Peter Dinklage poised to set record for most Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy nominations

Peter Dinklage has long been the “award representative” for “Game of Thrones.” He’s the only actor from the sprawling ensemble cast to have been Emmy-nominated every season so far and a seventh Best Drama Supporting Actor nomination Thursday will make him stand alone as the most nominated performer in the category.

Dinklage is currently in a five-way tie with fellow six-time nominees Will Geer (“The Waltons”), Bruce Weitz (“Hill Street Blues”), Ed Begley Jr. (“St. Elsewhere”) and Jimmy Smits (“L.A. Law”). All except Begley have won and Dinklage is the only one of the six to have won twice, in 2011 and 2015.

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Dinklage, who was MIA last year due to “Game of Thrones” skipping the Emmy cycle, is currently in second place in our odds, behind “Stranger Things” star David Harbour. But seven Experts and four of our Top 24 Users, who topped last year’s predictions, are picking him to win.

Should Dinklage take home his third trophy, he would tie Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) as the most awarded performers in the category. Paul has an excellent record in the category, going 3-for-5 with victories in 2010, 2012 and 2014. He defeated Dinklage for his second and third wins. And if Dinklage does win this year, he has another shot next year, with “Game of Thrones”’ eighth and final season, to get the solo record, not to mention extend his nomination record as well.

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