Gemma Arterton named woman of the year at GQ awards
Wellington: British Actress Gemma Arterton has been named woman of the year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, which was held at the Royal Opera House in London.
The Kinks star Ray Davis received the outstanding achievement prize, while Damon Albarn`s cartoon group Gorillaz were named best band.
Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher was at the ceremony, and admitted Damon - who was historically his bitter rival due to Oasis` feud with Blur in the 90s - was worthy of the recognition.
"Gorillaz definitely deserve some kind of award - if only for having 104 people on stage at Glastonbury. What a rider that must`ve been to organise - more complicated than a Big Brother shopping list!" Stuff.co.nz
quoted Noel as joking, referring to Gorillaz` performance at the Glastonbury music festival this year, where they were joined on stage by several special guests.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron received the best politician award, and took the opportunity to joke with the crowd. He poked fun at England soccer player Wayne Rooney, who took to the pitch for his country last night amid allegations he cheated on his wife with a prostitute while she was pregnant.
"I can bring you the news that Wayne Rooney has scored - this time it was on the pitch, in the opposition`s goal and actually playing for his country," David said.
Other winners included Mad Men actor Jon Hamm who was named best international man, Giorgio Armani who received the designer prize and Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick who got the breakthrough talent accolade.
GQ Men of the Year Awards 2010 winners list:
International Man - Jon Hamm
Alfred Dunhill Cultural Icon - Anish Kapoor
Outstanding Achievement - Ray Davies
Woman - Gemma Arterton
Band - Gorillaz
Sportsman - Ryan Giggs
Politician - David Cameron
Designer - Giorgio Armani
Actor - Matt Smith
Solo Artist - Dizzee Rascal
Breakthrough Talent - Ed Westwick
Writer - Martin Amis
Newspaper Editor - Simon Kelner
Comedian - James Corden
Chef - Heston Blumenthal
Entrepreneur - Nick Jones
Editor`s Special - Jason Statham
Smirnoff Black Most Stylish Man - Aaron Johnson.