Emmys 2012: Jon Hamm and Tina Fey Talk 'Mad Men' Nominations and '30 Rock' End
The nominees and collaborators will present together during this evening's telecast.
Jon Hamm is nominated for his fifth Best Dramatic Lead Actor Emmy award in five years, and though the show he headlines is four-for-four in Best Drama Series bids, he has yet to take home a trophy at this show. That, he says, has taught him a lot about preparing victory speeches.
"No, absolutely a lot," he laughed when asked on the red carpet whether he had remarks ready. "I've been disabused of that notion very early in this process. It's awesome to be here, especially because my category is so stacked with awesome people."
When his castmates were brought up, he got in another tweak at awards voters.
"We were nominated in every acting category this year, which was pretty cool, he said, adding, "We are 0-for-those categories so far, but hope springs eternal."
Hamm will get to go on stage at least once, as he's presenting with former 30 Rock co-star (and love interest) Tina Fey. He was reluctant to give anything away on that front.
"We have a little thing worked out, but it remains to be see if it's going to be funny or not," he offered. "But I left my hands in the very capable hands of Ms. Fey, and she's proven herself up to the challenge."
Fey, for her part, spoke a bit about the final season of her NBC comedy, which is up for Emmys once again. She told E! that they haven't figured the ending out yet, but told ABC, "We've been trying to watch great TV finales one a day in our writer's room, and we've cried at all of them. We feel pressure not to blow it."