‘Versatile’ Jon Hamm, of Mad Men, wins award

‘Versatile’ Jon Hamm, of  Mad Men, wins award
Jon Hamm. Photo: Reuters
Published: 4:12 AM, March 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Mad Men star Jon Hamm will receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting at CinemaCon 2014 next week.

“Between his starring role in the dramatic hit series Mad Men, and his on-screen performances in such films as The Town, Friends with Kids and Bridesmaids, Jon Hamm has become one of our most versatile actors today,” said CinemaCon Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser.

Hamm’s upcoming film, Million Dollar Arm, is premiering at CinemaCon before its release on May 16. Hamm stars as a sports agent who tries to resurrect his career by turning gifted cricket players from India into major league baseball pitching prospects. Hamm co-stars with Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell, Suraj Sharma and Alan Arkin. Craig Gillespie is directing. The final season of Mad Men is set to premiere next month.

CinemaCon will run from March 24 to 27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.