'Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage on being a dad

Peter Dinklage.jpgPeter Dinklage was a big winner at the 69th annual Golden Globes. He took home the prize for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series for his excellent turn as Tyrion Lannister in "Game of Thrones." So, was he nervous about the awards show? Yes, but not about the show. It was because he'd left his 6-week-old daughter at home with her first baby sitter.

Backstage at the show, he told Access Hollywood that he was more nervous than his wife Erica Schmidt about leaving his little girl. "But she's the one texting, because I think I'd be sweating. I don't think my texts would work," he said.

He said that this role was one of the best he's had. "It's up there, yeah," he said. "It's sort of a continuing thing. I've never been a part of something that might go on for about six or seven years, so that's fun to explore." We're really hoping it does!

Dinklage, who called being a father "life changing" said that he didn't know if he'd win the Golden Globe, despite his Emmy win for the role. "It would be weird if I had a feeling that I was gonna win, it would be arrogant of me, so no, you've just gotta sort of let the people around you be confident about it and then you just sort of go into a bit of a vacuum when they call out those names and hope for the best. Those are amazing actors though, in that category. Tim Robbins and Paul Giamatti and Guy Pearce and Eric [Stonestreet] are just incredible actors. Who am I?"

You are Peter Dinklage and you are amazing. Now you have another statue to prove it. "Game of Thrones" returns to HBO with it's second season on April 1st.
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