Peter Dinklage Gets First Golden Globe, First Babysitter for Daughter

01/16/2012 at 09:00 AM ET
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Peter Dinklage was a winner at Sunday’s Golden Globes, but he had other things on his mind while accepting.

After telling his fellow actors that he and wife Erica left their new daughter with a babysitter for the first time, the Game of Thrones star, 42, came backstage and told PEOPLE his nerves were calm about the situation – at least for the time being.

“Everything’s fine — so far,” Dinklage said, laughing. “She’s a baby. Crying never killed anyone. Well, maybe that’s not true.”

The key to staying relaxed while being apart from his little one?

Dinklage joked, “It’s all about the texting.”

— Dahvi Shira and Oliver Jones

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mary on

Congrats Peter Dinklage on both your first Golden Globe and new baby!

My prayers also go out to Mr. Henderson in England

Hea on

Love him!

Mr Henderson in England..?

Jen on

Congrats Halfman! We love ya even though you’re a Lannister!

Anonymous on

Mr Dinklage mentioned Martin Henderson in his acceptance speech. I didn’t understand the reference last night, but I Googled his name. Mr. Henderson, a fellow little person actor, was assaulted outside of a pub in England. His injuries are permanent. Here’s an article about him at the Daily Mail.

Sus on

Blessings to you Peter, your family and Mr. Henderson. I did google him last night and he is in my prayers.

Jayda on

I’m really curious to find out the baby’s name and when she was born…. I never knew they were expecting!

Anonymous on

AWWWW! When did he become a father? I don’t remember seeing a birth announcement about his daughter.

Jillian on

They had a post on here that she was pregnant, but nothing when they had the baby girl 6 weeks ago.

Sarah M. on

I read elsewhere that she was born in December 2011. It didn’t say what date or her name.

Sad to hear about Martin Henderson. Hope he can recover from his injuries. Congrats to Peter and Erica on the birth of their daughter!

Catherine on

Peter Dinklage plays such a great character in GoT! So sweet to see a Dad being so doting.

Hea on

@ Anonymous – :O How awful!

Melanie on

Anonymous, there wasn’t a birth announcement – him mentioning her at the Globes WAS the announcement. He’s very private.

Carrie Jo on

Congrats to him! I have to say, though, I don’t like his hair. It looks sloppy.