And the award goes to… these are the most heard and said words in any award ceremony which brings excitement and disappointment amongst nominees and audience. ARY Digital Network, the largest satellite television network of Pakistan recently held the biggest film awards ceremony in Dubai, the ARY Film Awards 2016 (AFA16).
Glad to see my favourite movie JPNA bagging most of the awards that evening. For the Best Supporting Actor – Female, Best Supporting Actor -Male, Best Performance in a Comic Role, Best Actor – Male, Best Actor – Female, Best Film, Best Director, Best Action, Best Choreography, Best Dialogue, Best Editing, Best Story, Best Screenplay, Best Make-up, Best Costume Design and Best Music. Phew! these are whole lotta awards than I was expecting. Good job team JPNA!
Best Star Debut Male award goes to Danish Taimoor for Jalaibee, Best Star Debut Female goes to Ayesha Omar for Karachi Se Lahore and Best Performance in a Negative Role goes to Ayaz Samoo for Moor.
Then in the category for Best Singer Male and Female, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Sara Raza were awarded for Halla Gulla & Wrong No. In Jury Choice Awards Sarmad Khoosat was awarded for the Best Actor -Manto, Best Actress Sania Saeed – Manto, Best Film, again it was JPNA and Best Director was Nadeem Baig for JPNA.
For the Technical Awards category, award was given to Best Background Score – Strings- MOOR, Best Cinematography – Farhan Hafeez – Moor, Best Special Effects (Visuals) – Kamaluddin Ahmed, Shakir Danial & Fatima – MOOR.
Special Award category had awards for the Radio Spice Entertainer of the year – Mahira Khan, International Film Icon – Fawad Khan (Oh I knew it), Lifetime Achievement Award – Waheed Murad and Tribute to Legend – Mr. Javaid Sheikh.
Special Award for 2014 category had winners for the Best Film of 2014- Na Maloon Afraad, Critics Award For Best Independent Movie – Manto and Animated Movie – 3 Bahadur.
On this note, I am very much happy to announce the winners. Rest of the nominees are winners as well because they made it to the list. Let us all now wait for what AFA 2017 will have for us.