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Game of Thrones was a big winner Sunday night at the Emmys, but that wasn’t what people were buzzing about.
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When co-creator David Benioff took the stage to accept the Outstanding Drama Series award, he singled out his wife, actress Amanda Peet, in his acceptance speech. Now, an Emmy winner thanking his or her spouse is the norm, but it was how he thanked Peet that caused many to hilariously react on Twitter.
“Amanda Peet, it’s our 10th anniversary in a week. Ten years of non-stop fun. I love you so much,” Benioff said, referencing his wife by her full name before mentioning their three children. “Henry, Frankie, Molly, I love you three so much and I’m so sorry I’m going away next week and, and I’m sorry.”
Twitter users had some fun at Benioff’s overcompensation over who his wife, whom he married on Sept. 30, 2006, was during his speech.
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Is it just me or is it odd that David Benioff keeps calling his wife "Amanda Peet"? Like we get it... do you always call her that? #Emmys— Lindsey Griffin (@LindseyGriffin) September 19, 2016
Yes, David Benioff, we know you're married to Amanda Peet. You don't need to keep saying her full name just to brag. ;) #Emmys— mobywv (@mobywv) September 19, 2016
"i'd like to thank my wife, amanda peet. amanda peet, who is my wife. the actress, amanda peet. we are married. me. to her." - david benioff— yohana desta (@YohanaDesta) September 19, 2016
So glad that David Benioff keeps referring to his wife as Amanda Peet. There'd be no way to know it was THAT Amanda otherwise. #Emmys— David Chen (@davechensky) September 19, 2016
david benioff thanking his wife by using her full name "amanda peet" is the ultimate power move. #Emmys— Sashi (@notsashi) September 19, 2016
Understandably, David Benioff never tires of reminding audiences he’s married to Amanda Peet— josh (@joshc) September 19, 2016
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While some people freaked out over the fact that he was married to Peet.
Wtf David Benioff is freakin married to Amanda peet— leish. (@leishab) September 19, 2016
Had no idea David Benioff was married to Amanda Peet. Good for him, good for him. Smoke.— Ross Bolen (@WRBolen) September 19, 2016
Before Benioff got to the mic, he and Peet shared a passionate kiss after he won the final Emmy of the night. Just because he could.
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Meanwhile, Benioff’s Game of Thrones cohort, D.B. Weiss, mentioned his family in a more subdued manner. “Andrea, Leo, Hugo, you’re the reason I get up in the morning. I love you all very much,” Weiss said.
For more on the new season of Game of Thrones, check out what Emilia Clarke had to say in ET’s exclusive Emmy interview below.