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.