The “Game of Thrones” winner mentions actor Martin Henderson, a dwarf who was crippled after being attacked outside a bar.
After winning a best supporting actor Golden Globe for his role in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage seized the spotlight to raise awareness of a crime committed against Martin Henderson, a British actor and dwarf.
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“I want to mention a gentleman I’m thinking about in England: his name is Martin Henderson,” said Dinklage, while accepting his trophy. He added: “Google him.”
Dinklage, who dropped Henderson’s name toward the end of his speech on Sunday, made a clear effort to bring attention to what happened to Henderson in October of last year.
According to The Sun, a British newspaper, Henderson had been standing outside a pub on his 37th birthday when someone picked him up and dropped him on the ground, injuring his back and legs. He was not able to recover, and must now walk on crutches and use a wheelchair. So far, no arrests have been made.
Henderson told the newspaper he thought the incident might have been inspired by a dwarf-tossing competition in New Zealand attended by English rugby players several weeks beforehand.
“The England players had been in trouble for going to a dwarf tossing event and this might have given this guy the idea,” he said.
Henderson’s acting credits include roles in the British TV series Bigger Breakfast and 10th Kingdom.
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A source within the party told the New York Post: “He made quite a big deal about it, prompting the polite bartenders to finally ignore him and help other guests.
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Paula Patton certainly brightened up the red carpet yesterday at the 69th Annual Golden Globe awards, which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood.
The Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol actress wore a floor-length bright yellow gown, making a difference to the white and cream theme that most of the other attendees such as Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel, opted for.
Paula did not receive any nominations but still looked happy – even amid reports that she and R&B singer husband Robin Thicke owe more than $500,000 to the IRS.
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