Outstanding Kylie celebrates award




Kylie Minogue has celebrated her 25th year in pop music – and her birthday - with an Outstanding Contribution gong.

The star, who turned 44 on Monday, was presented with the title by Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards.

Domino singer Jessie J was crowned best Solo Artist at the glittering event, with Will.i.am attending to hand his fellow Voice star her award.

US star Kelly Rowland, who has left a vacancy in the judging panel of the X Factor after quitting the show, won the TV Personality gong.

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden was named best Theatre Actress for her role as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical.

Other winners at the London bash, hosted by Graham Norton, include This Morning and The Voice host Holly Willoughby for best Presenter.

Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil Crawley) won top UK TV actress while her co-star Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) took the Editor’s Special award.

Florence And The Machine were named best band, Lily Collins, the actress daughter of pop star Phil Collins, won the Breakthrough award, The Help star Viola Davis took the Film Actress award and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria won an Inspiration gong.

Singer Dionne Warwick was named this year’s Icon, in an award presented by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood.

Presenters included Lily Allen, Chris Moyles, Paloma Faith, Cat Deeley, Jason Isaacs and Stephen Mangan.

The awards, in their ninth year, are the result of around 330,000 votes by readers of Glamour magazine and its website.

:: Winners of the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

Solo Artist: Jessie J

Theatre Actress: Amanda Holden

Presenter: Holly Willoughby

Sportswoman: Hayley Turner

Comedy Actress: Sofia Vergara

UK TV Actress: Jessica Brown Findlay

Writer: Caitlin Moran

Radio Personality: Fearne Cotton

Accessories Designer: Charlotte Dellal

Entrepreneur: Jessica Alba

Band: Florence And the Machine

TV Personality: Kelly Rowland

US TV Actress: Lea Michele

Pandora Breakthrough: Lily Collins

Film Actress: Viola Davis

Inspiration: Eva Longoria

Man Of The Year:Tom Hiddleston

Fashion Designer: Donatella Versace

Editor’s Special: Michelle Dockery

Outstanding Contribution: Kylie Minogue

Icon: Dionne Warwick


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