On March 12th 2013 the South Bank Sky Arts Awards took place in London where Tom has been crowned for his acting abilities and good looks.
The South Bank Sky Arts Award is an accolade recognizing British achievements in the arts. The awards have been given annually since 1996.
As of the 17th annual ceremony (broadcast March 2013), the award categories were:
- Visual Art
- Classical music
- Pop Music
- TV Drama
- Times Breakthrough Award
- Outstanding Achievement in the Arts
Tom Hiddleston receives the Times Breakthrough Award for his meteoric rise to acting’s crème de la crème from comedian Tim Minchin.
Tim Minchin praises the multiple roles of Tom with his usual shine and sympathy, firstly quoting the role of Loki, who led Hiddleston big part of his fame, especially after the film “The Avengers” by Marvel
An excited and moved Tom thanks the audience and then Tim quoting one of his most famous songs. The British actor is very surprised for the award received, but exremely honored to have been awarded for his performance in The Hollow Crown (BBC) this time. Closely tied to Shakespeare and all his works, he quotes the English writer saying that he was the reason why Tom wanted to become an actor.
Tom Hiddleston was ”stunned” to win at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2013 and , speaking at the ceremony, he said: ”I can never quite see a truthful reflection of one’s self. I’ve no idea why but that’s why I’m so stunned to have won”
“I think every artist, anyone of any creative endeavour, always thinks, ‘Well I’m just putting one foot in front of the other and everybody else wins awards but I’ll keep doing my best’ so when you win something it’s really alarming”
Tom plans to keep his award on display, and has already earmarked a place for it in his kitchen.
He added: ‘‘I shall put it on my kitchen table for the moment because that’s where I work, so I can read scripts and it will be a constant reminder”
Congratulations Tom, you really deserved this award. We really hope this will bring good luck for your next nominations.