Emmys: Jon Hamm Wins, 'Mad Men' Loses

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The AMC series loses out to 'Game of Thrones' for best drama series.

The eighth time's the charm.

After seven Emmy nominations, Jon Hamm has finally won the Emmy for best lead actor in drama series in his last year eligible for the award.

This honor has famously eluded the actor, who has been nominated in the category for all seven seasons of the show. (Mad Men's seventh season was split between two years, meaning that Hamm was eligible twice for the final season of the show.)  

Hamm won the 2008 Golden Globe for his role as 5th Ave ad man Don Draper on the AMC series.

Even though Hamm finally got his taste of Emmy gold, two of his co-stars, the showrunner and even the show itself weren't so lucky.

Mad Men lost best drama to HBO's Game of Thrones. The show has previously won outstanding drama series four times, having been nominated for the category every year since the drama hit the air in 2007.

Show creator Matt Weiner was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama for the show's final episode, "Person to Person", which aired this May. Weiner lost the Emmy to Game of Thrones scribes David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Nominated for lead actress in a drama series for the sixth time, Elisabeth Moss missed out on the award for her role as copywriter Peggy Olson. Viola Davis took home the honor for her role in How to Get Away with Murder.

Also nominated at this years Emmys was Christina Hendricks for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, who lost to Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba.

Mad Men was also nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series.

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater Sunday, with Andy Samberg serving as this year's host. 

 

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