Olympians and Paralympians honoured at GQ Awards

 

The UK's Olympians and Paralympians marked “a year to remember” at the GQ Awards.

Stars including Sir Chris Hoy, Louis Smith, Mo Farah and Jody Cundy came on stage to accept the Team award from Lord Coe.

Sir Chris praised his teammates and said: "It's been a year to remember, thank you very much."

Earlier in the night, fellow cyclist Bradley Wiggins accepted the Lifetime Achievement award from Liam Gallagher.

The Olympic theme continued with the designer of the cauldron Thomas Heatherwick being given the Cultural Icon award by opening ceremony supremo Danny Boyle.

Heatherwick joked that his original commission had been not to put any "moving parts" in the cauldron.

He said: "We then realised we had the most moving parts in the history of Olympic cauldrons, we had about 1,000 of them."

Double gold winner Farah also presented Robbie Williams with an Icon award at the event in the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, central London.

Other awards saw Homeland star Damian Lewis named TV Personality of the year and Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen named best comedian.

Gary Barlow was given the Outstanding Achievement award, while Michael Fassbender was named Actor of the year.

U2 frontman Bono presented the Inspiration award to Sir Salman Rushdie, and Sir Tom Jones picked up the Legend award at the ceremony.

He we presented with the award - and a pair of knickers - by Grace Jones with the Welsh veteran joking: "Thank you, us Jones' have to stick together."

X Factor host Dermot O'Leary was named Most Stylish man at the event, hosted by Jimmy Carr and David Walliams, and given his award by new Bond girl Benerice Marlohe.

US film producer Harvey Weinstein gave the Editor's Special award to James Corden, while Thor star Chris Hemsworth was presented with the International Breakthrough award by fellow Australian Kylie Minogue.

:: The Winners

Solo Artist - Tinie Tempah

TV Personality - Damian Lewis

Tanqueray Most Stylish - Dermot O'Leary

Comedian - Sacha Baron Cohen

Entrepreneur - Chris Corbin and Jeremy King

Designers - Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Chef - Wolfgang Puck

Writer - Aaron Sorkin

Editor's Special - James Corden

Alfred Dunhill Cultural Icon - Thomas Heatherwick

Lifetime Achievement - Bradley Wiggins

Politician - Boris Johnson

Icon - Robbie Williams

Woman - Lana Del Rey

International Breakthrough - Chris Hemsworth

Outstanding Achievement - Gary Barlow

International Man - John Slattery

Actor - Michael Fassbender

Inspiration - Sir Salman Rushdie

Legend - Sir Tom Jones

Team - Team GB Olympians

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