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Mass Effect 2 wins BAFTA for Best Game

Wednesday, 16th March 2011 17:50 GMT By Staff

The British game BAFTAs were awarded tonight, and hosted by Dara O’Briain. Lots of people won. Peter Molyneux accepted his BAFTA Fellowship award. It was all very lovely.

The awards were streamed live on BAFTA’s site tonight, and tomorrow, we’ll be hosting a re-run for anyone who missed it.

The list of nominees is below, and we’ve put winners in bold and moved them to the top of the list.

Heavy Rain walked away with three, and Mass Effect 2 won the Best Game award.

Academy Fellowship

  • Peter Molyneux

Action

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Gaëlec Simard – Ubisoft
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Patrick Bach, David Goldfarb -Electronic Arts/DICE
  • BioShock 2: Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon -2K Games/2K Marin
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Development Team – Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
  • God of War III: Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Steve Caterson – SCE Santa Monica Studio
  • Halo: Reach: Marcus Lehton, Joe Tung, Alex Cutting – Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie

Artistic Achievement

  • God of War III: Stig Asmussen, Ken Feldman, Cecil Kim – SCE Santa Monica Studio
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Mohamed Gambouz – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Colin Whitney, Brian Anderson, Dominique Drozdz -  Activision
  • Heavy Rain: David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson – Sony, Quantic Dream,  XDev
  • LIMBO: Arnt Jensen, Morten Bramsen – Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
  • Mass Effect 2: Development Team – Electronic Arts/BioWare

Best Game

  • Mass Effect 2: Development Team – Electronic Arts/BioWare
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Vincent Pontbriand – Ubisoft Entertainment
  • FIFA 11: Kaz Makita, David Rutter, Gavin Paterson – Electronic Arts/
  • Heavy Rain: David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson – Sony, Quantic Dream, XDev Studio Europe
  • LIMBO: Arnt Jensen, Dino Patti, Mads Wibroe – Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka – Nintendo

Family

  • Kinect Sports: Development Team – Microsoft Games Studios/Rare
  • Dance Central: Development Team – Microsoft Games Studios, MTV Games,  Harmonix
  • Kinect Adventures: Development Team – Microsoft Games Studios/Good Science Studio
  • Kinectimals: Development Team – Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4: Development Team – Warner Bros, TT Games
  • Toy Story 3: John Blackburn, Jonathan Warner, Jeff Bunker – Disney, Avalanche Software

Gameplay

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka – Nintendo/Nintendo
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Patrick Plourde – Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
  • God of War III: Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Adam Puhl – SCE Santa Monica Studio
  • Heavy Rain: David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson – Sony, Quantic Dream, XDev Studio Europe
  • LIMBO: Arnt Jensen, Jeppe Carlsen, Peter Buchardt – Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
  • Mass Effect 2: Development Team – Electronic Arts/BioWare

Handheld

  • Cut the Rope: Efim Voinov, Semyon Voinov – Chillingo/Zeptolab
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta: Development Team – Sony , Ready at Dawn & SCE Santa Monica Studio
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4: Development Team – Warner, TT Games
  • Professor Layton and the Lost Future: Akihiro Hino – Nintendo/Level 5 Games
  • Sonic Colours: Development Team – SEGA/Sonic Team
  • Super Scribblenauts: Joseph M Tringali, Marius Fahlbusch, Jeremiah Slaczka – Warner, 5th Cell

Multiplayer

  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit: Development Team – Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Yann le Guyader – Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2:  Patrick Bach, David Goldfarb – Electronic Arts/DICE
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Mark Gordon, Dan Bunting, David Vonderhaar – Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
  • Halo: Reach: Development Team – Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty:  Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment

Original Music

  • Heavy Rain: Normand Corbeil – Sony, Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
  • Alan Wake: Petri Alanko – Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
  • Fable III: Russell Shaw – Microsoft Games Studios/Lionhead Studios
  • James Bond 007: Bloodstone: Richard Jacques – Activision Blizzard UK/ Bizarre Creations
  • Mass Effect 2: Jack Wall – Electronic Arts/BioWare
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: Koji Kondo – Nintendo/Nintendo

Social Network Game

  • My Empire: Development Team – Playfish/Playfish
  • Bejeweled Blitz: Jon David, Heather Hazen, Jason Kapalka – Popcap Games
  • Farmerama: Tobias Reisberger, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier, Marten Schröder – Bigpoint
  • FIFA Superstars: Development Team – EA Sports/Playfish
  • Zoo Mumba: Tobias Reisberger, Eduard Röhrich, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier – Bigpoint GMBH
  • Zuma Blitz: Isaac Aubrey, Jon David, Jason Kapalka – PopCap Games

Sports

  • F1 2010: Development Team – Codemasters/Codemasters Birmingham
  • FIFA 11: Development Team – Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
  • Football Manager 2011: Development Team – SEGA/Sports Interactive
  • Gran Turismo 5:  Development Team – Sony Computer Entertainment/Polyphony Digital Inc
  • International Cricket 2010: Development Team – Codemasters/Trickstar Games
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011:  Shingo Takatsuka, Naoya Hatsumi, Jon Murphy – Konami/Winning Eleven Productions

