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GQ Men of the Year Awards 2020: Jack Whitehall enrages the government in first virtual ceremony


Jack Whitehall brutally hit the UK government and its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic when he partnered with Hugo Boss to host the 23rd GQ Men Of The Year Awards.

The comedian joked that the star-studded ceremony wouldn't include an award for Politician of the Year as he performed without an audience at London's Coliseum due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the first virtual ceremony, Black Sabbath hitmaker Ozzy Osbourne received the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Normal People star Paul Mescal was named Breakthrough Actor of the Year.

Naughty! Jack Whitehall brutally hit the UK government and its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic when he partnered with Hugo Boss to host the 23rd GQ Men Of The Year Awards

Jack opened the show with a reduced opening monologue and said, “We're here in the breathtaking CT – ah theater, do you remember her? No, me neither! We got really lucky with this place booked for the Bond premiere so we got a good deal. & # 39;

He said the awards would still be given despite the 2020 disaster, adding, "Spoiler alert:" There's no Politician of the Year! "

Nor did Jack hold back to poke fun at the crowning video recorded by stars like Gal Gadot and Jimmy Fallon when they released a cover of John Lennon's Imagine, which was heavily criticized at the time for failing was in contact.

Naughty: The comedian joked that the star-studded ceremony wouldn't include an award for Politician of the Year

Naughty: The comedian joked that the star-studded ceremony wouldn't include an award for Politician of the Year as he performed without an audience at the London Coliseum due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Jack announced that they would rerun the video to honor key workers who had kept the country going during the pandemic. He pressed a button on the control panel, but the music couldn't be played.

As he desperately turned buttons and pressed buttons, Jack said cheekily: "Don't you want to hear the millionaires sing the beautiful ballad?" before deciding to introduce a performance by the sports team instead.

Leading the winners was Normal People star Paul Mescal, who received Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor of the Year after receiving major recognition for his role in the Irish drama.

Well done! Footballer Marcus Rashford was honored with Campaigner who attended his old elementary school after campaigning for the government to provide free school meals for children during the COVID-19 pandemic

The actor celebrated the win by watching the final episode of the BBC drama and squirming as they replayed one of the hotter sex scenes on the series.

The star previously reflected on his incredible rise to fame in an interview with GQ and revealed that he and co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones had reunited to watch the series again.

“We hadn't seen it together, Daisy and I. We didn't do that because of the lockdown, ”he said.

"So we got together last week and went over the whole thing," which showed the party was going to be full.

Important: Star Wars' John Boyega received the Icon of the Year award, describing some of the people he still considers icons, including actor Daniel Kaluuya and his beloved mother Abigail

Important: Star Wars' John Boyega received the Icon of the Year award, describing some of the people he still considers icons, including actor Daniel Kaluuya and his beloved mother Abigail

"We actually played a little drinking game: every time Connell didn't complete a sentence or Marianne made a strong statement that made Connell uncomfortable, we took a shot," he said.

“In the end, we talked about most of the things and only thought about certain days, costume changes and memories. It was very special to do that to her. What we've shared – always will share – is so unique. & # 39;

Paul also explained in the interview how he recently decided to turn all his attention to acting.

"I really struggled with that decision: I decided to do one thing I wouldn't get bored of," he said. "Acting was something I didn't really know how to do, but I could see how much commitment it would take."

& # 39; It was a team environment, but one with an almost Hermitian lifestyle for the individual players – just walk in and get totally absorbed. That was really exciting. & # 39;

Lashanna Lynch, who will play the first female 007 in the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die, received the Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actress Award.

Paul Hutchinson received the Humanitarian Award after gaining worldwide attention for bringing a man to safety amid a violent clash between a Black Lives Matters march and EDL counter-protesters.

While Daniel W Fletcher received the Peroni Breakthrough Designer award, Charlie Mackesy received the Maddox Gallery Artist award.

Captain Sir Tom Moore was named Inspiration of the Year after becoming GQ's oldest cover star of all time at the age of 100.

Views: He went on to say that he felt the white characters in the film were given far more "nuance", suggesting that the film crew didn't know how to properly treat him as a black actor

Views: He went on to say that he felt the white characters in the film were given far more "nuance", suggesting that the film crew didn't know how to properly treat him as a black actor

Rising Star: Normal People star Paul Mescal, who received Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor of the Year after receiving critical recognition for his role in the Irish drama

Sports icon: Lewis Hamilton was named Game Changer of the Year for his work fighting racism

Rising Star: Normal People star Paul Mescal, who received Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor of the Year, while Lewis Hamilton was named Game Changer of the Year for his work fighting racism

The centenarian was a beacon that appeared at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, when he raised millions for the NHS and instilled a sense of togetherness and security in the nation.

