The long awaited award show the Emmys was on last night, Sunday, September 20th. This was the award shows 67th year on air. There was all sorts of buzz all year about who would win the Outstanding Actor Award.
Jon Hamm was up against some of the greatest actors including Kevin Spacey from House Of Cards and Jeffrey Tambor from Transparent. After a dramatic and long very long sought after victory, Jon Hamm won the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role as Don Draper on Mad Men.
Hamm has been nominated a shocking 16 times, eight for lead actor for his role in Mad Men before winning his first Emmy win Sunday night.
Fittingly, the 44 year old actor received a standing ovation as he crawled his way onto the stage. “There’s been a terrible mistake, clearly. It’s impossible to be named with all of those extraordinary gentleman. It’s impossible to be standing up here. It’s impossible to have done this show with this incredible cast.”, Hamm said while accepting the award.
It isn’t all just fun and games though. Hamm has faced a series of personal challenges throughout the year. He recently split up with his wife of 18 years, Jennifer Westfeldt. Hamm also finished rehab this year, and explained to TMZ that “sometimes life throws a lot at you sometimes and you just have to deal with it as much as you can.”
Hopefully this award can help Hamm back on track and into the right mindset. It was very nice to see how this award really made the Jon light up, despite the personal challenges he’s facing right now.
The Emmy’s is always filled with different emotions and I thought this was a great way to end the night and the Emmy’s 67th year.