Tom Hiddleston won all of the end-of-the-year internet polls, because of course


I’ve been getting emails from the dragonflies. Apparently, the Dragonflies were expecting some Tom Hiddleston coverage at the end of 2013, or in the first few days of 2014. I apologize for not getting on it sooner! Tommy doesn’t have any new major interviews out – there are a few newish quotes, but I wasn’t sure if they were actually old quotes just getting recycled, so I didn’t say anything. But as the Dragonflies have repeatedly told me, Tommy ended up “winning” some prestigious end-of-the-year “awards”. It’s pretty funny, actually. Here’s the breakdown:

CNN did an online poll for everyone’s favorite celebrities of 2013, and shock of shocks, Tommy’s dragonflies (or just Josh Horowitz!) ensured that he won “CNN’s Favorite Male Celebrity of 2013.” Maybe I’m just mad because the Cumberbitches only got Benedict Cumby to #2. Damn it, readers! The list also included (in descending order) RDJ, Hugh Jackman, the largely absent Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba (he’s the only man of color on the list), Bradley Cooper (meh), Joseph Gordon Levitt, Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio. Yeah… that’s a decent top ten. It’s not MY top ten, but at least there’s no, like, Ian Somerhalder.

Speaking of Somerhalder… he almost became E! News’ Celeb of the Year of 2013. Except that the Dragonflies once again swooped in and voted until their fingers (and other body parts) were numb. Tommy got 52.9 % of the vote (38,689 votes!) and Ian Somerhalder got 47.1 %. And that tells you a lot about both Tommy and Ian and their respective fan bases. “The kids” who watch Vampire Diaries are the ones voting like crazy in this poll, and still… the Dragonflies out-flanked them.

And finally, Tommy won VH1’s annual poll of “The Hottest Supernatural Characters” for 2013. And when I say Tommy, I mean Loki. Which I’m fine with. Out of all of the questionable polls, this is the one I find most agreeable. Loki is a major star, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Loki got his own franchise. VH1 also noted that they had people voting for Hiddleston from 135 countries, and he’s especially big in China. Good job, Tommy.



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  1. GeeMoney says:

    He’s no Cumberbatch, but I must say, I like the guy, and I thought that he was the best thing about Thor: The Dark World. Congrats to him on all of his “awards”.

    • Spooks says:

      I loved him, then he got annoying, and now I love him again. He is really likable, and a good actor. I even like him more than Cumberbatch :prepares to get hit:

      • GeeMoney says:

        LOL, I won’t hit you. Cumberbatch is an acquired taste… not everyone is going to go for him.

        Tom is cute and likeable though… I completely understand why you and all of the “Hiddlestoners” like him.

      • Spooks says:

        I like Cumberbatch a lot. And I find him attractive, to the horror of most people I know, I just like Tom better.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Oh Spooks, I know I wouldn’t hit you. Everyone has their preferences and it looks as if I’m the opposite of you. I like TH but like BC more. I don’t think either is good or bad — it just is.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Ah spooks, never be afraid to speak your mind here! My preference for TH or BC tends to swing depending on which way the wind is blowing on any given day. Even with their characterizations aside, their personalities both appeal to me. I must say that I think TH is actually having great fun slumming it with the great unwashed and seems to shine most when allowed to bring his own humor to the party. The fact he can appeal as Shakespeare boy, a vampire and Loki is truly a great testament to his acting range. BC is similar and has cracked out that great sense of humor, but he seems to keep a lid on it all more than TH. I would love to see him unleash and really have some fun with a character in a comedy lead!

        As you can see, sense of humor is sexy to me!

      • LadySlippers says:

        Note: ‘which way the wind is blowing’.

        Is this your rationale for requesting the swing(s) and roundabout to be installed in our garden? You know, harnessing the power of the wind and all the crap?

        *raises eyebrow and taps foot with impatience*

        PS: Saw the convo on the Demi page. Not convinced at all. Source is almost always incorrect and dude is way too thrifty. Doesn’t add up.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Damn, my secret plan is out. *eats blueprints*

        @LadyS – Good to have you back in a chatty mood. You’ve been a bit quiet in the New Year…

        Agree re BC. He just doesn’t seem the type.

    • windy says:

      @Secret Squirrel Hello again and Happy New Year! :) I read your post about your preference for TH or BC swings depending on which way the wind blows and I can’t help but think that I am the same way. Before seeing this new thread on dear Tommy, the wind was blowing towards BC. In fact, it was practically a hurricane towards BC. LOL.

