Tom Hiddleston & his goatee attended the pre-Globes BAFTA tea party


The good news is that I remembered that the Art of Elysium gala was happening last night. The bad news is that I totally forgot about the annual pre-Golden Globes “tea party” sponsored by BAFTA. BAFTA (the British version of the Academy) does an annual event for all of the British talent in town for the Globes, and the “tea party” has become a major stop for most celebrities during Golden Globes weekend. Saturday’s tea party was very well-attended, more well-attended than the Art of Elysium gala. Let’s start with Tom Hiddleston, who arrived in LA late last week and who has presumably been partying his nards off and networking like crazy. I wonder if Taylor Swift is in LA right now? I wonder if she’s planning on attending any post-Globes parties, or if she’ll save it for the Vanity Fair Oscar party? Also: I think Tom looks so much better with facial hair. It saves him from looking too boyish.


More photos… Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton. This is a crazy ensemble. These are literally crazypants. Considering I sort of see Tom Hiddleston and Sophie as an interesting match for each other… I do wonder what happened inside the event.



Here’s Amy Adams in Dolce and Gabbana. This is little bit “youthful widow” for my taste. I think it’s the lace and the sleeves.


Claire Foy in Proenza Schouler. This is honestly one of the first times I’ve ever liked a Proenza Schouler dress. I usually find their stuff so overworked, but this is lovely.


Maisie Williams in a cute and surprisingly age-appropriate look. She’s adorable.


Bonus Diego Luna, because Hecate loves him (and so do many of you!).


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. FF says:

    Masie will be 20 this year. It’s a nice look but she’s not under 17, if that’s what you mean.

    As for LV: why? First Alicia Vikander, now Sophie Turner. How are they fugging such attractive women?

    • Juniper says:

      That’s what I thought. She’s 20 – not 10.
      I think Hiddleston has been looking such a mess lately. I wondering if there is more going on with him lately.

      • T.Fanty says:

        I think he might just be showing his age. But he’s definitely looking a little shabby these days.

      • Bonzo says:

        I’ve never been a fan of the gotee and I would agree that he doesn’t look as good as he did last year. He definitely looking older than he is.

      • Becky says:

        I prefer him with a full beard, I thought the Henry V look was his best. But that was 5 years ago now, he’s had a lot of sun damage since then.

    • lunchcoma says:

      For comparison, Maisie is a year younger than and close friends with Sophie, who’s being suggested as a match for a 36-year-old guy in the same post! She has ingenue looks, but might do better to try to choose things that don’t make her look so much younger than she is.

      • Neverwintersand says:

        On the other hand, those youthful looks stop us from suggesting her as a match for said 36-year-old actor. I think it’s a good thing.

  2. Sixer says:

    I’ve missed LEGS. I was hoping he did something laughable at this event to help me recover from a traumatic yesterday but no. He just went beardy. Never mind, I like the idea of crazypants so there was something for me here after all,

    • lightpurple says:

      Sorry yesterday was traumatic.

      Perhaps LEGS will do something laughable this evening at the Golden Globes.

      I think Crazy Pants has a boyfriend.

      • Sixer says:

        I think he owes me.

        I got shouted at by a member of the Brave New Brexit Vanguard for the cardinal sin of buying a coffee and a doughnut for a homeless fellow (I say shouted at, I actually thought he was going to hit me at one point, the vile man) and to add insult to injury, the Sixlets made me watch not one, but TWO, TV talent shows when we returned home.

        See? LEGS owes me.

        I quite like the idea of crazypants generally, though. I mean, if you’re going to dress up (always a pain) it’s best to go ludicrous with it. I feel this is a principle to live by.

      • Ramona says:

        Wow. So sorry Sixer. I’m curious about your assailants logic. I mean I understand opposition to handing over cash but whats wrong with giving someone a hot meal?

      • OhDear says:

        She’s dating Joe Jonas. (!?!?)

      • Ageofreason says:

        @ sixer – how did you know they were a brexiter?

