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Amy Hennig Games Special Award

Discover more about Special Award recipient Amy Hennig. 

BAFTA LA Celebrates Amy HennigGetty Images for BAFTA LA

Amy Hennig, the award-winning game director and script writer, has been honoured with a BAFTA Special Award. The award was presented at a BAFTA Los Angeles event hosted by actress Alison Haislip on Sunday 12 June.

Hennig is best-known as the writer and creative director behind the bestselling Uncharted video game series, which received four BAFTAs in 2010 in the Action, Use of Audio, Original Score and Story categories for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. During her 26 years working in games development she has received two awards from the Writers Guild of America, numerous other industry accolades and has been cited as one of the most influential women in the game industry.

Her work in the games industry spans nearly three decades, and throughout this illustrious career she has championed the importance of a game’s script, with this creative vision pervading all her work. We look forward to celebrating this much-deserved award with her on 12 June.

BAFTA Games Committee Chairman Harvey Elliot

Hennig recently joined Electronic Arts as the creative director and lead writer on Visceral Games’ upcoming Star Wars title. She joined EA after a decade at Naughty Dog as the creative director and writer of Sony Computer Entertainment’s acclaimed Uncharted game series.  Prior to joining Naughty Dog in 2003, she served as the writer and director of the Soul Reaver / Legacy of Kain series over eight years at Crystal Dynamics. 

The event was held at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, and presented with thanks to Best Practices Lab and the GREAT Britain campaign.