Story

  • Heavy Rain: David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson – Sony, Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
  • Alan Wake: Development Team – Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
  • BioShock 2:  Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon – 2K Games/2K Marin
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Dave Anthony, Craig Houston – Activision, Treyarch
  • Fallout: New Vegas: John Gonzalez, Eric Fenstermaker, Travis Stout – Bethesda, Obsidian Entertainment
  • Mass Effect 2: Development Team – Electronic Arts/BioWare

Strategy

  • Civilization V: Jon Shafer, Dorian Newcomb, Brian Wade – 2K Games/Firaxis
  • Fallout: New Vegas: Josh Sawyer, Frank Kowalkowski, Justin Reynard – Bethesda, Obsidian
  • FIFA Manager 11:  Development Team – EA Sports/Bright Future
  • Napoleon Total War: Development Team – SEGA/Creative Assembly
  • Plants vs. Zombies XBLA:  George Fan, Matt Lee Johnston, Ty Roberts – PopCap Games
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty: Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment

Technical Innovation

  • Heavy Rain: David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson – Sony, Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Stéphane Girard, Stephane Assadourian – Ubisoft
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dominique Drozdz Drozdz – Activision, Treyarch
  • Halo: Reach: Development Team – Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
  • Kinectimals: Development Team – Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka – Nintendo

Use of Audio

  • Battlefield: Bad Company: 2: Patrick Bach, David Goldfarb – Electronic Arts/DICE
  • Alan Wake: Development Team – Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Mathieu Jeanson – Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Brian Tuey, Chris Cowell – Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
  • DJ Hero 2: Development Team – Activision Blizzard UK LTD/Freestylegames
  • LIMBO: Martin Stig Andersen – Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games

BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

  • Twang!: Jocce Marklund, Annette Nielsen, Linus Nordgren, Marcus Heder, Thomas Finlay (That Game Studio)
  • Mush: Henry Hoffman, Ahmed Zaman, Matthew Dennis, Katherine Killick, Greg O’Brien (Angry Mango)
  • Sculpty: Druhin Mukherjee, Fabien Roussot, James Long, Fraser Littlejohn, Ronan Suess  (Team Tickle)

GAME Award of 2010

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
  • Dance Central: Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix
  • FIFA 11: Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
  • Halo Reach: Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
  • Heavy Rain: Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
  • Limbo: Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
  • Mass Effect 2: Electronic Arts/BioWare
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit: Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
  • Red Dead Redemption: Rockstar Games/Rockstar San Diego (withdrawn by Rockstar)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: Nintendo/Nintendo

Breaking news

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  1. GForce14

    Watching it live. To bad it is not televised. What time is the re run?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. KAP

    Im also watching it. Fallout New Vegas nominated best strategy game?!…..Really???

    Stig had the most heart in accepting the artistic award for God Of War 3, damn. I almost cried.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. GForce14

    Well done mass effect. Not too sure on Need for speed winning multiplayer.
    Peter Molyneux = gaming god?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    @3 For the actual multiplayer component? Probably personal taste. But for Autolog alone, it does deserve it.

    Either way, Hot Pursuit was a brilliant game. Well deserved either way. Any awards to Criterion is good news in my book.

    Also, well done to the Codies boys for F1 2010 picking up one. That’s well deserved too.

    The Heavy Rain sweep is also deserved, as is the GOTY award for ME2.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Bless. Molyneux was about to break down at the end when he picked up his Fellowship.

    Truly deserved. If Miyamoto is considered the best of all time, then we can truly say Peter Molyneux is truly the best UK-based developer of all time.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    @5 – seeing you say tht i am surprised, the man actually does have a humble bone in his body.

    *some respect for molyneux has been redeemed*

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Monk

    Can I ask anybody why Bayonetta wasn`t in even the nomination ?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. nikk900

    @7 Perhaps it wasn’t submitted, like red dead redemption.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. osric90

    Very fair… I think, I think Heavy Rain should have won gameplay too, but it’s all fair, once again BAFTAs are fair.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. ItsMe

    @9 Heavy Rain gameplay? A non-stop sequence of quick time events? Also, I don’t understand some nominees. Black Ops nominates for technical innovation? Wtf.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @6 You have to choose to submit your game for consideration. I can only assume Sega didn’t choose to do so.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. SHJafari

    So where the heck is RDR?!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    @12 Red Dead Redemption: Rockstar Games/Rockstar San Diego (withdrawn by Rockstar)

    The key is in the brackets.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. ManuOtaku

    Nice to see that Mass Effect 2 won, as Heavy rain, Need for Speed and F1.
    Also great to see the super mario galaxy 2 won an award also, really great game, all the before mentioned are great games.

    #14 3 years ago