The ARY Film Awards, Also known as The AFA’s, the ARY Film Awards are an annual Pakistani ceremony set up to celebrate and recognize achievements of film industry, in which the winners are awarded golden statues.
The 2016 ceremony (to honor 2015 talent) took place on April 16, 2016, at the Madinat Jumeirah, in Dubai, UAE.
Best Film (Viewer’s Choice): Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Best Director (Viewer’s Choice): Nadeem Baig for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Best Actor (Viewer’s Choice): Humayun Saeed for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Best Actress (Viewer’s Choice): Sohai Ali Abroo for Jawani Phir Nai Ani
Animated Movie (Special Award): A special award for Animated Movie for 3 Bahadur for its producer Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Life Time Achievement: Javed Sheikh
Best Supporting Actor: Hamza Ali Abbasi for Jawani Phir Nai Ani
Best Supporting Actress: Ayesha Khan for Jawani Phir Nai Ani
International Icon: Fawad Afzal Khan
Special Recognition Award: Waheed Murad, received by his son Adil Murad
Best Film (Jury): Jawani Phir Nai Ani
Best Director (Jury): Nadeem Baig for Jawani Phir Nai Ani
Best Actor (Jury): Sarmad Khoosatd for Manto
Best Actress (Jury): Sania Saeed for Manto
Best Independent Film (Jury): Manto
Special Listeners Choice Award: Mahira Khan
Best Performance in Negative Role: Ayaz Samoo for Moor
Best Debut Male: Danish Taimoor for Jalaibee
Best Debut Female: Ayesha Omer for Karachi Se Lahore
Best Actor in Comic Role: Ahmad Ali Butt for Jawani Phir Nai Ani
Best Singer Male: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for HallaGulla
Best Singer Female: Sara Raza for Wrong Number
Best Film (2014 Special) for Na Maloom Afraad: Nabeel Qureshi
Best Dialogue: Vasay Chaudhry for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Best Screenplay: Vasay Chaudhry for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Best Story: Vasay Chaudhry for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Best Music: Shani Arshad for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Best Costume: Jazaib Qamar and Munib Nawaz for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Best Makeup: Nabila for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Best Choreography: Shabeena Khan for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Best Background Score:Strings for Moor.
Best Special Effects and Visuals: Shakir Danish and Fatima for Moor.
Best Cinematography: Farhan Hafeez for Moor.
Best Editing: Rizwan AQ for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
The 2017 ceremony, the third edition of the ARY Film Awards, took place on May 7th. Winners were:
Best Story Feature Film: ‘Choora Ek Pratha’.
Best Short Film (Silver Category): ‘Amrita & I’.
Best Short Film (Gold Category):‘In Search of America’.
Best Short Documentary: Seraj us Salikin for ‘Masters of the Sky’.
Best Director Short Documentary: Ali Ijaz for ‘Pangolins in Peril’.
Best Actor (Short Film): Syed Fazal Hussain for ‘Dil Tau Bacha Hai’.
Best Documentary Feature: ‘K2 &the Invisible Footmen’.
Red Category Excellence in Documentary Feature: Maheen Zia’s ‘Lyari Notes’.
Purple Category Excellence in Documentary Feature: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for ‘Song of Lahore�
Best Film – Feature: Anjum Shehzad’s ‘Mah e Mir’.