Monday could have been the night Jon Hamm broke his losing streak and took home an Emmy for his portrayal of Don Draper on "Mad Men." But it wasn’t. The 43-year-old actor lost to “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston. Even Weird Al Yankovic pointed out during his performance at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles that Hamm had never won.
The most notable moment the AMC star had Monday night was when host Seth Meyers opened up a phony “question and answer” segment to the audience. Hamm asked when the Emmys were going to take place. When Meyers told Hamm the show was live, he responded, "Oh, so I'm on TV?" he asked, pretending to be surprised. "Awesome!" And those were the only words Hamm spoke at the awards ceremony.
Hamm is practically turning into the Leonardo DiCaprio of television. He has been nominated 12 times for an Emmy and lost 12 times. He has received other awards in the past, but not the coveted gold statue handed out at the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Even though “Mad Men” is coming to a close, the actor is not worrying about what he will do once he is finished with the AMC series.
“I haven’t really thought about it. It’s too much. I’m still in the process of letting go of the show and reconnecting with my life and my family," he told the New York Times in July when asked about his next move. “It’s nice that we’ve reached the end and we all made it. But I know right now I’m going to eat breakfast. That’s the extent of my looking into the future.”
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