10 best and worst moments of Hum TV awards 2016

Published: April 24, 2016
From Sohai's epic dance numbers to cringe-worthy bloopers, here are the best and worst moments from last night.

From Sohai's epic dance numbers to cringe-worthy bloopers, here are the best and worst moments from last night. PHOTO: FILE

We’ve seen some great moments this awards season, from Ahmad Ali Butt’s hilarious antics to Sohai Ali Abro’s killer dance performances. There have been some not-so-great moments as well, however, from peeved celebs to cringe-worthy bloopers throughout award ceremonies, and the Hum TV awards were no exception.

Here are the five best and worst moments from last night’s Hum TV awards:

Best moments

1. Actor Ahsan Ali Khan dominated the stage with his performance to Manma Emotion Jaage.

Fun dance #ahsankhan #HUMAwards #PakistanDrama #AwardShows #Karachi

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2. Sohai Ali Abro as always, impressed the audience with her dance moves to Gulabo from Shaandaar.

#sohai performs ! Amazing stage Hum ! #ServisHumAwards

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She even pulled Mawra Hocane on stage!

Awwwww :') HUGIII. #mawrahocane i asloo want hug from you..☺ #humawards can't wait to see her first [email protected] #sohaialiabro

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Sohai also performed to Deewani from Bajirao Mastani. 

#SohaiAliAbro performing at #ServisHumAwards #HappeningNow #Regrann @sohaialiabroofficial #makeupoholics

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3. The famous Hocane sisters, Mawra and Urwa, performed an upbeat dance to Let’s Nacho and Kheench Meri Photo.

4. Atif Aslam blew us away with his incredible vocal skills.

#AtifAslam #servicehumawards #humawards2016

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#atifaslam perform humtv awards

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5. Ahmad Ali Butt’s antics didn’t disappoint. After handing out humour awards to celebrities and his performance to Taher Shah’s Angel at the ARY Film Awards in Dubai this month, Ahmad returned to the Hum TV awards with the same spirit.

During technical glitches, he kept the audience entertained with a style competition after rounding up celebrities such as the stunning Saba Qamar, and the outrageously dressed Uzair Jaswal.


He even brought Gohar Rasheed on stage, who was donning an eccentric design by Golabo, and asked if he was trying to strengthen ties between Pakistan and Taiwan, leaving the audience in fits of laughter.

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Worst moments

1. On the Red Carpet, as celebrities strutted their stuff for the media, organisers were constantly photo-bombing pictures, which left photographers peeved to say the least.

The disorganised event started at 11:20pm, over two hours past it’s scheduled time.

Once the show began, the audience was ready for a great time. Sadly, due to several technical glitches, it did not run as smoothly as expected.


Model Nadia Hussain took the stage to announce the award for best male model, only to find her mic not working. No one past the first row could hear her, and as the hosts Hamza Ali Abbasi and Ayesha Khan announced the nominees, no one ran on stage to give her a new mic. It wasn’t until Shahzad Noor wanted to say his thank you speech that a new mic was brought in.

2. While dance performances throughout the night were well choreographed and entertaining, the fact that all the dance numbers were to Bollywood songs seemed odd. On a night when we’re celebrating the talent of our own entertainment industry, it would have been intuitive to dance to Lollywood songs.

3. Certain A list celebrities were seen leaving the event due to poor seating arrangements. Singer Umair Jaswal, along with VJ/actor Wiqar Ali, as well as Faraz Khan (head of Huawei) left the venue because ushers did not know where to seat people.

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4. An award inevitably loses its value when it’s given to several people, which is exactly what happened last night where there were two winners for each award category.

Mahira Khan and Sania Saeed shared the film recognition award in the female category for Bin Roye and Manto respectively, while there were three winners on the men’s side. Sarmad Khoosat bagged the award for Manto, and so did Humayun Saeed for Bin Roye and JPNA.

Three winners sharing one award is excessive — they might as well have given everyone a participation award.


5. The hosts of the night Hamza Ali Abbasi and Ayesha Khan, were disappointing to say the least. They lacked on-stage chemistry, and constantly interrupted one another, as well as the presenters on stage. Hamza attempted to crack several jokes that were met with silence from the audience, and Ayesha looked like she’d rather be anywhere else.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Aamir
    Apr 24, 2016 - 6:11PM

    Absolute pathetic dancing to Bollywood songs. In the past Hum TV have had a lot of criticism regarding this.
    Going to give this a miss but will definitely watch the Ary Film Awards.Recommend

  • samarah
    Apr 24, 2016 - 11:18PM

    Despite pakistani movies releasing many dance numbers, they still perform on bollywood songs. What a sad story.

    Also, dancing barefoot looks so unprofessional and weird. They néed to stop doing that.Recommend

  • nimit
    Apr 25, 2016 - 8:13AM

    If Bollywood can take Pakistani artist in their movie than why can’t they dance on Bollywood song? Recommend

  • S
    Apr 26, 2016 - 1:22AM

    Nothing wrong with it except it’s a Pakistani award show so it makes much more sense to use Pakistani film industry songs. Recommend

  • AN
    Apr 26, 2016 - 3:29PM

    well then they are Bollywood movie (indian)
    so why should we take a Pakistani star.Recommend

  • Apr 28, 2016 - 2:52AM

    Well reported. Thanks for an informative, constructive and comprehensive criticism and praise!Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    May 2, 2016 - 1:45PM

    Hamza ali is a good looking hunk but lacks chemistry or acting skills . Recommend

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