acceptance speech — and that made him an even bigger winner.
Hamm oozed humility, with an “I’m not worthy” approach that made him the sexiest supplicant in Emmy history.
The 44-year-old “Mad Men” star is in a 12-step program, but he didn’t take the stairs to claim his prize as best actor in a drama — his first after seven consecutive snubs. Instead, Hamm took the floor, wriggling onto the stage on his belly.
Yes, he prostrated himself before millions. And that came after he dropped his head to his chest after hearing Tina Fey announce his name.
“It's not pretty. It’s all awkward. (He’s saying) ‘I don't even deserve to walk up the steps,’” says Atlanta-based body language expert Patti Wood. “It’s clearly saying, I am humble.”
Hamm’s self-censure comes after his personal annus horribilis .
Despite their separation, Hamm thanked “Jen” in his speech — right after he thanked their dog, Cora.
Woods, author of “SNAP - Making the Most of First Impressions Body Language and Charisma,” believes that Hamm’s decision to go belly-up rather than taking the stairs was planned in advance of the telecast.“I know these kinds of events,” says Woods. “It’s as if he’s saying ‘I can’t do this the normal way. I’m doing it the hard way.’”
Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.