Tom Hiddleston Wins Anglo Fan Favorites, Named Man of 2012

Tom Hiddleston (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Vote in the Anglo Fan Favorites, Woman of 2012 tournament!

After five rounds and well over one million total votes, Tom Hiddleston has won the second annual Anglo Fan Favorites tournament. Buoyed by the strength of the self-proclaimed Hiddles Army, the Avengers star triumphed over runner-up Benedict Cumberbatch, 57 to 43 percent.

Cumberbatch’s Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman defeated Merlin‘s Colin Morgan for bronze, 54 to 46 percent.

Actor Alan Rickman was named Man of the Year in 2011.

TWEET YOUR CONGRATULATIONS TO TOM HIDDLESTON!

UPDATED: Hiddleston has given a statement offering gratitude to his fans: “To all who voted for me to be Man of the Year 2012 in the @anglophenia @BBCAMERICA poll: Thank You! I am humbled by the strength of your support.”

How cool is that?

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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