Peter Dinklage Wins Emmy For Best Supporting Actor In 'Game Of Thrones'

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage won his third Emmy at last night's awards.

Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in the hit show, picked up the award for most outstanding actor in a supporting role. He's been nominated a record-smashing seven times for the Emmy and has previously won in 2011 and 2015.


Accepting his award, he thanked producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss, saying: "Thank you, Dave and Dan for changing my life. I cannot walk down the street anymore. But you are honestly the most talented, amazing people I know, besides my wife, Erica, who I think I forgot to thank a couple of years ago.

"So, thank you, Erica, for putting up with me. I'm very temperamental and I love you very much."

He also heaped praise on George R.R. Martin for 'creating this darn thing'.

Dinklage beat his on-screen brother Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to win the award, as well as Stranger Things' David Harbour, Matt Smith (The Crown), Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid's Tale) and Mandy Patinkin (Homeland).

Some fans even think he might have made a subtle nod to a popular Game of Thrones fan theory when he called Coster-Waldau his 'brother from another mother' in his acceptance speech.

Of course, fans went into overdrive, thinking he was referring to the theory that Tyrion is actually a Targaryen.

One wrote: "So Peter Dinklage just thanked @nikolajcw and said 'my brother from another mother'. Coincidence I think not, did he just spoil that Tyrion is a Targaryen... I think yes."

However, the issue with this is, the theory actually goes that Tyrion is the son of Aerys II Targaryen and Joanna Lannister, so it wouldn't be 'brother of another mother' after all. Ah well, at least he didn't drop any spoilers then, eh?

Backstage, he told Variety he was left feeling a bit gutted that the show had wrapped up back in July.

"It was very sad," he said. "This is not only a great TV show to be a part of but it was an enormous family to be a part of.

"I'm sure you've heard that before from actors but in this case I was far from home, I live in New York and we shot the show in Europe, so many times I had to stay there and couldn't go home on the weekends and really developed deep roots in the community of Ireland and some of the other countries we shot in.

"It was definitely hard to say goodbye to because it wasn't just saying goodbye to the show, I was saying goodbye to a life over there."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It wasn't the only award for the HBO show either, it also won the coveted best drama award.

Fans of the show won't have too long to wait to find out the fate for Tyrion and the rest of the characters, with the final season of Game of Thrones set to hit our screens next year.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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