At least, that’s what Hamm himself thinks.
The Mad Men star admits that his win was a complete surprise — so much so that he hadn’t even thought about an acceptance speech before he got onstage to deliver it.
“It was very unexpected, if it wasn’t made painfully obvious by my lack of preparedness and thank you speeching,” Hamm told E! News after the awards. “But it was very, very nice to have our name read. It was cool… I literally did not think there was any way I was going to win.”
In his speech, Hamm thanked series creator Matthew Weiner, “who wrote this horrible person [Don Draper] all the way through to the end of this incredible ride and picked me to play him.”
He also admitted that he had ruled out winning the award, his second Golden Globe for Mad Men, because the awards “traditionally” go to newer shows and actors.
“I thought, ‘Well, it’s the new guy’s year and that’ll be great.’ And then they said the old guy and I thought, ‘Oh, shit. This is going to be bad,'” he said. “Then you’re standing in front of literally everybody who’s the most famous people in the universe and you have to say something funny and I tried to and I failed. That’s when you really want to have a British accent, ’cause everything sounds better.”