Inside the Soho House Awards 2023

Inside the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Here’s what you missed at DUMBO House in New York for the second year of our awards, powered by Porsche

Friday 8 September 2023   By Yasemin Celepi   Photography by David Cabrera and Jutharat 'Poupay' Pinyodoonyachet Videography by Henry Kornaros and Kieran Coyne

Last night, the Soho House Awards returned for the second year in a row – and this time we took the ceremony Stateside. In partnership with Porsche, we returned to champion and spotlight some of the most impactful creatives in the world, celebrating the biggest up-and-coming talent, established artists making waves right now, and those who have made significant contributions to their respective industries and communities. 

Hosted at DUMBO House in New York, playwright, actor and philanthropist Jeremy O. Harris (who featured on a Soho House magazine cover earlier this year) played presenter for the night. He entertained guests with stories about his time at Yale, and shared various anecdotes about his relationship with some of the winners and presenters, such as Evan Mock, who he starred in HBO’s Gossip Girl with, plus Laurie Simmons, who he said sparked his keen eye for art.

Ama Lou opened the show with her new song, I Came Home Late, while the crowd – including Alan Cumming, Kaia Gerber, Paul Mescal, Daniel Kaluuya and Mae Martin – sipped on Patrón Picantes and Rock Angel rosé as they watched humble acceptance speeches, humorous introductions and heart-warming thank yous. This year, we introduced a brand-new award, the Golden Picante Unsung Hero, highlighting those who made a positive impact in their industry, community and the wider world, which was awarded to Saidah Belo-Osagie. 

Inside the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Inside the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Inside the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Inside the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Inside the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Top: Paul Mescal and Kaia Gerber chat to Emma Corrin Above: Soho House Chief Membership Officer Markus Anderson with Alex Watson and Emma Watson; Thom Browne and his husband Andrew Bolton

Soho House Founder Nick Jones kicked off the presentations, awarding Breakthrough Entrepreneur to Emma Watson and Alex Watson for their new sustainable gin brand, Renais, which will be available to buy in UK Soho Houses from this month. Breakthrough Changemaker, Aurora James, used her time on stage to shed light on the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling in the US and the damaging effects it will have on people of colour. 

Elsewhere, Kaia Gerber gushed about her best friend Ayo Edebiri, while Oscar Isaac – dressed in head-to-toe Thom Browne – credited the designer for his instrumental impact on the fashion industry as he handed him his Golden Picante. And TV host and comedian Ziwe presented Haley Lu Richardson with the Standout Performance award for The White Lotus

With so many talented artists in one room, the event also served as a reminder of how uniquely wonderful it is to share a space with a mixture of creatives – actors and entrepreneurs, designers and artists, writers and poets – impressive and inspirational people who are equally equipped in having a good time. 

The Soho House Awards are held in partnership with Porsche, along with Patrón and Rock Angel rosé as supporting partners.

Read the full list of awards winners here

Inside the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Inside the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Inside the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Inside the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House