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Golden Globes 2012: 'Game of Thrones'' Peter Dinklage Hopes Win Gives Fantasy Dramas 'More Respect'

"You've got to push the envelope and challenge expectations and ideas of what's going to happen next," the Emmy winner says of the addictive nature of the HBO series.

Peter Dinklage Golden Globe Awards Press Room - P 2012
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After picking up the Emmy for HBO's fantasy drama Game of Thrones, Golden Globe supporting actor in a drama or miniseries winner for Peter Dinklage said he hopes the win gives fantasy dramas more credibility.

"Hopefully it will give that genre a little bit more respect," he told reporters backstage.

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Based on the best-selling series by author George R.R. Martin, Dinklage credited the willingness of the series to take risks adds to Thrones' addictive nature. "You never know what's going to happen when you kill the protagonist," he said, referencing the death of Sean Bean's Eddard Stark in the penultimate episode of Season 1.

"That's really smart narrative. … You've got to push the envelope and challenge expectations and ideas of what's going to happen next. That adds to the addiction of the show -- you never know what's around the corner."

As for what's to come when Thrones returns April 1, Dinklage offered this gem: "In Season 2, we're not done killing off people," he told reporters.