This has been a rough year for Jon Hamm the person, even while the character who made his career seemed to have found some peace. But now that he can officially exorcise the troubled Don Draper out of his life, Jon Hamm will probably move forward with his life and everything his talent can get him. This is Hamm’s first Emmy for playing Don Draper and he won’t get another, but it’s so well-deserved for making a man turn himself inside out for seven seasons.
This is an exhausted and emotional speech that includes regards to the Mad Men crew as well as his recently estranged girlfriend (and dog). So it’s really no wonder that he slinked onstage stomach first. Cheers, Jon Hamm.