      • Sixer says:

        Whole thing was quite extreme actually, Ramona. I’d just come out of a shop for some air because Sixlet Minor was trying on every shoe in creation and Mr Sixer is MUCH more patient with shopping-related issues than me. Sat on a bench. had a bit of idle chitchat with the man also sitting on the bench. Fancied a coffee and doughnut from the cart opposite and, since man on bench was clearly itinerant, offered him a coffee and doughnut too. Bought it. Man rushes up and starts shouting – usual stuff about wasters, scroungers, go back to their own country (homeless man is brown). I say, with my super-sharp de-escalating skillz and mouth that speaks before brain engages, “I don’t give a toss what you think, mate. It’s my money and I’ll spend it how I like.” Man goes ballistic, gets up in my face, I try and look brave, homeless man looks at the ground, horrid man eventually shouts himself out, stomps off. I apologise to homeless man. Homeless man apologises to me.

        (I’m still fuming and rage-filled about it now, in case you hadn’t guessed!)

        ageofreason – go back to your own country remarks and Brexit is a very large intersection in the Venn diagram of British political opinion. Mind you, perhaps I should have asked him so that any satirical capitalising I do in a comment would satisfy accuracy in reporting requirements?!

      • Becky says:

        Sixer, I’m sorry that happened to you. Quite often I want to offer to buy a coffee or food for the homeless guy outside my local station, but my introversion and reserve stops me.

      • lightpurple says:

        “Go back to their own country” is a slogan of the Trumpets too, although it is constantly pointed out to them that their families were most likely immigrants too and the person to whom it is directed may have deeper ties here.

        Why can’t people just leave people alone? You were doing something kind and, as you said, it was your money to spend as you wish. If you had thrown it on the ground, that would have been your right and choice, and Brave New Brexit Vanguard guy probably would have shoved homeless fellow out of the way to get it.

        I’m really fed up with these “we don’t want the government telling us how to live people” telling everybody else how to live.

      • OhDear says:

        @Sixer – that (Brexit dude) makes no sense at all. I’m sorry you had to deal with that.

      • Sixer says:

        My thoughts precisely, lightpurple.

        I get it that there are principled arguments about how and where it’s best to help homeless people. But this wasn’t that. This was just a vicious, horrible man finding an excuse to air his viciousness in public. The homeless guy wasn’t begging. He didn’t ask me for anything. I didn’t even approach him in order to offer him something, you know? I just sat down on a bench and exchanged a few pleasantries with someone also sitting on the bench, which led me to offer them a coffee. Nobody but that man was telling anyone what they should or shouldn’t do or asking anyone for anything.

      • lightpurple says:

        @Sixer, I find very often, not always but very often, that those making the principled arguments aren’t’ following through there either.

        Where I work in the city, I see a lot of homeless. There are a few shelters near my office and I tend to see the same ones frequently. While I give in the organized fashion, I will occasionally give food directly to a few because they need day brighteners too, far more than I do. I have a great memory from this summer. The T station nearest my office comes out next to one of our country’s most historic sites and next to it is a 7/11, which sells those giant garishly colored super sweet drink concoctions. A group of homeless people are always settled in the T entrance between the historic site and the 7/11. It was sweltering this particular morning and one of the national park rangers came out of the 7/11 with a tray of those drinks and started handing them out to the homeless men. It was like watching children open Christmas presents. They were so excited and so happy. And what is so wrong about making people happy with very simple things. Yes, a nutritious meal would have be great for them but the sheer joy on the faces of those men that somebody gave them something cold on a hot day that was also fun. Because how often do homeless men get to have fun?

      • Sixer says:

        That’s a lovely story!

        Yes: I think a great many people dehumanise. If you’re poor or down and out, you have to be more virtuous than everyone else. No simple pleasures for you. I see people online criticising lists of items put out by food banks. RICE PUDDING IN TINS? NOT HEALTHY! BUY LENTILS OR NOTHING! DON’T ENCOURAGE THEIR FECKLESS WAYS! Completely escaping the understanding that some people have no power, so can’t cook and are cold, and cold people need more calories. And anyway, why can’t they have rice pudding or a packet of cookies? Same thing, right? Actually, weren’t we talking about this the other day?

