Emmys 2010: A third Emmy win for drama is ‘unexpected,’ says Jon Hamm


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Yet another reason for those “Mad Men” to turn those frowns upside down: a third Emmy win in the drama category.

‘I’m overwhelmed,” said series creator and executive producer Matt Weiner backstage. “We worked very hard. It’s an honor to be nominated, and I can’t believe we won.’


Jon Hamm echoed those sentiments with a little more charm — surely channeling his inner Don Draper.

“It was completely unexpected,” he said. ‘The quality of the nominees this season, more than ever, has been phenomenal. We are humbled and thankful.’

“Why didn’t I say that?” Weiner said. “I’m a writer. That’s what I meant. … I thought, actually, that ‘Breaking Bad’ might win; they had an amazing season. I also thought that ‘Lost’ might win.

The show also took the prize in 2008 and 2009. With the added spotlight on the glossy drama set in 1960s Manhattan, Weiner is realizing that he can’t remain incognito forever.

“I’m in terror and a free fall every day. … I can’t hide anymore,” he said.

But he can celebrate the show’s success. And judging from little Miss Sally Draper’s (Kiernan Shipka) proclamation, the cast knows how to do just that.

“We party!”

— Yvonne Villarreal