'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Casting Director to Get Special BAFTA Honor

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Nina Gold has also worked on 'Game of Thrones,' 'Wolf Hall,' 'The King's Speech,' 'The Theory of Everything' and 'The Imitation Game.'

Renowned British casting director Nina Gold will receive this year's BAFTA Special Award at the British Academy's Television Craft Awards, to be held in London on April 24.

Across a casting career spanning almost two decades, Gold has worked on more than 100 TV and film productions, including such acclaimed titles as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The King's Speech, Wolf Hall, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

She also won two Primetime Emmys, one in 2008 for her work on John Adams and in 2015 for Game of Thrones, and has cast every Mike Leigh film since the two collaborated on 1999's Topsy-Turvy

"Nina has a superb eye for talent and a genuine commitment to her craft, which has been borne out by the success of so many of the productions she’s worked on," said Krishnendu Majumdar, BAFTA’s television committee chair.

The honor marks the first time BAFTA has awarded a special award to a casting director.