Wednesday, February 7, 2018

BAFTA Rising Stars Party (2012)

February 7, 2012: 

Esquire hosted a party at the Savoy Hotel in London for the BAFTA Rising Star Nominees. Tom Hiddleston and Adam Deacon two of the five nominees being honored. This was an inaugural event. During the previous twelve months, Tom featured in four high-profile films; Thor, Midnight in Paris, The Deep Blue Sea, and War Horse. Adam starred in three British films (Jack Falls, Anuvahood, Everywhere and Nowhere) over the same period.  

Tom described the award as "monumental": 

"I am taking it as the most enormous compliment. It's an extraordinary pat on the back for the work that I've been doing, and great encouragement to keep doing it. I sincerely believe that, even though I'm 30 years old, I'm still relatively young. And I think the Rising Star Award reminds me of how much there is still to do, how much work I have to do. I really feel like I'm just getting started."  - Hiddleston

Adam Deacon had similar sentiments: 

"I've always felt like a bit of an underdog. And then all of a sudden this came up. And it was kind of like a pat on the back - just acceptance."

You can spy a young Will Poulter in the corner of this photo. He went on to win the BAFTA Rising Star Award himself in 2014. 

Tom was also photographed with Charlotte Hayward, the fashion editor of Esquire UK, and his publicist, Luke Windsor. I think Luke missed the "wear a suit" memo. 

Tom had a full feature in Esquire UK three months earlier. 


I believe that this was the first time that Tom Hiddleston wore his custom Giorgio Armani three-piece suit to an event. The suit was a personal favorite and Tom wore it more than two dozen times from 2012-2015. He referred to it in a 2012 interview with British GQ
I'm very partial to a suit - and Giorgio Armani made me a three-piece suit for for the release of War Horse. I was going to wear it to the premiere, then I found out it was black tie because the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were attending! So I ended up wearing it another time. But on the inside pocket it's inscribed to Captain Nicholls, my character from War Horse. I think it's really special.

He also wore a geometric jacquard tie from Emporio Armani. 


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