Peter Dinklage: You Officially Did The Strangest Thing At This Year’s Emmys

Stacey Cole

Peter Dinklage was not expecting to win the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Us Weekly reported he confessed right on stage, he wasn’t prepared for the win.

“I wasn’t prepared at all. I was even chewing gum.”

That begs the question: What did Peter Dinklage do with that gum? In what is perhaps one of the most disgusting, yet subtle moments in the history of the Emmys, Peter transferred the gum to his wife’s mouth.

To be honest, Peter Dinklage’s wife did look surprised (she had her hands out to take the gum), but she was also laughing and took it all in stride. After all, hubby just won a prestigious award. Twitter lit up after this incident, though, everyone asking if he really did it.

Peter Dinklage has been nominated five times for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones and this was his second win in that category. Clearly, he is incredibly talented at what he does, even though, as Culture reports, he didn’t even know his parents had a TV in the house until he was a teenager, at which time he fell in love with Three’s Company.

“It was Three’s Company from then on out.”

On Emmys night, Peter Dinklage may have made a mouth-pass of gum to his wife, but he still looked dapper with his trendy man-bun. As for Game of Thrones, the series swept the Emmys with twelve wins, including Outstanding Drama Series. The show broke the record for the most Emmy Awards won in one night, previously set by The West Wing in 2000, when the show walked away with nine Emmys.

Aside from the second win for Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones has been waiting to win the coveted top award and has lost out to Breaking Bad the past two years. Backstage, David Benioff and Dan Weiss were asked by reporters why this was their year to win. As Entertainment Weekly reported, Benioff simply said they worked hard and knew their time would come.

“We knew that there would be some resistance at first to a show set in this genre… we knew it would take a while. But we’d hoped if we did our jobs and if we were fortunate enough to be blessed with the cast and crew that we were blessed with… and if we got lucky, that we’d get there eventually.”

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