Tom Hiddleston in a flawless tux at the 2013 Olivier Awards: gorgeous or annoying?

Here are some photos from last night’s Olivier Awards in London. The Olivier Awards are – I think? – a lot like the Tony Awards in America, as in they are prestigious theater awards. Any number of celebrities were at last night’s awards, including Helen Mirren, Lara Pulver (Sherlock’s Irene Adler), Matthew Morrison, Kim Cattrall, and many others. But I’m not going to focus on them (at all). Because the dragonflies are fluttering and I know many of you only really care about Tom Hiddleston. Hiddles attended the Olivier Awards – I think? – as merely a presenter, and probably to support his many friends in the English theater community.

At this point, Tom kind of goes to the opening of an envelope. I’m not complaining about that! I wish Michael Fassbender went to the opening of an envelope (God, it’s been a long time without Fassy pics). Tom knows his dragonflies want to see him – especially when he’s wearing a tux. Tom does look good here. He’s still too twee for my tastes, but God knows, I love a lanky bastard with light eyes. And in case you wanted to hear Tom’s posh voice today, did you guys see Tom’s video for Live Below The Line? He posted it on his Twitter. That’s his real kitchen!!!

PS… I’m also including some photos of James McAvoy and Damian Lewis, just to mix it up a little bit.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Ari says:

    They could all get it and I would love to see them all in the same room, preferably unclothed and reaching passionately for me 🙂

  2. marie says:

    Hiddles looks less orange, so that’s a good thing but he does nothing for me. McAvoy is a different story though..

    • magpie says:

      Agreed. This is an improvement, but still does nothing for me.

      • Blenheim says:

        Nor me. I get the Hiddleston craze as much as I get the Cumberbatch one: not at all. But I get the ‘jolie-laid’ thing they have going… which actually translates as ‘pretty-ugly’, oops.

    • GoodCapon says:

      It’s not so bad but he’s still got a slight perma-tan going on. Either that or his makeup artist hates him.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        Could someone explain why he never changes this? I can’t believe he doesn’t know how awful it looks. Is this a spray tan thing or bronzer? It looks so cheap!

      • T.Fanty says:

        I know, right? He pouts on Twitter about people making fun of him, yet makes no attempt to go up one shade of Max Factor. The boy has nobody but himself to blame there.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        @T.Fanty, are you referring to the King Lear quote this weekend?

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        He did sound a tad pouty. *gets out flyswatter*

      • T.Fanty says:

        @ Miss Melissa,

        Yes. Apparently, he took a fly-swatter to the rump on several blogs last week (and not in the way C&C is imagining) and seems a little surly about it all. Poor little flower.

  3. Maria_Spain says:

    Gorgeous as usuall XD

  4. T.Fanty says:

    Mmmmmm, the Mac. Especially now that he has that ginger fuzz under control.

    ETA: Mrs. Mac looks completely gorgeous. I’d hit them both, and then return for a side is Hiddles once he’s worked his Olivier euphoria out of his system.

    One more ETA: Oliviers are way better than the Tonys. A Tony is like a participation trophy: everyone gets one.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      The Mac looks amazing, I loved the ginger beard when it was all unruly and slightly lopsided but I can still work with this.

      I’m all about Damien Lewis though, he’s beautiful.

      I’m making it official, I relinquish any claim I ever tried to stake over Hiddles. I’m kind of done with him.

      • T.Fanty says:

        You see, I don’t get the Damian Lewis thing at all. He’s a great actor, and seems lovely, but I can’t get on board. He’s *too* red-headed for me. I couldn’t get hot for an (ahem) full-bodied ginger.

      • Eve says:

        My problem with Damien Lewis is that tiny little mouth of his (that Taran Killam so brilliantly mocked on Saturday Night Live).

      • T.Fanty says:

        Oh, now I will never unsee that. His head is like a narrow, upside-down pyramid.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        I am becoming more and more fond of the Mac every day, and deeply regret missing out on seeing him in Macbeth.

      • andrea says:

        Oh, I will always love Damien Lewis, small mouth and full-bodied gingerness and all, because he’s Major Winters. Yeah, I have an odd attachment to that series.

