for ‘Aah ko chahiye’ OST Manto

Javed Bashir for ‘Talabgaar’ OST Moor

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for ‘Teray Bina Jeena’ OST Bin Roye

Rahim Shah for ‘Gul Bashri’ OST Moor

Greatest Singer (Feminine) – Movie

Abida Parveen for ‘Maula’ OST Bin Roye

Zeb Bangesh for ‘Kya Hoga’ OST Manto

Meesha Shafi for Eva OST Moor

Harshdeep Kaur for ‘Ballay Ballay’ OST Bin Roye

Zarrish for ‘Rabbi Ralli’ OST Karachi se Lahore

tv NominATIONS

Greatest TV Play


Mohabbat Aag Si


Rung Lagaa

Sadqay Tumhare

Greatest TV Actor

Adnan Malik for Sadqay Tumharay

Faisal Qureshi for Rang Laga

Noman Ejaz for Zinda Dargor

Noor Hassan for Muqaddas

Osman Khalid Butt for Diyar e Dil

Greatest TV Actress

Iffat Umer in Mohabbat Aag Si

Mahirah Khan for Sadqay Tumharay

Maya Ali for Diyar e Dil

Saima Noor in Rang Laga

Sajjal Ali for Khuda Dekh Raha Hai

Greatest TV Director

Aamir Yousuf for Aap ki kaneez

Anjum Shahzad for Rang Laga

Ehteshamuddin for Sadqay Tumhare

Haseeb Hassan for Diyar e Dil

Sabiha Sumar for Khuda Dekh Raha Hai

Greatest TV Author

Adeel Razzaq for Muqaddas

Farhat Ishtiaq for Diyar e Dil

Imran Nazir for Muhabbat Aag Si

Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar for Sadqay Tumhare

Sana Fahad for Rang Laga

Greatest Authentic Sound Observe

‘Alvida’ by Shafqat Amanat Ali for Alivida by Momina Duraid, Humayun Saeed, Shehzad Naseeb

‘Diyar e Dil’  by Zeb Bangash and Momin Durrani for Diyar e Dil by Momina Duraid

‘Dusri Biwi’ by Ahmad Jahanzeb  for Dusri Biwi by Fahad Mustafa & Ali Kazmi

‘Mohabbat Aag Si’ by Shafqat Salamat Ali & Beena Khan for MAS by Momina Duraid Productions

‘Mol’ by Bushra Bilal for Mol by Momina Duraid & Satish Anand


Album of the 12 months

Bahadur Yaar Jung by E Sharp

Begum Gul Bakaoli Sarfarosh by Noori

Ismail ka Urdu Sheher by Zohaib Kazi

Saturday Evening Killing Machine by Adil Omar and Talal Qureshi

Until the Finish of Time by Natasha Humera Ejaz

Track of the Yr

‘Jogiya’ by Javed Bashir

‘Rockstar Romeo’ by Ali Zafar

‘Sarak Sarak’ by Mai Dhai Band

‘Shakar Wandaan’ by Asrar Shah

‘Tamasha’ by Khumariyaan

Greatest Music Video Director

Adil Omar for ‘Nighat & Paras’ by Adil Omar & Talal Qureshi

Kamal Khan for ‘Wake Up/Jaago’ by Zohaib Kazi

Nadir Shehzad Khan for ‘Baaghi’ by Sikandar Ka Mandar

Natasha Humera Ejaz & Shahrukh Khurshid for ‘Khwab’ by Natasha Humera Ejaz

Salman Noorani for ‘Mariam’ by Mooroo

Greatest Rising Expertise

Ali Suhail

Mehdi Maloof

Sluggish Spin


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