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Emmy Predictions: The Emmy Experts predict Jon Hamm will finally win Drama Lead Actor for ‘Mad Men’

Jon Hamm is meditating over his Drama Lead Actor win prediction from The Emmy Experts
Jon Hamm meditates over the Drama Lead Actor win prediction from The Emmy Experts

 

It’s gotta finally happen, right? After seven consecutive nominations for Drama Lead Actor and seven consecutive losses The Emmy Experts agree that this is finally the year that Jon Hamm wins the Emmy on his 8th and final try. It’s crazy to think that the show, which won Best Drama Series four years in a row, has yet to snag a single acting Emmy. Not one. Not in its entire run. Hamm personally has a 0-15 track record with Emmy altogether. He only came on as a producer to Mad Men the year it lost and his Guest Actor nominations have also gone unwon. Sorta seems like it’s personal, doesn’t it?

There’s more to the fact that this is the last year to reward Hamm for Mad Men, he also has a rock solid submission. He submitted the series finale, “Person to Person,” is his best submission since “The Suitcase” from season four and in the episode he probably exposes his vulnerability both as a character and as an actor more than he ever has on the show. There are tears, confessions, hopes, wishes, sympathy, empathy, catharsis. Everything you want from a Best Actor winner.

But let’s look at his competition because really, putting all of your eggs in Hamm’s basket has proven to be folly seven times before. Hamm is up against first-time nominees Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul and Liev Schreiber in Ray Donovan. Let’s just cancel Schreiber out now, it’s not happening. Odenkirk feels like Hamm’s closest competition; the Breaking Bad spin-off scored big at the Emmys in its first year with seven nominations, including one for Best Drama Series. Odenkirk’s submission, “Pimento,” he discovers his brother has been essentially plotting against him on a big case and it all comes to a head. It’s a great submission for Odenkirk, giving him range and sympathy to an unsympathetic character. But it’s Jeff Daniels and Kyle Chandler that we probably need to be watching out for. Each of them have bested Hamm once before; Daniels for The Newsroom in its first season and Chandler for Friday Night Lights in its last and it was Chandler who triumphed over Hamm’s perceived slam dunk episode “The Suitcase.”

So, who will win? As much as we want to say Jon Hamm, and still predict he’ll prevail, it’s almost anyone’s game.

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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