There are not really a lot of nice things “Game of Thrones” says about smaller-stature people, but that smaller-stature star Peter Dinklage, has some amazingly encouraging things to say about his community.
Dinklage took home the Golden Globe Sunday night from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his work as Tyron Lannister in the hit HBO series. That followed up an impressive Emmy win as well, in a field with other high-caliber actors like Paul Giamatti (“Too Big to Fail”), Guy Pearce (“Mildred Pierce”), Tim Robbins (“Cinema Verite”) and Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”).
But he didn’t just use the time to thank his agent and God, as host Ricky Gervais had joked about earlier. Instead, he made a shout-out to Martin Henderson, and told audiences to “Google him.”
Well, audiences did. At first, many found the New Zealand actor, creating some confusion on why Dinklage would ask people to look him up. But a check in recent news turned up a whole different Martin Henderson, and his story is not one that anyone is wanting to brag about.
Henderson, according to The Huffington Post, was allegedly thrown onto the hard ground by a drunken stranger on his back outside of a British pub last October. Although he was able to join his friends inside the pub, he quickly started to lose feeling in his back and legs.
The man, who stands a little more than four feet, had apparently aggravated a previous spinal condition, and now requires braces and even a wheelchair to get around.
The mistaken belief that he can be thrown without injury stems from the fact that the bar in question hosts dwarf-tossing contests, Henderson claims. In fact, he said it was that very activity from a celebrating British rugby team that contributed to the incident he said led to his paralysis.
Back to the Golden Globes, however, Dinklage was able to win his first Golden Globe on his first try.
Martin Scorcese didn’t see his family film, “Hugo,” take home the Best Motion Picture prize, but he did win Best Director, beating Woody Allen (“Midnight in Paris”), George Clooney (“Ides of March”), Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”) and Alexander Payne (“The Descendants”).
Payne’s film, “The Descendants,” won the Best Motion Picture-Drama category, beating “Hugo,” “The Help,” “The Ides of March,” “Moneyball” and “War Horse.”
“American Horror Story” on FX had a chance to split honors. Jessica Lange won her fifth Golden Globe, this time for her work as Constance Langdon in the popular series. She won ahead of Kelly MacDonald from “Boardwalk Empire,” Maggie Smith of “Downton Abbey,” Sofia Vergara of “Modern Family” and Evan Rachel Wood of “Mildred Pierce.”
The series itself, however, lost the Best Television Series-Drama category to Showtime’s “Homeland.” Also nominated were “Boardwalk Empire,” “Boss” and “Game of Thrones.”
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