After the glamorous arrivals it was time to get down to the nitty gritty of the GQ Men Of The Year Awards and give out the gongs. There were some fab photo opportunities as the stars collided – Dave Grohl and Bobby Gillespie looked like twins with their long hair, Josh Brolin got a kiss on the cheek from Thandie Newton, and a bewildered-looking Boris Johnson received his award from Trinny and Susannah. My favourite, James Corden, received his breakthrough award from Gavin and Stacey co-writer Ruth Jones, and Alfie Allen and Jaime Winstone had their engagement revealed by Alfie's sister Lily who introduced Jamie as "my future sister-in-law". Mysteriously Alfie just said "Well, now you know" in response.
Speaking of Lily, she and Elton John had a bit of a spar at the ceremony, as Lily introduced "the most important part of the night", Elton apparently interjected "What? Are you going to have another drink?" Lily then responded "F*** off Elton, I'm 40 years younger than you and have my whole life ahead of me!" He retorted, "I could still snort you under the table", and Lily replied "F*** off. I don't know what you're talking about." Wow.
For a full list of the winners and many more photos from inside, just read more.
GQ Men of the Year Winners
Outstanding Achievement - Led Zeppelin
Inspiration - Tony Bennett
Lifetime Achievement - David Bailey
Alfred Dunhill Maverick Award - Mark Ronson
Politician of the Year - Boris Johnson
International Man of the Year - Josh Brolin
Blackberry Entrepreneur of the Year - Gordon Ramsay
Band of the Year - Primal Scream
Radio Personality of the Year - Chris Evans
Chef of the Year - Mark Hix
Most Stylish Man of the Year - Brandon Flowers
Breakthrough Talent - James Corden
Woman of the Year - Sam Taylor-Wood
TV Personality of the Year - James Nesbitt
Fashion Designer of the Year - Christopher Bailey
Author of the Year - Joseph O'Neill
Actor of the Year - Steve Coogan
Comedians of the Year - The Mighty Boosh
Visionary Award - Sir Peter Blake
Sportsman of the Year - Joe Calzaghe
Newspaper Editor of the Year - Peter Wright, Mail on Sunday
Editor's Special Award - Rio Ferdinand
Images include: James Nesbitt, Kirsty Gallacher, Noel Fielding, Julian Barrett, Led Zeppelin, Tess Daly, Denise Van Outen, Dave Grohl, Bobby Gillespie, Sir Phillip Green, Elizabeth Hurley, Elton John, Lily Allen, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin, Jaime Winstone, Orlando Bloom, Ruth Jones, James Corden, Will Young, Chris Evans, Boris Johnson, Trinny Woodall, Susannah Constantine.