      So glad that there’s finally something on TH. I was beginning to get really bored about the lack of news (good news that is). Anyway kudos to TH for being able to win these awards albeit through Hiddlestoners, Dragonflies and whatnot-fans.

      Been reading the reviews on Coriolanus and quite pleased that most are good ones. I am still slightly envious at you girls being able to watch Coriolanus live or via NTL though.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Hi Windy. Great to hear from you again! The irony that I speak of the wind changing and suddenly here you are!!

        I was getting a bit batch-crazy there for a while, but seeing Hiddles again after what has felt like months has been refreshing. Now I get to see the new Sherlock and will swing back, then watch Coriolanus and over I go to Hiddles again.

        SWINGS LadySlippers… It all comes back to swings!!

        Best fun I ever had!

  2. Felice says:

    He was great in Coriolanus. So glad I could see it live.

    • Joe Spider says:

      Did you really enjoy the whole performance? I have read that the acting is good but some of the arrangements were a bit annoying such as the chair moving and loud music.

      • Felice says:

        It was definitely something to get used to because of how the play was originally written. The whole shower thing was probably a practicality since Tom needs to wash off for the next scene and yes, because some people want to see a topless Tom.

        I like electronic music so I had no problem with it so I may not be the best person to talk to on that. I will say that because of lack of props, you actually do need to know the play and listen. At least read Wikipedia or something. I kind of saw the chair thing like when you are a political official, you are always in the public eye so people will always see what you are doing. Hence, barely anyone left the stage.

        It was cool to see the actor who played Dean Thomas from Harry Potter in it, wasn’t expecting him. Also, there was a guy who was in Parade’s End with Cumby.

      • Sixer says:

        That’s an interesting point re the chairs. I hadn’t thought of it.

        I’ve seen quite a bit of talk about it on Twitter but it’s not an unusual device – you’ll see it quite frequently at arts or fringe festivals. But I took it as simple functionality – if you’re going to stage a play in which the majority of scenes have a crowd in a tiny space with a minimal cast, you need to create the crowd energy somehow. So you put the non-scene actors in chairs on set and have them glower at the audience. Crowd energy sorted.

      • icerose says:

        I liked the set design even if it did get a bit busy at times with all the moving of chairs. There was that nothing new in it but it did tie in nicely to the costume design and political relevance for today. I thought the shower scene (private pain) contrasted nicely with the public display of wounds in the see through humility gown. It also raised issues around the cult of celebrity which was both ironic and relevant to todays lust for celebri .
        Across the board the acting was good. Tom was excellent. His dramatic timing was spot on and he brought a variety of emotions and intelligence to his performance which made him very watchable. He also gives a lot to the other performers allowing everyone to shine. It was very much ensemble playing.

        The trouble with the Donmar is that at any given time those sitting on either side of the stage have someone’s back to them which in crucial scenes is annoying because it means you are dependent on voice and body language to see the complete interaction,
        The balance of the focus between politics and embittered war hero I felt gave it more relevance for a today’s audience. That was in part die to the way Tom/Josie interpreted Coriolanus by making him more of a likable but flawed warrior as opposed to the angry snobbish fighting machine. He did in corporate his distain for the plebeians in a very witty caustic manner which was probably more damming than an anger.

  3. Jessica says:

    I’m surprised Benedict didn’t win all those, he’s been everywhere this year.

    I don’t think Loki would do well in his own movie. He’s that kind of character who needs a good foil to work with, which is why he does well in Thor because Thor is in it. If he were on his own trying to be the protagonist, it wouldn’t work.

  4. Sixer says:

    Oh, lord love little Puddletom. All those awards and none for acting. And a generation of fans set to hit their doctors’ surgeries with RSI from all that clicking. He’s an expensive crush, healthwise!

    Anyway. I saw Coriolanus. If anyone’s interested, I can list my likes and dislikes. I wasn’t that keen (for taste and understanding rather than quality reasons). Gotta give Tommy-omelette some mega-sixerpoints for superlative diction, though.

    • LadySlippers says:

      The ONLY reason I skipped the article (I’ll go back and read it) for the comments was to look for your review. So Sixer, I’m all ears! :-D

    • T.Fanty says:

      Sixer, darling. Review, please.

      By the way, I’m back into the Dunnett book and I love it.

    • Sixer says:

      Ok. Well. There are lots of fripperies. I’m at a Shakespeare production principally for the verse and the acting, so concepts and staging don’t really bother me one way or the other, but I get that they are Marmite for some. If you’re not big on bells and whistles, they might get on your nerves. But there’s nothing outlandish or that hasn’t been done before.

