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However, even though Ghostbusters star couldn't attend the black tie dinner in celebration of GQ Australia's Man of the Year Awards, he recorded a video message to express his gratitude. "It's been a real dream of mine, since I was a young boy, to be a man. I achieved that when I was 18, but this obviously is the icing on the cake and the true recognition of what it takes to be a man—the highest honor," Hemsworth joked. "I'm just going to continue to do manly stuff throughout my life and uphold that title: chopping firewood, wrestling crocodiles, all sorts of manly business."
Other title-winners in the award ceremony include Dylan Alcott(Sportsman of the Year), Atlassian(Entrepreneurs of the Year), Iggy Azalea(Woman of the Year), Shannon Bennett(Chef of the Year), Kyle Chalmers(Breakthrough Sportsman of the Year), Joel Creasey (Comedian of the Year), Ken Done(Iconic Artist), Joel Edgerton (Actor of the Year), Stan Grant (Agenda Setter of the Year), Peter Greste (Man of Chivalry), the Hacksaw Ridge cast (Ensemble of the Year), Jon Hamm (International Man of the Decade), Harts (Breakthrough Solo Artist of the Year), Kim Jones (International Menswear Designer of the Year), Keiynan Lonsdale (Breakthrough Actor of the Year), Justin O'Shea (Man of Style), Richard Roxburgh(Acting Legend) and the Western Bulldogs (Team of the Year).
After acknowledging his fellow honorees, Hemsworth took a moment to give Elsa Pataky props. "Thanks to my wife and all the great women of the world who make us men truly what we are," he said. "You can't have a great man without a great woman."