It’s awards night folks and some of Northern Ireland’s best known sportsmen, models, actors and musicians will be heading to the City Hall for the now-coveted Glamour Awards. The annual Glamour Awards, hosted by celebrity and social monthly IN! Magazine in partnership with Danske Bank, will see over 350 of Northern Ireland’s glamorous and glitterati watch well-known faces such as Darren Clarke, Ian Botham, Eamonn Holmes and Terri Hooley take the stage.
The event will be hosted by Zoe Salmon in the historic surroundings of Belfast’s City Hall tonight and will see glamorous guests from across the UK and Ireland take to the red carpet for an evening of gourmet food and of course, glamorous awards. With some of Northern Ireland’s most popular sporting legends like Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy, as well as Northern Irish actors like Liam Neeson and Seainin Brennan all nominated, you never know who might appear on the red carpet.
We were invited along to be on the red carpet to cover this event and are gutted at not being able to go, but we’ve been promised lots of great red carpet photos to show you during the coming week.
Here are some of the award categories and who the nominees are.
Eight loved up couples will be vying for the title of ‘Most Glamorous Couple’ sponsored by The Outlet, Banbridge, including recently-hitched power couple Alison and Darren Clarke, Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard, sporting stars Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki, and Paddy Kielty and Cat Deeley, among others.
Other nominees for the main awards include both the current Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire and Miss Northern Ireland Tiffany Brien, as well as former Miss UK Lucy Evangelista and Magherafelt modelling sensation Jayne Higgins.
And representing the males are world-class athletes Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlon, and Brendan Rogers, Belfast punk legend Terri Hooley, and Oscar-winner Terry George, among many other well-known faces.
Not only will the event announce the deserving winners of each of the regular seven principal categories, which are sponsored by businesses including hugely successful Northern Irish tan brand Vita Liberata, sport drink Powerade, Yacht Masters, The OUTLET, Belfast beauty mecca Skin Medi-Spa, Ticketmaster DV8, Shannon’s The Jewellers, and Perfect Night formalwear, but this year’s awards will also feature the introduction of the Breakthrough Designer category, sponsored by Hairdresser Andrew Mulvenna, where Northern Ireland’s upcoming creative talent will be recognised for its massive strides in the fashion industry in recent years. Finalists among nominees for the award include Lisa McCabe’s Nor Lisa line, Shauna Fay, Emma Logue, Ruedi Maguire and Susan Black.
A full list of the eight award categories and the shortlisted nominees can be found in the October edition of IN! magazine which is on sale now as well as online at www.in-magazine.co.uk.
There will also be a prize for ‘Most Glamorous on the Night’ sponsored by chic Lurgan eveningwear boutique Perfect Night, as well as an exclusive spot prize for one of the lucky guests in attendance.
It’s looking like the IN! Glamour awards are shaping up to be THE glamour event of the year! Keep an eye out on Belfast Times next week for some great red carpet moments!