March 25, 2019:
Tom Hiddleston attended the Empire Awards, sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Tom said that his favorite thing about this award show is that it's "voted on by people that love film". He also talks about his favorite film, Heat.
Tom Hiddleston beat out Asa Butterfield, Craig Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, John Boyega, and Sam Claflin to win the Best Newcomer Award. Tom joked that he felt like the "grandpa" of the group and that they should be thankful that it took less time for them to find their "mojo". The other nominees were a combined fifty-one years younger.
"My congratulations and apologies to my fellow nominees. You're all exceptional actors in your own right. I do feel, at thirty-one years old, like the grandpa of the group but I suppose you should console yourself with the fact that it's taken you a lot less time to find your mojo than it did me..."
These two dorks.
Yes, I do think we need to see this from every angle thanks.
Tom added to his acceptance speech during the winner's interview:
"I'm truly, truly thrilled. It was strange, I didn't know what I was gonna say when I got up to the podium there. I can always think of every reason I'm not going to win and I'm now thinking of all the things I wish I'd said. But I'm just so proud. Before I was an actor I was a cinephile. I was someone who as a child and as a teenager who just loved films. I loved watching them. Every Friday I was in the front row for the new release or whatever it was. And I feel like this award is voted for by those people. And to be accepted or invited to the cinematic firmament by them is huge. I can't even begin to really describe the sense of privilege."
Michael Fassbender won Empire Hero, an award Tom Hiddleston received in 2017 and is still the current holder of since it was not given out in 2018.
Tom's individual winner's portrait, also taken by Sarah Dunn.