Welp, that settles it. Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler are the goddamn greatest.
The two cohosted a post-Emmys Losers Party at Soho House. Nominees who failed to take home a statuette were allowed in for free, but winners had to make a $1,000 donation to World Wide Orphans (WWO). [E! Online]
All told, the event raised over $30,000 between the winners’ cover charge and donations made by the losers. And it gets even better, somehow. It turns out the whole thing got started because Hamm and Poehler — two enormously talented entertainers who also appear to be a blast to hang out with — are old friends who go way back.
So, to recap: On a night when a glamorous industry got together to pat itself on the back and hand out trophies made of gold to a bunch of famous millionaires, these two organized a fundraiser for orphans around the globe that got its start because they managed to maintain perspective and a sense of humor about the fact, while they’re both very deserving, they’ve continually been passed over for said gold trophy.
Like I said, the goddamn greatest.