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NOT A SMALL MAN! Games of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage Sets Record @ Emmys

Peter Dinklage has praised the entertainment industry’s attitude to diversity after winning a record-breaking fourth Emmy Award on Sunday (September 22, 2019).

The Game of Thrones star, who was born with dwarfism, completed a quartet of victories in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, for his role as scheming nobleman Tyrion Lannister in the long-running hit HBO fantasy show. He beat his cast mates Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Alfie Allen to the prize to overtake Aaron Paul as the Emmys ‘most decorated supporting actor.

In his speech, Peter praised the entertainment industry’s “tolerance and diversity”, explaining: “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.”

Thanking show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and his cast mates, the star added: “It’s been about 10 years, all said and done, since the moment I met Dave and Dan until right now.

Source: hollywood.com

 

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