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Poldark star Aidan Turner crowned best TV actor at GQ Men of the Year awards

Published 06/09/2016

Aidan Turner was crowned best television actor at the GQ Men of the Year awards
Aidan Turner was crowned best television actor at the GQ Men of the Year awards

Poldark star Aidan Turner has been crowned best television actor at the GQ Men of the Year awards.

The heartthrob, 33, won the gong just days after he brought back his smouldering alter-ego Ross Poldark to the small screen.

He was presented with the award by another actor whose TV return has been warmly welcomed by fans - Cold Feet star James Nesbitt.

The star-studded ceremony, in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern, saw actor Sir Michael Caine named this year's Legend.

Chart topping DJ Calvin Harris was presented with the trophy for best Solo Artist by singer Ellie Goulding and Bella Hadid, the sister of US catwalk star Gigi Hadid, was named Model of the Year.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, who steered the football club to become unlikely champions of the Premier League, won Outstanding Achievement.

Comedian Billy Connolly was presented with the Inspiration gong by veteran broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson.

Team GB won best Team for their record-breaking success at the Rio Olympics, and London mayor Sadiq Khan was named best politician.

Other winners at the dinner, hosted by US actor Stanley Tucci, included comedian Amy Schumer, who was named best Woman at the Men of the Year ceremony.

DJ and producer Mark Ronson won Most Stylish Man, and was given his award by rapper Tinie Tempah.

Peckham-born Star Wars actor John Boyega won Breakthrough Actor, and accepted his award by video link.

Ricky Gervais took the Genius award, presented to him by Sir Patrick Stewart, while Nile Rodgers was crowned this year's Icon.

Model and Strictly Come Dancing star Daisy Lowe presented best Band to Australian stars Tame Impala, while Star Trek actor Chris Pine won International Man.

Adventurer Bear Grylls won TV Personality, singer-songwriter Jack Garratt was crowned Breakthrough Solo Artist, and boxer Anthony Joshua best Sportsman.

Artist Grayson Perry was named best Writer and YouTube personality Casey Neistat New Media star.

Presenters on the night also included Sir Elton John, Florence Welch, Simon Pegg, Alison Moyet, David Walliams, James Bay, boxer Nicola Adams and Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie.

Winners of the 19th annual GQ Men of the Year awards, in association with Hugo Boss, were chosen by GQ's editorial team.

:: GQ Men of the Year winners

Television Actor: Aidan Turner

Genius: Ricky Gervais

Designer: Alessandro Michele

Woman: Amy Schumer

Band: Tame Impala

International Man: Chris Pine

TV Personality: Bear Grylls

Sportsman: Anthony Joshua

Politician: Sadiq Khan

Breakthrough Solo Artist: Jack Garratt

New Media Star: Casey Neistat

Writer: Grayson Perry

Vertu Breakthrough Actor: John Boyega

Breakthrough Designer: James Long

Icon: Nile Rodgers

Hugo Boss Model of the Year: Bella Hadid

Patron Tequila Solo Artist: Calvin Harris

Outstanding Achievement: Claudio Ranieri

Hugo Boss Most Stylish Man: Mark Ronson

Legend: Sir Michael Caine

Team: Team GB

Inspiration: Billy Connolly

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