Jon Hamm wins best actor Emmy for Mad Men after seven misses
PTI, Los Angeles
Updated: Sep 21, 2015 12:30 IST
Don Draper, Jon Hamm's character from Mad Men, has helped him win the very-coveted Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series award at the 2015 Emmys, a titlw he had missed seven times so far.
The 44-year-old actor, who was nominated for the eighth time consecutively for his performance on the show, had the winning moment with the concluding stretch of the period drama series that started in 2005, reported Entertainment Weekly.
Tina Fey laughs as Jon Hamm makes it to the stage.
"There's been a mistake, clearly. It's impossible to be named with all of those extraordinary gentlemen. It's impossible to have done this show with this incredible cast, these incredible people, our incredible writers, our incredible crew. And it's incredible and impossible for me, personally, to be standing up here," Hamm said in his acceptance speech.
This is how he chose to climb the stage to accept his award.
He also took the big moment to thank his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, from whom he recently split after 18 years of being together.
"To Bud and Susie and Mary Ann and Ted and Ernie and Carolyn and Vick and Linda and Gary and Sue and my sisters and Cora and Jen, thank you all very much. I would not be standing here without you," Hamm concluded.
Watch his speech here:
The 16 time Emmy nominated actor-producer (eight for Mad Men) beat out Kyle Chandler as a calm sheriff's detective in Bloodline, Bob Odenkirk as a lawyer in Better Call Saul, Liev Schrieber as Hollywood fixer in Ray Donovan, Jeff Daniels as a cable-news anchor in The Newsroom, and Kevin Spacey as a Machiavellian politician in House of Cards.