He’s seen his star rise no end since taking on the role of Captain Ross Poldark.

And Aidan Turner was rewarded for his endeavors on the BBC’s smash-hit period drama as he scooped the Best TV Actor gong at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016, held at London’s Tate Modern on Tuesday evening.

The 33-year-old star managed to scoop one of the magazine’s coveted awards thanks to the runaway success of Poldark, in which he plays the long-suffering titular character. 

And the winners are… Aidan Turner was rewarded for his endeavors on the BBC’s smash-hit period drama as he scooped the Best TV Actor gong at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016, held at London’s Tate Modern on Tuesday evening

Aidan wasn’t the only home-grown talent to scoop an award at the glamorous event, as chart-topping DJ Calvin Harris was presented with the gong for best Solo Artist by singer Ellie Goulding.

Calvin joked that he felt he was nearing the end of the career as he picked up the award: ‘I feel at 32 I’m nearing the end. Just kidding.’

He then recalled that he had been in a completely different career a decade to the week, adding: ‘This week ten years ago was when I left Marks and Spencer Simply Food in Clapham South where I carried out such tasks as date rotating sandwiches and moving the salmon.’ 

Though it seems that he couldn’t resist taking a dig at his ex Taylor Swift and the breakdown of their relationship.

Well deserved: The 33-year-old star (pictured with James Nesbitt) managed to scoop one of the magazine’s coveted awards thanks to the runaway success of Poldark, in which he plays the long-suffering titular character

Thanks for the gong! Chart-topping DJ Calvin Harris was presented with the gong for best Solo Artist by singer Ellie Goulding

Thanking his manager, Mark Gillespie, the This Is What You Came For DJ said they’d been through a lot, and also learnt a great deal, which included discovering ‘the endless amount of bulls***’ that could be written about people. 

Bella Hadid, who has made a name for herself as one of the latest and most sought-after supermodels, was named Model of the Year in front of her Yolanda Foster.

As she accepted the award, the 19-year-old said: ‘I’m having a heart attack a little bit. This is crazy. I’ve worked really hard it’s crazy to be recognised.’

‘I feel at 32 I’m nearing the end. Just kidding’: Calvin joked that he felt he was nearing the end of the career as he picked up the award

And paying a touching tribute to her mother, who suffers from lyme disease, she added: ‘This is the first time my mum has been out of bed in four years and got her hair and make up done and I’m so happy she’s here.’ 

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, who steered the football club to become unlikely champions of the Premier League in 1015/16 season, won the gong for Outstanding Achievement.

The iconic comedian Billy Connolly was presented with the Inspiration gong by the equally legendary Sir Michael Parkinson.

Team GB won the award for Best Team for their record-breaking success at the Rio Olympics, and London’s own mayor Sadiq Khan was named the Best Politician by the luxury men’s magazine. 

One for the mantelpiece! Bella Hadid, who has made a name for herself as one of the latest and most sought-after supermodels, was named Model of the Year in front of her Yolanda Foster

‘I’m having a heart attack a little bit. This is crazy. I’ve worked really hard it’s crazy to be recognised’: As she accepted the award, the 19-year-old could hardly believe she had won the gong

Other winners at the star-studded event, which was hosted this year by US actor Stanley Tucci, included comedian Amy Schumer, named best Woman (following in the footsteps of the likes of Emilia Clark).

DJ, producer and Uptown Funk hit-maker Mark Ronson won Most Stylish Man, and was given his award by rapper Tinie Tempah.

Peckham-born Star Wars actor John Boyega won the Breakthrough Actor for his role as Finn in The Force Awakens; tough he had to accept his award by video link.

The Office star Ricky Gervais took home the Genius award, which was presented to him by Sir Patrick Stewart

She’s the woman! Other winners at the star-studded event, which was hosted this year by US actor Stanley Tucci, included comedian Amy Schumer, named best Woman (following in the footsteps of the likes of Emilia Clark)

A special moment: Star Trek actor Chris Pine won International Man and was presented with his award by co-star Simon Pegg

Out of this world: The duo were all smiles as the 36-year-old actor collected the coveted prize

And Nile Rodgers of Chic was crowned 2016’s Icon in recognition of his enduring influence on music amongst other things.

Model and Strictly Come Dancing star Daisy Lowe presented Australia’s Tame Impala with the Best Band award.

Star Trek actor Chris Pine won International Man and was presented with his award by co-star Simon Pegg.

A real icon: The iconic comedian Billy Connolly was presented with the Inspiration gong by the equally legendary Sir Michael Parkinson

Adventurer Bear Grylls won TV Personality while singer-songwriter Jack Garratt was crowned Breakthrough Solo Artist; and boxer Anthony Joshua best Sportsman.

Artist Grayson Perry was named best Writer and YouTube personality Casey Neistat New Media star.

Presenters on the night also included Sir Elton John, Florence Welch, Simon Pegg, Alison Moyet, David Walliams, James Bay, boxer Nicola Adams and Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie.

Winners of the 19th annual GQ Men of the Year awards, in association with Hugo Boss, were chosen by GQ’s editorial team. 

 

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