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Golden Globes: Peter Dinklage wins supporting actor in a TV series or miniseries

January 15, 2012 |  6:10 pm

Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage won the Golden Globe on Sunday for best supporting actor in a TV series, miniseries or movie for his portrayal of the quick-witted Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” beating out Paul Giamatti in "Too Big to Fail," Guy Pearce in "Mildred Pierce," Tim Robbins in "Cinema Verite" and Eric Stonestreet in "Modern Family."

The 42-year-old actor can place the award next to the Emmy he received late last year for playing the Machiavellian dwarf from a powerful royal family in the premium network’s fantasy series. Dinklage's breakout role as an actor came with the 2003 film “The Station Agent,” and he’s also appeared in “Elf” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.”

The Golden Globe Awards are being handed out at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, and the show is being televised live on NBC.

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Photo: Peter Dinklage, with his wife Erica Schmidt, at the 69th Golden Globes show. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

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