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Peter Dinklage Sets Record With Emmy Win As A Supporting Drama Actor

Peter Dinklage accepts the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award for "Game of Thrones" onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards 

September 23, 2019 - 15:40 / Laura Pérez

Peter Dinklage is better known for his role as "Tyrion" in HBO's iconic series Game of Thrones. The 50-year-old actor just won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama series and set a new record!

The 2019 Emmy Awards ceremony took place last Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and one of the most emotional moments of the event was when the Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage accepted the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: "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 could I be standing on a stage like this,” said Peter Dinklage, who was born with dwarfism.

The 50-year-old actor also opened up about his work in Game of Thrones and said that he had no idea about what he was getting into: "It’s been about 10 years, all said and done, since the moment I met Dave and Dan until right now. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew David and Dan were quite brilliant. We did nothing but sweat, we did nothing but laugh. Dave and Dan, we literally walked through fire and ice for you, literally. And I would do it all again in a heartbeat,” the actor said, referring to the series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Peter Dinklage poses with the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Game of Thrones" during the 71st Emmy Awards 

The Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage sets record at the 2019 Emmy Awards

This was Peter Dinklage's fourth win for his role as "Tyrion" and his second consecutive one, setting a record for the most prizes ever in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. This year he beat his GoT co-stars Alfie Allen and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; as well as Jonathan Banks and Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Michael Kelly (House of Cardsand Chris Sullivan (This is Us.)