Game of Thrones wins a special BAFTA award
The epic war TV series has been selected by the BAFTA committee to recognise the efforts of its team, who have pushed the boundaries of television series
Game of Thrones will be given the BAFTA Special Award at this years British Academy Television Craft Awards.
Actors Hannah Murray and John Bradley from the hit series will receive the award on behalf of the team.
The accolade is recognition of the boundaries that have been pushed across all areas of production in the making of the fantasy epic. Filming is underway on the eighth and final six-episode season of Game of Thrones, which will air in 2019.
The award also recognises the support that Game of Thrones has provided for high-end TV production in the British, according to BAFTA officials.
D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, executive producers, jointly said, "Many, many people work insanely hard to create any film or television show. They are creators every bit as much as actors, writers, producers or directors, and deserve to be recognized as such."
"The craft behind one of the most popular dramas of our time is nothing short of incredible, from the breathtaking location shots to the intricately designed costumes and set pieces, and the level of detail from the make-up and prosthetics team, to name a few," added Krishnendu Majumdar, chair of BAFTA's television committee. The BAFTA Craft Awards will take place on April 22.