IPPA (International Pakistan Prestige Awards) one of the biggest star-studded Pakistani events taking place internationally for the third time was held here at Oslo, Norway, X-Meeting Point. IPPA is acclaimed to be the biggest independent international Pakistani Awards to be attended by top celebrities of Pakistan. The first two IPPA Awards events were organised in London.
The award ceremony was well-attended by stars, government officials, media representatives and socialites. The star-studded affair not only brought the giants of the Pakistani entertainment industry under one roof but also served as a great platform to present a soft image of our country.
The evening began by welcoming special guests at the star-studded red carpet hosted by Zara Fatima Mallick and Saim Ali.
Eventually, Yasir Hussain and Momal Sheikh took over. Shahroz Sabzwari and Sadaf Kanwal then took the stage for a powerful dance performance.
Best TV Presenter of the Year Viewer’s Choice went to Yasir Hussain
Best Debut Female which went to Amar Khan
Best Debut Male went to Shayan Khan
Best Designer of the Year Viewer’s Choice went to Nomi Ansari
Best Emerging Talent of the Year Viewer’s Choice went to Bisha Abbas
Best Model of the Year Viewer’s Choice went to Sadaf Kanwal
Next up was a hilarious comedy segment by Yasir Hussain and Adnan Siddiqui that had the audience in stitches.
Hira and Mani then came in to host the next set of awards.
Ippa Style Icon of the Year Viewer’s Choice went out to Ayesha Omer and Azfar Rehman
IPPA Singer of the Year Viewers’ Choice went out to Aima Baig
Hania Aamir and Ahsan Khan bagged IPPA Star of the Year Female and Male respectively
Next came a scintillating performance by Zara Noor Abbas, whose amazing moves set the stage on fire.
Sarwat Gilani then came to honour Zeba Bakhtiar, the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award, and introduce the video presentation on her achievements.
The next pair of hosts of the evening were Sonia Mishal and Saim. They announced the award for Best Supporting Actor TV Serial Viewers’ Choice and Best Director TV Serial Viewers’ Choice which went out to Hira Mani and Ahson Talish respectively.
Next up was an entertaining performance by Aima Baig, where Maya Ali also joined in to shake a leg.
To host the next segment Shehroze and Sonia Mishal took the stage. Best TV Serial Jury and Viewers’ Choice went to Samina Humayun which was received by Humayun on her behalf, and Suno Chanda, respectively. Best Actor Female TV Serial Jury and Best Actor Male TV Serial Jury were presented by Ayesha Omer and went to Iqra Aziz and Farhan Saeed respectively. Best Actor Female TV serial Viewers’ Choice was received by Neelum Muneer while Best Actor Male TV serial Viewers’ Choice went to Adnan Siddiqui.
After a laughter-filled comedy session by Ahmed Ali Butt in which he interacted with all the stars seated in the front row, the next host to take the stage was Sarwat Gilani. Best Director Film Viewers’ Choice award was presented by Momal Sheikh and Yasir Hussain and went out to Nadeem Baig, while Best Supporting Actor Film Viewers’ Choice was presented by Sadaf Kanwal and Shehroze to Ahmed Ali Butt, Best Film Jury went to Parwaaz Hai Junoon presented by Zara Noor Abbas. Best Film Viewers’ Choice was presented by Ms Shehla Asghar and Ahmed Ali Butt and went to Jawani Phir Nahi Aani 2, received by Humayun Saeed.
Ayesha Omer and Azfar Rehman stole the show with their amazing and charismatic performance which was followed by the last hosts of the evening, Ahmed Ali Butt and Yasir Husain announcing the final set of awards. Best Actor Female Film Jury and Best Actor Male Film Jury were presented by Fahim Burney and Sarwat Gilani and went to Kubra Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi respectively. Best Actor Female Film Viewers’ Choice and Best Actor Male Film Viewers’ choice awards were presented by Zeba Bakhtiar and Adnan Siddiqui and went to Maya Ali and Humayun Saeed respectively.