British GQ Men of the Year Awards 2019

British GQ Men of the Year Awards 2019

Andrew Scott’s role as the Hot Priest in Fleabag was named Standout Performance of 2019 at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. Fleabag herself, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, presented him with the award. Waller-Bridge praised Scott’s Fleabag performance as “a combustion of charisma, grace, nuance and complexity… culminating in a 162 per cent rise in religious pornography watched in the U.K.” Rory Stewart may have lost his bid to lead the Tory party but there was a consolation prize of sorts – he is GQ’s Politician of the Year. Greta Thunberg, the teen climate change activist, won the Game Changer award.

Other winners included Kylie Minogue (Icon), Sir Ian McKellen (Legend), and David Beckham, who received the Editor’s Special. Actor and actress awards went to Nicole Kidman and Taron Egerton, while Richard Madden was named Most Stylish Man. The annual awards were held in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

GQ Men of the Year 2019

Most Stylish Man (sponsored by Hugo Boss) – Richard Madden

Politician of the Year – Rory Stewart

Game Changer – Greta Thunberg

Designer – Kim Jones

Actor – Taron Egerton

Actress – Nicole Kidman

Inspiration – The England Women’s Football Team

Sportsmen – The England One-Day Cricket Team

Lifetime Achievement – Iggy Pop

Breakthrough Music Act (sponsored by Vero) – Dave

Solo Artist (sponsored by Haig Club) – Stormzy

Live Act – George Ezra

Band (sponsored by Beats by Dr Dre) – The 1975

Artist (sponsored by Maddox Gallery) – Ai Weiwei

Writer – James Ellroy

Icon – Kylie Minogue

Standout Performance (sponsored by Hugo Boss) – Andrew Scott

Legend – Sir Ian McKellen

Editor’s Special – David Beckham