I’ve been getting emails from the dragonflies. Apparently, the Dragonflies were expecting some Tom Hiddleston coverage at the end of 2013, or in the first few days of 2014. I apologize for not getting on it sooner! Tommy doesn’t have any new major interviews out – there are a few newish quotes, but I wasn’t sure if they were actually old quotes just getting recycled, so I didn’t say anything. But as the Dragonflies have repeatedly told me, Tommy ended up “winning” some prestigious end-of-the-year “awards”. It’s pretty funny, actually. Here’s the breakdown:
CNN did an online poll for everyone’s favorite celebrities of 2013, and shock of shocks, Tommy’s dragonflies (or just Josh Horowitz!) ensured that he won “CNN’s Favorite Male Celebrity of 2013.” Maybe I’m just mad because the Cumberbitches only got Benedict Cumby to #2. Damn it, CNN.com readers! The list also included (in descending order) RDJ, Hugh Jackman, the largely absent Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba (he’s the only man of color on the list), Bradley Cooper (meh), Joseph Gordon Levitt, Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio. Yeah… that’s a decent top ten. It’s not MY top ten, but at least there’s no, like, Ian Somerhalder.
Speaking of Somerhalder… he almost became E! News’ Celeb of the Year of 2013. Except that the Dragonflies once again swooped in and voted until their fingers (and other body parts) were numb. Tommy got 52.9 % of the vote (38,689 votes!) and Ian Somerhalder got 47.1 %. And that tells you a lot about both Tommy and Ian and their respective fan bases. “The kids” who watch Vampire Diaries are the ones voting like crazy in this poll, and still… the Dragonflies out-flanked them.
And finally, Tommy won VH1’s annual poll of “The Hottest Supernatural Characters” for 2013. And when I say Tommy, I mean Loki. Which I’m fine with. Out of all of the questionable polls, this is the one I find most agreeable. Loki is a major star, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Loki got his own franchise. VH1 also noted that they had people voting for Hiddleston from 135 countries, and he’s especially big in China. Good job, Tommy.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and the Donmar Warehouse Twitter.