Tom Hiddleston was ''stunned'' to win at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2013.

The 'Thor' star was recipient of the Times Breakthrough Award at the ceremony - held at The Dorchester hotel in London, yesterday (12.03.13) - and was very surprised and happy with the recognition for his career.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the ceremony, he said: ''I can never quite see a truthful reflection of one's self. I've no idea why but that's why I'm so stunned to have won.

''I think every artist, anyone of any creative endeavour, always thinks, 'Well I'm just putting one foot in front of the other and everybody else wins awards but I'll keep doing my best' so when you win something it's really alarming.''

Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005, Tom's career has skyrocketed, kick-started by a lead role in Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' and followed by 'Thor' and 'The Hollow Crown'.

Tom plans to keep his award on display, and has already earmarked a place for it in his kitchen.

He added: ''I shall put it on my kitchen table for the moment because that's where I work, so I can read scripts and it will be a constant reminder.''

Other winners on the day included actress Julie Walters - who won the Outstanding Achievement Award - James Bond movie 'Skyfall', which was named Best Film, and singer Jessie Ware, who took the Pop Music prize.

Star guests included 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch, actress Kristen Scott Thomas and comedians Tim Minchin and Victoria Wood.

Full list of winners at the 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Awards:


'Twenty Twelve'




'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time', National Theatre

Visual Art

Thomas Heatherwick, London 2012 Olympic Cauldron

Times Breakthrough Award

Tom Hiddleston


'Ghost Patrol', Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales

Pop Music

Jessie Ware


'A Streetcar Named Desire', Scottish Ballet


London Philharmonic Orchestra, Julian Anderson, Ryan Wigglesworth - 'The Discovery of Heaven', Royal Festival Hall

TV Drama

'Parade's End', BBC Two


'Bring Up the Bodies', Hilary Mantel

The Outstanding Achievement Award

Julie Walters