GQ 'Men Of The Year' Award; Sydney, Australia; Chris Hemsworth wins the big one...
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Pitch...Hosted by men's magazine GQ the GQ Men of the Year Awards are an annual initiative that salutes the most innovative and influential gents that best represent GQ's message. Past winners include actor Joel Edgerton), Alex O'Loughlin, Ryan Kwanten, Formula 1 driver Mark Webber, actor Firass Dirani and celebrity chef Curtis Stone.
This year's Man of the Year nominees include Hugh Jackman, Liam Hemsworth, Keith Urban, Matthew Cowdrey, Guy Sebastian, Chris Hemsworth and Michael Clarke.
It was last night Hollywood action hero, former Home and Away star and all round hulk Chris Hemsworth was named GQ Australia's man of the year, the grand prix of an annual gong show for the nation's hottest hunks. But what made Hemsworth an intriguing recipient was that he took the gong, as voted by the magazine's readers, after beating Keith Urban, Hugh Jackman, Matthew Cowdrey, Michael Clarke, Guy Sebastian, and most interestingly, his brother Liam Hemsworth. CH is reportedly busy planning three weddings with his US pop star fiancee Miley Cyrus. Neither of the Hemsworths made it back for last night's event at the Ivy, with Chris filming Thor 2 in Iceland and Liam busy at the Cyrus ranch, leaving it to proud parents Craig and Leonie to accept their son's trophy.
Hamish MacDonald is GQ Media Personality of the Year!
Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth was given GQ's highest honour at the 2012 awards in Sydney last night.
The 29-year-old said he was "thrilled" to have taken the top prize and appeared via video link to accept the accolade.
"GQ has been so supportive of me right from the beginning of my career," he said during his acceptance speech, "and it’s an honour and a privilege to be acknowledged within their pages.”
The GQ Men of the Year Awards celebrates the country’s finest actors, comedians, sportsmen, artists, rock stars, fashion designers and creative visionaries recognizing the diverse and inspirational talents amongst them and honouring their contribution to Australia’s cultural landscape.
Australian actress Bella Heathcote, who has celebrated a meteoric rise from Neighbours to starring alongside Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows was named the 2012 Woman of the Year.
News limited caught up with the Aussie..."It feels really good. GQ is an institution and its even an honour to be mentioned by them," Heathcote told News. "I was genuinely surprised, I didn't think GQ would have even thought of me!
Heathcote said it was flattering to be named in the same league as last year’s winner Rachael Taylor, and it was wonderful to be recognised by the local industry.
"The praise here is more genuine, we don’t give it out as freely, so it's even lovelier when I do receive it," she said.
More GQ winners for 2012 included:
Sportsman of the year – Matthew Cowdrey
Breakthrough of the year – Callan McAuliffe
Media Personality of the year – Hamish Mcdonald
Fashion Designer of the year – Brent Wilson
Man of Style – Sam Sparro
Chef of the Year – Matt Moran
Actor of the year - Richard Roxburgh
Band of the year - PNAU
Solo Artist of the year – Guy Sebastian
Woman of the year – Bella Heathcote
Man of the year – Chris Hemsworth
Businessman of the year – Radek Sali
Creative Force of the year – Wayne Blair
Social Force of the year - Matthew Mitcham
Men of Chivalry – Cast of Howzat!
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