      Bummers: I thought too much was missing. I don’t mind hoofing it all the way up to theatre to find a favourite speech or two missing, but when it’s a shedload of good stuff missing, then I get miffy. And even after all the cuts, I didn’t get Rourke’s point or vision. No idea what she was trying to say about the play or Coriolanus himself. If it’s not clear what you’re saying AFTER taking half of a play away, then um… well… yeah. I didn’t like the gender swap for the tribunes and I didn’t like the bits that were played for laughs.

      Smiles: I thought all the cast were great. Especially Mark Gatiss, as I don’t usually rate him as highly acting-wise as many seem to do. And including Hadley Fraser, who seems to be getting a bit of a pasting in quite a few quarters. Of all the potentially contentious things about this production, I didn’t think making the Volscians gruff northerners was one. Puddletom has a beautiful facility with the verse and genuine commitment. His Caius wasn’t mine, but I genuinely give him props for what he did. Findlay, Findlay and Findlay. Did I say Findlay?

      Overall: I didn’t get it (I blame myself for this) and elements of it weren’t to my taste but it was a highly competent production and full of quality performances. It’s basically Findlay’s play.

      PS: I also saw Protest Song at the NTShed. I know Rhys Ifans (quite rightly) is denigrated as a douche around here, but I like him as an actor. And this was by far the best thing I’ve seen in a very long time.

      • Janeite says:

        Thanks, Sixer. Excellent review. I have heard similar things about Rourke in regards to exactly how she was trying to portray the character of Coriolanus. I am seeing this on screen in February and very much looking forward to it.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Thanks Sixer. I haven’t had anything to do with Coriolanus since high school (and that was limited to one semester where we didn’t even get to finish the whole play) so I will definitely refresh my knowledge before watching it on the screen in Feb.

        Perhaps this one is a bit deep for some of the hiddlestoners and that’s why there were still tickets left for you to get (I’m still jealous of that!). Either that or their mummies wouldn’t let them out that late at night! :P

      • Sixer says:

        Squirrel – honestly, I think we just hit the website at exactly the right moment for a return. As I said, we were supposed to see Henry V, but my parents fancied it and we gave up the tickets to them. In the end, it all worked out wonderfully – my parents loved Henry and Sixlet Major is still walking on air such was his lurve for Puddletom and Coriolanus. Father Christmas smiled upon me this year.

      • TommyAnnE says:

        Something for you, my darling Sixer!

        *Strums guitar very badly and sings*

        My BUNNY lies over the ocean,
        my bunny lies over the sea!
        My bunny lies over the ocean,
        and keeps up my Twitter for meeeeeeee….!

      • windy says:

        Thanks Sixer for the detailed review of the play! Appreciated it so much :)

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Admit it TommyAnne, you are a professional singer/songwriter aren’t you!!!!

      • Sixer says:

        Bunny is REAL.

      • TommyAnnE says:

        Love makes Bunny real, Sixer. And Bunny is much better at Twitter than I am and has much better taste in music, so I think I may put her in charge of all my social media– if only the cruel people who took her away from me would give her back.

    • Sixer says:

      PPS for Fanty:

      Yay Dunnett! Can’t you see Puddletom as Lymond?

      Oh dear – my big long comment is in moderation. You’ll have to wait a few minute until it appears!

      • T.Fanty says:

        Yes! That’s all I can hear when I read him. I’ll give you a proper response when I’m done the book. I got side tracked by Michael Faber’s little novel Under the Skin – have you read it?

        So, what of note was cut from Coriolanus? To be honest, I can’t see how you can cut much from that play. Although it’s long, dramaturgically, it’s tight. All I can imagine cutting is some of Menenius’ stuff. I’m seeing the live screening on Jan 30th, so I’m looking forward to chatting about it further then. I’ll look out for Protest Song on NT Live. Right now, I’m all about Shakespeare. This week, I have Wooster Group’s Troilus and Cressida, then next week, I’m seeing Langella’s King Lear, which got great reviews when it played in the UK.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I’m curious about what was cut, and I was a little worried that the cuts were intended to make Caius seem more noble and heroic. Not sure if that was what the director actually did.

        I have tickets for NTLive’s Coriolanus and SRB in King Lear. Fanty, I envy you for being able to see Langella! I am wondering what I can pawn so as to make it down there!

      • Sixer says:

        Sorry, people here so must be quick.

        Cuts mostly second half – Menenius and senate. Caius not quite as prettied up as I had feared but still a bit. Certainly still worth an NTLive, though.

