Which, you know, we probably could’ve worked with, fan-fiction-wise. That’s good, fantastic.” —Kanye West Jon Hamm won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmys last night.
It was the eighth straight time he’d been nominated for the award and the first time he’d walked away the winner.
With its new Emmys ads — rolling out in Los Angeles on June 1 — the network has created a special campaign designed to play up nostalgia for its unjustly ignored star. Though the TV Academy clearly feels no pressure to honor exiting icons, nostalgia can play a part from time to time.
In the spots below, you’ll see a traditional campaign highlighting memorable moments from Season 7b, as well as a separate campaign with photos of scenes from past seasons, paired with memorable quotes from Draper/Hamm. Kyle Chandler won for the last season of “Friday Night Lights,” and Bryan Cranston beat out Matthew Mc Conaughey last year at least in part because “Breaking Bad” was coming to a close.
He’s now on the infamous level of Jason Alexander — the “Seinfeld” star who went zero for seven at the Emmys — and Steve Carell (0-6 for “The Office,” plus three more misses if you count his losses as the show’s producer) as unrewarded actors who nailed iconic roles.
Wesley Morris: When Viola Davis’s name was called, Taraji P.Or perhaps it’s because of the Internet’s viral reaction to a grizzled Tommy Lee Jones’s memorably mirthless response to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s effortless japery in their capacity as Golden Globe Awards cohosts. My wife and I started watching it last year, when we began preparing to buy a house, and we’ve stayed watching it ever since. “Although I love toasting to women, tonight I’m here for the men.” I suppose the writers for the show were hoping that Pop Star Lady Gaga would show up to recite the lines with gusto.Whatever the reason, it seems like the only thing certain in today’s increasingly fragmented world of entertainment is that industry heavyweights, welterweights, and anyweights would prefer to not be seen or heard or, god forbid, GIF’d laughing at monologue jokes. Through the TV, Jonathan and Drew look to be smart, considerate humans with above-average hair, and in person they appear that way too. ” They glanced back, said hello, turned back around, and smiled for more pictures, and that was that. It was probably written for a woman who, once upon a time, always seemed to be issuing a rallying cry, even when the cause was unclear.Henson, a fellow nominee (for the popular car-chase acting she does on Empire), leaped out of her seat as though she’d won too.This was a happier outcome all around than in 2009, when these two were nominated for supporting Oscars and lost — along with Marisa Tomei and Amy Adams — to the great Penélope Cruz.
Cranston has been a thorn in Hamm’s side since the beginning, taking home trophies for Outstanding Actor even when “Mad Men” was winning four Drama Series trophies in a row.