Apr 21, 2016 06:35 AM EDT
'Game of Thrones' Co-Creators to Receive Honorary Degrees in Belfast University Despite Sexual Violence Scene Controversy
Co-creators of the "Game of Thrones," David Benioff and Daniel B. Weiss will be among 13 people to accept honorary degrees from Ulster University. As published in the Ulster University official site, Benioff and Weiss have created the phenomenal fantasy adventure series. There were parts of the scenes taken in Northern Ireland - making the place as a global spotlight.
IMDB lists the multiple awards received by the HBO series and the co-creators' honorary degrees will be another excellent addition to the wins. The American producers are scheduled to appear on stage, accepting the Doctorate of Fine Art Degrees (DFA) in the university summer graduation ceremony.
The recipients of the honorary degrees come from different industries, but all of which has that confidence, talent, and determination that could make a difference to the world. The Irish Examiner lists other names of the recipients, including civil right activist Ivan Cooper; maritime historian Robin Ruddock; supreme court judge Lady Brenda; and Sister Mary Turley of the Flax Trust.
Vice chancellor Paddy Nixon commented on the inspirational individuals as a mirror for the students - honoring their positive impact in the society. According to the professor, the grads need real life examples of achievements, regardless of which career path they take in the future.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton; Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi; and Manchester United ex-football manager Sir Alex Ferguson were among the previous recipients awarded with honorary degrees by the university.
About "Game of Thrones"
"Game of Thrones" is American fantasy television series that has been airing on HBO since 2011. Currently on its 6th season, the drama series are based on a novel with the same title. The film has also received criticism after its series six depicted sexual violence in a scene, which according to the Daily Mail, did not appear in the novel.
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