        And the Mac is getting hotter with age. Didn’t really find him appealing in Wanted, but he’s been looking progressively hotter since X-Men.

      • Miss Kiki says:

        Finally, someone I don’t have to fight the rest of you skanks for. This is a joyous day. Fants you’re missing out, full gingers are where the party’s at. I could be biased though, he’s almost exactly the same shade of ginger as Mr Kiki.

      • Miss M says:

        @All Hiddles’ Goddesses: Ahhh The Hiddles ‘ voice… *slaps her face to remind herself not to fall for this dragonfly again* 🙂

        @Ms KiKi: I will gladly “join” you in a shank war for Damien, :)…

      • T.Fanty says:

        @ Miss Kiki:

        I’m SO not sold on the firecrotch. I just had to go back to yesterday’s post and check the color of Cumby’s eyebrows. Phew.

        @ MissM: As a Hiddles’ Goddess, I’d like to request that you stop slapping your own face. It’s getting little TommyAnnE all hot and bothered.

      • ncboudicca says:

        @Andrea…Love me some Major Winters!

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        Careful about using the phrase “HiddlesGoddess.” This is the moniker for one if his more insane fans on Twitter. *Shudder* We are simply goddesses, occasionally armed with bows, arrows, and flyswatters.

  5. JenD says:

    I prefer Tom when he’s Loki. Otherwise, eh.

  6. Deb says:

    I’ll have an order of Mac with a side of Hiddles please

  7. Lou says:

    Don’t get the Hiddleston thing AT ALL. Nope, plus he seems like a try hard. Kind of don’t understand what some see in him, he’s really very unattractive.

    • Brittney says:

      I don’t get it either. To each their own, I guess, but he doesn’t have a single feature that would make me look twice on the street.

      But I don’t find Damian particularly attractive, either, and I still have a thing for him because of his performances in Life and the Forsyte Saga. Maybe Tom’s better in motion?

    • haylo says:

      He and Cumberbatch are the least attractive men that get so much attention for supposedly being so hot. Not only are they ugly but also their personlities suck. The first one tries sooooooooooooo hard and latter is a smug arrogant snob.

      Give me Timothy Olyphant any day over those two.

      • Lauli says:

        Your loss. Lol

      • daz says:

        Thats my impression to haylo. I really cant with either of their personalities and they are not much to look at either. But i do think cumberbatch can act at least, hiddleston is ok but nothing special

      • Migdalia says:

        Lol @Haylo tell us how you really feel!! I would def prefer there be more coverage of James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender on the site especially since Kaiser is all about the bender and less of Cumberbatch and Hiddlestone :-/

      • GoodCapon says:

        Yes I do admit that Tom may be pretentious (no idea bout Cumber) but compared to other cheating, wife-beating, drug-loving Hollywood men, Hiddles and Cumberbatch are practically angels. So I’d take them and their smug a$$e$ any day of the week.

      • Lauli says:

        @GoodCapon, I couldn’t agree more.

      • T.Fanty says:

        @GoodCapon. I agree. I just watched the video, and he’s really quite sweet and endearing in it.

    • Sade says:

      Try hard describes him perfectly. A male Hathaway without the redeeming talent or career trajectory. You, dear have peaked and you annoy me so.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        Should we call him HathaHiddle now? Hiddleway?

      • Eve says:

        @ C&C:

        I call him Tommyanna Hathaway (Tom + Pollyanna + Hathaway).

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        @Eve, for me that sounds a little long. I like either TommyAnna or Hathahiddle. He really is becoming a male Anne Hathaway.

      • T.Fanty says:

        I thought that’s why we went for TommyAnnE with an E.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        Ah, TommyAnnE! Of course! That is perfect….

      • Eve says:

        @ C&C:

        It’s long but I like pointing out the “Pollyanna” aspect of his personality.

      • Miss M says:

        @Eve: you, judgy b*tch! Go away from this thread! Let him be Pollyanna, much better than his melodramatic Shakespeare self! 🙂
        @T. Fanty: TommyannE is a great nickname for our dragonfly…

      • Eve says:

        @ Miss M:

        Ha! The “Pollyanna” remark was a bit too close to home, non? 😉

        But I’m actually being nice here. You know I could be a lot worse so be glad that was all I said.

