HOUSTAN: One of the most anticipated awards of the year, ‘Kashmir 7thHUM Awards were held at NRG Arena, Houston on 5th October 2019. They acclaimed to be the biggest International Pakistani Awards to be attended by top celebrities of Pakistan.
The tone for the evening was set with the Red Carpet, which dazzled everyone with its amazing décor and the superstars and socialites gracing it. The star-studded affair not only brought the bigwigs of the Pakistani entertainment industry under one roof but it also served as a great platform to showcase the true entertainment value that Pakistan offers.
The show opened with the American and Pakistani national anthems presented with oomph and patriotism, the first accompanied by their traditional parade and the second featuring artists Kubra. Then HUM’s show reel 2018 was shown after which the Pakistani ambassador, Erwin Missanga, President HUM Network Sultana Siddiqui and CEO HUM Netwok, Duraid Qureshi came on stage to address the audience. A few riveting performances were made by renowned celebrities which kept the audience entertained.
The Kashmir Golden Plate Award, presented by the mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner and Mohammed Akbar Muggo of Kashmir Cooking Oil went to Sultana Siddiqui for her massive contributions to society.
The Most Impactful Character in a Serial, which went to NomanEjaz for his stunning performance in Dar Si JatiHaiSila. Best Actor in a Negative Role also went to Noman EjazThe Best Writer Drama Serial and Best Director Drama Serial that went to Saima Akram Chaudhry for Suno Chanda and Kashif Nisar for Dar Si JatiHaiSila, respectively.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the indefatigable Alamgir who then sang a song live to the delight of the audience.
Best Drama Serial (popular) went to Suno Chanda, Best Actor Female Drama Serial (popular), went to Iqra Aziz for Suno Chanda while Best Actor Male Drama Serial (popular), went to Farhan Saeed for Suno Chanda.
The Best Drama Serial (jury) went to Dar Si JatihaiSila, Best Actor Female Drama Serial (jury) went to Yumna for Dar Si JatihaiSila while Best Actor Male Drama Serial (jury) went to Noman Ejaz for Dar Si JatiHaiSila bringing the thunderous night to a close. .
It is to be noted that HUM AWARDS successfully went international to another continent for the first time in 2018 when it went to Toronto. Following the stupendous success of the last awards, this time the US was the destination for the first time.