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  • Winners of the ARY Film Awards 2016

    The ARY Film Awards 2016 took place in Dubai. The glamourous affair celebrated the best of Pakistani cinema from the last 12 months.

    ARY Film Awards 2016 Winners

    It has been a spectacular 12 months for Pakistani cinema

    Pakistan’s largest satellite television network, ARY Digital, graced Dubai for their annual ARY Film Awards 2016 (AFA16).

    The ARY Film Awards took place on Sunday 17th April 2016. This is the first time such a big Pakistani film awards has been held outside of Pakistan.

    For 2016, Dubai played host to the ARY Film Awards, with Pakistani stars and celebrities flying in to grace the red carpet.

    It has been a spectacular 12 months for Pakistani cinema, which has enjoyed a huge revival over the last few years.

    Many films have been of an exceptional nature and the awards simply display how much talent Pakistan holds – from actors, filmmakers, cinematographers, script writers to musicians.

    ARY Film Awards 2016 Winners

    Some of the big film winners included Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, which took the Viewer’s Choice Award for ‘Best Film’.

    The film cleaned up on the night, winning awards for ‘Best Actor Male’ for Humayun Saeed, ‘Best Actor Female’ for Sohai Ali Abro and ‘Best Director’ for Nadeem Baig.

    Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan took a short break from his Bollywood projects to attend the award ceremony with his wife.

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    The man of many talents took the Special Award for ‘International Film Icon’, which pays tribute to his work outside of Pakistan.

    Film Moor was also a popular winner, with awards for ‘Best Background score’ with Strings, ‘Best Cinematography’ for Farhan Hafeez and ‘Best Performance in a Negative Role’ for Ayaz Samoo.

    Here is the full list of winners of the ARY Film Awards 2016:

    VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARDS

    SUPPORTING ACTOR FEMALE
    Aisha Khan – Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

    BEST STAR DEBUT MALE
    Danish Taimoor – Jalaibee

    BEST PERFORMANCE IN COMIC ROLE
    Ahmed Ali Butt – Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

    BEST PERFORMANCE IN A NEGATIVE ROLE
    Ayaz Samoo – Moor

    BEST ACTOR MALE
    Humayun Saeed – Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

    BEST STAR DEBUT FEMALE
    Ayesha Omar – Karachi Se Lahore

    BEST ACTOR FEMALE
    Sohai Ali Abro – Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR MALE
    Hamza Ali Abbasi – Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

    BEST FILM
    Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Nadeem Baig – Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

    BEST SINGER MALE
    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Halla Gulla

    BEST SINGER FEMALE
    Sara Raza – Wrong No.

    JURY CHOICE AWARDS

    BEST FILM
    JPNA

    BEST ACTOR
    Sarmad Khoosat- Manto

    BEST ACTRESS
    Sania Saeed- Manto

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Nadeem Baig- JPNA

    TECHNICAL AWARDS

    BEST ACTION
    Viktor Krav -JPNA

    BEST BACKGROUND SCORE
    Strings- MOOR

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Farhan Hafeez- Moor

    BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
    Shabina Khan- JPNA

    BEST DIALOGUE
    Vasay Choudry- JPNA

    BEST EDITING
    Rizwan AQ-JPNA

    BEST STORY
    Vasay Choudry- JPNA

    BEST SCREENPLAY
    Vasay Choudry- JPNA

    BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS (VISUALS) 
    Kamaluddin Ahmed, Shakir, Danial & Fatima – Moor

    BEST MAKEUP
    Nabila-JPNA

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN
    Jahanzeb Qamar & Nabila-JPNA

    BEST MUSIC
    Shani Arshad-Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

    SPECIAL AWARDS

    RADIO SPICE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
    Mahira Khan

    INTERNATIONAL FILM ICON
    Fawad Khan

    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    Waheed Murad

    TRIBUTE TO LEGEND
    Javed Sheikh

    SPECIAL AWARD 2014

    BEST FILM OF 2014
    Na Maloom Afraad

    CRITICS AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT MOVIE
    Manto

    ANIMATED MOVIE
    3 Bahadur

    The ARY Film Awards 2916 was a grand affair, honouring some incredible talent of Pakistani cinema. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

    Images courtesy of ARY Film Awards Official Facebook


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