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The eighth time was the charm for Jon Hamm.
The actor, who had been nominated for Emmys seven times previously—and gone winless—for his iconic role as Mad Men's Don Draper, finally won the trophy Sunday night, in his eighth and final year of eligibility.
"There has been a terrible mistake, clearly," said Hamm at the 67th Emmy Awards, as he accepted his award to a standing ovation.
Without the win, Hamm would have joined an esteemed-but-snubbed list of actors who had shockingly never won Emmys for their iconic TV roles, including Steve Carell (The Office), Hugh Laurie (House), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Amy Poehler (whose Sunday night loss meant that she'll never be recognized for Parks & Recreation).