      • Sixer says:

        @Fanty – Under the Skin is nuts! I loved it. Unsettling in a good way – and also to the point. No fussy faffing. Actually, that is exactly what I liked about Protest Song – demanding, unsettling, nothing un-needed.

        @Miss J – note to self: do not miss King Lear on NTLive!

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Fwiw, the Hiddlestoners at this point don’t even hide the fact that they sit in front of their computers each days voting over and over again. They even give each other detailed instructions on how to clear your cache so that you can vote hundreds of times.

      Dear Puddletom.

      Yes Sixer, spill it!

    • LadySlippers says:

      Thank you for the review. :-)

  5. Beth says:

    I want a Loki film so bad, and so does my 13-year-old daughter. She cried in Thor 2 at that one part (no spoilers here!). Literally cried. I couldn’t believe it. I underestimated her devotion.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      I think we are at the point where spoilers are just fine. Seriously. The film is winding down.

  6. Kate says:

    congratulations. I enjoy his interviews, very entertaining person

  7. Abbicci says:

    He is so earnest and lovely. I have been won over by his never ending charm.

    And the Tomaconda that is almost always visible.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      The Tomaconda is always visible?! I literally started salivating when I read that. I’ve never noticed any R-rated bulge happening. I’ll have to look more closely…hmmm, I know how my Sunday will be spent.

      • Abbicci says:

        Glad to help Stef, glad to help.

        Off to tumblr with you!

      • LadySlippers says:

        Stef, You need to look for the clip of TH running naked into a pool. You get a glimpse of his Tomaconda in it. Enjoy.


      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Now I’m conflicted. I have not seen the tomaconda (other than under clothing) but I usually prefer SOME mystery to remain. My imagination is much better than real life in most cases!! However given I will never get to see it in person, I’m tempted to break my “mystery” rule and have a peak…

        *wrings hands in conflicted agitation and goes off to make cup of tea whilst pondering the pro’s and cons*

        How does it compare with BC?? Didn’t he show his wedding tackle during Frankenstein??

      • LadySlippers says:

        From what I’ve heard Squirrel.

        Tom: Shower
        Benedict: Grower

        Take that how you may.

      • Abbicci says:

        And Ladyslippers wins the best comment on this post about the Tomaconda!

      • GeeMoney says:


        I just always hope for at least average, whether they are a grower or a shower, lol.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Ohhhhhh… Myyyyyyyy… Goddddddddddddddddd…
        *slithers to ground in a gooey mess of rubber legs*

        I had to peek and now I will never be satisfied with another man again… Waaaaahhhhhh…

        You really are a bad influence on me LadyS! That’s what I like about you!!

    • umyeah says:

      I seriously just headed straight to tumblr and I just saw a picture of the tomaconda that will forever change my view of him. I knew he was funny, handsome, charming, etc, but honey, I had no idea he was packing heat. Holy cow. Just made my whole morning. Yum!! :-)

  8. Bex says:

    I really like that the current batch of hot actors are not classically good-looking. It makes them more accessible somehow.

    • Spooks says:

      It makes them attractive. Most classically good-looking guys look so boring. Like the Hemsworths or David Gandy. Boooooring.

      • GeeMoney says:

        LOL… I was just trying to think of a hot actor/model who actually had some substance and wasn’t boring… no one sprung to mind.

        Hot guys like the Hemsworths serve their purpose and are wonderful to look at… but I’ll take a funny looking guy with some depth and a great personality any day of the week over one of them.

      • LadySlippers says:

        GeeMoney, I’m sure there ARE smokin’ hot smart dudes but I can’t name any if the top of my head either. Besides, smokin’ hot dudes are kinda cookie cutter-ish (to me at least) and that’s boring. Give me a smart and interesting looking guy any day…. (I’d really like one that can make love to language — that is super sexy in my book *sigh*)

        Chris Pine seems smart. So there is one. Zachary Quinto is another. Christopher Reeve… So there are some. I’m sure we can list others too.

      • Marty says:

        Really? I mean I can see that with Benedict, but I think Tom is very hansom in a traditional way. He might not be a beefcake but I still think he’s an all around good looking guy. I just can only take him in small doeses. Please don’t throw anything, ok? ;)

        @ladyslippers- don’t make me post sexy and adorable CHemboy gifs all day for you, because I will!!!! Haha.

      • GeeMoney says:


        Isn’t Henry Cavill supposed to be really smart? And now that I think about it, Vin Diesel and Tom Hardy I’ve heard are smart, too.

