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Jon Hamm reveals his name is spelled wrong on his 2008 Golden Globe Award

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The Mad Men actor, who was famously overlooked seven years in a row at the Golden Globes, has revealed his first award was engraved with the wrong name.

Speaking to Vanity Fair at the Sundance Film Festival, Hamm, best known for his character Don Draper, said his first Golden Globe in 2008 was awarded to a "John Hamm".

Jon Hamm at the Golden Globes.
Jon Hamm at the Golden Globes. Photo: Supplied

It was the same year the Writers' Guild of America was on strike, which meant there was no Golden Globe ceremony, and Draper had to receive his first best actor gong in the mail.

"How did you get that Golden Globe, when they just read it?" Vanity Fair editor Krista Smith asked.

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"In the mail," replied Hamm. "And they spelled my name wrong which was also awesome. I was like 'Oh man, guys, there's no H'."

It turns out the actor is still waiting, seven years later, for the spelling error to be fixed.

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men.
Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men. Photo: Ron Jaffe/AMC

"I haven't gotten the little plaque to stick on the new one yet so hopefully, if you're out there watching, it's J-o-n. Or Jonathan."

After 2008, Hamm didn't win another Golden Globe until earlier this year, the final time he would have been eligible after Mad Men concluded in 2015.

Jon Hamm accepts the award for best actor in a TV drama series at the Golden Globe Awards in 2016.
Jon Hamm accepts the award for best actor in a TV drama series at the Golden Globe Awards in 2016. Photo: Paul Drinkwater

The 44-year-old either failed to be nominated or lost to other actors such as Kevin Spacey in House of Cards, Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad and Damian Lewis in Homeland.

In Utah this week battling -1 degree weather as a Sundance Film Festival juror, Hamm said there should be an award for "best scarf and best hat".

"I feel like we could get the Mumford and Sons here and they all could judge it and it could be the suspenders and facial hair run-off."