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Hemsworth is man of the year
Chris Hemsworth. Picture: Getty Images

Chris Hemsworth has added another feather in his cap by being named GQ Australia's man of the year.

The hunky Thor actor beat Keith Urban, Hugh Jackman, Matthew Cowdrey, Michael Clarke, Guy Sebastian, and even his little brother Liam to win the award.

Hemsworth, who became a father this year, couldn't make it to the black-tie event in Sydney on Tuesday night to collect his trophy, so gave his acceptance speech in a pre-tape video from the set of Thor 2.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old actor Callan McAuliffe was the youngest winner in the history of the GQ awards, by taking out the GQ Breakthrough of the Year Award 2012.

McAuliffe says his three-year career has been a series of highlights, from working with director Rob Reiner in his first film Flipped, to filming The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio and director Baz Luhrmann.

"Obviously it's a huge honour," McAuliffe said in his hometown Sydney.

"Let's hope I can make use of it and do some good work in the future."

Other Aussie men anointed on Tuesday night were Matthew Cowdrey as sportsman of the year; Hamish MacDonald as media personality of the year; Richard Roxburgh was given actor of the year and Matthew Mitcham was named "the social force of the year".