By Martha Sorren
December 31, 2013
Tom Hiddleston is poised to win this year’s E! Online ‘Celeb of the Year’ contest. The winner will be announced tonight after he and competition Ian Somerhalder went head-to-head in a poll earlier this week. Hiddleston totally deserves to win after the year he’s had touring the world to promote Thor 2: The Dark World and making press stops look like the most fun in the world. Thank goodness he was Marvel’s PR monkey though, because that means we got a lot of Tom in 2013. Needless to say it was hard to choose just his top 13 moments, but I gave it a shot.
1. DANCING AND KNOCKING THINGS OVER
I could make a whole post just about best times Tom Hiddleston’s danced (hint: the answer is all the times), but I’ve chosen to focus on when he dances and it just so uncontrollably excited that he isn’t responsible for the damages he inflicts on inanimate objects. On the Asia leg of his tour he first introduced his moves to us and we felt like the chair he kicked over. But in a good way. We felt kicked over with delight.
2. THE SLUMBER PARTY
Hiddles in pajamas sitting on a bed talking about the time he saw Chris Hemsworth naked and introducing the Snake Hips dance move to us? Yes please.
In full on Loki gear and then proceeded to give everyone in the room orders which they all obeyed because obviously.
4. HIS STINT ON KOREAN SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
I don’t know how they convinced him to do some of the sketches in this, but I’m glad they did because now we have an old woman titty-twisting Tom for posterity.
Because he’s amazingly nice, he took time out of his schedule to throw a surprise screening of Thor 2 for some of New York City’s underprivileged children. They thought they were just lucky enough to see the movie, but also got to meet Hiddleston. “Oh my God, I screamed for my life,” 13-year-old Bryonnah Justinian said of the moment Hiddleston stepped onto the stage. But the best part about the actor is that it wasn’t even a chore for him. He said, “There are armies of people behind the scenes who do tireless work on behalf of children all over the world. So it’s nothing for me to turn up and introduce a screening for them.”
6. LOKI ARGUES WITH KIDS
Further proving that he’d be about the best dad ever, Hiddleston booked another gig with some kids to promote the movie. In the skit he argues with a bunch of children about why Loki is better than Thor. It’s truly precious.