Games of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage is a Dog-Loving Emmy Winner

Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage in 'Game of Thrones' - © HBO
There’s a very happy – and probably surprised – dog sitter in New York by the name of Kitty.
Peter Dinklage accepted his first Emmy (for his first nomination) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for HBO’s Game of Thrones by thanking the network, saying they are “quite simply the greatest” place to work. He, of course, also acknowledged his fellow nominees and sent out love to his wife, Erica Schmidt. But the most surprising part of Dinklage’s Emmy speech had to be the shout-out to Kitty, his dog sitter.
Dinklage thanked Kitty for taking care of Kevin while he was out of town. And, truthfully, I can’t remember anyone ever taking the time to thank the person responsible for watching their furry family member while they’re accepting an award. As if Dinklage’s performance as Tyrion Lannister in the critically acclaimed series wasn’t enough to win him over fans, acknowledging his dog sitter likely won him the support of animal lovers who hadn’t yet jumped on the Dinklage bandwagon. And, I’m guessing Kevin got a few extra treats tonight…