Jon Hamm’s Golden Globes Journey: Mad Men Acting Win Is ‘Mind Blowing’ and ‘Gravy’
Jon Hamm’s Mad Men journey came full-circle with his final Golden Globe for playing Don Draper: he won his first (and only, until this point) Globe in 2008, and though he was nominated ’09, ’10, ’11 and ’13, it took the final season for him to take the gold again.
“I was not expecting to win…I meant what I said when I was up there,” Hamm told reporters backstage. “It’s an incredible honor to be included with the people on my list this year and every year. They’re so different and remarkable. I watched every split second of Mr. Robot. I thought it was an excellent, excellent series. I thought Rami [Malek] did a remarkable job. Narcos blew my mind. I watched what Bob [Odenkirk] did on Breaking Bad and then on Better Call Saul, and what Liev [Schreiber] has done his entire career. It’s just mind blowing to be mentioned in the same breath with those guys.”
“This represents the end of this incredible journey for this particular show,” Hamm added. “To have this bookend [it]—the Hollywood Foreign Press supported us at the very beginning, [when] there was no ceremony because of the [writers’] strike. I’m pleased…it’s gravy.”
Hamm also shared he’d be up for doing TV again, under the right circumstance. “I haven’t read anything that’s blown me away yet,” he said. “But that could be tomorrow or later tonight [when it does].”