‘Mad Men’ Emmy curse continues: Now 34 acting losses

The hellish Emmy curse for “Mad Men” actors and actresses continued Monday night, as Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks became the show’s 33rd and 34th performers to lose acting Emmys throughout the show’s seven-year run. Indeed, no actors have ever won an Emmy despite the AMC drama earning four trophies for Best Drama Series (2008-2011).

Below, the list of all 34 “Mad Men” acting losses over seven years.

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Hamm is by far the show’s biggest Emmy loser, going 0-for-13 throughout his career. Counting this year, he’s lost seven acting awards and three producing kudos for “Mad Men,” as well as a trio of Comedy Guest Actor bids for “30 Rock.” As series creator Matthew Weiner told me on the Creative Arts red carpet last week, Hamm has a “very particular style of acting that’s based on reality.” Could that account for Hamm’s outlandish track record at the Emmys? (Watch the full red carpet interview below.)

Have some scotch on us, Jon. You deserve it.

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2008 Emmys (Season 1)
Lead Actor Jon Hamm (“The Wheel”)
Supporting Actor John Slattery (“Long Weekend”)
Guest Actor Robert Morse (“Nixon vs. Kennedy”)

2009 Emmys (Season 2)
Lead Actor Jon Hamm (“The Mountain King”)
Lead Actress Elisabeth Moss (“Meditations in an Emergency”)
Supporting Actor John Slattery (“Six Month Leave”)

2010 Emmys (Season 3)
Lead Actor Jon Hamm (“The Gypsy and the Hobo”)
Lead Actress January Jones (“The Gypsy and the Hobo”)
Supporting Actor John Slattery (“The Gypsy and the Hobo”)
Supporting Actress Christina Hendricks (“Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency”)
Supporting Actress Elisabeth Moss (“Love Among the Ruins”)
Guest Actor Robert Morse (“Shut the Door. Have a Seat.”)

2011 Emmys (Season 4)
Lead Actor Jon Hamm (“The Suitcase”)
Lead Actress Elisabeth Moss (“The Suitcase”)
Supporting Actor John Slattery (“Hands and Knees”)
Supporting Actress Christina Hendricks (“The Summer Man”)
Guest Actor Robert Morse (“Blowing Smoke”)
Guest Actress Cara Buono (“Chinese Wall”)
Guest Actress Randee Heller (“The Beautiful Girls”)

2012 Emmys (Season 5)
Lead Actor Jon Hamm (“The Other Woman”)
Lead Actress Elisabeth Moss (“The Other Woman”)
Supporting Actor Jared Harris (“Commissions and Fees”)
Supporting Actress Christina Hendricks (“The Other Woman”)
Guest Actor Ben Feldman (“Dark Shadows”)
Guest Actress Julia Ormond (“The Phantom”)

2013 Emmys (Season 6)
Lead Actor Jon Hamm (“In Care Of”)
Lead Actress Elisabeth Moss (“The Better Half”)
Supporting Actress Christina Hendricks (“A Tale of Two Cities”)
Guest Actor Harry Hamlin (“A Tale of Two Cities”)
Guest Actor Robert Morse (“For Immediate Release”)
Guest Actress Linda Cardellini (“Man With a Plan”)

2014 Emmys (Season 7, Part 1)
Lead Actor Jon Hamm (“The Strategy”)
Supporting Actress Christina Hendricks (“The Strategy”)
Guest Actor Robert Morse (“Waterloo”)

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Jon Hamm | Christina Hendricks | Robert Morse

What’s more, ever since that fourth series victory in 2011, “Mad Men” has lost every single one of its Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy kudos, including a record 17 losses in 2012, 12 more goose eggs in 2013 and now eight Emmy misfires this year.

The final episodes of “Mad Men” will likely air on AMC in the spring of 2015, just in time to be eligible one last time at the Emmys. Can magic strike for the show’s final hurrah? Stay tuned.

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