Belly Dance Performance In Lux Style Awards, The Lux Style Awards are an award ceremony held annually in Pakistan since 2002. The awards celebrate “style” in the Pakistani entertainment industry. Around 30 awards are given annually. The ceremony is the oldest and most prominent film events dedicated to Pakistani television, fashion and film industry in Pakistan. The awards are voted on by both the public and a committee of experts.
As one of the nation’s premier award show events, the Lux Style Awards have been dubbed “Pakistan’s Oscars” and described as “‘the’ awards ceremony in Pakistan”.
The first awards were presented in 2002 at the Expo Centre in Karachi, Pakistan. Since 2002 the event has expanded from a one-night event to a three-day celebration, hosting various events and activities relating to the Pakistan film industry.
The following is a listing of all Lux Style Awards ceremonies since 2002.
Before the separation of Bangladesh, Pakistan had three main film production centres: Lahore, Karachi and Dhaka. Dhaka as a film centre was lost after the creation of Bangladesh in 1971. The regime of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, VCRs, film piracy, the introduction of entertainment taxes, and Islamic laws and the subsequent ‘Islamization’ of Pakistani society, have been some of the many obstacles to the industry’s growth. Once thriving, the cinema in Pakistan had a sudden collapse in the 1980s and by the 2000s “an industry that once produced an average of 80 films annually was now struggling to even churn out more than two films a year.”. However, the industry has recently made a dramatic and remarkable comeback, evident from the fact that 18 of the 21 highest grossing Pakistani movies were released from 2013-2016.
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