The Night Manager actor was criticised after winning an award at the ceremony on Sunday night
Tom Hiddleston has apologised for his Golden Globes speech, calling it ‘inelegant’.
The 35-year-old actor had a very successful evening on Sunday, picking up the Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television award for his role as Jonathan Pine in The Night Manager.
It was his first ever Golden Globe, his co-stars Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman nabbed supporting actor and actress gongs and he looked smokin’ hot in his tux.
So it should’ve been pretty amazing for him, right?
But let’s just say his speech didn’t go down quite as well as he’d probably planned…
Tom decided to use his moment in the spotlight to bring attention to the civil war currently happening in South Sudan.
Reminiscing about the time he visited the war-torn region for his work with the United Nations Children’s Fund, Tom mentioned the fact that a group of doctors and nurses told him that they’d binge-watched The Night Manager while being shelled a month before.
He told the crowd he was moved by ‘the idea that we could provide some relief and entertainment for people… who are fixing the world in the places where it is broken’.
Tom then went on to say he was dedicating his award ‘to those out there who are doing their best’.
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Clearly Tom’s sentiment was meant to be sweet, but viewers were soon slamming him on Twitter.
One wrote: ‘‘So #TomHiddleston had the most self-righteous speech I’ve ever seen #GoldenGlobes,’ while another said: ‘That was a long story Tom Hiddleston told to pay himself a compliment.’
Now Tom’s responded to the criticism on his Facebook page, admitting that he was ‘very nervous’.
He wrote: ‘I just wanted to say… 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.’
It happens to the best of us, Tom.