After playing Don Draper for seven seasons on Mad Men, Jon Hamm finally took home his first Emmy during the 67th Emmy Awards. The actor won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and, according to Daily Mail, credited a number of his close friends and family members for his success, including a shout out to his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt.
“There has been a mistake, clearly. Thank you for that,” Hamm stated after hilariously crawling on the stage to receive his award. “This is impossible – to be named with all of those extraordinary gentleman, it’s impossible to be standing here, up here.”
Hamm also credited his fellow co-stars and crew members for helping make Mad Men such an huge success.
“It’s impossible to have done this show with this incredible cast, with these incredible people, these incredible writers, incredible crew, the network and studio who put this on, Lionsgate and AMC, am I saying that right?”
Hamm continued, crediting close family and friends for helping him along the way to his success.
“And it’s incredible and impossible for me personally to be standing here, so I want to thank the people to whom I owe an incredible debt,” he stated. “People who in my life have gotten me here, families who have chosen for some reason to take me in and be nice to me along this strange, strange road.”
Hamm went on to name a few of the couples that helped to support him in his endeavors, and even managed to mention his dog, Cora, along with his ex-girlfriend of 18 years, who he referred to as Jen.
“So to Bud and Susie, and Mary Anne and Ted, and Ernie and Caroline, and Rick and Linda, and Gary and Sue, and my sisters, Cora and Jen, thank you all very much, I would not be standing here without you,” he stated in his acceptance speech. “Thank you to everyone who watched the show, and thank you for this.”
Meanwhile, although Hamm managed to take home his very first Emmy during the ceremony, Mad Men didn’t take home as many awards as it would have liked. Namely, the hit drama lost out in the Outstanding Drama Series category to Game of Thrones. In fact, Game of Thrones managed to take home four Emmy awards, including one for supporting actor (Peter Dinklage), outstanding writer (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss), and outstanding director (David Nutter).
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