        I guess what I meant is that yeah, there are smart hot guys out there, but I just feel like the Cumberbatches of the world are the ones that really put a smile on my face. When Chris Pine did that interview with Graham Norton and Benedict awhile back, Cumby blew him out of the water as far as personality went. Chris seems like a good dude, but he also just seemed like he was just trying to get through the interview (while being incredibly meh) while Cumby was more interested in being entertaining and letting his kick-ass personality fly. I was hoping that I would see a little spark of coolness from Chris, but either he was having a bad day or just really is “meh” personality wise.

        And Quinto, as awesome as he is, plays for the other team and probably wouldn’t look twice at me on the street. It’s hard to get too excited about him being all great considering that, lol.

      • Spooks says:

        I wouldn’t judge someone’s personality based on a talk show interview. Some people find it hard to be funny and entertaining when they are pressured. If I was on that couch on Graham Norton I probably wouldn’t say a word.
        When I said that the Hemsworths and Gandy are boring, I meant they look boring, I don’t know much about their personalities. I just need something interesting to find a man attractive. Glasses, freckles, a big nose, something. and of course personality.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Post and and all eye-candy you want! Just please give us warning! ;-)

        I like men that have some substance to them. So when we chat over breakfast — we have something to actually chat about. (Eye candy would be pushed out of bed after I’m through with them. They have, after all, served their purpose).

        GeeMoney, I had not heard that about any of the men you wrote about but Tom Hardy being smart wouldn’t shock me. Can’t really comment much on the other two…. But Vin Diesel might be smart. Huh.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        I must agree with Marty on Hiddles being traditionally good-looking. I would call him classically handsome in an Old Hollywood kind of way. I think Cumby, whom I adore as I adore no other, is a good example of a guy who “grows on you,” looks better & better over time, & is indeed getting more handsome with age. He didn’t shoot me between the eyes the first time I saw him. Things changed for me when I saw him as Sherlock whipping the scarf off that beautiful coat, & then I heard his voice & that, as they say, was that. Now I am completely, incurably Batched.

        But Tommy, on the other hand, was on Charlie Rose with the War Horse team. He had longer, gingery hair & had a bit of facial scruff. He looked like Prince Hal without the hollow crown. I screeched to a halt on my way into the room & demanded to know “Who is THAT?”

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Marty, I DOUBLE DARE you to hit is with CH gifs all day!!

        Agree 100% with you LadyS. Vin Deisel has never struck me as anything but a head scratcher (as in I scratch my head and wonder how he ever got famous). I’ve not noted him as every having said anything of substance EVER… His looks don’t appeal to me either.

        TH and BC really only started appealing to me when they let their intelligence and personalities shine through. Suddenly they become very interesting! That they are also handsome was a bonus. I am a woman who likes substance!

      • GeeMoney says:

        Interestingly enough, I’ve read that Vin Diesel writes Dungeons and Dragons lit, which would make me think 1) he’s a bit of a nerd and 2) he’s probably pretty smart. Plus, I hear that short film he made called Multifacial was really good. He’s more than a meathead.

        I’ve always thought that Hiddleston was cute. I don’t have the hots for him, but I sure as hell would love to be his friend. He seems like he would be extremely fun to hang out with.

        All Cumberbatch had to do was open his mouth, and when that happened, I was instantly attracted to him. His intelligence and personality is such a turn on that he has literally become nothing short of wonderful in my book, looks be damned.

        I still find myself very attracted to Chris Hemsworth, though. Hell, a poster of the man is on the back of my office door at work! My co-worker and I like to stare at it when we’ve had a rough day, lol.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Oh, one with short hair, one with long. Me likey both!

        Anyone know how far along Elsa is in her pregnancy??

      • I Choose Me says:

        Couldn’t quite put my finger on why classically handsome guys like Brad, Gandy, Hemsworth et al, do nothing for me but that’s as good a summation as any I’ve thought of. I like man with a bit of character in his face, a certain inimitable aspect and capacity for expressiveness that shows personality. That and a sense of humor.

        Yummy Tommy. Making me reconnect with my breath and ze big words. Aaaaaand I’m out.

  9. Janeite says:

    I’d be happier for him if he won an Oscar or a BAFTA.

    Glad to see that there has been so much positive critical acclaim for Coriolanus. Shakespeare Tom is my favorite Tom.

    • Roberta says:

      Hopefully the theatre stint will restore some credibility, in my view he’s lost that in the last year.

      As these are internet polls and not awards proper, I’m afraid I’m taking these as overexposure – he was also on the list for the Time award for most overrated celeb (and the commenters on there appear to be delusional):

      I say this as someone who likes him and enjoys his performances.

