TV Choice Best Actor Winner Tom Hiddleston Receives A Little Help From His Friends

Credit: BBCOne
Credit: BBCOne

If there was an award for acceptance speeches, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba would win:

Hiddleston took the gong for Best Actor for his role in the hugely successful BBCOne/AMC production The Night Manager. He is, however, on set in Australia filming Thor: Ragnarok, so sadly he couldn’t collect his award in person.

Hiddleston makes an appearance from the set on the Gold Coast to accept his award. But it was quickly interrupted by his on screen brother Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth made his name down under in the long running soap opera Home and Away, and claimed the award for his role in the show.

Just as Hemsworth began his gleeful speech, Idris Elba comes to help the duo out. The actor asks why Luther wasn’t nominated, and says he’s never even seen The Night Manager! All in good fun though. Chris, not wanting to be outdone in this hilarious little rivalry, insists the award is for Home and Away, and Tom acknowledges that the show won awards “back in the day”.

To solve the “problem” Hemsworth decides that three stars can have three stars from the award. But you have to love Elba waving hello to his mum and dad!

Hiddleston signed off with saying that he “loved being The Night Manager, (he) loved making The Night Manager” and his costars agreed it was indeed great. You get no argument from me!

The Night Manager was an absolute ratings winner, and has been one of the most talked about series across the globe. The finale brought in close to 10 million viewers.   It was also the first television adaptation of author John le Carré’s work in 20 years.   

The series has been nominated for a whopping 12 Emmys.

On the 10th October in London, the Royal Television Society will hold a panel, The Night Manager: Anatomy of a Hit in which they will discuss how the book was transformed for the award winning series. It will be chaired by Boyd Hilton, from Heat Magazine and will include director Susanne Bier, writer David Farr, and Simon Cornwell, Executive Producer and Co-CEO, The Ink Factory, with a special guest still to be announced.

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