Game of Thrones to receive major BAFTA award


BAFTA will give Game of Thrones a Special Award during its April 22 ceremony.

Game of Thrones is getting some high recognition from the British Academy Television Craft Awards. The ceremony celebrates the best behind-the-scenes talent in television.

According to Variety, the team behind the hit fantasy television series will receive the BAFTA Special Award to recognize the fact that they have pushed the boundaries across all areas of production.

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Hannah Murray, who plays Gilly, and John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly, will accept the award on behalf of the series.

D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, executive producers of Game of Thrones, 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.”"

Another reason Game of Thrones is receiving the BAFTA is because of their contribution to the United Kingdom. Over its seven seasons, the show filmed across the country, including locations in Northern Ireland at Titanic Studios in Belfast.

And the impending eighth and final season is also filming throughout the U.K. The last six episodes will hopefully air on HBO by this time next year.

This isn’t the show’s first brush with BAFTA glory.

Game of Thrones won the Radio Times Audience Award in 2013. The series also won the Outstanding Drama Series Primetime Emmy in 2015 and 2016. The Emmys honored the show’s writing, directing, acting, costumes and makeup, and visual effects throughout its seven-year run.

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The BAFTA Craft Awards will be given out on April 22, 2018, in London. If you’re dying to see the ceremony, the ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube and Twitter.