Dinklage thanks dog sitter but not GRRM in Emmy win for ‘Game of Thrones’ September 18, 2011Posted by Diana McCabe in Emmy nominations, HBO, News.
Tags: Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage won an Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama for his role as Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s GAME OF THRONES. GOT was shut out in the other three categories it was nominated for, including best drama series, but that’s typical for a brand new series going head-to-head with old faves like MAD MEN.
Dinklage — who is superb playing the GOT imp, — seemed surprised that he won. In his acceptance speech he thanked David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for offering him the role. He thanked HBO for “letting artists create.” He even thanked his dog sitter. But he forgot to thank A GAME OF THRONES author George R. R. Martin, who was in the audience. I mean — geesh! We know he didn’t think he was going to win and didn’t prepare an acceptance speech — and as everyone is reporting — he was sooooo surprised. I don’t doubt it. But without GRRM, there would be no Tyrion, a fave GRRM character.
Guess we’ll just chalk up Dinklage’s glaring omission to nerves.