Tom Hiddleston, a fine actor whose life split like in Sliding Doors the day he consented to that jetty photoshoot kissing Taylor Swift, won the Golden Globe award for best actor in a dramatic series Sunday. He graciously accepted the award on behalf of the real heroes out thereā€”the war doctors who binge-watched him practicing his craft.

ā€œA quick story, I know itā€™s been a long night,ā€ Hiddleston said, explaining that he does a ā€œlittle bit of workā€ with the United Nations Childrenā€™s Fund. ā€œItā€™s a terrible situation happening for children. The Night Manager is about arms dealing, and there are far too many arms going into South Sudan.ā€

But better than thatā€”amidst the shelling, his show, their one bright light.

ā€œOne night we were having a bite to eat at the canteen where we were staying, and a group of young men and women tottered over to the table, and we were all having what they call a ā€˜dirty beer,ā€™ in humanitarian language,ā€ he continued. ā€œAnd they were a group of MĆ©decins Sans FrontiĆØres doctors and nurses. And they wanted to say hello because during the shelling the previous month, they had binge-watched The Night Manager. And the idea that I could provide, or that we could provide, some relief and entertainment for the people who worked for UNICEF and MĆ©decins Sans FrontiĆØres and the World Food Program, who are fixing the world in the places where it is broken made me immensely proud.ā€

Here is how the speech went over with the Golden Globes audience:



Here is how it went over with the viewers at home:

Not his best work.