With reporting by Josh Horowitz
When the 2016 Emmy nominations dropped earlier today (July 14), the internet’s boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston, earned his first-ever nomination for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. He starred on AM’'s six-part miniseries, The Night Manager, based on John le Carré’s espionage novel of the same name.
“I could not be more delighted,” Hiddleston told MTV News via phone while taking a break from filming Thor: Ragnarok in Australia. “It was a huge undertaking and an enormous labor of love and one of the proudest achievements of my short life and career.” The actor was excited his costars Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman were also nominated, as was director Susanne Bier. The series itself received an Outstanding Limited Series nomination, too.
Notably a film and theater actor, Hiddleston explained how switching over to television never felt like an unusual or out of place career move. In fact, he was totally on board after reading the very first script: “It never felt like a break in continuity. It felt like the most exciting script to come across my desk for some time, and I jumped at the chance after just reading the 60 pages of Episode 1.”
So how does Tom Hiddleston, a known dancing machine, celebrate an Emmy nomination? With more dancing, of course — or whatever the equivalent of rug-cutting is at 3 a.m. after a long day on a fantasy movie set. “I did a little sort of shake of happiness,” he said. “There were rumblings, there were stirrings, but they didn’t fully express themselves in explicit dance moves, shall we say.”