The actor - who plays Jax Teller on the FX biker drama - was quoted in a 2010 interview as saying: "I don't subscribe to Emmys or awards or any of that s**t."
However, in a new interview with Deadline, Hunnam said: "I'd be very happy if we got some kind of recognition... but I'm not mercenary enough to have the psychology of someone who goes out there and campaigns."
Justifying his previous statement, the 32-year-old English star explained: "In the middle of our show's life, a lot of people felt that we were due for some sort of recognition, which fuelled the fires of some members of our team who felt the same way."
He continued: "My philosophy about the whole thing is that awards are like gifts: it's lovely to receive them, and it is very bad form to covet them. I was trying to explain this and wasn't articulating it exactly as I wanted to.
"So I said, 'F**k the Emmys'. Of course, that's all anybody printed and it got me in a lot of trouble. It's really not the way I feel."
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Hunnam added that the most recent fourth season of Sons was the show's most "polished" yet.
"It felt... like the show had matured," he said. "Every episode seemed like a powerhouse, emotionally charged with some sophistication."
Sons of Anarchy will return with new episodes later in 2012, with a sixth season already commissioned and a seventh run also being planned.
Watch a promo for the Sons of Anarchy fourth season finale below: