Peter Dinklage wins best supporting actor in a drama series for HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which returned to the ceremony after being ineligible last year.
Dinklage, who also won the trophy in 2011 and 2015, thanked the show’s creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss before joking, “I cannot walk down the street anymore.”
The actor, who plays Tyrion Lannister on the fantasy series, also thanked his wife, whom he said he forgot to thank in a previous acceptance speech, and his co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a fellow nominee.
Plus, Dinklage thanked “Game of Thrones” writer George R.R. Martin “for creating this darn thing.”
Glenn Weiss wins best directing for a variety special for ABC’s “The Oscars.” But his speech quickly became personal.
“I’m really grateful to be here. But it’s bittersweet,” he said, tearing up.
“The person that would be most proud at this moment would be my mom, and she passed away just two weeks ago.
Part of my heart is broken, and I don’t think it will ever be repaired. But she’s in me.”
Weiss added that his mother said to always hold onto sunshine. That’s when he shocked everyone by addressing his girlfriend.
“Jan, you are the sunshine in my life, and Mom was right, don’t ever let go of my sunshine,” he said.
“You know why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.”
She looked absolutely shocked. After gasping, she walked up to the stage, as he said, “I didn’t ask yet.”
“This is the ring that my dad put on my mom’s finger 67 years ago,” he told her. “Jan, I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger.”
He dropped to one knee, as the audience erupted in cheers.
“Will you marry me?”
She said yes.
After they shared a passionate kiss, he said, “Thank you to the Academy!”
9:28: John Mulaney wins best writing for a variety special for Netflix’s “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City.”
Mulaney seemed stunned as he picked up the trophy — and apparently his wife didn’t think he had much of a shot, as she’s currently in New York and told him, “I just can’t fly across the country to watch you lose.”
Mulaney didn’t seem to mind: “I still think you made the right decision,” he told her from the stage.