Michael Douglas put his recent marriage woes behind him as scooped the top prize at the GQ Men of the Year Awards on Tuesday night.

The Hollywood star was presented with the prestigious Legend award at a swanky ceremony at the Royal Opera House, in London's Covent Garden, which was attended the likes of Russell Brand, David Gandy and Samuel L Jackson.

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Michael Douglas at the GQ Awards

The event was hosted by comic Rob Brydon and saw Sir Bobby given a lifetime achievement award by current Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand.

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Sir Elton John was given the genius award by Wilko Johnson, 'Doctor Who' actor Matt Smith gave Noel Gallagher the icon award while Samuel L. Jackson presented Douglas with his award.

Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones announced last week they were "taking some time apart" to "work on their marriage".
The couple, who married 13 years ago, have two children.

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  • GQ Men Of The Year Awards - Inside Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Rita Ora (L) and Jessie J arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Russell Brand attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Russell Brand arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Russell Brand (L) and Noel Gallagher arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Russell Brand (L) and Noel Gallagher arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Rita Ora (L) and Jessie J arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Louise Redknapp (L) and Jamie Redknapp arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Daisy Lowe (L) and Alexa Chung arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: (L to R) Noel Gallagher, Rita Ora and Russell Brand arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: (L to R) Noel Gallagher, Rita Ora and Russell Brand arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Rita Ora (L) and Noel Gallagher arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: (L to R) Guest, Tom Odell, Alexa Chung and Rick Edwards arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Noel Gallagher (L) and Rita Ora arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Jessie J attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Jessie J attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Jessie J arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Jessie J arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Jessie J arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Noel Gallagher (L) and Jamie Redknapp arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Jamie Redknapp (L) and Noel Gallagher arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Noel Gallagher (L) arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: (L to R) Pharrell Williams, guest, Sara Macdonald and Noel Gallagher arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Amir Khan (L) arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Rita Ora arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Rita Ora arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Rita Ora attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Rita Ora attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Nick Grimshaw arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Piers Morgan (L) and Celia Walden arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Dan Stevens arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Claudia Winkleman attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Claudia Winkleman attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Claudia Winkleman attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Sophie Dahl attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Nancy Dell'Olio arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Jordan Dunn attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Jourdan Dunn arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Daisy Lowe attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Jourdan Dunn arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Daisy Lowe arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Daisy Lowe attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Alexa Chung (L) and Matt Smith arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Alexa Chung (L) and Matt Smith arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Alexa Chung arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Alexa Chung attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Sally Wood (L) and Ronnie Wood arrive at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Pharrell Williams (R) arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Pharrell Williams (R) arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Tom Ford arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Louise Redknapp arrives at the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Other winners at the awards included Tom Ford, who was given the designer award by Timberlake, former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens who won the most stylish award, and London mayor Boris Johnson, who won the politician award.

Emma Watson picked up the woman award, Who frontman Roger Daltrey won the editor's choice award, and Pharrell Williams was presented with the performer award by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

This year's event is the 16th annual awards organised by the men's magazine.

WINNERS IN FULL

Hugo Boss Most Stylish - Dan Stevens
Comedians - Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright
Politician - Boris Johnson
Oracle - Russell Brand
Breakthrough Menswear Designer Brand - Jonathan Saunders
Lifetime Achievement - Sir Bobby Charlton
Radio Personality - Nick Grimshaw
Entrepreneur - Evgeny Lebedev
Chef - Jason Atherton
Sportsman - Carl Froch
Writer - Charles Moore
Woman - Emma Watson
Editor's Choice Award - Roger Daltrey (Dylan Jones)
The Serpentine Gallery GQ Art Award - Tracey Emin
Band - Arctic Monkeys
Remy Martin Breakthrough - Eddie Redmayne
TV Personality - Piers Morgan
Performer - Pharrell Williams
Inspiration - Lou Reed
Icon - Noel Gallagher
Designer - Tom Ford
Genius - Sir Elton John
Legend - Michael Douglas