GQ's Global Creativity Awards (2024)

Welcome to the second edition of GQ’s Global Creativity Awards, a program that celebrates the new and very now paradigm of what drives cultural influence in 2024. The tagline is “Big Ideas for a Better World,” and the thesis is simple: We are living in an era when it’s the multidisciplinary, multi-platform, multitasking creative polymaths who are leading the way. This is not the era of narrow specialization. Today, if you want to change the world, spread your wings wide.

Check it out in the April issue of GQ—and see below for some of the best moments from the black tie gala that we threw in New York City on April 11th to celebrate our honorees. With all those electric minds in one room, the energy was positively thrumming. (And new directions in black-tie dressing were charted on the red carpet.)

I’m not saying our upstart celebration of creativity can compete with the history and prestige of something like the Oscars. But when it comes to capturing what’s really shaking the present and future of culture, you can count on GQ to make it a moment.

— Will Welch, GQ Global Editorial Director

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Go Inside GQ’s 2024 Global Creativity Awards Gala with Lewis Hamilton, Hunter Schafer, Danny McBride, and More

“We need to use our platforms to champion artists and designers and innovators of tomorrow,” said Lewis Hamilton.

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GQ Global Creativity Awards 2024: See Every Celebrity Look from the Red Carpet

From Hunter Schafer to Lewis Hamilton, here’s what all the megawatt stars wore to our second annual celebration of the visionaries pushing our culture forward.

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How Marni, Erykah Badu, and Dev Hynes Assembled a Freaky Fashion Marching Band

GQ’s 2024 Global Creativity Awards were punctuated by a Marni Jam—a frenetic, exuberant blend of live musical performance and high-fashion presentation.

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Photography by Bowen Fernie

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Michaela Coel on Hunter Schafer: “She Is a Woman Who Makes Others, Including Me, Feel Safe”

Michaela Coel presented Hunter Schafer with a trophy at the 2024 GQ Global Creativity Awards—and created an instant highlight of the evening.

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Cover Story: Lewis Hamilton

He’s got one last season with Mercedes, and then F1's winningest driver will join Ferrari. But he’s looking far beyond that, toward the moves he’ll make when his racing career ends.Continue reading »

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Cover Story: Hunter Schafer

Hunter Schafer has built a career by saying yes: to activism, to modeling, and then to acting, where Euphoria made her a star. Now, with a budding movie career and big plans in just about every field you can imagine, the Gen Z icon is figuring out exactly what sort of creative life she'd like to lead.Continue reading »

Cover Story: Danny McBride

After taking big screens and HBO by storm with his macho-lampooning humor, comedy hero Danny McBride uprooted his life in Hollywood to build his dream production studio in Charleston, South Carolina—away from the stifling industry, and alongside his closest friends and collaborators. That’s where he’s been unlocking a blistering new creative gear—and plotting his best work yet.Continue reading »

Cover Story: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross—best friends and Nine Inch Nails bandmates—found unlikely creative fulfillment (and a couple of Oscars) by reassessing what they had to offer as musicians. Now they’re thinking even bigger, and imagining an artistic empire of their own making.Continue reading »

Meet the Host of This Year's Creativity Awards

Larry David calls him indispensable. Richard Lewis told him he was “a f*cking beast” as a comic actor. But as he prepares to say goodbye to the show that made him an out-of-nowhere comedy star in his 40s, Smoove is facing forward: “I'm still fresh…. I can work with anybody, I can do anything.”Continue reading »

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How Marni Designer Francesco Risso Built the Ultimate Fashion Playground

Creativity knows no bounds for the quirky Italian designer who was raised on a boat and designed his latest collection in a cave.

