GQ UK celebrated its annual Man of the Year Awards last night in London at the Royal Opera House. Lots of bold faced names gave out and received awards before retreating to the exclusive Groucho Club for an after-party.
The evening was hosted by Brit personalities David Walliams and Jimmy Carr.
Michael Fassbender was presented with Actor of the Year (He won the same award from US GQ last year). Here's the thing, the photos of him at this event are almost non-existent. WTF? (A HUGE thank you to MFOnline who graciously allowed me to post the two that they managed to unearth.)
Tour de France and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by Liam Gallagher
Bono presented Sir Salman Rushdie with the Inspiration award. He compared Rushdie’s work to an acid trip. "It's like Dickens took LSD and moved to India.” The author thanked the audience with, "I think it's wonderful to be recognised for staying alive."
Other winners included Tinie Tempah for Solo Artist of the Year; Take That’s Gary Barlow for Outstanding Achievement while his former bandmate Robbie Williams received an Icon Award (delivered by Olympic champ Mo Farah) ; Aaron Sorkin for Writer of the Year; TV presenter Dermot O’Leary for Most Stylish Man (presented by Bond girl Berenice Marlohe); “Homeland” star Damian Lewis was celebrated as the TV Personality of the Year, Sacha Baron Cohen was the Comedian of the Year and Lana Del Rey, Woman of the Year. Tom Jones received the GQ Legend award.
Dolce & Gabbana picked up the award for Designers of the Year, presented to them by the face of their latest campaign, Monica Bellucci.
Harvey Weinstein put in an appearance, presenting the Editor's Special Award to British actor James Corden.
Azealia Banks kicked off the show, performing “212” in front of Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, Ronan Keating, Stella McCartney (with handsome hubs Alasdhair Willis), Dominic West, Tinie Tempah, Ashley Cole, Lewis Smith, Jessie J, Elisabeth Moss , Olivia Munn, Kylie Minogue and Grace Jones among others.