The Austin Film Festival announced today that “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have both been named the recipients of the “Outstanding Television Writer” Award from the Austin Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 24 to 31.

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Benioff and Weiss are the award-winning co-creators, writers, executive producers, and showrunners of the critically-acclaimed HBO series “Game of Thrones,” based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin. The show has picked up a record-breaking 47 Emmy Awards, one Peabody Award, and an average of 30 million viewers per episode.

Weiss is the author of the novel “Lucky Wander Boy.” David Benioff adapted his first novel, “The 25th Hour,” into a feature film directed by Spike Lee. His screenplays include “The Kite Runner,” “Brothers,” “Troy” and “Stay.”

Benioff and Weiss will accept the award on Oct. 26 during the annual awards luncheon and participate in Conference programming at the 26th annual writers conference.

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