The Review Committee of the LUX Style Awards 2016 met to take a second look at the film nominations.
The Jury discussed all outstanding issues and unanimously agreed to move Ahmad Ali Butt’s nomination from Best Actor to Best Supporting Actor for his role in Jawani Phir Nahin Aani. This action has been taken after Ahmad Ali Butt had sent a request to the LSA jury and requested them to move his nomination.
Interestingly, another vj turned actor Ali Safina had also expressed dissatisfaction over his nomination in Best Support Actor category but seems like it has gone unheard as there is no mention about his concern in official press release.
So someone who played lead gets nominated as a supporting lead and some one who played a supporting lead gets into the best actors category.
— Ali Safina (@AliSafinas) June 4, 2016
Following Butt’s footsteps, Ali Safina, also expressed his discomfort, over his nomination in the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category, on social media. He believed his role in Jalaibee was that of the male lead along with Danish Taimoor. However, the revised nominations do not mention his name in his preferred category.
The Review Committee decided that as the earlier process was by ballot voting, some adjustments had to be made to the announced nominations. As a result of the move Danish Taimoor climbed into the top five for his performance as the lead role for Wrong Number. The Best Supporting Actor category, this year, will include six nominations
For future consideration of film categories for LUX Style Awards, all Production Houses have to submit in their screener-film copies for all Jury members. The Copies should be supported by Film entrees for categories so as to avoid the placement of nominees in erroneous categories.
The revised categories, in alphabetical order, now read as follows:
Best Film Actor
Adnan Sarwar for Shah
Danish Taimoor for Wrong Number
Hameed Sheikh for Moor
Humayun Saeed for Jawani Phir Nahin Aani
Sarmad Sultan Khoosat for Manto
Best Film Supporting Actor
Ahmed Ali Butt for Jawani Phir Nahin Aani
Ali Safina for Jalaibee
Javed Sheikh for Wrong Number
Shaz Khan for Moor
Wasay Chaudhry for Jawani Phir Nahin Aani
Yasir Hussain for Karachi sey Lahore