BAFTA is to honour the production team behind Game of Thrones at this Sunday’s British Academy Television Craft Awards.
The award also recognises the support the series has provided for the television industry in the UK. Game of Thrones has filmed across various locations in Northern Ireland, with a production HQ at Titanic Studios in Belfast which has been home to the series since the pilot.
Krishnendu Majumdar, chair of BAFTA’s Television Committee, said: “This award recognises and celebrates the excellent craftsmanship of the entire production team behind Game of Thrones. The craft behind what is one of the most popular dramas of our time is nothing short of incredible, from the breath-taking location shots to the intricately designed costumes and set pieces, and not forgetting the level of detail from the makeup and prosthetics team to name a few.”
Speaking on behalf of the whole production team, executive producers D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, said: “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. 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.”