        (Sorry, LEGS, we’re off topic. I do still miss you. A bit.)

      • lightpurple says:

        @Sixer, yes, we were talking about this on a thread about someone I rarely care about. But what is a LEGS thread for if not to go off-topic? Here, we have to listen to endless stories about how somebody saw someone using Food Stamps to buy lobster and cake and then getting into a brand new Cadillac. If so many poor people were driving around in brand new Cadillacs, General Motors would not have needed a bail-out. And why is this person telling the story standing so close to the person at check-out that he/she can see the payment method being used? And they don’t have actual stamps any more, it is a debit card. And the cake wouldn’t have cleared. And how did they get through the checkout line fast enough to see the car? And why is it always lobster, a cake, and a Cadillac? And don’t little kids on welfare get to have a birthday cake too? They need to change the story up instead of the same party rhetoric if they want me to take them seriously and they have no business trying to dictate what people do with their own private funds.

        And I’m taking a new tactic with the bathroom and abortion dictators. Your religion says you get to choose which bathroom I use (and I’m still waiting for a citation from an actual religious text on that one) or whether the clinic down the street can perform a certain medical procedure (no one has ever shown me actual primary source support for that either), well, I can show strong evidence that the death penalty is counter to my religion so they need to stop using my tax dollars for it and I’m tired of being ignored on this issue.

      • TeamAwesome says:

        @Sixer, you are a fabulous human being. How have we gotten to the point where a small act of kindness and shared humanity earns you a verbal attack?!

      • Dippit says:

        Sixer, what a disturbing incident.

        May I ask what your perception of the Horrid Man was re: his socio-economic position… clues such as accent, attire, use of vocabulary etc OR was it merely a blur in the moment?

        I commend all of your actions in the event, both prior to Horrid Man’s intervention and remaining steadfast thereafter.

      • Sixer says:

        Lilac – this side of the Pond the ever-present moan is that poor people have the effrontery to own televisions and mobile phones (you know, the ones they bought before they lost their jobs).

        Dippit – shouty, shouty, shouty, but your average man in the street. Not loutish in appearance: just behaviour.

        Team – if you had seen me in the shop getting arsey with Sixlet Minor for not choosing school shoes quickly enough, you wouldn’t be calling me fabulous!

      • teacakes says:

        @Sixer – it’s really sad that man was so horrid to you when you were only trying to do something nice. Whatever happened to ‘love thy neighbour’, or does that only apply to neighbours who have houses?

        I’m a soft touch, I admit it – there’s no shortage of homeless people/begging where I am. But it depresses me profoundly to see it happening even in London (the capital of one of the richest countries in the world ffs! And a welfare state at that!), and in quite drastically increased numbers since the Tories have been in power. I’m sure someone would have yelled at me for it, but I gave money to rough sleepers when I was a tourist (once was because it was so late that all the shops were closed, and it was a young woman with a dog who looked so lost and diffident that I felt awkward even giving her the money, but I couldn’t stand not giving her enough for at least breakfast once the shops opened).

      • Dippit says:

        Yes, I imagine “Shouty” was your predominant impression.

        Apologies, I merely asked out interest related to a study a former academic colleague (continuing friend) of mine is undertaking (partially due to Brexit but that is not to be the main thrust) on the subject of different attitudes towards giving/charity/third-sector engagement and correlations in attitudes as determined by class, power, status, race, and other identifiers. Although many of her terms borrow from Weberian Theory she is keen to expand on identifiers which are more applicable current day.

        Perhaps “Shouty” should have a whole new chapter to itself.

      • lightpurple says:

        @Sixer, here, they are called “Obamaphones” with strangely, a great deal of jealousy and anger. Never mind that yes, they owned the phones before they became eligible for the service or that only the most basic and lowest cost service is covered or that Ronald Reagan was the one who signed the law granting phone services to certain eligible low-income people because it is hard to find a job when you don’t have a phone and they sometimes have to call a doctor too or that Bush II was the one who switched the phones from landlines to mobiles because the monthly cost of a mobile phone is cheaper than the monthly cost of a landline – they are Obamaphones. Blame Obama.

