Golden Globes: Tom Hiddleston Wins Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie

The 74th annual awards show, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday.

Tom Hiddleston took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a TV miniseries or movie for The Night Manager on Sunday night.

The actor beat out Riz Ahmed in The Night Of, Bryan Cranston in All the Way, John Turturro in The Night Of and Courtney B. Vance in The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Hiddleston told reporters backstage that his role in the AMC series was a drastic change from playing villain Loki in the Avengers franchise.

"The nature of acting is always exploring identity. It was fascinating for me to play different people with different names and different passports," he said. "I haven't played the bad guy for a while. I just finished Thor, but the bad-boys pants were passed along to Cate Blanchett this time around."

The actor also took time to pay respects to the late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, whom he called a "fighter."

"One evening I was with her at the White House Correspondence Dinner as a guest of The Guardian. She was looking after her dog, Gary, and I was looking for Gary's rubber duck that was Princess Leia," he recalled. "She had this indomitable spirit that was bigger than the occasion. She was such a force for life. If we can take any lesson from her, it's to live as fully as we can — to embrace our weaknesses because that very act makes them become strengths."

The award marked Hiddleston's first Golden Globe win and nomination. His co-star Hugh Laurie also won for best performance by a supporting actor in TV earlier in the night.

Jimmy Fallon hosted the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 8.