Peter Dinklage's epic history-making Emmy award speech had to be censored for TV
Last night's 2019 Emmy Awards ceremony marked an opportunity to reward excellence in television, and there were many extremely worthy winners on the night.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge won big for her smash hit comedy series Fleabag, while Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) also took home one of the night's big awards. Jason Bateman provided us with the most hilarious moment of the night with his deadpan, disbelieving reaction to winning the outstanding direction of a drama series Emmy, beating out competition from Game of Thrones in the process.
Game of Thrones may not have triumphed in as many of the major categories last night as some had anticipated, but it did win the much-coveted Outstanding Drama Series award. It also provided Peter Dinklage with the chance to make a little history of his own - the actor last night became the first to win four Emmys for the same supporting role in a drama series.
However, part of Dinklage's excellent speech, which touched on issues of "tolerance and diversity" was bleeped out by broadcaster FOX, due to him dropping the f-bomb while praising his co-stars.
Check out Peter Dinklage's epic acceptance speech, including the moment his speech is bleeped out, right here:
Here's Dinklage's speech in full, as per Esquire;
"Thank you. I have no idea what I'm about to say, but here we go. I count myself so fortunate to be a member of a community that is all about tolerance and diversity, because no other place could I be standing on a stage like this. It's been about 10 years, all said and done, since the moment I met Dave and Dan until right now. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew that David and Dan were quite brilliant. Ten years of absolute sweat, but 10 years of the most incredible, talented, funniest motherf*cking people — hey, it's over, I don't care — I've ever been lucky enough to work with. We did nothing but sweat, we did nothing but laugh. Dave and Dan, we literally walked through fire and ice for you. Literally. And I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Thank you."
This may be the final go round at the Emmys for the Game of Thrones cast as an ensemble, but if their excellent acting chops in the many seasons of the show are anything to go by, there will be more wins in the future for the alumni of one of the most popular and successful television shows of all time.