Jon Hamm may have spent years fine-tuning how to portray Don Draper's narcissism on Mad Men, but the actor's modest speech at Sunday night's Golden Globes showed just how far removed he is from the character in real life.
During his acceptance speech for his Golden Globe, Hamm acknowledged how his Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama category featured a slew of exceptional performances.
"I meant what I said when I was up there," he said in the post-show press room of his onstage words. "It’s an incredible honor to be included with people on my list this year, and every year it seems. Because they’re so different and humble and inspiring in what they do."
"I watched every split second of Mr. Robot. I thought it was an excellent, excellent, series. I thought Rami did a phenomenal job and of course blew my mind. I watched what Bob did on Breaking Bad and then on Better Call Saul and what he has done his whole career. It’s just mind-blowing to me."
"So to just be mentioned in the same breath with those guys … I’m incredibly pleased," he said. "I was not expecting to win, really ever."
As for how he planned on celebrating his second Golden Globe, Hamm revealed that he was thinking about forgoing the traditional awards show after-parties. "I’ll probably go to the Valley, to Jerry’s [deli], Ventura," he said. "Kind of go bowling."
"If anyone has a ping pong table. I’ve been really into ping pong lately. If all of that pans out, I’ll just walk down the street," he joked.
Ultimately, he gave a very non-Don-Draper-like answer: "It’s such a mad house here. It’s hard to know. I have no plans. I hope I’ll be in bed early," he said.
—With reporting by Brandi Fowler