Beckham, Kidman and Thunberg won the London GQ Awards

Former England football captain David Beckham, veteran US singer and songwriter Iggy Pop, and former teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg were among the figure to be awarded at the GQ Men of the Year awards.

Beckham, who retired from professional football in 2013, received the Editor's Special Award for sports services over a career spanning more than two decades, including playing for teams in Manchester United and Real Madrid and England.

Britain's GQ Magazine, which published its October issue in an interview to advise its children, Beckham said: "Working hard is as easy as that."

Among others recognized at the GQ event in London were Australian actress Nicole Kidman who won the Actor Award, Welsh actress Taron Egerton and Australian singer / songwriter Kylie Minogue won the Icon Award for the magazine.

Iggy Pop, 72, received the GQ Lifetime Achievement Award. He was rewarded with a six-year career for stage antics and exploration of various musical genres from hard rock and punk rock to blues and jazz.

The England women’s soccer team won the Inspiration Award at this year’s World Championships after gaining a successful English television audience.

16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who started a school year ago on Friday to protest outside the Swedish parliament, sparking a climate strike move known as Friday's future, won the GQ's Game Changer.

Tuesday's event, hosted by Welsh actor Michael Sheen, was the 22nd annual GQ event, and the luxury lifestyle group performed with Hugo Boss. It included many celebrities, including model Naomi Campbell and veteran singer Tom Jones.

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