"2020 has been a year like no other; we have all been forced to manoeuvre the world differently," says GQ editor in chief Molife Kumona.

"Despite all the challenges that we are facing, we had many resilient and inspiring people stepping up and thriving, showing us that we can take courage even in the most trying of times," adds Kumona. 

GQ's Men of the Year Awards 2020 edition has ten categories that include:
  1. Entertainer of the Year
  2. Musician of the Year
  3. Humanitarian of the Year
  4. BOSS: Man of Today
  5. Editor's Award
  6. Designer of the Year
  7. Woman of the Year
  8. Innovator of the Year
  9. Activist of the Year, and
  10. The Hennessy VSOP Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award
Mike Ellingworth, market manager at Moët Hennessy, says, "We are proud to once again partner with GQ South Africa and the GQ Men of the Year Awards. For over 250 years, Hennessy has celebrated individuals with true stopping power, the pioneers, the movers, the shakers and change-makers."

"The awards similarly recognise the exceptional game-changers in our country in a year filled with its challenges and hardships. It is an honour to be part of this auspicious occasion," adds Ellingworth. 

"I am excited to have Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège once again as our headline sponsor. With our values very much aligned, it's no wonder we're a perfect fit. We are honoured to have their support in celebrating these outstanding individuals," says Jumona.

"In addition, our proud partners BOSS Parfums and Lexus are coming on board for the first time and we are thrilled to mark this occasion together," Kumona concludes.

The GQ Men of the Year Awards will take place on Thursday, 12 December. Even though the event is by invite only, the award ceremony can be watched for free on GQ South Africa's official YouTube page.

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