GQ Men of the Year

Kim Ledger’s acceptance speech on behalf of son Heath, prompted a rare outpour of emotion at GQ Australia’s perennially macho Men of the Year awards…

If predictions prove correct, Kim Ledger may be doing the same at the 81st Academy Awards. Other winners included Hugh Jackman, voted the People’s choice man of the year and Modular’s Steve Pavlovic (entrepreneur of the year) and The Presets (band of the year). The epitome of Australian masculinity was then represented by D-grade television personalities. I’m still wiping the projectile vomit off my computer screen.

Also why is there a “radio personality of the year” yet no “writer of the year”? And is Jason Dundas really the most stylish man in Australia? Really GQ? Really?

The 2008 GQ Men of the Year Award winners are:

Actor of the Year: Heath Ledger

Sportsman of the Year: Matthew Mitcham

Comedic Talent of the Year: Wil Anderson

Radio Personality of the Year: Jabba

TV Personality of the Year: Daniel Macpherson

Entrepreneur of the Year: Steve Pavlovic

Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Vincent Fantauzzo

Best Ensemble: Cast of Underbelly

Band/Solo Artist of the Year: The Presets

Man of Style: Jason Dundas

Designer of the Year: Arthur Galan

Chef of the Year: Sean Connolly

Investigator of the Year: Kerry O’Brien

Man of Inspiration: Tom Calma

DJ of the Year: Grant Smillie

Creative Force: Baz Luhrmann

Lifetime Achievement: Bert Newton

Volvo People’s Choice Man of the Year: Hugh Jackman

Image by: Andreas Rentz via Getty Images

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