      • Miss M says:

        @Eve: So what? jealous much, judgy b*? *flicks hair not giving a sh*t* 🙂
        “You know I could be a lot worse so be glad that was all I said.” Excuse me?! tone it down your condescending remarks, please! hahahah. Are we going to have a CB tumblr fight style?! hahahaha
        Uh Oh, did I mention something I should not mention? 😮

      • T.Fanty says:

        @ MissM:

        Don’t bring Shakespeare into this. I’ll have to unleash the Hedgehog Army of Doom on you for bringing my boy into this melee (although they’re very sleepy from all the whiskey and sweater-snuggling today, so might not be at their mightiest).

      • Miss M says:

        @T.Fanty: I love the hedgehogs. Send them my way! But I warn you: they might stay with me and never go back to you! 🙂

      • T.Fanty says:

        @ Miss M:

        That’s okay. I simply play this:

        put the speaker to the floor, and within ten minutes, I have a thousand hedgehogs dancing with joy at my front door. I’m like the (weird) Pied Piper of Hamlin.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        @ Fanty,

        I think I may have upset my tiniest hedgehog. The poor little thing looked startled when I picked him up to brush my hair. I apologized of course, & told him my eyes were a bit bleary today, but he sniffed, then roared away on his little Vespa.

      • T.Fanty says:

        @ EsCon: I know. Cumby just called me to complain. Although, quite frankly, I consider that little Tiggywinkle’s fault. If he hadn’t got himself stuck to Cumby’s sock, he wouldn’t have found himself tied to the bedpost in your cell this morning. He really ought to be more careful.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        😉 Naughty Tiggywinkle!

      • Miss M says:

        @T.Fanty; I was so distracted by the video that i didn’t even notice the hedgehog invasion. You really learnt distraction tactics with Eve, didn’t you?! 🙂
        I have to go now, trying to control the hedgehogs, 🙂

      • Eve says:

        @ Miss M:

        I could/can be a lot worse when criticizing Tommyanna Hathaway — not you!!!

        Didn’t get the last part of your comment (what’s that you can’t mention?).

  8. jamie says:

    That single photo of Damian Lewis blows all of the Hiddleston pics out of the water.

    The only times I find Tom attractive these days are when he’s speaking, like in the video. So I guess I’d say he’s gorgeous but annoying.

  9. Miss Kiki says:

    I’m here for Lewis and staying for The Mac.

  10. kronster says:

    Hmm…Hiddles looks better here than at the Iron Man premiere.
    I wish he’d loose the bow tie though….it looks misplaced to me.

  11. daz says:

    Hiddeleston looks so old for his age. Mcavoy looks better.

  12. Anna says:

    I love that #Dragonflies are a thing now. Kaiser’s been listening!

    @Miss Kiki – I might be taking a small break from Hems so I will gladly take Hiddles off your hands for the time being.

    • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

      I have noticed this. He was downright baby faced for Thor 1; now he looks fairly burned on the edges. The haircut isveryunflattering, He looks much older than 32.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Oh good Tommyanna was becoming quite the burden. Actually this is good, me and Hems are due a chat about what Tacky’s doing to him. Have you seen that Instagram account that’s apparently his? do we have any verification?

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        Hiddles is on Instagram? Or Chemboy? I know Hiddles uses WhoSay.

      • Miss Kiki says:

        I’m prety sure I saw a link someone posted last week directing me to Hems’ Instagram but I could simply be in a Monday afternoon delirium.

      • Anna says:

        @Kiki –

        No delirium. That IG account (which…I went thru all the pix and I think it’s 20-30% him and the rest is by his PR people, especially the stuff that’s too properly capitalized and when other ppl & projects in ‘the biz’ are mentioned) is one of the reasons I just can’t deal with him right now.

        So please do have that talk with him, dear. Though more than a talk might be required. Do what you must.

        I can deal with TommyAnne’s tryhard, posh, needy thing. I cannot bear Hems’ rapid slide into Pap-calling, A-list Wannabe, using-baby-for-self-promotion Douchetown. Heartbreaking.

