Peter Dinklage won a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. But the actor had other things on his mind at the awards show last night.
The award-winning actor and wife Erica left their new daughter – whose name and birth date is still unknown – with a babysitter for the first time. Dinklage, 42, came backstage and told PEOPLE his nerves were calm about the situation – at least for the time being.
“Everything’s fine – so far,” he said, laughing. “She’s a baby. Crying never killed anyone. Well, maybe that’s not true.”
The new dad joked: “It’s all about the texting.”
In one of the most touching acceptance speeches of the evening, the Game of Thrones star gave a shout-out to fellow dwarf Martin Henderson, encouraging people to “Google him.”
Within minutes, Henderson’s name became a trending topic on Twitter. The 37-year-old aspiring actor was partially paralyzed after a drunk stranger picked him up and threw him while he was having a cigarette outside a pub in the U.K. Henderson blames the English rugby team players who recently attended a dwarf-tossing contest during the rugby World Cup in New Zealand for inspiring the attack.
Our hearts go out to the Henderson family.