Tom Hiddleston’s Video Shout-Out to ‘Elle Magazine’ for Being Voted Man of the Year
BY BRIGID BROWN (BBC America)
What happened to your head Tom? Do tell …
Tom Hiddleston (Thor), the 2012 and 2013 Anglo Fan Favorites Winner, has been voted Elle Magazine UK’s 2014 Man of the Year at the Elle Style Awards. Hiddleston wasn’t able to attend the awards ceremony, so he sent a video message instead. It took a couple of takes, but Hiddleston successfully filmed a thank you for the mag, Richard E. Grant who presented the award, and, of course, the fans.
He starts off with a “Helllllo everybody, umm, uhhh … ” He takes a break and in the next take he offers a high five, which he calls a “clap.” He takes another wee break and we see him taking a swig from a beer and then says to himself, “Alright, let’s try one.” In the next take, Hiddleston is interrupted by someone on the other side of the door and he cheerily yells out to them, “Yes!! What??” Mind you, this was being filmed at midnight.
We kind of love these little outtakes that build up to the real deal video. It’s just another example of Hiddleston being his charming self, band-aid (plaster) and all on his forehead.
Hiddleston finally gets on a roll and here is his thank you message in all its glory:
Tom Hiddleston wins ELLE Man Of The Year
At the ELLE Style Awards
BY TEAM ELLE (Elle UK)
FEB 18, 2014
Tom Hiddleston has won ELLE Man Of The Year at the ELLE Style Awards 2014.
He couldn't be with us tonight, so he sent us – and you – this message instead. No, we didn't smack him around the head to make him do it (but there's a good story behind that plaster!) And yes, shooting this VT was the most fun we've had at midnight in a hotel room in, well, forever.
It’s been a massive year for Tom, who reprised his role as the wicked Loki in blockbuster, Thor: The Dark World and recently starred in critically acclaimed Only Lovers Left Alive, as well as winning rave reviews for his portrayal of Coriolanus at London’s Donmar Warehouse.
We've been there every step of the way, with Tom playing a huge role in ELLE over the past 12 months – he interviewed our November 2013 cover star Natalie Portman and, in the March 2014 issue, we turned the camera on to Tom with an exclusive photo shoot, interview, film and special digital cover.
Tom was presented the award by actor Richard E. Grant, who recently made a brilliant cameo in Girls as well as launching his own fragrance with Liberty London.
A pretty compelling argument for making Tom our Man of the Year. And from the reaction we’ve seen on elleuk.com, Twitter and Facebook, you agree.