Emmys: Will Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) join Aaron Paul as the only three-time drama supporting actor champs?

After sitting out last year’s Emmys, “Game of Thrones” is back this year with another shot for Peter Dinklage to enter the Emmy record books. The two-time champ is gunning for his third Best Drama Supporting Actor trophy, which would tie him with Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad,” 2010, 2012, 2014) as the category’s only three-time winners.

Dinklage, who won in 2011 (when “Breaking Bad” was ineligible) and 2015, is currently in second place in our combined odds behind David Harbour (“Stranger Things”). Since Dinklage was MIA last year, the pair have never faced off at the Emmys, but Harbour beat Dinklage at Critics’ Choice and both were nominated at SAG.

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One thing that might help Dinklage this year is his co-star Kit Harington going lead. Harington was nominated two years ago in supporting alongside Dinklage, but Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”) pulled off a major upset.

Mendelsohn’s win was just one of three this decade that didn’t go to Dinklage or Paul, who have combined to win five of the eight drama supporting actor Emmys since 2010. Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire,” 2013) and reigning champ John Lithgow (“The Crown”) are the other champs, and Cannavale was the only one to have defeated both Dinklage and Paul.

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