In an interview with the magazine, Sir Tom told of his 20-year first marriage, his beloved late wife's struggle with dementia and how he wants to be there for "lonely people who need help".

He also broke down talking about the moment he realized he had to take his wife to a nursing home.

Captain Tom told the magazine, “To take you … she didn't really know what we were doing. And I felt … I felt that I was failing her. I know it was the best that could be done. I realize that my exertion wasn't enough. & # 39;

The National Treasure also joked about installing two stair lifts in his house and about how he enjoys "a lot of sugar" on his porridge every morning, "because cholesterol at 100 is the least of a concern."

Candid: Ozzy Osbourne looked back on his illustrious career receiving the Lifetime Achievement Awards after publicly announcing his fight against the Parkinsons earlier this year

Candid: Ozzy Osbourne looked back on his illustrious career receiving the Lifetime Achievement Awards after publicly announcing his fight against the Parkinsons earlier this year

Icon: The Black Sabbath hitmaker admitted that he and his bandmates were accused of conjuring magic after revealing the name of their group Black Sabbath

Icon: The Black Sabbath hitmaker admitted that he and his bandmates were accused of conjuring magic after revealing the name of their group Black Sabbath

Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton was named Game Changer of the Year for his work to combat racism in his industry.

The racing champion previously said he could not remain silent in the face of racism when discussing why he would take his knee on the racetrack.

When he said he wanted to fight racism in order to change the experiences of younger generations, he told GQ, "I started experiencing racism when I was five and people looked at it so lightly as someone saying those words that The bullying and the beating and the intimidation.

"My dad used to say, 'Talk on the line,' so I kept my tongue out but we repress a lot of things and all of my repressed feelings came up and I said, 'You know what? I have to do something I can't keep silent. "

“If we are all silent, it will take generations. I look at my niece and nephew and I don't want them to know what I went through. & # 39;

In July, Lewis took the knee before the Austrian Grand Prix, describing it as an emotional and poignant chapter in his struggle to make Formula 1 a more inclusive sport.

During the race, Lewis wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt and 13 of his contemporaries kneeled in the moments leading up to the sport's opening lap at Spielberg.

Stunning: Michaela Coel, who created and starred in the critically acclaimed I May Destroy You series, was named Creative Icon of the Year

Stunning: Michaela Coel, who created and starred in the critically acclaimed I May Destroy You series, was named Creative Icon of the Year

Star Wars' John Boyega received the Icon of the Year award, describing some of the people he still considers icons, including actor Daniel Kaluuya and his beloved mother, Abigail.

The movie star recently spoke to GQ about feeling his character "got out of hand" in the science fiction franchise in favor of his white co-stars.

He went on to say that he felt that the white characters in the film were given a lot more "nuances," suggesting that the film crew didn't know how to properly treat him as a black actor.

Marcus Rashford was named Activist of the Year after his relentless campaign for free school meals during a time of economic downturn.

Heartthrob: Singer Shawn Mendes received the award as a solo artist and delighted fans with an outstanding performance on his hit single Wonder

Heartthrob: Singer Shawn Mendes received the award as a solo artist and delighted fans with an outstanding performance on his hit single Wonder

Opinion: Piers Morgan was also named TV Personality of the Year for relentlessly holding ministers to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic

Opinion: Piers Morgan was also named TV Personality of the Year for relentlessly holding ministers to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Manchester United star traveled back to his own elementary school to cook a few meals for the students with Jack Monroe.

Explain his reasons for starting the campaign: “It is important to me that people feel comfortable telling people that they need help.

"I have helped a lot of people, but I know that there are still many people who need help. My main goal is to give children the best opportunities from the day they are born."

Singer Shawn Mendes received the award as a solo artist and delighted fans with an outstanding performance on his hit single Wonder.

Tongue in cheek: Before receiving his award, Piers interviewed himself and reflected on his outspoken views on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the President of the United States, Donald Trump

Tongue in cheek: Before receiving his award, Piers interviewed himself and reflected on his outspoken views on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the President of the United States, Donald Trump

Legend: Captain Sir Tom Moore was named Inspiration of the Year after becoming GQ's oldest cover star of all time at the age of 100

Legend: Captain Sir Tom Moore was named Inspiration of the Year after becoming GQ's oldest cover star of all time at the age of 100

Michaela Coel, who created and starred in the critically acclaimed series I May Destroy You, was named Creative Icon of the Year.

The 33-year-old actress was recognized for writing a series that reflected her own experiences of sexual assault and has already been named one of the most influential people of the year.

Piers Morgan was also named TV Personality of the Year for tirelessly holding government ministers accountable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The broadcaster took part in an interview with itself and commented on holding the President of the United States, Donald Trump, accountable during the crisis.

