Peter Dinklage failed to take home one more Emmy award for Game of Thrones this year, according to Winter is Coming. The 47-year-old actor, who was nominated for his Game of Thrones role alongside co-star Kit Harington in the Outstanding Support Actor category, lost the nomination to Bloodline star Ben Mendelsohn.
— Bea Martin (@beamarting) October 2, 2016
Although Game of Thrones broke the record for the highest number of Emmys won by any fictional series at this year’s Emmy Awards, Peter Dinklage didn’t help the HBO fantasy drama this year. Neither did his co-star Harington.
The two Game of Thrones stars lost the Outstanding Support Actor nomination to Ben Mendelsohn of Netflix’s Bloodline. The HBO series took home three awards this year, while five of its actors, including Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke, were nominated in the Best Supporting categories.
Neither a male nor a female star of Game of Thrones managed to win an award at this year’s Emmy Awards, with Mendelsohn snatching the award from Peter Dinklage and Harington, while Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) took the award from Clarke, Lena Headey, and Maisie Williams.
Interestingly, Peter Dinklage is the only actor on Game of Thrones to win two Emmys for the HBO series, while the show has had awards for directing, writing, and technical efforts. The HBO drama has so far won only one award for Best Drama.
While Game of Thrones won’t be eligible for the Emmy Awards in 2017, Harington, Clarke, Headey, and Williams will have their chance to win an award in 2018 and 2019, the final two years of Game of Thrones on Emmy’s road. And Peter Dinklage will do his best to claim his third award at the Emmys.
Game of Thrones was nominated for a whopping nine Emmy awards this year but took home only three of them. Earlier this year, the HBO series won nine Creative Arts Emmys, breaking Emmys history with 35 Emmy Awards.
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— Game of Thrones Cast (@GoT_Cast) September 24, 2016
Peter Dinklage has been nominated for an Emmy every year since the HBO fantasy drama’s first season, and he has managed to take home two awards so far, according to Romper. His first win came after the show’s first season in 2011, and then he won his second Best Supporting Actor award last year.
Peter Dinklage has been playing Tyrion Lannister for six seasons on Game of Thrones now, and his character has played a significant role in each of the show’s seasons. Last season, the character had to keep Meereen up until Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) could reclaim her throne as Khaleesi.
Peter Dinklage’s character has always been loved by Game of Thrones fans for his witty sense of humor and cunning schemes as well as being a character that is driven by justice. He is one of the few characters on the show who got friendly with the dragons, and in the end, he became Daenerys’ Hand of the Queen.
It hasn’t always been so sweet and peachy for Peter Dinklage’s character, as he started out as a despised dwarf from the Lannister family, but now he holds one of the most intimidating titles in George RR Martin’s fantasy world.
Peter Dinklage has always added that unique charm to his character’s speeches. In fact, some would argue that every one of his speeches deserves an Emmy award, so it won’t come as a surprise if the actor wins one or even two Emmys in the next three years.
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— Game of Thrones Meme (@Thrones_Memes) October 2, 2016
Although Game of Thrones usually premieres its new seasons in April, next year it’ll be different, as the show’s Season 7 premiere date was moved to summer. The exact date is expected to be announced at the end of this year.
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