Tom Hiddleston won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for TV for The Night Manger. In his speech, the Loki actor spoke about his experience in South Sudan. Social media users took notice at some the reactions in the audience to his acceptance speech. However, some people on social media did not take to his story and felt it was a bit too self-serving while others appreciated bringing awareness to such a serious issue.
The biggest insult of that speech was no love for Taylor Swift. Nothing? Come on!
Based on John le Carré’s novel of the same name, “The Night Manager” is a crime drama following the work of former British soldier Jonathan Pine. Hotel night porter Pine is contacted by an intelligence operative who asks for his assistance to spy on international businessman Richard Roper. The entrepreneur is believed to have forged a criminal alliance between the secret arms trade and the intelligence community, prompting the need for surveillance. Pine attempts to infiltrate Roper’s inner circle by becoming a felon himself, while keeping his mission a secret from his hotel colleagues and girlfriend.
What did you think of Hiddleston’s speech? Sound off below in the comments section.
Golden Globes Social Media Reactions
The lack of interest in Tom Hiddleston's story about his show is my everything https://t.co/vsTHCK0WQK
— Dave Lozo (@davelozo) January 9, 2017
That was a long story Tom Hiddleston told to pay himself a compliment. #GoldenGlobes
— Gary Janetti (@GaryJanetti) January 9, 2017
— Travon Free (@Travon) January 9, 2017
— Sarah Wilkerson (@SarahWilkerson1) January 9, 2017
— Thash (@Thashhh) January 9, 2017
Y'all know I love Tom Hiddleston more than life itself, but ???? And the speech ?????? #GoldenGlobes
— Julia Woolever (@juliawool) January 9, 2017
Tom Hiddleston's acceptance speech anecdote was way too long and essentially boiled down to "some people watched my show." #GoldenGlobes
— Joel Murphy (@freemisterclark) January 9, 2017
— Bobby (@CasablancaRic) January 9, 2017
Naomi Harris' face when Tom Hiddleston's made his South Sudan story all about him LOL #GoldenGlobes
— Dazai Osamu (@CorporateWC) January 9, 2017
tom hiddleston audition tape for Angelina Jolie #GoldenGlobes
— glowface (@glowface1) January 9, 2017
— Regina Ryan (@ReginaRyan_NYC) January 9, 2017
Tom Hiddleston could have just said, "I volunteer" #GoldenGlobes
— AL (@MissSchliez) January 9, 2017
Tom Hiddleston's speech was meant to inspire but instead came across as superfluous and self-serving. I don't think his intentions were bad.
— Liam McGuire (@LiamRMcGuire) January 9, 2017
— Hillary Kempenich (@kijikook) January 9, 2017
La La Land leads the film nominees with a total of seven mentions, followed by Moonlight with six. On the TV side, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story tops with five, followed by The Night Manager with four.
The 74th Golden Globe Awards, which are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be hosted by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and will air live on both coasts Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 on NBC. Produced by dcp in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 236 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies to honor both television and motion picture achievements.
The ceremony is set to honor Meryl Streep with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The actress, who has won eight Golden Globes and has been nominated 29 times.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is a non-profit organization, the members of which are international journalists based in Southern California. The HFPA has about 90 members who disseminate information about movies and television to the world through their various publications throughout the world. HFPA members attend more than 300 interviews and countless movie and television screenings throughout each year. The group also is famous for starting and continuing to co-produce the annual Golden Globe Awards, held in January each year, and for its philanthropic activities.
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