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Jon Hamm crawled up the Emmys stage before accepting his award

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Jon Hamm won his first Emmy Award on Sunday after 16 nominations, and the Mad Men star accepted his trophy in style: by climbing up the stage inside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

“There’s been a mistake, clearly. It’s impossible to be named with all of those extraordinary gentlemen. It’s impossible to have done this show with this incredible cast, these incredible people, our incredible writers, our incredible crew,” Hamm said while accepting the award.


Hamm had been nominated eight times for playing Don Draper on Mad Men, but finally took home the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy on Sunday night for all years of playing the complicated ad man. For a full list of Emmy winners, head here.