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Mark Hamill named Icon of the Year at GQ Awards

The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actor was honoured at the annual event with the coveted top prize for his work with the science fiction franchise and his contribution to the screen and the stage for his decades-long career.

FILE: US actor Mark Hamill. Picture: @HamillHimself/Twitter

LOS ANGELES - Mark Hamill was named Icon of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017 whilst Jared Leto took home the Actor of the Year gong and Stormzy bagged the Solo Artist of the Year prize.

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor was honoured at the annual event with the coveted top prize for his work with the science fiction franchise and his contribution to the screen and the stage for his decades-long career.

Accepting the award from fellow actor Simon Pegg, he said: "Thank you again so much; I really can't believe it. As facetious as I can be, I am sincerely grateful for this award. Thank you everyone."

Elsewhere, Jared Leto was named Actor of the Year, where he quipped about the leaps and bounds he had come along since GQ named him Worst Dressed Man of 2013.

He said: "Thank you, thank you, thank you. It is absolutely incredible to be in this room with you incredible people ... It's an honour, an absolute honour.

"To my fellow honourees, I am absolutely humbled to be a part of this incredible group with you all and thank you British GQ for reminding me dreams do exist. Yes, you can in fact be named GQ's Worst Dressed Man of 2013 and with some hard work, an Oscar and a Gucci deal, end up on stage with the best of them."

And Stormzy also took home a top prize at the ceremony, winning the Copper Dog Whisky Solo Artist of the Year.

In his acceptance speech, he shared his excitement at managing to bag a selfie with Ronan Keating.

He said: "This is an honour .. I'm so happy to be here, I'm so blessed to be here. It's amazing to be here in a room full of legends. I got a selfie with Ronan Keating, mad! We've got so much black excellence in this room - Tinie Tempah, my brother, Anthony Joshua, Skepta."

Other winners at the event included Liam Gallagher, who won Rock 'n' Roll Star of the Year whilst _The Grand Tour _presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May took home the TV Personalities of the Year gong. Zayn Malik won the Most Stylish Man Of The Year and is featured on the cover of the magazine's October issue.

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