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GQ presents 2017 Man of the Year Awards


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After the ceremony, winners and distinguished guests joined the afterparty at Barvikha Hotel & Spa to honor the winners and nominees.

On September 13, one of Moscow’s most prestigious awards, GQ Man of the Year, took place at the Barvikha Luxury Village concert hall.

Exchanging witticisms, the hosts Ivan Urgant and Ksenia Sobchak announced the ceremony’s first section open and invited Anna Mikhalkova and L’One to announce the winner in the Debut of the Year category. Kantemir Balagov received the award for his movie Closeness. The drama about a Jewish family from Nalchik had earlier won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

The next prize, Restaurateur of the Year, went to Alexander Oganezov for opening the city’s best sushi bistro Cutfish.

At the end of the first section, Ivan Urgant and Ksenia Sobchak announced the special category, Inspiration of the Year, established by the ceremony’s partner, innovative brand IQOS. The award was presented to the charming Nika Belotserkovskaya who inspired not only IQOS but all her followers to change for the better.

As Anna Mikhalkova and L’One left the stage, Ivan and Ksenia introduced the next music number by Ivan Dorn who opened the second part of the ceremony. Anna Melikyan and Mikhail Zygar announced the next round of winners, including Actor of the Year Mikhail Yefremov for the portrayal of an ideal Russian man in the Drunk Firm television show. Mikhail also received the special prize L'art de vivre, a pen with a personal engraving from the Samurai limited collection of precious metal pens by S.T.Dupont.

The next pair of crystal letters went to RBC TV correspondent Rodion Chepel whose video report about favorite drinks in Russia’s rural areas won him Author of the Year.

Margarita Pushkina and Konstantin Remchukov presented the next bunch of awards. The title of Woman of the Year was awarded to Yana Troyanova who continues to reach for perfection in her portrayal of ‘Russia.’ This year, she starred in the extremely popular show Olga on TNT network where she was even more convincing as before.

Yury Dud went up on the stage next to accept his second consecutive award in the Face on Screen category. This time, he won the prize for his YouTube channel that got 27 million views within a record-breaking time.

Finally, the hosts invited GQ Editor-in-Chief Igor Garanin to present the main prize to this year’s absolute winner of the poll. Basta, who also won Musician of the Year for his album Basta 5 and an unprecedented full house (35,000 people) at Olimpiysky Concert Hall, was readers’ choice this year. Basta’s acceptance speech closed the 15th GQ Man of the Year Awards.

After the ceremony, winners and distinguished guests joined the afterparty at Barvikha Hotel & Spa to honor the winners and nominees.