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Posted Saturday 10/20/18 at 2:43AM EDT
Peter Dinklage is great in My Dinner With Hervé, but Hervé Villechaize isn't the focus of his HBO movie
Source: Paste Magazine
"My Dinner With Hervé isn’t a completely fantastic film, but that’s absolutely no fault of Dinklage’s," says Amy Glynn. "He’s marvelous. It’s just that the film suffers from the same thing that seems to have plagued Villechaize’s life: being somehow incidental to his own story." As the title suggests, the film is the story of the director who met with the Fantasy Island star. "And I guess that’s fine," says Glynn, "but it leaves Dinklage’s sensitive, intriguing, wounded, dissipated and self-sabotaging portrayal of Villechaize as object, not subject."
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 4:02PM EDT
Peter Dinklage on Tyrion's Game of Thrones fate: "Death can be a great way out"
In a Q&A with Vulture, Dinklage may have hinted that Tyrion Lannister dies at the end of the HBO series. "I feel very, very — I’m trying to find the right word," he said. "I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is — death can be a great way out." Interviewer David Marchese added of Dinklage's comment: "I took what Dinklage was saying here not as a suggestion that Tyrion dies, but rather his attempt to leave open the possibility that the character might meet that fate." Dinklage also contrasted his Tyrion role with that of Hervé Villechaize in HBO's My Dinner With Hervé. "I was a little Method with Hervé — staying in that voice," he said. "But you can’t really be Method for nine seasons of a TV show. You’d go nuts. And there’s a difference between being Method and indulgent. You can smell that ego thing a mile away. It’s good to stay in the zone, but if it’s about showing off your peacock feathers, I’m not buying it. Acting is a trick. I wouldn’t say it’s difficult. Elements of it are. For me, the fame thing is. But the work itself — we’re not digging ditches for a living. I think acting is one of the professions where everybody who’s doing it wants to be doing it. That’s not true for every job."
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 1:16PM EDT
Emilia Clarke unveils her mother of dragons-themed Game of Thrones tattoo
"MOD 4 LYFE!!!!" Clarke wrote on Instagram, showing off her arm tattoo of Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion flying in formation. ALSO: Peter Dinklage recalls pranking fellow GoT cast members by pretending to be dead.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Peter Dinklage says Game of Thrones' final season will top the Battle of the Bastards
Source: Winter is Coming
When asked by the Belfast Telegraph if that battle could be topped, Dinklage responded: "Oh my god, and then some. You are in for it. Truly." ALSO: Ed Sheeran wishes his Game of Thrones character had been killed off.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 10:03PM EDT
Peter Dinklage on Game of Thrones' Tyrion: "Obviously, he has feelings for Daenerys"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Dinklage tells EW his character's feelings for Daenerys are "complicated." "A lot of the time with Tyrion, it’s professional and personal," he says. "Obviously, he has feelings for Daenerys. He loves her — or thinks he does. She’s awe-inspiring. He’s questioning that because he doesn’t have a good track record for falling in love. There’s jealousy wrapped up in there. And he loves Jon Snow, too. They’re the two people he has the most in common with, in a way — they’re both outsiders in their own families who have refused to follow the path their family has taken, and hopefully for the better. He’s wondering how smart of a move (Jon and Dany getting romantically involved is), because passion and politics don’t mix well. He knows the two of them getting together could be very dangerous.” ALSO: Maisie Williams responds to claims Game of Thrones is misogynistic.
Posted Wednesday 8/29/18 at 5:36PM EDT
Peter Dinklage disputes My Dinner with Hervé "whitewashing" controversy: "Hervé wasn’t Filipino"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"He was French, and of German and English descent," says the Game of Thrones star, who received some backlash last year over his casting to play the Fantasy Island star in the HBO movie My Dinner with Hervé from those saying that he shouldn't play a person who is half-Asian. Dinklage says Wikipedia falsely stated that Villechaize was half-Filipino and half-white. "There’s this term 'whitewashing,'" Dinklage tells Entertainment Weekly. "I completely understand that. But Hervé wasn’t Filipino. Dwarfism manifests physically in many different ways. I have a very different type of dwarfism than Hervé had. I’ve met his brother and other members of his family. He was French, and of German and English descent. So it’s strange these people are saying he’s Filipino. They kind of don’t have any information. I don’t want to step on anybody’s toes or sense of justice because I feel the exact same way when there’s some weird racial profile. But these people think they’re doing the right thing politically and morally and it’s actually getting flipped because what they’re doing is judging and assuming what he is ethnically based on his looks alone. He has a very unique face and people have to be very careful about this stuff. This (movie) isn’t Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Personally, I would never do that, and I haven’t done that, because he wasn’t. People are jumping to conclusions based on a man’s appearance alone and that saddens me."
Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Watch Peter Dinklage as Hervé Villechaize in the trailer for HBO's My Dinner With Hervé
The Game of Thrones star and Jamie Dornan co-star in the true story of the unlikely friendship between the Fantasy Island star and struggling journalist Danny Tate. Mireille Enos and Andy Garcia also star, respectively, as Kathy Self, Villechaize's longtime girlfriend, and his Fantasy Island co-star Ricardo Montalbán. My Dinner With Hervé premieres Oct. 30.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 12:16PM EDT
Netflix ends HBO's 17-year streak of Emmy nomination dominance, Game of Thrones tops all shows
Source: The New York Times
This is the first time in 18 years that HBO has failed to lead all nominations, with Netflix earning 112 Emmy nominations to HBO's 108. The streaming service has been gradually growing with 34 nominations in 2015, 54 in 2016 and 91 last year. Game of Thrones led all shows with 22 Emmy nominations. Saturday Night Live and Westworld tied for second with 21 nominations each, followed by The Handmaid's Tale (20), The Assassination of Gianni Versace (18) and Atlanta (16). Game of Thrones, which wasn't eligible last year, will battle it out with last year's winner, The Handmaid's Tale. Meanwhile, the best actress in a comedy series will be up for grabs for the first time since 2011 since Julia Louis-Dreyfus wasn't eligible as Veep was on hiatus. Black-ish's Tracee Ellis-Ross, Insecure's Issa Rae and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rachel Brosnahan are among the contenders in the best comedy actress category.
- Read the complete list of Emmy nominations
- Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers were snubbed, while Stephen Colbert and James Corden were nominated (The Tonight Show wasn't nominated for best variety talk series a second year in a row)
- Roseanne, Modern Family and Will & Grace were snubbed for best comedy, Killing Eve was snubbed for best drama
- Roseanne did earn two Emmy nominations, including one for Laurie Metcalf
- "It worked": Megan Amram's An Emmy for Megan was nominated for an Emmy in short form comedy or drama series category
- Acting snubs: Kit Harington, John Goodman, Emilia Clarke, Kyle McLachlan, Alison Brie and Freddie Highmore
- The late Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown earned six Emmy nominations
- Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman and Tracey Ullman to take on SNL in outstanding variety sketch category
- Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage becomes the most-nominated drama series supporting actor in Emmy history
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah earned its first nomination for best variety talk series
- Killing Eve's Sandra Oh becomes the first person of Asian descent to be nominated for best actress in a drama
- Samantha Bee's C-word controversy didn't stop Full Frontal from getting nominated for best variety talk series
- The best Emmy nomination reactions: Lin-Manuel Miranda is "Pretty, pretty, pretty grateful" to be nominated for Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Twin Peaks: The Return was snubbed in the major categories, but it did receive nine nominations
- Modern Family ends streak after eight-straight nominations for best comedy: “It was a hell of a run," says co-creator Steve Levitan
- Chrissy Teigen: If John Legend wins for Jesus Christ Superstar Live, "he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved"
- Viola Davis was snubbed for Hot to Get Away with Murder, but she was nominated for playing the same character on Scandal
- This Is Us fans aren't happy with Mandy Moore's snub
- Kenan Thompson was finally nominated for his SNL acting ability, joining Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin
- Breaking down Game of Thrones' 22 nominations: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau scores his first nod
- Real Time with Bill Maher was snubbed for the first time since 2004 -- was Maher hurt by N-word and featuring right-wing trolls?
- These actors earned nominations for multiple show: Jane Lynch, Donald Glover, Alex Borstein, Jeff Daniels and Sterling K. Brown
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Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:57AM EDT
Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington to become the first Game of Thrones actors to compete in the lead acting categories
Game of Thrones actors have always submitted themselves for the Emmy supporting acting categories. Peter Dinklage, for instance, has been nominated for outstanding supporting actor six times, winning twice. But this year Game of Thrones actors are breaking out of the "supporting" categories. According to Gold Derby, Clarke and Harington will become the first Game of Thrones stars to compete for outstanding lead actress and actor, respectively.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Game of Thrones creators joined Peter Dinklage in recording a Rick and Morty audio commentary
Source: Entertainment Weekly
David Benioff, Dan Weiss and Peter Dinklage recorded the Blu-ray commentary for the standout “Pickle Rick" episode. Two years ago, Benioff and Weiss declared that "Rick and Morty is one of the funniest, smartest things ever put on TV."
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Peter Dinklage: Game of Thrones fans are “stretching the limit” by drawing Tyrion theories from my Doritos Super Bowl ad
“I love every single theory the fans of our show have, because they’re so much fun,” Dinklage tells The Huffington Post of the theories drawn from his Super Bowl ad. “They get to show the dedication and love they have for the show, but you have to understand that it is a Doritos commercial… It’s not Game of Thrones. So (fans) are sort of stretching the limit with that theory when you’re branching out to Frito-Lay commercials. But I say that with all love and respect. Please, I love them. I love the fan theories that they have until the show is finally over.”
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
Did Peter Dinklage’s Doritos Super Bowl ad reveal a Game of Thrones spoiler?
The Super Bowl ad fueled speculation that Tyrion Lannister is secretly a Targaryen.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
Peter Dinklage is glad that Game of Thrones isn’t doing “the jumping-the-shark thing,” says they’re halfway done with the final season
“It’s time,” Dinklage tells Variety of ending the HBO drama. “Storywise, not just for all our lives. It’s the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing.” ALSO: Maisie Williams will be Sophie Turner’s bridesmaid.
Posted Monday 10/16/17 at 6:18AM EDT
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner gets engaged to Joe Jonas
A source tells People that the 21-year-old Turner is ready to get married: “She’s young but is beyond her years and is crazy, crazy mature.”
Posted Thursday 9/28/17 at 4:23PM EDT
Tom Hanks will reprise his SNL David S. Pumpkins role for an animated Halloween special
Peter Dinklage will also lend his voice to The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special, inspired by Hanks’ "Haunted Elevator" Saturday Night Live sketch. The special airs on NBC Oct. 28. in SNL’s 11:30 p.m. timeslot.