Tom Hiddleston might be one of the country's most well-loved actors and his latest project, the dramatic thriller The Night Manager has picked up plenty of positive comments from critics, plus a few nice awards.

However, the audience members at the Golden Globes on Sunday night seemed less than impressed at Tom's acceptance speech for Best Actor In A Limited Series Or Picture Made For Television. You can watch the comments that left people feeling a bit annoyed here:

Credit: The Golden Globes

To cut a long story short, some people felt annoyed by Tom's comments as it seemed that he was boasting about how much of a good, charitable person he was, and also making a big deal about the fact that he just so happens to be an actor in a show that is beloved by some of the kindest, most selfless humans on the planet.

Essentially, the criticism is that he brought an important issue into the spotlight rather unnecessarily and then proceeded to make it all about himself.

To be fair, we can largely see what he was trying to do, but it's fair to say that the whole thing didn't exactly come out very well. It's fair to say that Tom's fellow celebrities in the audience weren't impressed with his speech either. Check some of these reactions out:

Credit: The Golden Globes


Anyway, Tom has spoken out about the criticism in a Facebook post and he claims that he completely understands where it came from and has blamed the awkward speech on his nerves:

I just wanted to say... I completely agree that my speech at the Golden Globes last night was inelegantly expressed. In truth, I was very nervous, and my words just came out wrong. Sincerely, my only intention was to salute the incredible bravery and courage of the men and women who work so tirelessly for UNICEF UK, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and World Food Programme, and the children of South Sudan, who continue to find hope and joy in the most difficult conditions. I apologise that my nerves got the better of me.

While we don't blame Tom at all and totally knew what he was getting at, it's lovely that he's taken the time to address the criticism and give credit where it's due.

What do you think of Tom's comments? Do they do enough to answer the critics or could he have gone further?

Jack Rear

Jack is a writer at Pretty52. His hobbies include charging admission at weddings and eating glitter. Rumour has it he was thrown out of Taylor Swift's squad for showing too much belly button.

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