Tony Blair Picks Up GQ Philanthropist of the Year Award [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
Tony Blair Picks Up GQ Philanthropist of the Year Award [WATCH VIDEO]
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For its 17th year, Britain’s best and brilliant were gathered under one roof to celebrate the annual GQ Men Of The Year Awards. The event was held in association with Hugo Boss at the  the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. Read on to learn more about it.

According to the Independent, the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was given the award for the  ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ at the recently concluded men’s magazine awards ceremony. Blair received the prestigious award for the numerous charity organizations that he has including The Tony Blair Sports Foundation, his Faith Foundation and his Africa Governance Initiative.

“I would like to dedicate this award to the people that work with and for my organisations. I feel the pulse of progress beating a little harder.” said Blair in a statement posted in the Independent article.

The annual ceremony also honored Peter Capaldi for best TV Personality, Christopher Bailey for best Designer, while Kim Kardashian took home coveted “Woman of the Year” award.

The complete list of the winners of “GQ Men Of The Year Awards” can also be found in the GQ website.GQ website.

Comedian: John Bishop

Editor’s Special: Liam Neeson

Chef: Tom Kerridge

Designer: Christopher Bailey

International Man: Jonah Hill

Writer: Michael Lewis

Philanthropist: Tony Blair

Breakthrough Fashion Designers: Agi and Sam

TV Personality: Peter Capaldi

Innovator: Ewan Venters

Inspiration: New Order

Hugo Boss Most Stylish Man: Douglas Booth

Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton

Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch

Entrepreneur: Andre Balazs

Special Achievement: Paolo Nutini

Breakthrough: Jamie Dornan

Legend: Van Morrison

Solo Artist: Pharrell Williams

Leading Man: Colin Firth

Humanitarian: Ringo Starr

Woman: Kim Kardashian

Icon: Iggy Pop

And that’s it for MNG’s “GQ Men Of The Year Awards” update. For more entertainment and celebrity news coming up, stay tuned here at  Movie News Guide (MNG). Check out the video below:

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Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Mattbr

 

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