      • Sixer says:

        Dippit – ah, ok. Definitely local. So West Country. Not A. Not D. Probably B or C in social classification. Foul-mouthed (as am I) but reasonably articulate in stringing together the same old hackneyed insults and phrases. But when I say shouty, I mean REALLY worked up. There was a moment where I honestly did think he might hit me.

        Teacakes – there’s some evidence of forced begging rings exploiting young rough sleepers, so cash probably isn’t the best option. But I just think people should act according to their own conscience and give (or not give) in whatever way they choose. I mean, nobody seriously thinks they’re going to end homelessness or change a person’s life around by bunging them a couple of quid. But, as Lilac says, positive human contact in any form isn’t something to be ashamed of.

        Lightpurple – exactly. Blame people for the poverty traps created by others.

      • teacakes says:

        @Sixer – You have a point, I can definitely see why giving money can be counterproductive, though all the people I gave money to (barring the girl with the dog) were older.

        I mean, obviously that money isn’t going to solve anyone’s problems but it’s at least a small chance that they’ll have something to eat that day and like you said, positive human contact is still something – more than the money, the people I spoke to seemed surprised by the fact that I was speaking to them at all. It’s absolutely awful that someone would begrudge the gent you bought the coffee for, even that little bit of kindness.

    • kri says:

      Sixer-did you report him? Any constables around? Because that was basically harassment.

      • Sixer says:

        No. The guy I’d bought the coffee for was clearly much more threatened by the whole thing than I was and I think he’d have run away if I’d made anything more of it. A passer-by did come over to lend moral support though. So that was nice.

      • Alix says:

        Sixer, I raise my cup of tea to you!

    • twilly says:

      What the hell was that sweatshirt “thing’ he was wearing at Heathrow yesterday? God. Is he in training to be forever 13 like his ex Swift? He was late for the boarding call, but they let him through anyway which, I think, explains the goofy smile. Reminded me of Pee-Wee Herman. He’s losing it.

    • Bonzo says:

      I won’t add to the excellent commentary except to say “Bravo” to Sixer for her random act of kindness. I’m sure it meant a lot to him. I’ve decided to start carrying little packs for the homeless that I encounter at traffic intersections. I thought I’d put a toothbrush, paste, Gatorade and an energy bar in it. I always want to hand them something but rarely have cash on me. I got this idea from someone online and thought it was a good one.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      Sixer, you are my Hero!

      It’s so depressing that here in the North West if something similar happened, you would have been lynched by the mob and not the Brexiteer…. it is full UKIP/Brexit territory…
      More power to you, you probably made that homeless man’s day brighter x

    • Lightpurple says:

      Adding more sadness to this story. It is brutally cold here. While coming out of a movie theater a short time ago, we encountered EMTs and firefighters giving CPR to a homeless man. Staff at a nearby hotel had found him unresponsive and called for help. He was known to me, always smiling with a greeting. The hotel staff gathered round knew him too. He didn’t make it. That someone would begrudge an act of kindness is beyond comprehension to me right now.

      • artistsnow says:

        omg, I am so sorry. how awful.

        Sixer’s tale stunned me. The city near where I live, everyone gives money, food, clothing to the homeless. To actually attack someone for giving money to another person? How disgusting. There are no words.

        The Food Pantry in my town – I believe because of USDA rules – will no longer give any bread made with white flour. This is infuriating and disrespectful.

      • Sixer says:

        Oh man. I’m sorry to hear that, my lovely.

  3. Ninette says:

    TH arrived in LA yesterday. He hasnt been there all week.

  4. KB says:

    Sophie Turner is dating a Jonas brother

  5. MI6 says:

    Go Beardy Tom!!
    I know it’s a long shot but I am so rooting for him tonight.
    And Sixer, there was enough stupidity last year to last us at least until the next millenium. Hope your day is better today.
    Happy, healthy New Year, everyone! 🍾

    • Sixer says:

      Happy New Year to you too, m’dear!

