He used his speech to thank numerous people, but he also told a story about his humanitarian work in South Sudan.
He told the audience:
"I recently went to South Sudan, which is the youngest country in the world, in East Africa. With the United Nations Children’s Fund. I do a little bit of work with them to spread the word as fast as I can. It’s a terrible situation for children there. The Night Manager is about arms dealing, and there are far too many arms coming into South Sudan."
He then went on to describe how he encountered some local medics who "wanted to say hello" to the actor because during the shelling the previous month they had apparently binge-watched The Night Manager.
Hiddleston revealed: "The idea that I could, or that we could, provide some relief and entertainment for people who work for Unicef and Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Food Programme, who are fixing the world in the places where it was broken, made me immensely proud."