The 2012 GQ Men of the Year Awards took place last night in London and a few celebrities showed up like Kelly Brook, Lana Del Ray, Olivia Munn and Alison Brie. One of the biggest travesties of the night was there being only one picture of Alison Brie in her sexy dress. One picture. Meanwhile, Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Liam Gallagher and London Mayor Boris Johnson, who arrived on his bike, had multiple. Unacceptable. *Wags finger at photo agency* For shame.
Anyway, the Telegraph was kind enough to compile a list of memorable quotes from the night’s event.
- “There’s been a blond Bond. I’m just saying. ‘The name’s Bond… Ginge Bond’.” Damian Lewis pitches to succeed Daniel Craig
- “He’s a singer, a songwriter, the reincarnation of John Lennon – if John Lennon had Tourette’s.” Jimmy Carr introduces Liam Gallagher, who didn’t take kindly to the comments and was last seen waving his fists in the comedian’s direction
- “He hid out in my back garden for a short while.” Bono reveals where Sir Salman Rushdie laid low during the fatwa
- “I think it’s wonderful being recognised for having managed to stay alive.”Sir Salman Rushdie receives the Inspiration Award
- “Not since Phil Daniels in Quadrophenia has anyone had the ability to look this cool on a set of wheels.” Liam Gallagher presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Bradley Wiggins
- “Wolfgang Puck: I went to your restaurant. Three f***ing hours I waited for a steak. A steak takes six minutes to cook.” Gary Barlow was not impressed by a trip to the Chef of the Year’s London steakhouse
- “You have no idea who I am, do you?” Dermot O’Leary to Bond girl Berenice Marlohe, who presented him with the Most Stylish Man of the Year award but seemed unclear as to who he was
- “Woman of the Year. Who will it be? Angela Merkel? Hillary Clinton? Aung San Suu Kyi?” David Walliams wonders if GQ will choose brains over beauty. The award went to Lana Del Rey
- “I’m honoured and staggered… at the sheer number of people you must have had to go through before you got to me.” John Slattery, aka Mad Men’s Roger Sterling, is surprised to be named International Man – of the Year
- “It’s great to be in London. But at 72, it’s great to be anywhere.” Sir Tom Jones is grateful he still gets invited to awards ceremonies