      • MI6 says:

        Sixer, your story brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know what’s going on in this world today. That poor man must’ve felt so humitlated. We never know what leads people into homelessness or desperate circumstances. People forget misfortune can befall anyone at any time.
        It’s like Brexit and this disastrous US election has given all the haters free reign.
        Please keep being kind and generous. It’s the only thing that will get us through these challenging times. ❤🤗

    • Bonzo says:

      Happy New Year, MI6!

      Let’s not encourage the gotee. Scruff is acceptable, but not prominent follicles encircling his mouth.

      I like the plum suit and pocket square.

      • MI6 says:

        I don’t know, my friend. I’m sort of loving the scruff and the longer wavy hair. He’s very versatile. 😉
        Although I do agree with your assessment of the High Rise hair. Best hair in the building.
        And I for one like the fact that he’s aged a bit. Hopefully wisdom has accompanied the years.

  6. lightpurple says:

    Dearest Thomas, set the curls free! Stop pushing them up and slicking them back. Especially now that they are obviously growing out.

    The burgundy suit is from the Gucci photoshoot. The burgundy is nice for a change but I don’t think it is his color. I expect a Gucci tux tonight.

    We have cinnamon buns and croissants on the veranda. And oatmeal. Mimosas but also hot chocolate. We have snow to shovel. And it is single digits out there.

  7. Rainbow says:

    Maybe i am in the minority but i don’t find Tom Hiddleston attractive at all. He looks better with the facial hair , but i think without it he looks older, not boyish. Still, i find him old-looking for a 35 year old.
    His smile in the second photo is so sexy #not.

    • Shambles says:

      I’m with you. He does nothing for me. Nada. Zilch.

    • Chaine says:

      Same here,. Not impresssed with what I’ve seen of his acting, either. We caught High Rise streaming over the holidays and it was really awful.

    • MI6 says:

      …then what are you all doing here?

      • Lightpurple says:

        They heard e had cinnamon buns and liquor

      • MI6 says:


      • Rainbow says:

        I am here for Diego Luna 💕

      • third ginger says:

        I always wonder that,too. My daughter and I watched HIGH RISE for Mother’s Day. It’s not for everyone, but it’s great for conversation and analysis. [ My little girl has degrees in Anthropology and Gender Studies.] We are also violently opposed to “chick flicks” To really appreciate Hiddleston’s acting, one has to see him in things like THE HOLLOW CROWN or ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE as well as CRIMSON PEAK, AND TNM. His range is pretty impressive. Also, what’s often forgotten in the midst of gossip is how much respect he has from critics and within the industry.

      • SusanneToo says:

        I don’t understand the flak he catches either. The TS thing seemed like a brief anomaly or detour to me. I’ve paid more attention to his varied choice of roles than to his private life, though. I’d add I Saw the Light to the list third ginger posted above. He’s very, very good in all of them.

    • Deedee says:

      Agreed except the part about better looking with facial hair. It makes him look creepier and older in my opinion.

      • Bonzo says:

        Deedee, I’ve been trying to figure out why I dislike the gotee and I think you nailed it. It looks creepy

  8. Mia4S says:

    Meh on Mr. I ❤️ TS. I’ll take Diego Luna thanks!

    I’m still trying to find the front-on version of this photo from the event (Star Wars and Stranger Things!!):

  9. OhDear says:

    I’m not sure how I feel about Diego Luna’s navy shirt/ black suit combo.

  10. SusanneToo says:

    Claire Foy looks great. She was terrific in The Crown.

  11. Becky says:

    Taylor is in London, apparently to make a video with Zayn (I only know this as I follow a couple of Tom related blogs where this has been discussed, as they’ve been making fun of the crazy Hiddleswift shippers who still think they’re together).

    Isn’t Sophie Turner dating Joe Jonas?

  12. Frannydays says:

    Sophie could do so much better than Joe. I hope nick and her are at least having an affair.