      • Janeite says:

        I agree, Roberta. I would like to see him get roles that go above and beyond appeal to fangirls and see him get more notice from the mainstream public. Loki and the Marvel movies are great but they appeal to a relatively small demographic, which is not the one I fit into. Hiddleston first came to my notice via The Hollow Crown and that type of work is where I appreciate him the most.

      • Roberta says:

        @Janeite Ah, me also. I thought he was particularly good in Henry 4 pt 1. I was surprised he’d been in the Marvel films as well.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Hi Janeite. I’ve missed out on The Hollow Crown but would like to see it given its popularity. Does anyone know where I can stream it from??

        I love Tommy as an actor, and I love Loki as a character, but it is so far removed from the actual norse legend that the whole Thor movie franchise is WRONG. Loki is supposed to be hated and gets what he deserves in the end. Now Marvel is rewriting the legend because the bad guy went and got popular. I would be amazed if CH wasn’t secretly spitting chips about this given he has basically had to take a back seat to let Loki shine. I wouldn’t like a stand alone Loki movie unless it was truer to the myth. Thor 3 is going to be interesting and the last chance Marvel have to stop ruining the legend and bring it back to how it is supposed to be.

      • Joe Spider says:

        I bought the series dvd from Amazon (having watched it first on tv) It stands watching again. Don’t know where you are in the world but in the UK it costs £10
        in the US about $30.

      • Janeite says:

        Hi Squirrel!
        I bought my copy of The Hollow Crown on DVD from Amazon. Not sure where/if it is streaming online. I do highly recommend it. It aired for 3 hours at a time over 3 consecutive weeks on my local PBS affiliate. Very engrossing and well acted by all.

        I don’t want a Loki movie at all. As much of a nice boost as the movies have given Tom’s career, I don’t want him to forever be known as the guy who played Loki. I saw someone on Twitter say, “I am going to see Loki tonight!” in reference to seeing Coriolanus. I cringed.

      • Bubbles says:

        @SecretSquirrel, the movie is made to be faithful to the comic, not the actual Norse legend. But I don’t know if the comic is faithful to the legend.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        The Hollow Crown Shakespearean play series is fabulous!!!! Start with Ben Whishaw’s Richard II; he’s a revelation!

        Squirrel, you can stream Hiddles on Amazon for under $3, but I’d start with

  10. Stace says:

    I was just thinking that there had not been a post on dear Tom in awhile. After finally watching the Sherlock season 3 premiere last night, I was needing a good dose of Hiddleston and Cumberbatch. Love my Brits!

    • Bubbles says:

      Couldn’t they find frickin Serbian actors to play Serbs. My ears are still bleeding.

      • LadySlippers says:

        I haven’t seen it yet. So that bad, eh Bubbles? Sorry. Need some cotton for your ears?

        *hands Bubbles cotton and a towel to help with ears*

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        No spoilers please! Some of us don’t get to see it until later…. MUCH later…

    • Prim & Proper says:

      Just finished watching Episode 2 of the latest series of Sherlock, no spoilers but just to say
      it was superb – funny, touching, clever, don’t miss it.

  11. Mia 4S says:

    Prestigious end of year awar…hahahahaha! Oh dear, that is just, oh god that’s funny. Internet fans are hilarious. I think waiting until he’s nominated for or wins some real awards would be a lot more helpful to his reputation then goosing online polls at this point. The public knows him as Loki, and….Loki. Let his future work speak Dragonflies.

    I wouldn’t be too sad for Cumby Kaiser, he’s got actual award nominations this year (double ensemble SAGs no less). Although many of his fans do him no favours either!

    • don't kill me i'm french says:


      • Lilacflowers says:

        Mia 4S, sorry, but Cumberbatch doesn’t have any actual award nominations in his own name. Those SAG nominations are, as you said, for ENSEMBLE, and one of those films features three people who received SAG noms in their own names and the other features two people who received SAG noms in their own names.

      • Mia 4S says:

        SAG ensemble award >>>>>> Hottest Supernatural Character of the Year or Celebrity of the Year. That’s my point.

        It’s about career longevity. One puts on a list with Meryl Streep, the other puts you on the list with the guy from the Vampire Diaries. I think Hiddleston is talented, he has great potential, which is why I think fans making a big deal out of Internet polls is silly. It’s the same with Cumberbatch in these polls. Neither guy should be the same breath as Vampire Diaries or Supernatural or whatever. Narrow genre Internet fame. It’s not a big deal but I do hope fans realize how silly it all is.

