Game of Thrones will receive a special award at the TV BAFTAs

We’re sure there are a fair few people in the world who believe that Game of Thrones is one of the best shows out there – and it appears that BAFTA agree.

Today, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced that Game of Thrones would be honoured with a very special award at the upcoming Television Craft Awards.

And we do mean that literally, as the series will be awarded the BAFTA Special Award.

The Special Award will be presented to Game of Thrones‘ production team, celebrating the craft behind the making of the series and the team’s “outstanding contribution to revolutionising and pushing the boundaries within the various crafts”.

Receiving the prize, which also recognises the support Thrones provides to the UK TV industry, will be fan-favourites Samwell Tarly and Gilly (John Bradley and Hannah Murray).

Thanking BAFTA for the award on behalf of Game of Thrones‘ production team, showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff said they were “extremely happy” to be honoured for their craft.

“This award makes us extremely happy on behalf of the people who actually earned it – all our brilliant, talented, hard-working department heads and crew,” they 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 recognised as such.”

The British Academy Television Craft Awards – not to be confused with the BAFTA Television Awards – will take place on April 22 and will be live-streamed on YouTube and Twitter.

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