Nobody is immune to the little slights that the universe doles out every now and then to keep the mere mortals grounded. No matter how famous, rich, or fabulously successful a person might be, they still get caught in the rain without an umbrella, or get food poisoning, or run out of change when it’s time to feed the meter. Celebrities: they’re human after all, and none moreso than Jon Hamm, who went from teaching high school acting in Missouri (to the likes of his future Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt costar Ellie Kemper and House Of Cards creator Beau Willimon, but still) to two Golden Globes. And even when earning recognition for his accomplishments as an actor on a national stage, the cosmos still conspired to keep Hamm humble.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair at the Sundance Film Festival, the Mad Men star revealed that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association misspelled his name as “John Hamm” on the trophy he recently won for his portrayal of Don Draper in the show’s final season. He takes it in good humor, as opposed to the recipients of awards addressing “Tom Cruz,” “Bennifer Lawrence,” and “Scary Fukunaga,” all of whom shall remain unnamed. Simple misunderstanding it may be, nothing keeps a guy humble quite like getting his name spelled incorrectly on one of the most prestigious awards for screen acting.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)