The 24th edition of the GQ Men Of The Year Awards, in association with Hugo Boss, will take place in September, and Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre Elba will host the hugely anticipated event. After the success of last year’s virtual Men Of The Year Awards, GQ’s flagship celebration of icons, superstars, and tastemakers will return in person for its 24th edition, hosted by husband-and-wife team Idris and Sabrina Elba. On 1 September, at a Central London location visionary talent from around the world will assemble to recognise the individuals who have shaped the last year, as well as those who have left an imprint on culture, politics, and style over the course of their careers.
Last year’s spectacular event saw winners ranging from Marcus Rashford, Paul Mescal, and Captain Sir Tom Moore to Michaela Coel, Ozzy Osborne, and Lewis Hamilton, all of whom were honoured in an online ceremony hosted by Jack Whitehall; this year, actor and entrepreneur Idris Elba and model Sabrina Dhowre Elba will take up the reins for the first time, along with the usual guest presenters for each award, to be announced in the coming weeks.
Elba the street-smart drug dealer Stringer Bell inThe Wire an HBO series that ran for five seasons. and Sabrina said in a statement: “We are excited to host this year’s GQ Men of the Year Awards 2021 in London. “In their various ways, the GQ Men of the Year Award winners have kept all of our spirits up throughout one of the most difficult years and we are very much looking forward to celebrating with them – and hosting a great party.”
The awards feature categories including the lifetime achievement gong, best band, and the game-changer prize. Nick Sargent, publishing director of British GQ, said: “After the unprecedented year we’ve had, I’m thrilled to announce the return of the GQ Men of the Year Awards for 2021 as a live event.
“Even though our virtual event last year was a huge success, it’s exciting to be able to come together again in person to celebrate the incredible talent who best represent GQ and continue to push the boundaries on the world’s cultural stage.“It will be a night to remember.”This year’s awards categories will include Band, Designer, Game Changer, Male Solo Artist, Hero, Television Actor, and Writer Of The Year, as well as accolades forGQ’s chosen Icon, Inspiration, Legend, Standout Performance, and Outstanding Contribution. The Lifetime Achievement Award, previously won by Iggy Pop and HRH The Prince Of Wales, will return, as will the Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor, Maddox Gallery Artist Of The Year, and Peroni Nastro Azzurro Breakthrough Designer awards. There will also be Deezer Breakthrough Music Artist and Honor Magic International Man categories.
Author: Gbenga Teejay Okunlola