GQ Announces Men Of The Year For 2012

December Issue On Newsstands Nationwide Tomorrow

Nov 19, 2012, 07:00 ET from GQ

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GQ announced today the 2012 Men of the Year: the magazine's annual list of the most incredible, awe-inspiring, prolific men (and women) who entertained, excited, and inspired us most this year. The biggest names in entertainment, politics, TV, sports, and more are recognized in the December issue, on newsstands November 20, as part of a photo portfolio. Below is a complete list of the 2012 Men of the Year:

Ben Affleck – Filmmaker of the Year 
Rihanna – Obsession of the Year 
Channing Tatum – Movie Star of the Year 
Usain Bolt – Athlete of the Year
Cast of Parks and RecreationComedy Lab of the Year 
Father John MistyRock 'n' Roller of the Year
Chen Guangcheng – Rebel of the Year
Seth MacFarlane – Funnyman of the Year 
New Girl Guys Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, & Lamorne Morris – Wingmen of the Year
NASA Mars Rover Team Allen Chen, Richard Cook, Bobak Ferdowsi, Erisa Hines, Miguel San Martin, Steve Sell, & Adam SteltznerSpacemen of the Year
Quentin Tarantino & Stars of Django Unchained
Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph  Waltz – Emancipators of the Year
Rick Ross – Bawse of the Year
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Master of the Year
Riccardo Tisci – Designer of the Year
Christopher Walken – Badass of the Year

The above men and women were also recognized at last week's annual Men of the Year party at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. The event, hosted by GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson, brought the December issue to life, and famous names came out in droves to toast this year's honorees. Attendees included: Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Andrews, Camilla Belle, Wes Bentley, Big Sean, Josh Bowman, Zach Braff, Adam Brody, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Capshaw, Katie Cassidy, John Cho, Chace Crawford, Darren Criss, Kid Cudi, Diddy, Colin Egglesfield, Giancarlo Esposito, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jennie Garth, Topher Grace, Armie Hammer, Erin Heatherton, John Hodgman, Julianne Hough, Michael B. Jordan, Jaime King, Diane Kruger, Ryan Kwanten, Ali Larter, Gabriel Mann, James Marsden, Ben McKenzie, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Stephen Moyer, Jessica Pare, Aaron Paul, Zachary Quinto, Krysten Ritter,  Sarah Silverman, Brittany Snow, Eric Stonestreet, Jessica Szohr, Emily Van Camp, James Van Der Beek, Shaun White, the NBA's Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Chris Bosh, Steve Nash, and many others.

For photos from GQ's star-studded event, as well as the complete Men of the Year portfolio from the December issue of GQ, please visit Additional party photos are also available at

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