Coronavirus vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert and England manager Gareth Southgate were among the GQ Men of the Year awards on Wednesday.
Men’s fashion and style magazine Oxford University Professor Gilbert named biologist Catherine Green and the team behind the Oxford / Astrogenene vaccine as heroes of the year.
The event, which did not honor men despite the name, returned to physical form at the Tate Modern Gallery in London, following a virtual celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
Anthony Hopkins, Won his second Oscar this year for his portrayal of a demented man in The Father, received the Legend Award, and the iconic prize went to Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen.
In sport, Team GB is recognized for its success at the Tokyo Games with the Olympians and Paralympics GB winning the year, and Southgate was selected as the inspiration for the year that led England to the Euro 2020 final. England lost to Italy in the final on penalties.
Bridgeton Breakout star Reggie-Jean Page won Best Performance of the Year, while Adrian Dunbar of Police Drama Line of Duty won the award for Television Actor.
The man of the year went to Wandavision star Paul Bettani, while the famous Kingsley Ben-Adir … and Peeky Blinders won the Progressive Actor of the Year overnight in Miami. Director Quentin Tarantino was named Writer of the Year.
In the music world, chart-topper Ed Sheeran was honored as Solo Artist of the Year, while the band of the year went on to rock band Wolf Alice, while singer Arlo Parks was named Best Musician of the Year.
Other winners of the night included fashion designer and environmental activist Vivian Westwood, who was named Game Changer of the Year. Cousinelli received the Designer of the Year at Brunello.