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The British Academy Games Awards are an annual British awards ceremony honoring "outstanding creative achievement" in the video game industry.[1] First presented in 2004 following the restructuring of the BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards, the awards are presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and are thus commonly referred to as the BAFTA Games Awards.

British Academy Games Awards
BAFTA Games Awards Logo.jpg
Awarded forOutstanding creative achievement in games[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
First awarded2004
Websitebafta.org

Since the inaugural BAFTA Games Awards in 2004, eleven ceremonies have taken place. The most recent, the 15th British Academy Games Awards, was held on 4 April 2019 at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

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CategoriesEdit

Active Categories

Defunct Categories

  • Action Game
  • Adventure Game
  • Animation or Intro
  • Art Direction
  • Best Character
  • Casual and Social Game
  • Children's Game (renamed Family Game)
  • Game Boy Advance Game
  • Gamecube Game
  • Gameplay
  • Handheld Game
  • One to Watch Award
  • Online Game
  • Originality (renamed Original Property)
  • Original Music (merged with Sound)
  • PC Game
  • PS2 Game
  • Puzzle Game
  • Racing Game
  • Screenplay/Story (renamed Narrative)
  • Simulation Game
  • Sound (merged with Original Music)
  • Sports Game
  • Strategy Game

Sunday Times Reader's Award

  • Technical Achievement
  • Xbox Game

Ceremonies and winnersEdit

The BAFTA ceremonies are typically held in March or April of each year. In some years, BAFTA has given out additional awards just prior to the Electronic Entertainment Expo event, which happens in May or June of the year.

2003Edit

The 2003 ceremony took place on February 2004.[2]

2004Edit

The 2004 ceremony took place on 1 March 2005.[3]

2006Edit

The 2006 ceremony took place at The Roundhouse on 5 October 2006 and was hosted by Vernon Kay.[4]

2007Edit

The 2007 ceremony took place at Battersea Evolution on 23 October 2007 and was hosted by Vic Reeves.[5]

2008Edit

The 2008 ceremony took place at London Hilton on 10 March 2009 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain.[6]

2009Edit

The 2009 ceremony took place at London Hilton 19 March 2010 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain.[7]

2010Edit

The 2010 ceremony took place at London Hilton on 16 March 2011 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain.[8]

2011Edit

The 2011 ceremony took place at London Hilton on 16 March 2012 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain.[9]

2012Edit

The 2012 ceremony took place at London Hilton on 5 March 2013 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain.[10]

2013Edit

The 2013 ceremony took place at Tobacco Dock on 12 March 2014 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain.[11]

2014Edit

The 2014 ceremony took place at Tobacco Dock on 12 March 2015 and was hosted by Rufus Hound.[12]

2015Edit

The 2015 ceremony took place at Tobacco Dock on 7 April 2016 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain.[13]

2016Edit

The 2016 ceremony took place at Tobacco Dock on 6 April 2017 and was hosted by Danny Wallace.[15]

2017Edit

The 2017 ceremony took place at The Troxy on 12 April 2018 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain.[17][18]

2018Edit

The 2018 ceremony took place at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 4 April 2019 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain.[20][21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "British Academy Games Awards: Rules and Guidelines 2015" (PDF). British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Games in 2004". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Games in 2005". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Games in 2006". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Games in 2007". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Games in 2009". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Games in 2010". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Games in 2011". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Games in 2012". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Games in 2013". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Games in 2014". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Games in 2015". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Games in 2016". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  14. ^ Wawro, Alex (24 May 2016). "BAFTA honors veteran game designer Amy Hennig with a Special Award". Gamasutra. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Games in 2017". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  16. ^ Batchelor, James (2 June 2017). "BAFTA to honour Riot Games' Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill at E3". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Games in 2018". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Nominations Announced for the British Academy Games Awards in 2018". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  19. ^ Lanier, Liz (11 May 2018). "Nolan North to Receive BAFTA Special Award in June". Variety. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  20. ^ "BAFTA Games Awards winners 2019". BAFTA.org. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Winners Announced: British Academy Games Awards in 2019". BAFTA.org. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  22. ^ Kerr, Chris (14 May 2019). "Epic Games to receive BAFTA Special Award for contribution to game development". Gamasutra. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

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