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Dinklage thanks dog sitter but not GRRM in Emmy win for ‘Game of Thrones’ September 18, 2011

Posted by Diana McCabe in Emmy nominations, HBO, News.
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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.

Photos and comments from ‘Game of Thrones” panel at Comic-Con
Interview with ‘A Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin


1. Diana McCabe - September 19, 2011

I sure love the character and think the actor is good. And I know he was nervous but I still think it was weird he didn’t thank GRRM. I don’t even think he thanked him in the media shindig after that …. still checking.

2. Krissy Phillips - September 19, 2011

It is rather strange that he did not thank him, but he probably just forgot due to nerves. I do love him. He’s a great actor and he plays my favorite male character on that show. I thought it was hilarious that he thanked his dog sitter. It made me think he must have joked with her before he left that if he won, he was going to thank her. I’m from NJ and since he’s a Jersey boy, what’s not to love?

Diana McCabe - September 19, 2011

True. I do think he’s a fab actor. He was rather quiet at the Comic-Con panel but that’s his style. He prolly was overwhelmed with the Emmy win. (Hey — GRRM is a Jersey boy!)


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