Primetime Emmys 2011: Peter Dinklage wins 'Supporting Actor' award for 'Game of Thrones'

Published Sep 19 2011, 03:05 BST  |  By

Peter Dinklage won an Emmy award for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones.

When the 42-year-old took the stage to accept the accolade, he appeared to be stunned by his victory.

"Wow, I followed Martin Scorsese," Dinklage said. "Oh my god, my heart is pounding. You are a legend."

Scorsese had earlier won his first ever Primetime Emmy for 'Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series' for the pilot of Boardwalk Empire.



Dinklage continued: "HBO, you are quite simply the greatest place to work for."

The actor then went on to thank his dog sitter for allowing him to attend the awards show before adding: "The other nominees, come on, any of you guys could be up here".

Peter Dinklage accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

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The other nominees were Mad Men's Jon Slattery, Andre Braugher for Men of a Certain Age, Justified's Walton Goggins and The Good Wife stars Alan Cumming and Josh Charles.

Finally, Dinklage concluded his acceptance speech by thanking his wife, saying: "I love you, Erica."

It was announced in June that Dinklage is expecting a child with his wife.

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