While many of you were grousing about the fact that Jonathan Banks and Ben Mendelsohn lost out to Peter Dinklage at the Emmys last night, Mr. Dinklage himself was as surprised as anyone. In fact, when he stepped up on stage to accept the award, the first thing he said was, “I wasn’t prepared for this at all. I was even chewing gum.”
But he wasn’t chewing gum up on stage. Where did it go?
Oh. There it is.
Also, while we’re on the subject of Dinklage, did anyone appreciate his dismissiveness of the other men in his category not named Jonathan Banks. “The other actors in my category, I’m still sort of awed by all their performances. Jonathan Banks. You are … huhuh … and the rest.”
And by “the rest” he means those other guys, Ben Mendelsohn, Jim Carter, Michael Kelly, and Alan Cumming, but I’m sure he was just too nervous to remember their names.