Jimmy Kimmel Hosts an Efficient Emmycast

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And there was one final thing we learned: Don't dismiss Kimmel's skill at prophecy, even when it's inadvertent.

In his monologue, he hailed "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm, once again nominated for best actor.

"You gave a tremendous performance this year," Kimmel said, "and I for one am shocked that you did not win tonight."

As a star who has been jilted by Emmy year after year, Hamm cracked up, along with everyone else. Maybe by the end of the show he didn't find it so funny.

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EDITOR'S NOTE — Frazier Moore is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. He can be reached at fmoore(at)ap.org and at http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier .

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AP Entertainment Writer Christy Lemire contributed to this story from Los Angeles.

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