Andrew Scott’s role as the Hot Priest in Fleabag was named Standout Performance of 2019 at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Fleabag herself, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, presented him with the award. Waller-Bridge praised Scott’s Fleabag performance as “a combustion of charisma, grace, nuance and complexity… culminating in a 162 per cent rise in religious pornography watched in the U.K.” Rory Stewart may have lost his bid to lead the Tory party but there was a consolation prize of sorts – he is GQ’s Politician of the Year. Greta Thunberg, the teen climate change activist, won the Game Changer award.
Other winners included Kylie Minogue (Icon), Sir Ian McKellen (Legend), and David Beckham, who received the Editor’s Special. Actor and actress awards went to Nicole Kidman and Taron Egerton, while Richard Madden was named Most Stylish Man. The annual awards were held in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
Most Stylish Man (sponsored by Hugo Boss) – Richard Madden
Politician of the Year – Rory Stewart
Game Changer – Greta Thunberg
Designer – Kim Jones
Actor – Taron Egerton
Actress – Nicole Kidman
Inspiration – The England Women’s Football Team
Sportsmen – The England One-Day Cricket Team
Lifetime Achievement – Iggy Pop
Breakthrough Music Act (sponsored by Vero) – Dave
Solo Artist (sponsored by Haig Club) – Stormzy
Live Act – George Ezra
Band (sponsored by Beats by Dr Dre) – The 1975
Artist (sponsored by Maddox Gallery) – Ai Weiwei
Writer – James Ellroy
Icon – Kylie Minogue
Standout Performance (sponsored by Hugo Boss) – Andrew Scott
Legend – Sir Ian McKellen
Editor’s Special – David Beckham