  13. spidey says:

    Anyone else prefer Tom’s Coriolanus hair – short on top? The current style draws attention to his hairline?

    • lightpurple says:

      Because he is pushing it up and slicking it back. Free the curls!

      • third ginger says:

        I vote for the curls, too. I know there are a number of people who don’t find Tom attractive, but I always think he looks like a prince from a fairytale [ this is an old lady compliment,I know] I say this about all boys I like, including my 4 month old great nephew. Hang in there, Sixer. I enjoy your comments so much!!

    • Becky says:

      Spidey, I think it’s the other way round. When it’s short it draws attention to his hairline. IMO it’s more flattering longer.

      • spidey says:

        It is when he combs his hair high that I am not so keen.

      • Bonzo says:

        Yes, why his hair stylist keeps pushing it up and making his forehead look even larger is beyond me. She needs to her ass fired.

        His best hair from the past two years was his High Rise hair. Lots of curls and he looked younger. He needs someone to replicate that for him. #freethecurls

      • Becky says:

        Bonzo, I think he’s the one who keeps pushing it back, judging by the number of off duty/pap picks where it’s like that. Around the time of the Coriolanus run it was cut short and brushed forward and looked more flattering.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Maybe we need to start a petition to #freetom’scurls!

  14. Embee says:

    Tom looks great! I love a guy with a bit of scruff on his face. Good to see he has something other than the grey shoes

  15. Kate says:


    • Ankhel says:

      Me, looking up from my pad:
      “Do you need a break? …No? Those pants. Why is it you want her pants? What do you think, Kate?”

  16. Mira says:

    Diego Luna is so hot too me!!

    Poor Sophie Turner leave her alone she is just 20 years old, far too young for Uncle Tom. And anyways she is dating a Jonas Brother.

    • Bonzo says:

      She needs to be at least 26… like his last two flings.

      • MI6 says:

        BONZO’S BACK!!!😆

      • Bonzo says:

        What’s a TommyAnnE post without a little TIDDLES snark??


      • Lightpurple says:

        I believe at one point both Sophie and Maudie admitted to having major crushes on Tom. Because that’s what teenagers do. And shortly after, they both had to do interview shows with him. I also believe THAT Camilla shoved Sophie aside during a radio show last spring

    • lunchcoma says:

      Yeah, he’s almost twice her age, and she’s already dating someone. That would be a bad look on both of them. I’d like to think he’s learned a few lessons since this summer.

  17. Lucy says:

    The crazypants outfit is indeed crazy, but something about how unusual is sort of makes it work. Plus, she’s young and experimenting with her fashion. The only thing I’d change about Maisie’s dress is the neckline, the rest of it is great. And of course, Diego is everything.

  18. mklip says:

    I wonder what they do in those “tea parties”. When they say tea parties the picture comes to my head is either too snippy or fluffy

    • spidey says:

      Cucumber sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam and cream, hold the teacup with little finger out. 😁

  19. mklip says:

    Also Loki at madam tussauds. Loki literally immortal now. Good for tom

  20. Miss M says:

    Diego Luna… 😍

  21. Dippit says:

    I don’t think TH is ageing particularly well compared to many of his colleagues of similar age and status. This last year of excessive exposure may have left its mark too. However, I think beard Tom is an improvement.

    On the whole, I think his older looking than his age number has yet to find itself as distinguished and may never do so. His look is oddly disconnected for his age and hopes of still gaining A-list leading man status.

  22. teacakes says:


    I really like this new trend of seeing pics of Diego Luna at events on CB, he sets me all a-squealing like the 17-year-old I was when I watched Y Tu Mama Tambien for the first time.

  23. spidey says:

    They are repeating the Wallander series that Tom was in the Drama channeling he UK.

  24. M.A.F. says:

    I came to the conclusion some time ago that Tom looks too much like my father. Which I cannot unseen.

  25. Lex says:

    No no no – Sophie is like 20 years old!
    Gross trying to match her with someone old enough to be her father.

