Page 3 People’s Choice Award on Sept 24
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Sept 11:
One of the most prestigious awards in Nepal Bhasa entertainment sector, the Page 3 People’s Choice Award 1137 is to be held on September 24 at the Rastriya Nach Ghar, Jamal, Kathmandu.
Held every three years, the third edition of the ceremony will give away awards in three major fields - Cinema, Music and Music Video.
The awards in music will be presented in eight categories - best singer (male\female), music arranger, lyrics, duet song, rising singer and album.
Similarly, awards in music video will be presented in seven categories - best model (male/female), choreography, director, camera, editor and music video.
In cinema, the awards will be given in 18 categories - best actor/actress, new artiste (male/female), assistant actor/actress, villain, comedy, screenplay, dialogue, editor, camera person, action, south track, choreography, director and cinema.
Page 3 has disclosed five nominations in each category. Winners will be chosen by SMS voting.
In the race, there are 73 songs, 15 albums, 63 music videos, 4 music video albums and eight movies from the years 2070 to Asar 10, 2074 BS.
All the nominees were selected by a 12-member jury. The third edition was supposed to have been held last year. However, coordinator of Page 3 award, Darshanbir Shakya, said that due to the devastating earthquake, they were forced to change the date.
Shakya also said that the main goal of this award ceremony was to motivate the artistes of Nepal Bhasa as there are no such awards for them.
In the child artist category, Naswa Joshi has already been declared the winner. In the programme, two directors Surendra Tuladhar and Pawan Joshi are also to be felicitated.
The managing director of Ilohn Prakashan, Nareshbir Shakya said that the award’s most emotional and best part is going to be the Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be bestowed on the 85-year-old senior singer, Vishnu Julmi, for his contribution in the Nepal Bhasa music field for more than 50 years.