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Photography by Colin Dodgson

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How Asake Became the Center of the World’s Most Influential Music Scene

Today if you're the most important new voice in Afrobeats, you may be the most important new voice in global music, period. Meet the current title-holder: Asake

By Frazier Tharpe

Photography by Micaiah Carter

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Lauren Halsey Introduces the Elite Art World to South Central LA

The red-hot 36-year-old artist has achieved global success with a very local approach: applying imaginative, laserlike focus to a few square blocks of her hometown. In doing so, she renders and reflects what it’s actually like to live and work in—and never, ever leave—South Central Los Angeles.

By Jasmine Sanders

Photography by Shaniqwa Jarvis

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“We need to use our platforms to champion artists and designers and innovators of tomorrow,” said Lewis Hamilton.

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By Samuel Hine

Photography by Krista Schlueter

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See Every Celebrity Look from the Red Carpet at the Global Creativity Awards

From Hunter Schafer to Lewis Hamilton, here’s what all the megawatt stars wore to our second annual celebration of the visionaries pushing our culture forward.

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By The Editors of GQ

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How Marni, Erykah Badu, and Dev Hynes Assembled a Freaky Fashion Marching Band

GQ’s 2024 Global Creativity Awards were punctuated by a Marni Jam—a frenetic, exuberant blend of live musical performance and high-fashion presentation.

By Eileen Cartter

Photography by Bowen Fernie

Culture

Michaela Coel on Hunter Schafer: “She Is a Woman Who Makes Others, Including Me, Feel Safe”

Michaela Coel presented Hunter Schafer with a trophy at the 2024 GQ Global Creativity Awards—and created an instant highlight of the evening.

By Heven Haile

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GQ’s Global Creativity Awards Are Back

Welcome to the second edition of GQ’s franchise that celebrates the world’s most fearless and inspiring creatives, including Lewis Hamilton, Hunter Schafer, Danny McBride, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Check it out in the April issue of GQ—and at a black tie gala in New York City on April 11th.

By Will Welch

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Lewis Hamilton Is Changing Lanes

He’s got one last season with Mercedes, and then F1's winningest driver will join Ferrari. But he’s looking far beyond that, toward the moves he’ll make when his racing career ends.

By Daniel Riley

Photography by Campbell Addy

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Hunter Schafer on Art, Love, Ambition—and Life Beyond Euphoria

Hunter Schafer has built a career by saying yes: to activism, to modeling, and then to acting, where Euphoria made her a star. Now, with a budding movie career and big plans in just about every field you can imagine, the Gen Z icon is figuring out exactly what sort of creative life she'd like to lead.

By Emma Carmichael

Photography by Bryce Anderson

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Inside Danny McBride’s Lowcountry Comedy Commune

After taking big screens and HBO by storm with his macho-lampooning humor, comedy hero Danny McBride uprooted his life in Hollywood to build his dream production studio in Charleston, South Carolina—away from the stifling industry, and alongside his closest friends and collaborators. That’s where he’s been unlocking a blistering new creative gear—and plotting his best work yet.

By Sam Schube

Photography by Roe Ethridge

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Have a Plan to Soundtrack Everything

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross—best friends and Nine Inch Nails bandmates—found unlikely creative fulfillment (and a couple of Oscars) by reassessing what they had to offer as musicians. Now they’re thinking even bigger, and imagining an artistic empire of their own making.

By Zach Baron

Photography by Danielle Levitt

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Curb Your Enthusiasm Is Over. JB Smoove Is Just Getting Started

Larry David calls him indispensable. Richard Lewis told him he was “a f*cking beast” as a comic actor. But as he prepares to say goodbye to the show that made him an out-of-nowhere comedy star in his 40s, Smoove is facing forward: “I'm still fresh…. I can work with anybody, I can do anything.”

By Frazier Tharpe

Photography by Sandy Kim

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How Marni Designer Francesco Risso Built the Ultimate Fashion Playground

Creativity knows no bounds for the quirky Italian designer who was raised on a boat and designed his latest collection in a cave.

