The Last of Us picks up 5 BAFTAs!

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The British Academy Games Awards 2014 winners were announced last night, and we've got the round up of the awards for you!

Last night saw The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announcements of the British Academy Games Awards 2014, which paid homage to the greatest that the games industry had to offer this past year. Host by Dara O’Briain at Tobacco Dock in London, presenters of the awards included Carol Voderman, Wretch 32, and Hideo Kojima himself.

Last year was an incredible time for games, and we’ve rounded up the awards for you below:

  • Taking home five BAFTA awards, The Last of Us scooped up Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Story, and Performer which was presented to Ashley Johnson for her role as Ellie.
  • Grand Theft Auto V nabbed itself three awards for British Game, Game Design, and Multiplayer.
  • Rex Crowle who was selected as a BAFTA ‘Breakthrough Brit’ saw Tearaway, a game he worked on, pick up three awards for Artistic Achievement, Family, and Mobile and Handheld.
  • Gone Home was awarded Debut Game.
  • The Game Innovation award went to Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • FIFA 14 picked up Sport, which is the fourth time the franchise has won an award.
  • Papers, Please won Strategy and Simulation.
  • Size DOES Matter, created by student developers in Norway, won the Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital. The award showcases the best talent in young games developers.

Hideo Kojima presented Rockstar Games with The Fellowship award, for its outstanding and exceptional contribution to the games industry. The photo at the head of this article shows Hideo with the Rockstar Games team and their awards.

You can watch the Awards’ highlights programme on Friday 21 March at 10pm over on Challenge, which is on Sky channel 125, Freeview channel 46, and Virgin channel 139. Or you can check out the three videos from the event below, in which Dara O'Briain plays the ever-brilliant host:

It’s great to see the games industry being recognised more and more each year as the fully-viable medium we’ve always known it to be. And big awards ceremonies like these will only help to show everyone that games are just as emotive, creative, and thought-provoking as any other major creative industry.

Did your favourites win? Were you surprised by any of the awards? Let us know in the comments below!

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