Even when you win in this business, you can't win. Tom Hiddleston was met with a wave of criticism after winning Best Actor for his role in the AMC series The Night Manager, only to use his Facebook page to apologize for the speech. A speech that managed to talk about the plight of children in South Sudan while at the same time, promoting his show.
The Avengers star has endured a leaner period on the big screen following roles in production like Crimson Peak, High-Rise and I Saw the Light as the 35-year old looks to rejoin the Marvel fold this year for Thor: Ragnarok. Yet it was his award on the smaller screen that should have won him all the plaudits, only to walk back the acceptance speech that the Englishman put down to excessive nerves on the big night.
That was a long story Tom Hiddleston told to pay himself a compliment. #GoldenGlobes
— Gary Janetti (@GaryJanetti) January 9, 2017
The Intention Was There, Came Out Wrong: Hiddleston
The Monday morning Facebook post is usually a somber expression of thought at the best of times and Hiddleston knew that the speech had hit the wrong note.
"I just wanted to say…" began an apologetic Hiddleston, "I completely agree that my speech at the Golden Globes last night was inelegantly expressed. In truth, I was very nervous, and my words just came out wrong. Sincerely, my only intention was to salute the incredible bravery and courage of the men and women who work so tirelessly for UNICEF UK, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and World Food Programme, and the children of South Sudan, who continue to find hope and joy in the most difficult conditions. I apologise that my nerves got the better of me."
Kidman Crashes Tom's Backstage Interview
There was not much sense to the whole situation, but clearly Australian actress Nicole Kidman was off the hook and had one or two more champagnes than were necessary. As Tom Hiddleston was chatting to the press backstage, the Rabbit Hole and Dogville star grabbed the microphone off the Englishman and had some fun.
“I’m so happy to be here and I’m determined to have fun" blurted out Kidman. "That’s why I came here and did that…”
It was a night for events going off script, with host Jimmy Fallon's autocue getting off to the worst possible start only to see Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield embrace in an intimate kiss while the Aussie was still in a festive mood after the show.