Eighth times a charm for Jon Hamm! The actor FINALLY took home an Emmy Award for his role on ‘Mad Men’ and was so excited that he climbed up and crawled on stage to accept, and he even made sure to mention his ex, Jennifer Westfeldt, in his acceptance speech.
Jon Hamm finally had his big Emmy Awards moment! The 44-year-old won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, making it his first win at the show. And it was perfect timing, too, as this was Mad Men‘s last year of nomination eligibility since its series finale aired on May 17!
It’s about time!! Jon was so excited when it was announced he finally won an Emmy, that he didn’t even take the time to walk the long way up to the stage, and instead, opted to hop right on up from the front. But all jokes were cast aside when he got to the microphone, and emotionally and graciously accepted the honor, praising his fellow nominees in the process.
Jon has been nominated for this award every year since 2008, but has never taken home the trophy…until now! And it was perfect timing, too, as this was the last year he’d be eligible to be nominated for this role (Mad Men’s final season — which you can buy here — concluded in May). It’s noteworthy, too, that Mad Men has never won for Outstanding Drama Series at the show, so this really was Jon’s first taste of Emmy glory! He went up against Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan).
The actor kept things pretty short and sweet in his emotional acceptance speech, but we couldn’t help but notice that he made sure to mention Jennifer Westfeldt, who he dated throughout the entire run of the series and just split from in early September. “With great sadness, we have decided to separate after 18 years of love and shared history,” the couple said in a statement on Sept. 7. “We will continue to be supportive of each other in every way possible moving forward.” Eek, perhaps things weren’t as amicable as they made it seem?
HollywoodLifers, do you think Jon deserved to win the award?
— Alyssa Norwin