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Winners Announced: British Academy Games Awards in 2019

4 April 2019

The winners of the British Academy Games Awards have been announced at the ceremony hosted by Dara O'Briain at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on Thursday 04 April.

  • God of War wins five BAFTAs
  • Two BAFTAs each for Return of the Obra Dinn and Nintendo Labo
  • Fortnite wins Evolving Game
  • Old School Runescape wins EE Mobile Game of the Year

BAFTA has announced the winners of tonight’s British Academy Games Awards, which celebrated the very best in games of the past year. The ceremony was hosted by Dara O’Briain at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

God of War, the mythology-based action-adventure game, won Audio Achievement, Best Game, Music, Narrative, and Performer for Jeremy Davies for his role as The Stranger.

Return of the Obra Dinn, the puzzle game developed by Lucas Pope, won Artistic Achievement and Game Design.

Nintendo Labo, the creative cardboard-based game that brings toys to life with the Nintendo Switch, won Family and Game Innovation.

Fortnite, the hugely popular online multiplayer game, won Evolving Game.

Another six games won BAFTAs on the night. The turn-based strategy game Into the Breach won Original Property. Florence, the interactive love story, won Mobile Game. Yoku’s Island Express, the platforming pinball adventure game, won the BAFTA for Debut Game. A Way Out, the co–op adventure game, won Multiplayer. The open-world racing game Forza Horizon 4 won British Game. My Child Lebensborn, the story-driven nurture game about the child of an enemy solider, won the BAFTA for Game Beyond Entertainment.

Old School Runescape collected the EE Mobile Game of the Year, the only award voted for by the public.

The official live stream of the ceremony with red carpet arrivals and winners interviews is available on BAFTA’s website, www.bafta.org, and all major social and online platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Steam, Playstation, Mixer and Caffeine.

The Awards are supported by BAFTA’s official games partners Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, PlayFusion, PlayStation, SEGA Europe Ltd., Tencent Games and Ubisoft Entertainment with EE sponsoring the only award voted for by the public.

BAFTA curates a year-round global programme of events and initiatives that support the games industry. This includes developer talks, showcases, debates, scholarships and networking, as well as the flagship Games Lecture by an inspirational practitioner. Applications are now open for: BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD), which gives young people and educators insights into the industry and access to the brightest creative minds in games; BAFTA Scholarships, which enable talented individuals to study a post-graduate course in games; and BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, which supports emerging stars of the games industry.

Applications are now being taken for games membership of BAFTA: membership.bafta.org

Photography and videography:

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Videography from the evening will be available to download here. Further exclusive event coverage will also be available to license from screenocean.com.  

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About BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.