Peter Dinklage set an Emmy record with his seventh Best Supporting Actor nomination, but the “Game of Thrones” star can get another one in September. If he wins, he’d tie Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) with a leading three victories in the category.
Paul won his trio every other year in 2010, 2012 and 2014, out of five nominations, beating Dinklage twice. Dinklage took home his first statuette in 2011, for “Game of Thrones”‘ first season and when “Breaking Bad” was ineligible, and his second in 2015. Paul and Dinklage have combined to win five of the eight drama supporting actor Emmys since 2010.
After missing last year’s cycle due to the series’ extended hiatus, Dinklage returned this year to maintain his perfect nomination streak for every season of “Game of Thrones.” He’s currently in second place in our odds behind David Harbor (“Stranger Things”), against whom he’s never faced at the Emmys. Harbour did, however, beat Dinklage at Critics’ Choice, for whatever that’s worth. Dinklage also finds himself competing against a co-star for the second time, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, after Kit Harington‘s 2016 bid, which could lead to vote-splitting.
Three Experts, Chris Harnick (E!), Debbie Day (Rotten Tomatoes) and Anne Thompson (IndieWire) are going with a Dinklage victory, but not everyone else is in the tank for Harbour. Matthew Jacobs (The Huffington Post) is betting on Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Kerr Lordygan (Rotten Tomatoes) is rolling the dice with Matt Smith.
If Dinklage doesn’t win this year, he has one more shot to tie the record with “Game of Thrones”‘ last season. Of course, if he does pull through this year, he can try to grab the solo record next year.
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