Jon Hamm turned out to be a perfect choice of host for the ESPYs.
Jon Hamm, the American actor best known for playing Don Draper on Mad Men, has potentially put himself in the frame to host the Golden Globes or the Oscars after delivering a hilarious hosting performance of the ESPYs this week.
Those who've seen 30 Rock or Bridesmaids will know Hamm has comic timing, though we didn't know he was this funny.
Hamm was initially regarded as a strange choice of host for the awards, which honor achievements in sport, though he worked the crowd with aplomb, calling the ESPY's "the world's largest gathering of people wearing sunglasses indoors."
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The 21st ESPY Awards were held last night. Winners included LeBron James, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps and The Miami Heat. A number of celebrities from outside the sporting world made an appearance, such as Selena Gomez and Paula Patton.
The 2013 ESPY Awards (short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) were held last night. They were held on Wednesday 17th July at the Nokia Theater in L.A. The ESPYs is an ESPN network award ceremony, intended to recognise the achievements of an individual athletic or team from the world of sport. The guest list was not limited to celebrities from the world of sport as many actors and musicians attended.
Maria Sharapova arriving at the ESPY Awards.
Tennis player Maria Sharapova presented awards alongside Robin Thicke's wife, actress Paula Patton. Selena Gomez also attended, stunning the crowd gathered outside the theatre, in an embellished scarlet dress.
Justin Timberlake, Bill Murray and Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps were among a slew of famous names who putted their way through the first Ryder Cup Captains and Celebrity Scramble on Tuesday (September 25th).
With the cup itself set to kick off on Friday (September 28th) the aim of the Captain and Celebrity Scramble was to provide a bit of light relief and warm-up entertainment, with stars teaming up with professional players over a 10-hole game at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois, the same venue where the Ryder Cup proper will tee off.
On confidence alone, professionals should've been clamouring to team up with Timberlake, give the great reception his new look Myspace has been attracting this week. However, he like many of the celebrities was more interested in playing up to the crowd than taking his own game seriously. So whilst the professionals carried the burden of the teams, the likes of Caddyshack star Murray indulged in joking around front the crowd whilst comedian George Lopez smoked a cigar and ordered beers for his team. The eventual winners were Lopez and swimmer Phelps, the latter's competitive spirit still shining through; Murray and his teammate Timberlake came second.