Inspiration: Captain Sir Tom Moore cut a fine figure on the red carpet for the ceremony after raising over £ 32 million for charity

Activist: 23-year-old footballer Marcus Rashford was named GQ Activist of the Year after his successful efforts to ensure children get free school meals

Inspiration: As the stars hit the red carpet ahead of the ceremony, Captain Tom cut a dapper figure while Marcus (right) also looked polite after being honored for his work campaign

Heartbreaker: Singer Shawn showed off his new hairstyle as he walked the red carpet

Heartbreaker: Singer Shawn showed off his new hairstyle as he walked the red carpet

Creative Icon: Michaela Coel, 33, who created and starred the critically acclaimed I May Destroy You series, was named Creative Icon of the Year

Breakthrough Lashanna wore a beautiful purple silk dress with brown heels

Creative icon: Michaela Coel showed off her toned abs in a mixed print ensemble and a chic blazer, while Lashanna (right) wore a gorgeous purple silk dress with brown heels

He said, "I always try to be fair to Trump. I think my job as a journalist is to be impartial. I always try to be fair with Trump."

After all, Ozzy Osbourne received the Lifetime Achievement Award after decades in the music industry and looked back on his incredible career after it became public knowledge that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's earlier this year.

Speaking to producer Andrew Watt, he admitted that he and his bandmates were accused of doing magic after revealing the name of their group Black Sabbath.

Breakthrough Actor: Paul Mescal, who received the Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor, had a stellar year after receiving critical acclaim for his role on Normal People

Designer: Next In Fashion star Daniel W Fletcher has been named Peroni Breakthrough Designer

Breakthrough Actor: Paul Mescal, who received the Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor, had a stellar year after receiving critical acclaim for his role on Normal People

He said, “He went to The Exorcist, people thought we were a creepy Black Magic band. We sang a few things about it, environmental issues or anything that went on up to now. I mean, it's kind of funny because people start making songs about the pandemic, we did that 50 years ago.

“Everyone who sang about boys and girls wanted to do something that interests me, like Vietnam's fear of the nuclear holocaust. That blew me away. I thought what's wrong with this world?

“You never sing the same line twice. Black Sabbath wasn't a band formed by a great Mughal. We were four people who thought we should try and we had a dream that exceeded our wildest expectations.

"When you are the eye of the storm you don't realize that you are crazy or that all I tried was to survive."

Artist: Charlie Mackesy also attended the red carpet when he received the Maddox Gallery Artist Award

Artist: Charlie Mackesy also attended the red carpet when he received the Maddox Gallery Artist Award

Humanitarian: Paul Hutchinson received the Humanitarian Award after bringing a man to safety amid a violent clash between BLM protesters and EDL counter-demonstrators

TV Personality: Piers was honored for his tireless work on Good Morning Brtiain during the COVID-19 pandemic

Humanitarian: Paul Hutchinson received the Humanitarian Award after dragging a man to safety amid a violent clash between BLM protesters and EDL counter-demonstrators while Piers was honored for his television work during the pandemic

All winners were interviewed and filmed by GQ, with a creative production by Black Dog Films by Ridley Scott Creative Group. The full ceremony can now be viewed on British GQ's YouTube channel.

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GQ MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020: ALL THE WINNERS

Icon: John Boyega cemented his place as an icon when he used his profile to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter movement

inspiration

WINNER: Captain Sir Tom Moore

Life's work

WINNER: Ozzy Osbourne

Peroni Breakthrough Designer

WINNER: Daniel W Fletcher

Newcomer: Paul Mescal became famous overnight thanks to his lead role in Normal People

Hugo Boss breakthrough actor

WINNER: Paul Mescal

Design legend

WINNER: Tommy Hilfiger

Maddox Gallery Artist

WINNER: Charlie Mackesy

Inspirational: Captain Sir Tom Moore was honored for his fundraising drives for the NHS that inspired the nation

symbol

WINNER: John Boyega

Hugo Boss breakthrough actress

WINNER: Lashana Lynch

A life in the industry: Ozzy Osbourne has entertained as a heavy metal musician for 50 years

A life in the industry: Ozzy Osbourne has entertained as a heavy metal musician for 50 years

activist

WINNER: Marcus Rashford

Game changer

WINNER: Lewis Hamilton

TV personality

WINNER: Piers Morgan

New category: GMB presenter Piers Morgan has been named TV personality

Solo artist

WINNER: Shawn Mendes

Humanitarian

WINNER: Patrick Hutchinson

Creative icon

WINNER: Michaela Coel

Solo Star: Shawn Mendes received the Solo Artist Award

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