Racing champion Hamilton, fundraiser Captain Tom clinch GQ awards
January 26, 2021

Lynch, who starred in ‘Captain Marvel’, named breakthrough actress GQ awards

LONDON (UK) – Britain’s 100-year-old charity hero Captain Tom Moore and motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton clinched GQ magazine’s Men of the Year Awards.

The men’s fashion and style magazine also felicitated campaigning soccer player Marcus Rashford and actress Lashana Lynch, among others, at a virtual ceremony broadcast on Thursday via GQ’s YouTube channel. The event was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.

Veteran singer, song writer and TV personality Ozzy Osbourne emerged as winner of its lifetime achievement award.

Moore, a World War Two veteran, won the ‘Inspiration’ category for collecting 32 million pounds for Britain’s health service and charities amid a heightened state of the coronavirus pandemic by walking laps of his garden.

Hamilton, 35, the most successful grand prix racing driver of all time and the only Black driver in Formula One, won GQ’s ‘Game Changer’ award. He has made an efficient use of his platform for racial equality, diversity and environmental sustainability.

Dylan Jones, the magazine’s editor, said, “Despite winning more races than anyone else across an impressive 14 seasons in Formula One, it’s Lewis Hamilton’s actions off the circuit that make him GQ’s Game Changer of the Year.”

Among others honoured on Thursday, Lynch, who starred in ‘Captain Marvel’ was named breakthrough actress and Irish actor Paul Mescal, who starred in ‘Normal People’, won the breakthrough actor award. British-Nigerian actor John Boyega took GQ’s ‘Icon’ award.

Manchester United player Rashford clinched the ‘Campaigner’ award for his work towards tackling child hunger and homelessness in Britain.

Patrick Hutchinson, a Black Lives Matter activist and personal trainer who rescued a white man even when violent clashes were going on in London in the summer, won the humanitarian award.

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