Tom Hiddleston realizes that his Golden Globes acceptance speech wasn't that great
Following his win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made For Television at Sunday’s Golden Globes, Tom Hiddleston has apologized for his acceptance speech after the 35-year-old actor was chastised on social media.
Hiddleston picked up the Golden Globe for his role in The Night Manager, after which he dedicated his win to aid workers in South Sudan whom he said he had visited and who had “binge watched” the series, stating that “[t]he idea that I—or we—could provide some relief, entertainment for people… who are fixing the world in places where it is broken made me immensely proud,” before dedicating the award to “those out there who are doing their best.”
Following his speech, however, people on social media were less than impressed with Hiddleston, whom they accused of being self-righteous and self-congratulatory.
Now Tom Hiddleston has shared an apology for his speech.
In a statement released on Facebook, Hiddleston agreed that his speech hadn’t been the best, saying that it it had been “inelegantly expressed.”
See the full statement below.
Tom Hiddleston also paid tribute to Carrie Fisher at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. Speaking backstage after receiving his award, the Avengers star said recalled a helping the late-actor look after her dog, Gary, and his rubber duck.
“[Carrie Fisher] was such a force for life. If we can take anything, a lesson from her is to live as fully as we can, to embrace our weaknesses and that very act makes them become strengths,” he said.