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The actor was up against Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joseph Fiennes, David Harbour, Mandy Patinkin and Matt Smith for the honor. Dinklage previously won the award for the same role in 2011 and 2015.
“Thank you Dave [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] for changing my life,” Dinklage said of the series’ co-creators during his acceptance speech. “I cannot walk down the street anymore, but you are honestly the most talented, amazing people I know besides my wife.”
He then thanked his wife. “Erica, who I think I forgot to thank a couple years ago, so thank you Erica for putting up with me. I’m very temperamental. I love you very much,” Dinklage said.
“Thank you to my brother from another mother, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau,” the actor said about his fellow nominee and Thrones co-star. “I love you and I share this with you, because you are an amazing, handsome brother.”
Dinklage’s final shout-out was to author George R.R. Martin for “creating this darn thing.”
The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Saturday Night Live‘s Colin Jost and Michael Che served as hosts for the ceremony.
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