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21 November 2011

GQ Man of the Year Awards To Be At Opera House Sydney - 21st November 2011

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Ladies and gentlemen... it's that time of the year again. Enter the GQ (Gentlemen's Quarterly) Man Of The Year Awards.

Rachael Taylor holds the position as leading lady for the event however Alex O'Loughlin is arguably the biggest-name man headed home for tomorrow's GQ Man of the Year Awards.

We only have to travel a wee way across from Sydney but the Hawaii Five-O star gets in from Hawaii tomorrow (if you believe the rumours). Twilight Saga's Kellan Lutz and partner Sharni Vinson will jet in from Los Angeles.

Australia is in for a treat with a massive amount of international stars set to headline the annual GQ Men of the Year Awards.

GQ Australia editor, and newly anointed Editor of the Year, Nicholas Smith, in association with Chivas, will host the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Sydney Opera House. An exclusive black-tie dinner and awards ceremony will be attended by 250 guests and MC’ed by Wil Anderson, with an after party to follow in the GQ Lounge.

Celebrating Australia’s leading actors, comedians, musicians, sportsmen, fashion designers and visionaries, the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards, in association with Chivas, welcomes back home-grown international celebrities Joel Edgerton, Alex O’Loughlin, and Rachael Taylor and comedian Jason Gann. Also on the guest list are actor Hugh Sheridan, chef Manu Feildel, swimmer James Magnussen and The Project’s Charlie Pickering. Adding further star power to the night are the presenters including David Jones Ambassador Megan Gale, chef Pete Evans, actor Jack Thompson, Sydney FC’s Brett Emerton, media personality Steve Vizard and author Tara Moss.

Also, heading to Australia to attend GQ Men of the Year Awards 2011 is star of Twilight Breaking Dawn, Kellan Lutz and his Australian girlfriend Sharni Vinson.

The 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards, in association with Chivas, comprise 18 categories across entertainment, fashion, the arts, sport, media and philanthropy. Also, for the first time, there is a Woman of the Year category, recognising the achievements of GQ Australia’s favourite Australian leading lady.

For the third year, GQ Australia will present the Men of Chivalry Award, sponsored by Chivas. The award recognises the outstanding achievements of everyday Australian men who have shown true character, performed courageous acts or engaged in honourable quests.

The GQ gentleman always looks his best in a dinner suit and the art deco themed styling for the event will reflect the grandeur of a time when gentlemen were gentlemen and dinner suits were commonplace. In contrast, striking a balance of modernity will be an onstage performance by indie band Guineafowl.

Guests will sup on a menu created by Matt Moran, the highlight of which will be pearl meat canap├ęs and a unique pairing of Baci chocolates with Chivas whisky.

The highlight of the evening is always the announcement of the 2011 GQ Man of the Year.

Following the tradition set last year, the winner will be congratulated with a traditional Scottish toast featuring rare 25-year-old Chivas whisky, and presented with an OMEGA De Ville Hour Vision Calibre 8500 valued at $8,300.

To ensure they arrive looking their award-winning best, nominees will be transported to the ceremony in cars provided by Range Rover, having had the opportunity to stop by the American Crew Grooming Room at the Shangri-La.

The GQ Men of the Year Awards comes at the end of a hugely successful year for the title, which has cemented its place as the premium men’s lifestyle brand with the continued success of GQ and phenomenal growth of GQ Style. Also, in a crowning achievement to a great year, GQ editor Nicholas Smith was named Editor of the Year at the Publishers Award Excellence Awards on November 11.

The GQ Men of the Year 2011 commemorative issue goes on sale November 23, 2011.

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