Jon Hamm: Emmy win would be nice
Jon Hamm thinks it’s important to keep challenging yourself as an actor.
The 44-year-old is best known for his role as Don Draper in the hit series Mad Men. While the show has now ended after seven series, it’s up for six Primetime Emmy Awards in September including a Best Actor nomination for Jon.
“It’s a wonderful thing to be recognised for something that you do, something that you love, and ideally it gives one an opportunity to do more of it, and to keep challenging yourself and keep doing things that you hope other people like,” he explained to Variety.
Jon has been nominated in the category on a number of previous occasions but is yet to secure a win. While he hopes he and the series will be lucky next month, he knows its tough competition.
“A win would certainly be nice; it would be nice every year,” he continued. “We’ve certainly had our run. [The final nomination] was a nice thing to raise the awareness of the show, when we were so successful so early. [But] there’s so much good on the air — on the air is even an archaic saying now! From Bloodline to all of the other Netflix shows, to the Amazon shows, the Hulu shows, it’s really a great time to be a consumer or an advocate of television.”
Even if he misses out on the gong once again, Jon will always be thankful for the opportunities that the show has brought him.
“I’ve had the really good fortune because of Mad Men to do things like Kimmy Schmidt and Wet Hot and Young Doctor’s Notebook and these kind of weird things that have been a little bit out of the box for me, but really exciting to do,” he smiled.
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