2012 Men of The Year Awards - 13th November 2012
by men's magazine GQ the GQ Men of the Year Awards
are an annual initiative that salutes the most innovative
and influential gents that best represent GQ's message.
Past winners include actor Joel Edgerton (pictured),
Alex O'Loughlin, Ryan Kwanten, Formula 1 driver Mark
Webber, actor Firass Dirani and celebrity chef Curtis
year's Man of the Year nominees include Hugh Jackman,
Liam Hemsworth, Keith Urban, Matthew Cowdrey, Guy
Sebastian, Chris Hemsworth and Michael Clarke.
(originally called Gentlemen's Quarterly) is a monthly
men's magazine that focuses on men's fashion, style,
and culture. It also features articles on food, movies,
fitness, sex, music, travel, sports, technology, and
books. It is generally perceived as more upscale and
sophisticated than lad mags, such as Maxim or FHM.
Quarterly was launched in 1931 as Apparel Arts, a
fashion quarterly for men which was published for
many years in association with Esquire. The name was
changed in 1957, and the magazine moved from quarterly
to monthly publication in the 1970s, still concentrating
on only fashion and style.
1983 Conde Nast Publications took over the publication
and editor Art Cooper changed the course of the magazine,
introducing articles beyond fashion and establishing
GQ as a general men's magazine in competition with
Nelson was named editor-in-chief of GQ in February
2003. During Nelsons tenure at the magazine,
he has worked as both a writer and an editor of several
National Magazine Award-nominated pieces.
April of 2007, GQ caused a stir among Smith College
students by including Smith College on a list of "Where
not to find her", alongside "the family
reunion" and "the Supreme Court". Smithies
took umbrage, since the rest of the article, entitled
"Where To Find Her 2007", described "the
best spots on the planet to meet [smart and beautiful
Man does not represent GQ