    Nicholas Hoult could be a nice match for her!
    Or hell, even younger brother Jonas. Don’t go with the scummiest of them all haha. But whatever, she’s young and expermenting

    She and Maisie are so close, it’s so sweet. Their instagram posts are heartwarming :)

  26. SBGirl says:

    Ok the video of Tom interviewing Nicole Kidman on the GG red carpet is great! It’s already on YT

  27. Dee says:

    “think Tom looks so much better with facial hair. It saves him from looking too boyish.”

    I don’t think Tom is boyish he’s quite a mature looking 35. He looks better with facial hair because it takes attention away from his skin tone which is often a bit uneven or like his fake tan is badly applied. as for Sophie he’s old enough to be her dad so let’s not go there…

  28. Lightpurple says:

    A Golden Globe win!

  29. MI6 says:

    YAY TOM!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kind of makes up for ISTL a little

  30. Diane says:

    Congratulations Tom well deserved win!

  31. TotallyBiased says:


  32. third ginger says:

    Congratulations to Tom. Some online are dissing his speech and patently misinterpreting it. He dedicated the Globe to aide workers! Is there anything this young man can do that a does not bring out the trolls?

  33. Bonzo says:

    I was cringing with second-hand embarrassment during his speech. They’re mocking him mercilessly on Twitter.

    • third ginger says:

      Why? I must have gotten so old that I no longer understand the culture. Why is it wrong to do charity work and give a shout out to aid workers? I think I honestly cannot be on the internet.

      • Bonzo says:

        It was a long-winded, awkward transition that in the end, was a humble brag. There is a way to bring awareness to a cause in an acceptance speech. This was not it.

      • Lightpurple says:

        The aid organizations are thanking him

      • Katy says:

        It was fine until he talked about aid workers watching TNM… not appropriate at all. I don’t think he meant harm but it came off as super self-congratulatory.

        Of course, the aid organizations aren’t going to shade him but I’m not surprised other people are.

    • jetlagged says:

      I haven’t watched it, and I don’t think I will. I’ve got to hang on to every ember of my once inferno-like ardor for the man. The second he said, “I recently visited South Sudan” I tripped over furniture in my haste to reach the remote to change the channel. Bless him, I think his heart was in the right place, but I’m guessing he seriously misjudged his audience and his allotted time. On the other hand, Hugh’s deadpan “last Golden Globes” quip was one of the high points of the night.

      • pixie-stix says:

        Same here… once he said he a little story to tell, I got a sense of impending awkward and clicked off. A simple thank you to those involved with the production is plenty and get off the stage.

      • third ginger says:

        Hugh nailed it and gave Streep a theme she used as Hollywood will be Trump’s target for the next four years.

    • Sixer says:

      I’m annoyed. LEGS wins something – when I’m in bed. He tries to do a nice speech but buggers up the tone and everyone laughs at him – when I’m in bed.

      I did say upthread that he owes me. I didn’t want payback – when I’m in bed.

    • Sixer says:

      Ok. My favourite tweet about it:

      96% of Britons agree that Tom Hiddleston should have gone with a simple “Thanks guys, sorry about the whole Taylor Swift thing.”

  34. third ginger says:

    Sorry, I know it’s futile, but his point was that he was “humbled” to provide entertainment to people. If he made the actual organizations happy, he did what he set out to do. I consider Hiddleston among the most harmless of celebrities and truly do not get the hate.

    • Bonzo says:

      There’s no hate, just a collective “there he goes humble-bragging again” from those who are familiar with him and a collective “WTF” from those who don’t. Of course the aid organizations are thanking him, but it’s the directors that he needs to impress for more potential work. The fact that he told the Sudan story to point out how much aid workers liked his TV series is what set twitter off. It’s why HuffPo, The Atlantic, ET, Jezebel, & Cosmopolitan were writing about it.

      After listening to Viola Davis and Meryl Streep give graceful acceptance speeches that talk about important societal issues, I think he should study them a bit.

