The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards aired live on Sept. 20 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles

Peter Dinklage took home the 2015 Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones – and he was as surprised about the honor as anyone.

“I wasn’t prepared at all. I was even chewing gum,” he said, adding how impressed he was by his fellow nominees.

Dinklage was up against Jonathan Banks for Better Call Saul, Ben Mendelsohn for Bloodline, Jim Carter for Downton Abbey, Alan Cumming for The Good Wife and Michael Kelly for House of Cards.

Viola Davis presented the award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Fox aired the 2015 Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, live on Sept. 20.