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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)

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