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Sep 21, 2015

Jon Hamm FINALLY Won An Emmy Tonight And It Was Glorious

Wah wah wah no more.

Jon Hamm played Old Fashioned-drinking, two-sided ad man Don Draper for seven seasons on AMC's Mad Men.

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And each year, he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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But he lost out seven times.

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To Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston four times (in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014)...

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Friday Night Lights's Kyle Chandler once (in 2011)...

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Homeland's Damian Lewis once (in 2012)...

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And The Newsroom's Jeff Daniels once (in 2014).

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But on Sunday night, Hamm was no longer the Susan Lucci of the Primetime Emmys.

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He finally won his first gold statuette for the series' final season, specifically for his performance in the finale, "Person to Person."

When Lead Actor in a Drama Series presenter Tina Fey said Hamm's name, he could hardly believe it.

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He climbed up and took the stage that had evaded him for seven years.

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His fellow nominees and the whole audience couldn't have been happier for him.

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And Hamm could barely take it all in.

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So, here's to you, Jon Hamm! You finally did it.

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Watch Hamm's speech in full below:

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