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Originally posted 01/16/2012 09:00AM
Peter Dinklage was a winner at Sunday's Golden Globes, but he had other things on his mind while accepting.
After telling his fellow actors that he and wife Erica left their new daughter with a babysitter for the first time, the Game of Thrones star, 42, came backstage and told PEOPLE his nerves were calm about the situation – at least for the time being.
"Everything's fine – so far," Dinklage, 42, said, laughing. "She's a baby. Crying never killed anyone. Well, maybe that's not true."
Originally posted 01/15/2012 11:20PM
Despite an off-color remark or two from host Ricky Gervais, Sunday's 69th annual Golden Globe Awards proved to be something unexpected – family friendly.
Named best actress for the TV drama Homeland, Claire Danes said that when she won her first Globe, for 1994's My So-Called Life, she was only 15 – and was so overwhelmed that she forgot to thank her parents.
She made up for that oversight on Sunday, and pointed out her mother, Carla, sitting in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Danes also thanked her husband, Hugh Dancy, "who keeps me sane and happy."
Throughout the evening, many winners took time to remember members of their families. The Artist's best comedy actor, Jean Dujardin, thanked "my beautiful and talented wife." (The movie was also named best picture comedy or musical.)
Originally posted 09/18/2011 08:50PM
Now they have his and hers Emmys.
The Primetime Emmy Awards kept things modern Sunday night, awarding the first two trophies of the telecast, live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, to Modern Family stars Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell for their outstanding supporting roles on the ABC comedy as husband and wife Claire and Phil Dunphy.
"I don't know what I'm going to talk about in therapy now," Bowen joked as she accepted her award.
Burrell paid homage to his late father in his acceptance speech – also with a sense of humor.
Originally posted 09/18/2011 11:10PM
Peter Dinklage won the Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama, and he had to give a shout out to the one person who allowed him to be there to accept the award: his dog sitter.
"I would like to thank my dog sitter, whose name is Kitty, for taking care of my dog Kevin back in New York, while I'm here," he said on stage Sunday, as his wife, actress Erica Schmidt, giggled in the audience. "I won!"
Originally posted 07/14/2011 04:20PM
While HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones has stirred much debate over its nudity and violence, Peter Dinklage's scene-stealing turn as Tyrion Lannister has been almost universally praised, even scoring the American actor an Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.
His recognition should come as no surprise to fans of the show and author George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, on which Thrones is based, but for newbies looking to understand Dinklage's appeal, here's a few reasons why we think the actor, 42, deserves Emmy gold for bringing Tyrion to life:
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