Gaming News: 2021 BAFTA Games Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2021 British Academy Games Awards have been announced.

Like many other awards ceremonies, this year’s event was hosted by a variety of hosts online with the ceremony being streamed online across various social media platforms and on Twitch. During the show, there were videos from various development teams discussing how the games industry has been dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the work of organisations like BAFTA have helped support upcoming talent in gaming.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure won Best British Game, while The Last of Us Part II won the coveted EE Game of the Year Award, which was voted for by fans, with Hades coming away with the most awards, including wins for Game Design, Artistic Achievement, and the top accolade of Best Game.

The 2021 BAFTA Fellowship was awarded to Siobhan Reddy. With a career spanning over 20 years, the Studio Director of Media Molecule – the team behind six-time nominee Dreams – is being honoured for her work in promoting diversity, inclusion, and more collaboration across the entire gaming landscape

Check out the full list of winners below.

ANIMATION

The Last Of Us Part II

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

Hades

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT

Ghost Of Tsushima

BEST GAME

Hades

BRITISH GAME

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

DEBUT GAME

Carrion

EVOLVING GAME

Sea Of Thieves

FAMILY

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

GAME DESIGN

Hades

MULTIPLAYER

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

MUSIC

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

NARRATIVE

Hades

ORIGINAL PROPERTY

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

PERFORMER IN A LEADING ROLE

Laura Bailey as Abby in The Last of Us Part II

PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Logan Cunningham as Hades, Achilles, Poseidon, Asterius, Charon, and the Storyteller in Hades

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Dreams

EE GAME OF THE YEAR (voted for by the public)

The Last Of Us Part II

BAFTA FELLOWSHIP

Siobhan Reddy – Studio Director, Media Molecule

Watch the awards in full below.

Words by Megan Roxburgh


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