By Samuel Hine

Photography by Colin Dodgson

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How Asake Became the Center of the World’s Most Influential Music Scene

Today if you're the most important new voice in Afrobeats, you may be the most important new voice in global music, period. Meet the current title-holder: Asake

By Frazier Tharpe

Photography by Micaiah Carter

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Lauren Halsey Introduces the Elite Art World to South Central LA

The red-hot 36-year-old artist has achieved global success with a very local approach: applying imaginative, laserlike focus to a few square blocks of her hometown. In doing so, she renders and reflects what it’s actually like to live and work in—and never, ever leave—South Central Los Angeles.

By Jasmine Sanders

Photography by Shaniqwa Jarvis

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The 20 Most Creative Companies in the World

Suddenly, the most exciting, most pioneering, and most successful businesses on earth are distinguished by one thing: their creative spirit. We spoke with executives, founders, and industry experts to find the secrets of the most imaginative companies.

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GQ Global Creativity Awards 2024: Introducing Our Sophom*ore Class of Visionary Honorees

Our second-annual gala celebrating “Big Ideas for a Better World” kicks off on April 11 in New York City.

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Tim Cook, Donald Glover, and Hoyeon Headlined GQ’s Star-Studded Global Creativity Awards Event in NYC

To quote Apple CEO Tim Cook at the inaugural GCAs, “Let’s free our imaginations and dream up new ideas.”

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Photography by Krista Schlueter

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Step Onto the Red Carpet at GQ’s First-Ever Global Creativity Awards in NYC

Get a look behind the velvet rope at last night’s party, where Hoyeon, Zazie Beetz, A$AP Ferg, Luka Sabbat, and more posed for custom souvenir portraits.

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Go Inside GQ’s GloRilla-Starring Global Creativity Awards Afterparty

Where Tim Cook, Steve Lacy, and more celebrated the first annual GCAs.

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Photography by Krista Schlueter

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How to Do Creative Black Tie: 15 Standout Looks From GQ’s First-Annual Global Creativity Awards

Here’s some high-octane inspiration for whenever the occasion calls for slightly more adventurous formalwear.

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Tim Cook on Shaping the Future of Apple

As Apple CEO, he has defied his skeptics and refashioned the world’s most creative company on his own exacting terms. Now, in a frank conversation, he offers new insight into his leadership—explaining why he sees himself as an outsider, how he asserts Apple’s values, and what he does to keep from staring at his iPhone all day.

By Zach Baron

Photography by Mark Mahaney

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How Squid Game's Hoyeon Became a New Kind of Megastar

Hoyeon made the overnight leap from model to globally in-demand actor after her performance in Squid Game. Now, at a time when South Korea is minting some of the planet’s biggest stars, she’s working with some of the most celebrated auteurs in cinema, booking some of the most rarefied gigs in fashion, and—after years spent bouncing around the world—beginning to wonder whether the best place to chase her future might just be back home in Seoul.

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Photography by Elizaveta Porodina

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Inside Donald Glover’s New Creative Playground

He changed the course of television with Atlanta and laid out a blueprint for a whole era of dark comedy. And now, out in Ojai, California, the multihyphenate star is preparing for the next phase of his career, building something even bigger and more ambitious that only he could have imagined.

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Can Yohji Yamamoto Save Fashion From Itself?

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Grace Wales Bonner’s Vision of Black Elegance Is the Hottest Thing in Menswear

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How Tyshawn Jones and William Strobeck Changed Skateboarding Forever

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At 83, Designer Gaetano Pesce Is More Relevant Than Ever

A legend of Italian art, architecture, and beyond, Pesce has been reimagining everyday objects and furniture in vibrant new ways for decades. Now, the culture is finally catching up to him.

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31 Secrets to Unlocking Your Creativity

Thirty-three of our favorite artists, writers, musicians, designers, and big thinkers share the mysterious rituals and dirty tricks behind their greatest work.

