Stormzy was part of the #Grime4Corbyn campaign before the general election this year which saw major grime artists publicly backing the Labour leader. He was handed the Best Solo Prize at the GQ Men of the Year awards by Jeremy Corbyn. Stormzy seem to enjoy himself at the ceremony and said he'd even managed to get a selfie with Ronan Keating. He tweeted: "At these events I just run up to everyone and beg it man just met ronan keaton are you mad." While accepting his award, Stormzy also criticised Prime Minister Theresa May. "I'm so happy to be here, blessed in a room full of talent, we got so much black excellence in this room as well Tinie Tempah my brother, Anthony Joshua, Skepta... so incredible to be here with everyone. "Big up Jeremy Corbyn. I do want to use this to say Theresa May is a paigon and you know what we're doing right now, yeah, trust me. Yeah, it's awkward innit when I say that."

 

Pele was given the inspiration award by England manager Gareth Southgate. This year's ceremony took place at London's Tate Modern, where Star Wars actor Mark Hamill was presented with the icon prize by Simon Pegg. "I say that despite the fact he has a much bigger part in The Force Awakens than I do, but don't worry, in The Last Jedi I promise you, my part will be twice as big," he said on stage. "I know what you want to ask. Do you have any advice on how we too can be icons? "It's really rather simple, step one, blow up a Death Star. You will gain the good will and deep gratitude of untold millions and it will last a lifetime. "Once you've established yourself as an icon of virtue and heroism like Luke, go for the Joker, an icon of villainy and depravity."

 

Suicide Squad star Jared Leto was named actor of the year. "Thank you for reminding me dreams do exist," he told the audience. “Yes, you can in fact be named GQ's worst dressed man of 2013, look it up, and with some hard work, an Oscar and a Gucci deal, and up right here on stage with the best of them." The singer and actor says he's been "educated by that pinnacle of British art and culture, the legendary Benny Hill. He taught me what boobs are".

 

The Winners of the Awards

  1. Solo artist - Stormzy
  2. Editor's special award - Stranger Things
  3. Creative maverick - Sergei Polunin
  4. Special achievement - Antonio Conte
  5. Breakthrough designer - Grace Wales Bonner
  6. Garage Act - Kurupt FM
  7. Designer - Christopher Bailey
  8. Band - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  9. Breakthrough actor - James Norton
  10. Most stylish man - Zayn Malik
  11. Legend - Sir Geoff Hurst
  12. Woman of the year - Adwoa Aboah
  13. TV Personalities - The Grand Tour
  14. Maddox Gallery artist - Wolfgang Tillmans
  15. Comedians - Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon
  16. Rock 'n Roll star - Liam Gallagher
  17. Sportsman - Anthony Joshua
  18. Politician - Sadiq Khan
  19. Actor - Jared Leto
  20. Inspiration - Pele
  21. Icon - Mark Hamill
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