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GQ presents 2016 Man of the Year Awards on its 15th anniversary


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Later that evening, winners and guests proceeded to Barvikha Hotel & SPA for an after-party

On September 12, the Barvikha Luxury Village concert hall hosted the 14th annual GQ Man of the Year Awards, one of the most prestigious and respected Moscow awards. The ceremony coincided with GQ 15th anniversary and was more formal than in the previous years.

Zveri and their hit “Mukha” (“Fly”) opened the awards ceremony. Actress Darya Moroz and film director Konstantin Bogomolov presented the first crystal figurine to Boris Minayev in the Writer of the Year category for his 20th century family saga “Myagkaya Tkan” (“Soft Fabric”).

The next prize went to film director of the year, Kirill Serebrennikov, who was not among the attendees but greeted the hosts and the guests from the screen. Boris Zarkov received Restaurateur of the Year for his White Rabbit that triumphed in the 18th place of the world’s best restaurants rating.

At the end of the first section of the ceremony, Ivan Urgant announced a performance by A-Studio.

TV host Alla Mikheyeva and fashion designer Alexander Terekhov continued to present the awards. Athlete of the Year went to Alexander Shlemenko, the most fabulous wrestler and the most successful coach in Russian mixed fight.

After a couple of nostalgic jokes about the job of the next nominees, Ivan Urgant announced the winners in the Producer of the Year category. As in the previous year, there were three winners. Nikita Mikhalkov, Leonid Vereshchagin and Anton Zlatopolsky received the award for their successful remake of the disaster movie Flight Crew. Leonid Vereshchagin accepted the prize on behalf of his colleagues.

Vladimir Presnyakov opened the third section of the ceremony with a tribute to Prince.

TV host Yekaterina Andreyeva and athlete Valery Karpin took over the hosting duties and announced the winner in the Businessman of the Year nomination. The award went to Ziyavudin Magomedov, investor in the Hyperloop project and partner in the Fight Nights mixed fight promotion company.

Two winners in the TV Face nomination went on stage afterwards. They were the best sports journalist in the country Yury Dud and Yevgeny Savin, former football player and now sports commentator, both hosts of Kultura on Match TV.

GQ named Nikita Sologub, Mediazona observer with his society issues column, as Journalist of the Year.

The only female award, Woman of the Year, went to Irina Gorbachyova, young actress of Pyotr Fomenko Drama Workshop, famous not only among theater lovers but also among Instagram users. Her Instagram has over 1.5 million subscribers.

Actor of the Year Konstantin Khabensky was honored for his triumphant return on screens first in Method by Yury Bykov and then in Collector by Alexei Krasovsky. Konstantin could not attend the ceremony but recorded an acceptance speech on filming set and thanked GQ editorial team and readers for their choice.

Finally, Ivan Urgant invited GQ Editor-in-Chief Kim Belov and publisher Irina Yelizarova to present the award to the absolute leader of the rating. GQ readers gave the largest number of votes to Musician of the Year Sergei Shnurov for his viral videos and his top hit “Eksponat” (“Exhibit”). Winner of the two titles, Musician of the Year and GQ Man of the Year, accepted the awards and invited his Leningrad band to perform a music set that rounded up the 14th GQ Man of the Year awards ceremony.

Later that evening, winners and guests proceeded to Barvikha Hotel & SPA for an after-party.