  13. madpoe says:

    I do wish he’d grow out his hair, get a beard or something more outdoorsy. Still, he can keep his toothbrush at my place.

  14. ctkat1 says:

    I read an interview in the Telegraph about James McAvoy in “Macbeth” and how he was destroying his hands in the performances, and wow is he- hope he doesn’t lose a finger!

  15. cdc says:

    seriously do not get the random selection of Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch as being sex symbols. It’s getting ridiculous

  16. Bangarang says:

    I’ve always thought he looks like the red John smiley face from the mentalist

  17. Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

    I love it that Diego flies and crumpets are the verbiage du jour– we are goddesses here at CB!
    Hiddles: Annoying, and the overexposure and leg-humping are not helping him. Man, he really does go to *everything.* Doesnt he? He has turned carpet walking into his primary career.

    Agreed that the tux is better than that silver suit he wore last week.

    • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

      Argh. Dragonflies, not Diego Flies. The autocorrect feature on my phone is unreal.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Crumpets, I thought that silver suit was a bit shiny in those pics, but then I realized Tommy was simply coated with frost. He had been out all night in Miss Eyre’s lavender fields, swatting at Dragonflies.

      I suppose we’ll have to pay even more attention to him, & make sure he is brushed off for his next event.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Well, at least the silver matched the crown. Poor TommyAnne; I think we need to understand that the frost is a metaphor for the icy little dragonfly in his heart this week. I’d say send in the hedgehogs, but they’re all drunk on whiskey and forcing Cumby to tell them the Little Red Hen story for the umpteenth time…

  18. moon says:

    We really need Fassy back. Especially when the new X-Men sounds like a rehash of the older ones, with less Fassy and McAvoy 🙁

  19. flower says:

    Tom looks like he’s put on some weight, it suits him.

  20. Audrey says:

    Mmmm Mcavoy.

    I shall nurse his injured thumb back to health

  21. dasha says:

    He might be going to every envelope opening and does shameless self promotion, but I’d still bang him like a screen door. Tall, great eye contact that’s effin sexy and large, well manicured, well formed manly hands.

  22. pzc says:

    I only love his hands but I can’t get over it. DAMN IT. The rest of him annoys me so!

  23. Diana says:

    Oh damn! Sorry Tom, but in my book McAvoy always trumps at everything. Love me some McAvoy!

  24. mel says:

    He has such a lovely voice. And again, great hands. I’m really not sexually attracted to him (give me Tom Hardy anyday!) But I could imagine he would grow on you. He’d be that friend you get drunk and sleep with one night.

    • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

      He’s a perfectly reasonable shamef*ck. you know, you wage up the next morning, he’s still wearing the handcuffs, you can’t find your underwear,, and you think “Oh God, please say nobody will recognize me in this neighborhood….”

      But because it is Belsize Park, you run into Helena Bonham Carter as you are tearing out of the driveway and she gives you a pitying look…..

      • mel says:

        I married one of those shamef*cks…

        Instead of Helena Bonh Carter busting me it was the guy in the next dorm room. Those were the days.

      • kronster says:

        Oh, yes! thank you!!! The PERFECT shamef*ck…that’s exactly how I would describe him ^_^
        and LOL at the Helena Bonham Carter reference.

  25. serena says:

    I love him, even if he’s kinda douchey.

  26. KellyinSeattle says:

    I had a quick flashback to the one of the sexiest men of all time, Patrick McGoohan of The Prisoner fame….anyone else a fan?

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Yes yes YES! I never get tired of The Prisoner. Funny there’s a Hugh Laurie post today, because Hugh Laurie reminds me of Patrick McGoohan at times.

  27. Zozo says:

    More Fassy and McAvoy and less Tommyanna Hathaway, pleeese.

  28. MissThing says:

    My answer will never change. Tommyanna all the way for me. I want his try-hard poshy red carpet walkin ass in my bed, every day and all day.

    I don’t know what it is about him but all my other crushes have fallen to the wayside over the last year and a half. I really have no explanation for it either. Even the Viking doesn’t do it for me anymore. Sorcery I tell you!

    So when you ladies get bored with his lanky well hung self, I will still be here to tuck him into bed each night while leaving the nightlight on… just in case he gets scared. 😉