U2 - U2 Win At Gq Men Of The Year Awards

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U2 were named Band of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year awards last night (06.09.11).

The 'Elevation' rockers were honoured after completing the highest grossing tour of all time this summer and performing a headline set at Glastonbury - their first festival performance as a band for 25 years.

Since completing their '360 Degrees Tour' frontman Bono says he has been relaxing in his native Ireland.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I've been in Dublin for the last week or so. I was in France but came home for a while.

"I rang some pals and asked what they thought I should do to keep busy. One said, 'Just walk the dog.' So I took the dog out with my wife. It's a Mongrel and a really strong animal.

"It dragged us through the streets and some little kid shouted, 'Is that dog walking you, or are you walking the dog, Bono?'I knew I was home. You can't beat it."

Other winners at the ceremony - which was held at the Royal Opera House in London - included 'The Hangover Part II' actor Bradley Cooper, who was named International Man of the Year, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who took home the Actor of the Year prize.

Rapper Tinie Tempah headed over to the awards after losing out on the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize earlier in the night, and scooped the Solo Artist of the Year trophy.

Pop legends Duran Duran were given the Lifetime Achievement prize, while Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards was named Writer of the Year for his memoir 'Life'.

Supermodel Lara Stone was the only female to pick a statuette, taking home the Woman of the Year accolade.

The ceremony and subsequent party was attended by a galaxy of stars including Kylie Minogue, Daisy Lowe, Kelly Brook, Pixie Lott, John Legend and Hugh Laurie.

GQ Men of the Year 2011, full list of winners:

International Man of the Year - Bradley Cooper

Lifetime Achievement - Duran Duran

Woman of the Year - Lara Stone

Band of the Year - U2

Sportsman of the Year - Rory McIlroy

Politician of the Year - George Osborne

Designer of the Year - Tommy Hilfiger

Actor of the Year - Benedict Cumberbatch

Solo Artist of the Year - Tinie Tempah

Musician of the Year - Hugh Laurie

Writer of the Year - Keith Richards

TV Personality of the Year - Professor Brian Cox

Comedian of the Year - Rob Brydon

Chef of the Year - Heston Blumenthal

Editor's Special - Bill Nighy

Tanqueray Most Stylish Man - Matt Smith

Help for Heroes - The Armed Forces

Inspiration - Mario Testino

Surprise Award: Man of Next Year - Lord Sebastian Coe


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