LSA 2018 predictions: Who we think should win and who we think will win

Published: February 14, 2018
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The Lux Style Awards (LSA) recently released their nominations for 18 entertainment categories, 12 of which are open for voting. The remaining 10 fashion categories were announced later.

All nominations have been shortlisted and the voting is now closed. Ahead of the prestigious awards, which are scheduled to be held sometime during next month, here’s a list of who we think should win and why.

– FILM –

Best Film:

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Who we think should win: Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Who we think will win: Punjab Nahi Jaungi

No surprises here. This Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat-starrer emerged as the biggest movie of 2017 with its strong plot and rock solid, super entertaining story line.

Best Actor

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Who we think should win: Humayun Saeed for Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Who we think will win: Humayun Saeed for Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Humayun sure made for a very convincing Fawad Khagga, perfecting the look and accent down to a tee. And let’s not to forget that power-packed moustache!

Best Actress

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Who we think should win: Uzma Hassan for Arth – The Destination

Who we think will win: Mahira Khan for Verna

While Uzma was practically the only saving grace in the poorly structured Shaan Shahid directorial, we strongly believe Mahira will be taking the trophy for Best Actress this year.

Best Film Director

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Who we think should win: Nadeem Beyg for Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Who we think will win: Nadeem Beyg for Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Nadeem ticked all the right boxes with Punjab Nahi Jaungi and we believe he rightfully deserve this award. With perfect amount of entertainment, emotions and visuals, he surely gave us a treat with this family film.

Best Supporting Actor (Film)

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Who we think should win: Ali Rizvi for Chupan Chupai

Who we think will win: Javed Sheikh for Na Maloom Afraad 2

Chupan Chupai was definitely an unexpected surprise. With its fresh cast, brilliant at what they do, we hope to see Ali take this award at LSA. But we do have a strong feeling that veteran Javed might usurp it from him. Guess only time will tell…

Best Supporting Actress (Film)

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Who we think should win: Sadaf Kanwal for Balu Mahi

Who we think will win: Urwa Hocane for Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Sadaf proved she was more than just eye candy in the Osman Khalid Butt and Ainy Jaffri-starrer, Balu Mahi. Surely, the supermodel sure deserves an accolade for holding her own in the movie. However, this just might go in favour of Urwa’s character Durdana from Punjab Nahi Jaungi.

Best Singer Male (Film)

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Who we think should win: Sahir Ali Bagga for Murshid Jee in Arth – The Destination

Who we think will win: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Sawaar De in Arth – The Destination

While all the nominees some very good vocals, we feel Sahir Ali Bagga’s Murshid Jee deserves to win the most. However, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s classical might just take the trophy with Sawaar De. In any case,  the win will be for Arth – The Destination. The film needs this as redemption, considering it fared so poorly at the box office.

Best Singer Female (Film)

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Who we think should win: Aima Baig for Kaif O Suroor in Na Maloom Afraad 2

Who we think will win: Aima Baig for Kaif O Suroor of Na Maloom Afraad 2

Kaif O Suroor was not only a visual hit (all thanks to Sadaf Kanwal’s moves) but it also managed to introduce people to Aima’s powerhouse vocals. We think this number will definitely do well at the Lux Style Awards and it rightly deserves to.

– MUSIC –

Album of the Year

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Who we think should win: Elhaam by Sounds of Kolachi

Who we think will win: Wajd by Hadiqa Kiyani

We have no doubts that Kiyani’s latest offering is culturally diverse but we think that Sounds of Kolachi deserves this one.

Singer of the Year

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Who we think should win: Abid Brohi for The Sibbi Song

Who we think will win: Ali Hamza, Ali Sethi and Waqar Ehsan for Tinak Dhin

The Sibbi Song and Tinak Dhin were the biggest hits of 2017. Hailing from a small town, Abid truly deserves this award since his song went viral. However, Tinak Dhin, being from Coke Studio, could easily take the trophy since everyone is still humming it.

Best Music Video Director

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Who we think should win: Qamar Anwer for Kasani

Who we think will win: Taimoor Salahuddin for Chan Kithan

We believe Qamar should bag this title for the very creative street-style video that he directed for Kasani. However, considering Taimoor’s talent and Mira Sethi’s dream sequence in the video, Chan Kithan might just be it.

