GQ FETES MEN OF THE YEAR: There were more suits than cocktail dresses in the mix as GQ celebrated its 18th “Men of the Year” issue Tuesday night at the Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Hosted by editor in chief Jim Nelson, the party drew cover stars Matthew McConaughey and Will Ferrell, guests Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Chelsea Handler, Kid Cudi, Kevin Durant, Meagan Good and Tony Goldwyn, and honorees Andy Samberg, Pharrell Williams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Steve McQueen and Michael B. Jordan.
Although the “Fruitvale Station” actor has a standing relationship with the magazine, he still felt cool being on the guest list. “I remember sneaking into these parties,” said Jordan. “I wasn’t even invited. So now being invited is crazy, a little surreal.”
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Director McQueen agreed. “It feels cool. I mean my goodness you walk with an extra strut in your stride,” he said.
“The Office” star B.J. Novak said, “I’ve never considered myself fashionable. I think I’m here to provide wide eyed amazement.”
Camila Alves gave husband McConaughey all of the limelight saying, “Tonight is his night.” Before joining her to attend the party, McConaughey pondered his new title: “Man of the year…that’s a good title. Man means a lot of things. This last year has been really rich careerwise, it has been rich for me familywise. There’s been a lot of evolution and it’s been a great year.”