This week, Jon Hamm chats with Jonathan Ross about Mad Men‘s ending, while People awards Hamm the TV Performance of the Year. Plus, Time picks Season 7, Episode 6, “The Strategy” as the best TV episode of 2014. Read on for more:
• On The Jonathan Ross Show, Jon Hamm says of Mad Men‘s ending, “I was very pleased with how it ends, I think it ends in the style and the spirit of the show. It’s surprising I think, it will be surprising for people,” according to Entertainment Focus.
• Jon Hamm wins the People Magazine Award for TV Performance of the Year in the actor category for his work on Mad Men, according to Entertainment Weekly. MTV showcases a clip of Hamm’s acceptance speech, crediting the actor for the night’s “laugh out loud moment.”
• After the People Magazine Awards ceremony, Jon Hamm suggests to People that a drink named after Don Draper would contain “misery, disappointment and ice.”
• Time names “The Strategy” the best TV episode of the year, calling it “one of the series’ finest ever.” [No link]
• Uproxx considers Mad Men one of the year’s 10 best TV shows, asserting it’s “the smartest, densest, most layered show on television, perfectly melding late ’60s politics and culture to some of the most complicated characters in any medium.” Collider also considers the show one of 2014’s top 12 returning series since Season 7 has so far “really showed growth and change, especially regarding Don.”
• MTV names Peggy one of the year’s best TV characters because “the more she reveals her flaws, the easier it is for us to relate to her, and love her more.”
• One of TVLine‘s biggest TV moments this year was Bert Cooper singing “in a post-mortem showcase, ‘The Best Things in Life Are Free’… or, in this case, a song-and-dance number delivered by talented Mad Men vet Robert Morse.”
• Jessica Paré tells Glamour she loved the blue dress Megan wore as she got out of a taxi in the Season 7 premiere because “that moment was a gift to me as an actor. Slow motion makes you look a lot more graceful.”
• Moviefone can’t wait for Mad Men‘s 2015 return, observing, “It’s going to be tough to move on (not so much from Pete), but we’re anxious to see how this turns out.”
• Jon Hamm tells The Guardian that he wanted to be in the Black Mirror Christmas special because it was “unlike anything I had read, or seen.”
• Speaking with Den of Geek, Jon Hamm notes that, with both Mad Men and Black Mirror, “you can put a lot of your own anxiety and experiences into the characters.”
• Uproxx has two clips of Jon Hamm’s appearance on one of the last episodes of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
• Christina Hendricks is turning to comedy, joining Showtime’s Roadies from Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams, according to Variety.
• Bloody Digusting showcases a trailer for Preservation, “a finely crafted horror-thriller” starring Aaron Staton that opens on video-on-demand platforms on Jan. 9.
• Access Hollywood reports that Peyton List has joined the cast of the CW’s The Flash.
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