Emmys 2011: Peter Dinklage was not expecting the win [video]
Peter Dinklage, who won the Emmy Award for supporting actor in a drama series for "Game of Thrones," was calm and collected on the red carpet before the show. Since "Game of Thrones" is a newcomer and steeped in fantasy to boot, it was a bit of a surprise to begin with that it had garnered so many nominations.
"It's a great honor, I love the reaction it's getting — it has been so positive," said Dinklage, standing with his wife, Erica Shmidt, glowing beside him.
Was he expecting anything from the big night? No, he said, he's just happy to be here.
A few hours later he would beat out five talented men to take the statue.
— Jessica Gelt
Photo: Peter Dinklage wins the Emmy for supporting actor in a drama series. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times.