'Game of Thrones' will be honoured with a BAFTA Special Award.

John Bradley

John Bradley

The HBO fantasy series will be crowned with the prestigious prize at the British Academy Television Craft Awards to recognise the skill behind the making of the epic show and its contribution to pushing the boundaries in all 67 episodes.

D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, Game of Thrones' executive producers, 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."

John Bradley - who plays Samwell Tarly - and Hannah Murray (Gilly) will accept the award on the show's behalf on April 22 at London's The Brewery, which will be hosted by Stephen Mangan.

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.

"Huge congratulations to everyone involved."

The accolade will also recognise the support the series has provided for the television industry in the UK.

Parts of 'Game of Thrones' - which was first broadcast in the US in 2011 and was acquired by Sky Atlantic for UK audiences in the same year - are filmed across various locations in Northern Ireland.