Attitude Awards: Elaine Paige, Tom Daley and It’s A Sin among winners at glitzy ceremony
Written by Hitmix News on 7 October 2021
Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley and musical theatre legend Elaine Paige were among the winners at the Attitude Awards.
The event, which raises money for the Attitude Magazine Foundation, which in turn benefits LGBTQ+ causes, was held at the Camden Roundhouse on Wednesday evening. Image: Billy Porter on the red carpet Image: Presenter Laura Whitmore at the awards
The ceremony also featured performances from the likes of reformed 90s pop group Steps, Drag Race runner up Bimini Bon Boulash and stage legend Elaine Paige.
Tom Daley, fresh from his diving success in Tokyo in the summer, won the sport award, with Paige bagging the honorary gay gong.
Adele Roberts, the BBC Radio 1 presenter and I’m A Celebrity star, was handed the broadcast prize and Netflix smash-hit Sex Education won the gamechanger award.
Steps picked up the icon trophy and Pennyworth actor Ben Alridge scooped a prize in the television category.
It’s A Sin, Channel 4’s and Russell T Davies’ landmark drama about the HIV crisis in the UK, won the inspiration award, while Pose star Billy Porter was given the coveted man of the year prize. Image: Lisa Scott Lee, Lee Latchford Evans, Claire Richards, Ian H Watkins and Faye Tozer of Steps attending the Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards Image: Alan Carr joined the event
Elsewhere, newcomer Max Harwood won the breakthrough award for his turn in the movie musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie with DC actor Chella Man winning the hero award.
Bimini Bon Boulash, who has gone on to have a rapid rise to fame of the back of Drag Race, was the recipient of the style prize.
Darren Styles, publisher of Attitude magazine, said: “A year away on account of Covid meant the world’s biggest LGBTQ media brand switched to an online offering in 2020, garnering more than two million viewers on multiple channels along the way.
Image: Jamie Laing attended the event Image: Krystal Versace, Ella Vaday, Charity Kase and Myleene Klass
“But there is nothing like 650 people in a room, dressed to the nines, celebrating the LGBTQ community to get the blood pumping.
“Especially if you headline with Steps – 2021 is the comeback year, the year to say you were there!”