John Boyega, a British-Nigerian actor; Lewis Hamilton, a Formula One star; and Marcus Rashford, an English professional footballer, have emerged among the winners of the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2020.


The annual award event returned for its 23rd edition, which was held online on Thursday. Jack Whitehall, its host, announced its 2020 winners from the coliseum in London.

Boyega was named winner of the ‘Icon’ award while Rashford was awarded the ‘Campaigner’ honour at the virtual ceremony.

Hamilton, the most successful grand prix racing driver of all time and the only Black driver in Formula One, won GQ’s ‘Game Changer’ award.


Among others who were also honoured are Paul Mescal, ‘Normal People’ star, who was named the ‘Breakthrough Actor’ winner, and Lashana Lynch, ‘Captain Marvel’ actress who emerged the ‘Breakthrough Actress’ winner.

GQ Awards also honoured Patrick Hutchinson, a personal trainer, who made headlines after he was photographed in London during a Black Lives Matter protest this year, helping an injured counter-protestor to safety.

Daniel W Fletcher, who was earlier named artistic director for menswear of Fiorucci, won ‘Breakthrough Designer’. He had starred in ‘Next in Fashion’, Netflix reality show, in which global designers competed for a £200,000 prize.

GQ’s award celebrates men and women who have shaped the world’s cultural landscape over style, politics, entertainment and sports.

Below is the full list of winners:

  • Inspiration: Captain Sir Tom Moore
  • Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor: Paul Mescal
  • Game Changer: Lewis Hamilton
  • Campaigner: Marcus Rashford
  • Design Legend: Tommy Hilfiger
  • Solo Artist: Shawn Mendes
  • TV Personality: Piers Morgan
  • Humanitarian: Patrick Hutchinson
  • Maddox Gallery Artist: Charlie Mackesy
  • Lifetime Achievement: Ozzy Osbourne
  • Creative Icon: Michaela Coel
  • Peroni Breakthrough Designer: Daniel W Fletcher
  • Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actress: Lashana Lynch
  • Icon: John Boyega

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