Best Emerging Talent

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Who we think should win: Badnam for Khwaja ke Diwani

Who we think will win: Kashmir for Kaghaz ka Jahaz

Pepsi Battle of the Bands finalists, Badnaam and Kashmir are our picks for the category of Best Emerging Talent. While Badnaam may have a more local flavour, Kashmir just might be the more modern sound, and that’s what might make them take the accolade home!

– TV –

Best TV Play

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Who we think should win: Sang E Mar Mar

Who we think will win: Baaghi

Sang E Mar Mar broke social taboos in the best way possible, hence we think it should be named as the best TV play. However, Saba Qamar’s Baaghi just might take the edge with its massive TRPs and the Qandeel Baloch controversy backing it up.

Best TV Actor

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Who we think should win: Adnan Siddiqui in Sammi

Who we think will win: Ahad Raza Mir in Yakeen ka Safar

We love anything and everything Adnan Siddiqui and are rooting for him. But Ahad Raza Mir might emerge as the clear choice. May the best man win…

Best TV Actress

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PHOTO: FILE

Who we think should win: Saba Qamar in Baaghi

Who we think will win: Saba Qamar in Baaghi

Come on… there are simply no questions here.

Best TV Director

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Who we think should win: Ahsan Talish for Alif Allah Aur Insan

Who we think will win: Farooq Rind for Baaghi

In a very subtle manner, Alif Allah Aur Insaan has managed to touch many important subjects and we have Ahsan to credit for that. However, Baaghi, again, might just pull a clean sweep.

Best Writer

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Who we think should win: Mustafa Afridi for Sang E Mar Mar

Who we think will win: Qaisara Hayat for Alif Allah aur Insan

Sang E Mar Mar had a flawless write up which revolved around revenge, grudges and hatred. But we think Qaisara from Alif Allah Aur Insan can end up winning for its brilliant plot.

Best OST

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Who we think should win: Sahir Ali Bagga for O Rangreza

Who we think will win: Shuja Haider for Baaghi

Sahir Ali Bagga’s soulful voice for Saba Qamar’s recent venture Baaghi is powerful, emotional and ticks all the right boxes. However, Shuja Haider can emerge as the winner for the night with his OST for Bilal Abbas and Sajal Aly starrer, O Rangreza. 

– FASHION –

Model of the Year (Female)

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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/SADAF KANWAL

Who we think should win: Sadaf Kanwal

Who we think will win: Sadaf Kanwal

The timeless model continues to ravage runways and magazine covers alike, with her extremely original style and signature brows.

Model of the Year (Male)

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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/HASNAIN LEHRI, SHAHZAD NOOR

Who we think should win: Shahzad Noor

Who we think will win: Hasnain Lehri

The hunk just happens to have the avant-garde wow factor that is scarce in Pakistani male models. He happens to effortlessly ace desi as well as angraizi looks with finesse. A two-time LSA winner has what it takes!

Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret

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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/KHAADI 2,GENERATION

Who we think should win: Chapter 2 by Khaadi

Who we think will win: Generation

Brimming with innovation, this brand by Khaadi speaks to the youth of Pakistan. From bright tones to lax fitting, Chapter 2 is trendy while being ultra comfy.

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret

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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/MISHA LAKHANI/ELAN

Who we think should win: Misha Lakhani

Who we think will win: Elan

Fusing minimal aesthetic to classy silhouettes, Misha’s offerings are all about understated elegance.

Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal

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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/FARAZ MANAN

Who we think should win: Faraz Manan

Who we think will win: Faraz Manan

Fearless with his cuts and designs, this experimental designer has managed to bag a Bollywood fan base too.

Achievement in Fashion Design – Lawn

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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/SANA SAFINAZ, ELAN

Who we think should win: Sana Safinaz

Who we think will win: Elan

The designer duo whose been there, done that for years now seems to have grasped exactly what the consumer requires to look polished, yet feminine.

Best Menswear Designer

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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/HSY, AMIR ADNAN

Who we think should win: HSY

Who we think will win: Amir Adnan

HSY is the flag bearer of contemporary fashion and his androgynous styles are exactly what the doctor ordered.

Best Emerging Talent

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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/SAHEEFA JABBAR KHATTAK

Who we think should win: Saheefa Jabbar Khatak

Who we think will win: Saheefa Jabbar Khatak

A source of inspiration to countless, this up-and-coming model is not just fit for fashion campaigns but is a success story every commoner could learn from.

This piece is complied by:

FILMS: Rahul Aijaz

TV: Rida Lodhi

Music: Shaheera Anwar

Fashion: Manaal Khurram

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