The production team behind HBO’s blockbuster “Game of Thrones” will be given the BAFTA Special Award at this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards.
Hannah Murray and John Bradley from the hit series will collect the award on behalf of the team. BAFTA said 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. HBO is working on several potential spinoffs.
The award also recognizes the support that “Game of Thrones” has provided for high-end TV production in the UK, BAFTA said. The show has filmed across various locations in Northern Ireland and set up a production Left to right: Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of musical group Lady Antebellum perform onstage during the 53rd Academy of Country Music awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (AFP)