      • Abby says:

        Damn straight Mia….completely agree. Cumby always wanted a longevity in his career rather than be the ‘it’ guy for 2 years and then poof

        Btw I always wondered that these supernatural guys and Ian have such massive fan following yet they got no Hollywood offers or heck even new tv offers….why is that??? Does there popularity and fan following count for nothing….very strange if you ask me

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Mia, I do understand the difference between the silly end of the year internet polls and the serious acting nominations, but both Hiddleston and Cumberbatch have been part of nominated ensemble casts. In 2011, Hiddleston was in Midnight in Paris and War Horse, both of which were Oscar-nominated for Best Film. I suspect he doesn’t care about being eonline’s celebrity of the year or VH1′s superwhatever of the year but being part of an ensemble, even one that includes Meryl Streep, while great, doesn’t mean the attention is going to filter down to someone who didn’t get individual recognition, particularly when 3 other people in the film did. The reviews that I have read of August: Osage County barely mention Cumberbatch even being in the film once they get past Streep, Roberts, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Dermott Mulroney, and Abigail Breslin.

      • Mia 4S says:

        You’re still not getting my point @Liliacflower; I’m talking about internet fan perception (and how surprisingly little correlation it has to the “real world”). That’s OK, since I’m sensing you’re getting upset for some reason, I’ll move on. :-)

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Internet fan perception has no correlation to the “real world”, Mia, so stop deluding yourself that I think it does. You are lauding BC for doing something TH did two years ago, which for some reason, you want to ignore.

    • kaisei says:

      Forgive me for intruding, but I think Mia 4S was referring to this year nominations, not their whole careers.
      It’s also worth mentioning that SAG gave a nomination to Jeremy Irons for The Hollow Crown, which I found a bit of a slap in the face for Hiddleston.

      As a side note, none of the above was meant as a Cumberbatch is better than Hiddleston or viceversa, because personally I love them both.

  12. emmie_a says:

    I see his picture regularly on Celebitchy but I still have no clue who he is… I’m behind though – I’m just learning about Cumberbatch. He’ll be next.

  13. kaisei says:

    It certainly gives you an idea of how obsessive Tom’s fans are, in terms of sheer number there is no way Tom could have beaten Ian Somerhalder, the second has 4 million followers on twitter, the first almost 1 million.

    But, meaningless awards aside, I’m glad for him that Coriolanus is doing so good, hopefully he’ll do more theatre.

  14. Maria says:

    I’d take Hiddles over Cumberbatch any day of the week: his voice is better, he’s far more charming, and certainly more appreciative of everything.

    That being said, he should stick with theater.

  15. Ag-UK says:

    He’s good and funny in Only Lovers Left Alive. He is just 32 I believe so he has a bit of time to show what he can do. I like him a lot I also like BC but both need to be wary of over exposure.

    • Spooks says:

      It’s funny that an actor who’s 32 is considered a young actor, but was he an actresses he would be almost past his prime.

    • kaisei says:

      He isn’t old but it’s not like he has just appeared on the horizon, that happened in 2009.

    • icerose says:

      Loved him in Only Lovers Left Alive and agree re over exposure. Sometimes it can really put you off an actor the press are constantly playing them up whilst ignoring actors who are just as good.Chiwetel Ejiofor was pretty much ignored prior to TIFF but as it turned out he has given one of the best performances of this year.
      Tom did not really get going with his career until after RADA when he was 26 so he is not doing to badly considering he has worked with some excellent directors and had parts in credible TV shows. HE won theatre awards and leading roles in indie films in his first year out of Rada. He was actually recruited to a well respected agency whilst he was a student at Cambridge and had a few TV roles prior to his even going to RADA.
      I am really glad he has returned to theatre and the wonderful reviews are the icing on the cake.

  16. Abby says:

    Well this was bound to happen. As I read some Hiddleston fan on IMDB saying that some 8000 votes are hers only on that E and CNN poll as she voted non stop for like 6-7 hrs…gosh.

    How can people have so much free time on their hand???

    I am happy that Cumby didn’t win any poll cz first they are useless and last time I checked the comments on CNN list….many were mocking Tom, calling him overrated and some even asking who is he??!? I don’t want Cumby to get that wrath so glad he came second.

    • jammypants says:

      hahaha! #2 isn’t much better. Cumberbatch is usually found on the same lists as Hiddleston. I love them both, but both are ridiculously overhyped and treated like trophies by their fandoms. Awards, polls, etc are nothing but vain validation.

      • Abby says:

        I know it isn’t but I can console my Jett by saying he didn’t win this pathetic poll.

