There were a lot of really poignant acceptance speeches at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Between Meryl‘s regal words, Ryan Gosling‘s heartfelt monologue to his wife and Donald Glover‘s genuine shock, the celebrities on that stage really used their time in the limelight to spread their good words.
Well, most of them at any rate.
Maybe he didn’t think he’d actually win, or perhaps he didn’t believe his words would come across they way they did, but Tom Hiddleston‘s acceptance speech for The Night Manager is one speech that just didn’t hit home. And the actor knows it.
During the acceptance Hiddleston recounted a story of doctors and nurses from Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan telling him they had binge-watched his show. But rather than coming across as saluting those men and women or the work they do, some felt like he was humble bragging and trivializing the important work going on over there.
“I recently went to South Sudan, which is the youngest country in the world, in East Africa. With the United Nations Children’s Fund. I do a little bit of work with them to spread the word as fast as I can. It’s a terrible situation for children there. The Night Manager is about arms dealing, and there are far too many arms coming into South Sudan,” he began.
“The idea that I could, or that we could, provide some relief and entertainment for people who work for Unicef and Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Food Programme, who are fixing the world in the places where it was broken, made me immensely proud.”
This may be the reason Hiddleston is an actor and not a writer. Either way he took to Facebook to apologize for flubbing the speech just a day after he made it, hoping to clear up his remarks.
We mean… you can’t blame the guy for getting nervous. It’s not like North America was watching him live or anything. But between the “I heart TS” shirt, getting passed over for James Bond and losing out on that Emmy late last year… well, he could definitely use a bit of a break.
Here’s hoping that Facebook post is the beginning of better things to come, and 2017 might finally be a turning point for good old Loki.