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Introducing GQ's Global Creativity Awards

This new franchise celebrates the world’s most fearless and inspiring creatives, including Tim Cook, Donald Glover, Grace Wales Bonner, and more. Check it out in the April issue of GQ—and at our inaugural black tie awards gala set for April 6th in New York City.

By Will Welch

GQ's Global Creativity Awards (2024)

FAQs

Where are the GQ Global Creativity Awards? ›

GQ Global Creativity Awards 2024: Introducing Our Sophom*ore Class of Visionary Honorees. Our second-annual gala celebrating “Big Ideas for a Better World” kicks off on April 11 in New York City.

Where are the GQ Awards 2024? ›

Erykah Badu at the 2024 GQ Creativity Awards

Erykah Badu attended the 2024 GQ Creativity Awards at WSA on April 11 in New York City wearing a custom look from Marni.

What is a creativity award? ›

This award serves to highlight staff members who demonstrate exceptional efforts to learn new things, develop new skills and competencies, and expand their work responsibilities, as appropriate.

What is the Creativity International Awards? ›

The Creativity International Awards is one of the most prestigious, longest running, independent advertising and graphic design competitions in the world. Agencies from all over the globe submitted their best work to be reviewed by Creativity Print & Packaging judges.

What is GQ famous for? ›

GQ is the global flagship of men's fashion, the arbiter of cool for anyone who sees the world through the lens of taste and style. For more than 60 years, GQ has been the home to award-winning journalism and the most elevated and respected photography, design, reporting, and writing in the men's space.

Is GQ still printed? ›

GQ Magazine is published 11 times a year and your first issue will arrive between 6 - 8 weeks of order receipt.

Who runs GQ? ›

Editor-in-chiefWill Welch
FrequencyMonthly
PublisherCondé Nast Inc.
Total circulation938,359 (2013)
First issue1931
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Is GQ a male magazine? ›

For more than 50 years, GQ has been the premier men's magazine, providing definitive coverage of style and culture. With its unique and powerful design, work from the finest photographers, and a stable of award-winning writers, GQ reaches millions of leading men each month.

Who is designer of the year GQ? ›

His Spring 2024 @loewe show, presented in Paris in June, was pure magic—one of the best menswear runway shows I've ever been to, full stop. In our profile, Anderson tells. anderson.

What is the most prestigious art award? ›

The Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts is an acknowledgment to those who lift our existence to a higher level by the beauty or inspiration of their creative talent.

Which is the highest award for creative writing? ›

Nobel Prize in Literature

This award is one of the most prestigious in the field of literature. It's awarded based on overall remarkable contribution. Presented annually since 1901, the Swedish Prize was established as per the will of Alfred Nobel. Writers are nominated for the prize.

Why are creative awards important? ›

Awards are great for retention and recruitment of staff

So therefore getting the best people is the key to making the best work, and vice versa. Awards, like it or not, are the currency of our industry. Creatives like to win them, and will gravitate towards the clients and agencies where they can keep winning them.

What is the most famous international award? ›

1. Nobel Prize. Recognized as one of the most prestigious awards globally, the Nobel Prize honors outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economic sciences.

What is the National creativity Award? ›

The National Creators Award is an effort to recognize excellence and impact across domains, including storytelling, social change advocacy, environmental sustainability, education, and gaming among others.

What is the award for creative excellence? ›

Creative Excellence Awards
  • Eligibility. To be eligible for nomination, applicants must meet all the following criteria: ...
  • Selection Criteria. ...
  • Comprehensive Brochure & Facility Publication. ...
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign. ...
  • Social Media. ...
  • Programming Publication. ...
  • Large Scale Signage. ...
  • Audiovisual Promotion.

What countries is GQ published in? ›

Circulation. GQ is published in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Where is GQ magazine? ›

GQ (which stands for Gentlemen's Quarterly and is also known Apparel Arts) is an international monthly men's magazine based in New York City and founded in 1931.

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