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January Jones' Baby Son Was 'Mad Men's' Emmy Good Luck Charm!

Mon, September 19, 2011 11:44am EDT by 1 Comment

The cast and crew were superstitious that January’s Emmys absence would hinder their chances of winning, but baby Xander was rooting for his mommy’s show and it worked!

Mad Men scooped the Outstanding Drama Series prize for the fourth straight year — and the cast and creators have star January Jones and her baby son to thank!
“Her baby had his fingers crossed,” show founder Matthew Weiner told reporters in the press room. “She told me that. We just heard from her.”

January, 33, didn’t join her castmates at the LA ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 18 — she only gave birth to her son Xander five days earlier, on Sept. 13.

And Weiner admits he was terrified she’d jinx the show’s chances by staying away. He adds, “We had a horrible superstition that her not being here was bad for us. We miss her tonight.”

He needn’t have worried — not even the new mommy‘s absence could stop Mad Men from steamrollering all the other nominees. Can you believe the show has won that award FOUR YEARS RUNNING?

Are you a fan, HollyMoms? And are you looking forward to see January’s post-baby body when she returns to the show?

Weigh in!

— Ian Garland

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