Peter Dinklage Is Now the Most-Nominated Actor in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Category

“Game of Thrones” star just scored his seventh nomination for his role as Tyrion Lannister

Last Updated: July 12, 2018 @ 10:26 AM

Peter Dinklage just became the most nominated person ever in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, thanks to his seventh nomination Thursday for his role as Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones.”

The star was previously in a tie for that record with Will Geer from “The Waltons,” Jimmy Smits from “LA Law,” Ed Begley Jr. from “St. Elsewhere” and Bruce Weitz from “Hill Street Blues.”

Dinklage has played the cunning Lannister on the HBO fantasy series since its premiere in 2011, and has won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award twice, in 2011 and again in 2015.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Dinklage’s on-screen brother Jaime Lannister, earned a nomination in the same category, and their on-screen sister, Lena Headey, also scored a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Cersei Lannister. The drama earned 22 nominations in all, including a nod for Outstanding Drama Series.

But Dinklage’s record isn’t the only one being broken — “Game of Thrones” became the most-nominated primetime series in Emmy history on Thursday.

For the complete list of nominations, head over here.