Thursday, April 18, 2019
Home / Top Stories / Game of Thrones Creators to Receive International Emmys Honor

Game of Thrones Creators to Receive International Emmys Honor


The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is honoring Game of Thrones creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss with the 2019 International Emmy Founders Award.

Benioff and Weiss are responsible for bringing to the screen the epic world of George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire. When Game of Thrones is complete, Benioff and Weiss will write and produce a new trilogy of Star Wars films for Lucas Films and Disney.

The pair will receive the 2019 International Emmy Founders Award at the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala, on Monday, November 25, in New York City.

“David and D.B. are absolute game changers, visionary storytellers who have created, with their first foray into television, a record-breaking global cultural phenomenon with an international following like no other,” said Academy President and CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “We look forward to honoring their extraordinary talent and the Game of Thrones legacy, with our Founders Award.”

Benioff and Weiss said: “The International Academy does us all a great honor. From cast to crew to locations, the Game of Thrones effort was truly international, and this award rightly belongs to all the people who worked so hard for so many years to bring the show to life.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at


Kate Oates Promoted to Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios

BBC Studios has appointed Kate Oates, currently senior executive producer, as head of continuing drama.