Jon Hamm Wins the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Four-time host Ricky Gervais emceed the 73rd annual Golden Globes live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on NBC
Adding one more feather to his fedora, Jon Hamm won the 2016 Golden Globe for best actor in a television series, drama, for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men.
“Thanks to Mr. [Matthew] Weiner, who wrote this horrible person all the way through to the end of this incredible ride and picked me to play him,” said Hamm, 44, while accepting the award – his second for the role that won him his first Globes statuette in 2008.
“Also thank you for not taking my suggestion and ending the entire series on Chumbawamba,” he joked. “You picked the right song. Thank you so much.”
Hamm added, “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for supporting our show for as long as you have all the way to the end, and this is a very kind representation of that and thank you for including me in this insanely talented group of actors who I am humbled to be mentioned with.”
Mad Men‘s final episode aired on May 17 after seven seasons on AMC.
Speaking to reporters after his win, Hamm joked about his plans for the rest of the night.
“I’ll probably like to the Valley, hang out at Jerry’s on Ventura. I might want to go bowling. If anyone has a Ping-Pong table, I’ve been really into Ping-Pong lately so I might just go and play some Ping-Pong,” he said. “And all if that pans out, I might just walk up and down the street. No, I don’t know. It’s such a madhouse here, as you guys probably know, because there’s so many parties and stuff. I will probably be in bed early! I don t know. I have no plans.”
• with reporting by GABRIELLE OLYA and MIKE MILLER