The Teen Choice Awards were rather confusing when it came to awards: In some cases, you had the same celebrity, nay the same performance, nominated twice, like Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Choice Summer Movie Star: Male. In other cases, seemingly big awards weren’t even announced onstage, like Choice Movie Villain.
Yep, we had to find out via Tumblr that Alexander Ludwig won Choice Movie Villain—and more importantly, that he beat Tom Hiddleston. Now, Alexander was well-cast as Cato in The Hunger Games, and he even had a pretty clear arc in the movie that ended with him hysterically freaking out before Katniss put him out of his mercy… but he can’t hold a candle to The Avengers‘ vindictive god Loki. These two were the clear frontrunners: It’s too short a turnaround for Rhys Ifans starring in The Amazing Spider-Man; much as we love Jemaine Clement, no one saw Men in Black 3; and Charlize Theron let herself get killed by Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman.
I’m truly surprised that, considering his ardent fanbase, Hiddles didn’t take home the surfboard. Especially since the way the TCAs work, you can vote once a day. As fiercely scary as Alexander-as-Cato might’ve been in one scene, he was only one tribute in The Hunger Games. Tom-as-Loki carried the entire villain motivation for The Avengers, making us care about Thor’s adopted brother and his plan to… well, we’re not quite sure what Loki intended to do after he opened the portal to space, but we believed that it meant everything to him. So, we’ll join the rest of Tumblr in posting the following reaction .gifs:
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Then again, consider that the majority of his fanbase is people my age, in their twenties, who would rank the TCAs on the very bottom of the awards show totem pole. And Tom probably isn’t crying himself to sleep since on the set of Thor: The Dark World.