Dinklage, seen as the outside bet (40/1 odds according to the bookies), overcome strong opposition from John Slattery (Mad Men), Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), Walton Goggins (Justified), Josh Charles (The Good Wife) and Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) to take home the award.
Game of Thrones was also nominated for Best Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series but didn't win any of the other main awards. It did win an additional technical award for Best Title Sequence, however. The only other SFF show to take home an award was Futurama, which won the Award for Outstanding Animated Program.
Congratulations to Peter and the rest of the Game of Thrones team, as well as the other winners and nominees.