Emmys 2019: Peter Dinklage wins Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for a record-breaking fourth time
Dinklage faced stiff competition from two of his fellow Game of Thrones actors — Alfie Allen and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau — for this year’s win.
Peter Dinklage created history winning ' Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for a record-breaking fourth time during the 71st annual Emmy Awards. He had previously taken home the same awards in 2011, 2015 and 2018. Dinklage faced stiff competition from two of his fellow Game of Thrones actors — Alfie Allen and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau — for this year’s win, as well as Jonathan Banks ('Better Call Saul'), Giancarlo Esposito ('Better Call Saul'), Michael Kelly ('House of Cards') and Chris Sullivan ('This Is Us').
Dinklage took to the stage amidst rapturous applause. "I count myself so fortunate to be a member of a community that is nothing but all about tolerance and diversity because no other place I’d be standing on a stage like this," he said in his acceptance speech. Its been about 10 years of absolute sweat, 10 years of working with the most incredibly talented and funny cast. In the series, which premiered in 2011, Tyrion is the brother of “Kingslayer” Jamie Lannister and Queen Cersei and serves as a hand to Queen Daenerys Targaryen.
'Game of Thrones' was nominated for a total of 14 Primetime Emmy Awards this year, including the three mentioned above. Other nominees included Kit Harington (Jon Snow) for 'Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series'; Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) for 'Outstanding Lead Actress' in a Drama Series; and Gwendoline Christie (Ser Brienne of Tarth), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series'.
Dinklage has also won a Golden Globe Award for his performance in “Game of Thrones.” In 2012, he took home the Globe for performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television for the series’ first season.