        I feel like many magazines put these two on nomination lists because they know their fans will vote and garner clicks. They want more clicks so whoever garners that will be there.

      • jammypants says:

        To me it’s just a harmless poll. In fact, I loved that they are getting a lot of love from GQ UK’s Best Dressed, for example. It’s stupid as well, but it’s good fun.

        I actually think the opposite. It shows that more people are paying attention to less conventional types in Hollywood. It’s like the public is putting a foot down and telling the media enough with shoving down our throats who we should think are attractive or should grace the silver screen. I say, it’s a good thing =) The media is finally paying attention to what the public wants. Of course that doesn’t guarantee jobs lined up for them, but at least we can tell the media what to spoon feed us lol

      • Bubbles says:

        @jammypants – if only the same would happen with actresses who are not conventionally beautiful

      • jammypants says:

        I agree Bubbles! Tis a damn shame. Even legit actresses still get hounded about their “beauty tricks” and diet and exercise.

      • icerose says:

        Benny did do well in one area which was something to do with some of his internet stuff receiving high hits but I agree the polls tell you nothing about their career status or acting ability . I was surprised that it was even considered noteworthy or the relative merits of who won or lost even generated a discussion.

    • EscapedConvent says:


      Abby, this shocks the hell out of me! 8,000 votes from ONE person?

      Hope her parents make an appointment for her soon. This could be untreated OCD, & if she spent 6-7 hours pressing a button 8,000 times, it sounds serious.

      (Not ridiculing/making fun of her in any way)

  17. Luna says:

    Who misses his tweets? I do even if they were really random and funny at times. I’ve made a list of my favourite ones.

    5) when he did song of the day and put the wrong video with it.
    4) when he was trying to delete a tweet and had to be helped out by a fan whist being laughed at by his friend

    3) his rant about people asking if he really rode a horse and drew the pictures in War Horse

    2) his funny tweets documenting everything on his train journey home including funny comments about the train announcements.

    1) New Year’s Eve/day when he kept drunk tweeting and making no sense.

    Sorry if I come across as a bit of a fangirl, but I really miss his tweets like that. Also I’m hoping someone in his team might read this and pass it back

    • Joe Spider says:

      Sorry but I think his withdrawal from social rather than professional tweeting is pretty well certain.

      • Janeite says:

        Yeah, I agree with this. As entertaining as his older tweets were, I think he made the right decision. Although he still gets inundated with tweets and some of them are really crazy so I have wonder if he may have waited too long to pull back. Whether he actually tweets or not is apparently not of much importance to some; they bombard him with inanity all the damn time.

      • Joe Spider says:

        But those tweets will die away as they move onto the “next big thing”. At least I hope so.

        And he probably doesn’t read many of them these days.

    • jammypants says:

      haha those legitimately cracked me up as well

      • Luna says:

        Well he never really tweeted fans in the old days of twitter (with the exception of the fan that helped him delete a tweet) it was just his ramblings which is why people sign up to twitter in the first place.

        It’s so sad he has to stop being himself for the sake of the fans who have no control of themselves and are embarrassing. Unfortunately for the rest of us they are the loudest, hence the reason why Tommy is on top of every poll.

        Love hate vibe going on.

    • Ashley says:

      I didn’t see the tweet in question, but based on some of the shots of his riding, I cringed. He had potential–lots of it–but I kept wanting to tell him Heels Down! Back Straight! (Okay, I spend way too much time with horses.)

  18. lisa2 says:

    Crazy.. I remember when Stars were made because of a break out performance. not because of the number of twitter followers or some random awards/polls.

    but I guess times they are a changing.

  19. Leah says:

    Ok yes he is pretty hot but he is also a very good actor. I saw him in Warhorse when it first came out and the scene where he knows he is about to die is stellar. He was wonderful in the Hollow Crown. He is the best thing about the Thor movies. So the man deserves to be noticed but I wish it wasn’t so swayed towards this shallow polling crap.

  20. Browniecakes says:

    Thanks Kaiser. I was missing TH posts.

  21. Leah says:

    I don’t get that people find him attractive. He looks like and old english lady in that second photo.

  22. Dani says:

    As attractive and as talented as he is, he gets on my nerves. Can’t help but roll my eyes at his ‘wins’ and his borderline obsessive fandom. Albeit not all of them are nuts, a good majority are though, ie: one girl on tumblr cursed me out because I found him ‘annoying’. He needs to disappear a little. A Loki film wouldn’t hold its own because like others mentioned he needs a good cast around him to bring out the best in Loki.