Aside from "celebrating the cream of the crop from the world of entertainment, politics, literature, film and music," it was also the event when supermodel Kate Moss turned up late, showed some legs, and stormed out of the ceremony cursing "I'm never coming back to these f*cking awards again."
The British supermodel, known for causing troubles here and there, was supposedly at the awards ceremony to present to pal Lily Allen the GQ's Woman of the Year honor.
People who attended the ceremony might have gotten excited for the guest appearance of someone like Kate Moss so that she became the subject of onstage jest from the evening's host, James Nesbitt. The Irish actor made a joke about her appearing naked on the cover of GQ. He also said, "She's still got it. I hope she has, I gave it to her before she came on... my number."
The jibe was not taken lightly by Kate Moss. She marched out of the awards fuming, "He's so f*cking rude! How very dare he? Do you know what, I'm never coming back to these f*cking awards again."
Kate Moss past straight through Dizzee Rascal's interview and later came back to ask "Has anyone seen my lipstick?"
The rapper later told the camera, "Kate Moss has lost her lipstick - f*cking disaster."
OK. So Kate Moss did steal lights and raised hell at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2009. Still, the awarding ceremony continued and all 22 men, one woman and one television series were deemed worthy winners:
GQ Solo Artist Of The Year - Dizzee Rascal
GQ Comedian Of The Year - Michael McIntyre
GQ Television Show Of The Year - Mad Men
GQ Commentator Of The Year - Robert Peston
GQ Movie Mogul Of The Year - Harvey Weinstein
GQ Band Of The Year - Take That
GQ Newspaper Editor Of The Year - James Harding
GQ Politician Of The Year - George Osbourne
GQ Writer Of The Year - Geoff Dyer
Alfred Dunhill Film-Maker Of The Year - Guy Ritchie
GQ Outstanding Achievement Award - Elvis Costello
GQ International Man Of The Year - Mickey Rourke
GQ Entrepreneur Of The Year - Matthew Freud
GQ Woman Of The Year - Lily Allen
GQ Sportsman Of The Year - Jenson Button
GQ Designer Of The Year - Giles Deacon
GQ Chef Of The Year - Marcus Wareing
GQ Actor Of The Year - Michael Sheen
Smirnoff Black Most Stylish Man Of The Year - David Walliams
GQ Voice Of Reason award - Vince Cable
GQ TV Personality Of The Year - Ross Kemp