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Peter Dinklage Wins First Emmy For 'Game Of Thrones'

by Crystal Bell, posted Sep 18th 2011 10:30PM
Peter Dinklage wins one for the geeks.

'Game of Thrones'
picked up its first Emmy tonight after Dinklage won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister.

Surprisingly, Dinklage took the time to thank his dog sitter -- as well as his wife Erica Schmidt.

"Wow, I followed Martin Scorsese," said a completely shocked Dinklage. "I couldn't do this without David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the producers, they were the first to call me and tell me about this part. HBO you're quite simply the best place to work for you; you let artists create."

Dinklage not only picks up his first Emmy, but he also takes home the golden statue for his work in a fantasy drama -- a genre that often gets overlooked by the academy.

In recent years, only two actors from sci-fi/fantasy shows have won a Lead or Supporting Emmy: Terry O'Quinn (2007) and Michael Emerson (2009) -- and both men won for their supporting roles in 'Lost.'

It looks like Dinklage has a lot to celebrate tonight.

Although 'Game of Thrones' was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, it lost out to perennial winner 'Mad Men.'

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I too am a big fan of the books and series. If it does stay true to the books it will surely be an epic Emmy winner in the future. I am soooo looking forward to the next season where Tyrion has a much more important role in the future episodes. He is the reason I started to watch this series and will be the continued reason that i will remain a faithful fan.I am on book #4 also. And cannot wait to complete the book of George R. R. Martin. A true master of fantasy and the world of Lords and Ladies and Kings.

September 19 2011 at 1:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Peter Dinklage has been the fan choice to play this part almost since the first book was published, but the reality does not always live up to the hype. In the case of Dinklage it did. His performance was a little spotty and some work on the accent might be a good idea, but overall Dinklage took the character and made it his own. Also a well-deserved acknowledgement of how Game of Thrones transcends what we normally think of fantasy. If the series continues and stays true to the books there could actually be a Drama Emmy in its future.

September 19 2011 at 12:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have been reading the Song of Ice and Fire Books. I'm on book #4 - if the show stays on the air, he will have some amazing material to sink his teeth into and continue playing this incredible role of Tyrion Lannister!

September 19 2011 at 12:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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