LONDON, September 1 (Reuters) – Coronavirus vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert and England manager Gareth Southgate were among the winners of the GQ Men Of The Year Awards on Wednesday.

The men’s fashion and style magazine named Oxford University Professor Gilbert, biologist Catherine Green and the team behind the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine as the Hero of the Year.

The event, which doesn’t just honor men despite the name, has returned to a physical format at the Tate Modern gallery in London, following a virtual ceremony last year due to the COVID pandemic. 19.

Anthony Hopkins, who won his second Oscar this year for his portrayal of a man with dementia in “The Father,” took home the legendary award while the icon award went to the actor in ” Borat “Sacha Baron Cohen.

In sport, Team GB’s Olympians and Paralympics were recognized for their triumphs at the Tokyo Games with the Outstanding Achievement of the Year award while Southgate, who led England to the final of the ‘Euro 2020, was named inspiration of the year. England lost the final to Italy on penalties.

“Bridgerton” star Regé-Jean Page won Outstanding Performance of the Year while Adrian Dunbar of crime drama “Line of Duty” took home the TV Actor of the Year award.

The lead actor of the year went to “WandaVision” actor Paul Bettany while Kingsley Ben-Adir, known for “A Night in Miami …” and “Peaky Blinders”, took home the award. actor of the year. Director Quentin Tarantino was named Screenwriter of the Year.

In the music world, chart-top Ed Sheeran was named Solo Artist of the Year, Band of the Year went to rock band Wolf Alice while frontman Arlo Parks was named Musical Artist of the Year. ‘year.

Other winners of the evening included fashion designer and environmental activist Vivienne Westwood, named game changer of the year. The designer of the year went to Brunello Cucinelli.

Reporting by Sarah Mills and Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Alison Williams

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