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Jon Hamm: Emmys win must be a joke!

Actor Jon Hamm is "in disbelief" following his best actor Emmy Award win last night (20Sep15).

(Cover) - EN Showbiz - Mad Men's Jon Hamm still thinks his Emmy win is a massive joke being played on him by Tina Fey.

The 44-year-old actor took home the best lead actor prize at last night's ceremony (20Sep15), finally receiving the gong in the eighth year of being nominated. It was a bittersweet moment, as it also represented the last time Jon will be mentioned for the TV show, which ended this year (15) after seven seasons.

"I think it's all a huge joke that somehow Tina's played on me," he laughed to Access Hollywood.

"I told [Tina] on stage, I said, 'I'm glad that you read my name, whatever it says on there.'"

Jon called his time on the show "an incredible journey" and cites it as some of the work he's most proud of.

Mad Men co-starred Elisabeth Moss, January Jones and Christina Hendricks, among others, and told the story of an American advertising agency from the '60s onwards. It has been nominated for numerous awards over the years, for example picking up four Golden Globes, but last night's win remains a career highlight for Jon.

"Being surrounded by the calibre of talent that I have been in my category for so long, not to mention the rest of the categories and television in general, [it] has been so, really, humbling," he said. "I am in disbelief."

2015 has been difficult for the star, who has been to rehab and split from his partner of 18 years, Jennifer Westfeldt. The two apparently remain close though, with the actress one of the people Jon thanked as he received his gong on stage - as was his dog Cora.

"It's incredible and impossible for me personally to be standing here so I want to thank the people to whom I owe an incredible debt," he said.

"Cora and Jen, thank you all very much, I would not be standing here without you."

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