      I don’t dislike TommyAnnE, I feel bad for him that he got press for the wrong reason — especially after Mr Authentic’s embarrassing summer fling with Miss Forever 13 With The Contrived PR. Tonight did him no favors on the PR front.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      THANK YOU, Third Ginger!
      A post-speech tweet:
      “From Geoffrey P Johnston:
      ” Without a doubt, @twhiddleston’s Golden Globes speech has made tens of millions of viewers aware of the looming genocide in South Sudan.”"

  35. LisaT says:

    Its gotten rather old the constant bashing. Was it an artful speech? Absolutely not. It was apparent that he attended fully expecting not to win and didn’t have a speech prepared. It’s also good to see that Tom isn’t as PR practiced or perfect as people have continuously stated. If he is going to be judged, I’m sure he puts a higher value in being recognized as a good co-worker. BTW-it isn’t unusual for organizations to use the celebrity’s project to provide entertainment?

  36. Kate says:

    He’s got a knack for being tone deaf when it comes to many acceptance speeches. I still throw up in my mouth remembering his MTV Award for Best Villain. Yuck

    • TotallyOld says:

      Yes, I remember that fiasco too. His speech tonight was in a word…classless. I do think he meant well but he did come off as bragging and most everyone in the audience was slack jawed and didn’t get it. He screwed up with the Hollywood elite tonight when you could tell he so wanted to be the big man ala Brad Pitt when he was doing all that charity work. Poor Tom just looked and sounded stupid. His thirstiness has not abated.

    • spidey says:

      @ Kate, I haven’t and won’t now watch his speech but you put it perfectly, he is tone deaf when it comes to acceptance speeches. You would think that his team would be pointing this out to him by now.

    • Sixer says:

      He’s falling between two stools: bumbling-and-bashful-but-lovable posh Brit (aka Hugh Grant, Eddie Redmayne) and limousine liberal humanitarian (aka Clooney et al).

      I think a combination of bad advice and a thirst he just can’t manage to tamp down sufficiently.

      Still, I don’t mind. I love laughing at poor old LEGS and HE OWED ME.

  37. TotallyBiased says:

    Another tweet from Geoffrey P Johnston:
    “I have been writing about South Sudan for years, but have barely raised the public’s awareness. @twhiddleston made a big difference tonite.”
    And from UNICEF USA:
    “Great #GoldenGlobes speech, @twhiddleston! Thanks so much for recognizing humanitarian workers saving lives in #SouthSudan. @UNICEF_uk”
    So somebody appreciates his efforts!

  38. TotallyBiased says:

    I rather suspect he was trying to connect a shout out with the show so the “bosses” would be happy.

  39. TotallyBiased says:

    Given the The Hollywood Reporter and other sites are STILL reporting Sudan, rather than (accurately) South Sudan, seems like any acknowledgement they can get would be useful!

  40. serena says:

    Yes, please more Diego Luna!

  41. anonla says:

    O.K. I was a the BAFTA Tea Party – TH came in late like 4pm, it ran till 5pm. He was holed up at a table with interviews on camera and then greeting several people he knows from BAFTA/LA. I saw him then – lots of bearhugs with men he knew and hugs and kisses with a few older couples. His (young) pr team was with him – they were chatty and nice when I spoke to them… He was nice to everyone..I had a few quick words with him…firm handshake. Don’t like the scruff or the color he had on. I am sure the jetlag made him look a bit tired…and I don’t understand this LEGS thing – he did seem to enjoy it though. He would have to make that appearance since they knew he was in town. ALL the celebs stopped by the Tea Party and I got to meet lots of them. The Tea Party is a big part of awards season now and gets better each year – lots of champagne and drinks, food and desserts with tea.
    I don’t find him to be “hungry” for the attention – many celebs get lost in all the madness of these awards show – I have worked and been attending for years. Their pr team don’t know how to handle it all either. I thought his acceptance speech was well-intended and in the end sheds light on South Sudan and the problems. That in itself is worth something. But as I say it is the pr teams around him that should have been fired 6 months ago. Someone needs to impress that upon him – I did not see him afterwards at the GG parties…he went to the his agency WMA party. I think I like the guy but he needs some direction at this point in his career to make him seem more credible. That is all I want to report.