Sunday 20, May

Game of Thrones lands special Bafta award

Fantasy epic Game of Thrones is to be honoured with a special award at this year's Bafta Television Craft Awards.

Speaking on behalf of the whole production team, executive producers DB 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."

Costume design

Game of Thrones, shown on Sky Atlantic in the UK, is based on the bestselling fantasy books by George RR Martin.

The show has been filmed across various locations in Northern Ireland, with its headquarters in Belfast.

Game of Thrones is also nominated in two individual categories at the Bafta Craft Awards - Michelle Clapton is up for costume design, while Deborah Riley and Rob Cameron are in the running for production design.

This year's ceremony will be live streamed on YouTube and Twitter.

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