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The Last of Us took home five BAFTA trophies last night, earning awards in half of the categories it was nominated in, including Game of the Year. Media Molecule's Tearaway and Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V followed close by, taking home three prizes each.
In addition to winning the Best Game in 2014 category, Naughty Dog's game earned awards for Best Story, Audio Achievement, and Best Action and Adventure Game, while actress Ashley Johnson took home the Best Performer prize for her portrayal of Ellie.
Here's the complete list of winners and nominees.
Best Game in 2014WINNER The Last of UsAssassin’s Creed 4: Black FlagGrand Theft Auto VPapers, PleaseSuper Mario 3D WorldTearaway
British Game in 2014WINNER Grand Theft Auto VTearawayThe Room TwoLego Marvel Super HeroesGunpointDmC Devil May Cry
Debut Game in 2014WINNER Gone HomeThe Stanley ParableRemember MeGunpointCastles in the SkyBadland
Action And Adventure in 2014WINNER The Last of UsAssassin’s Creed 4: Black FlagBadlandGrand Theft Auto VLego Marvel Super HeroesTomb Raider
Artistic Achievement in 2014WINNER TearawayBeyond: Two SoulsBioShock InfiniteDevice 6The Last of UsNi no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Audio Achievement in 2014WINNER The Last of UsBattlefield 4BioShock InfiniteDevice 6Grand Theft Auto VTomb Raider
Family in 2014WINNER TearawayAnimal Crossing: New LeafSuper Mario 3D WorldSkylanders Swap ForceRayman LegendsBrothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Game Design in 2014WINNER Grand Theft Auto VTomb RaiderTearawayPapers, PleaseThe Last of UsAssassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Game Innovation in 2014WINNER Brothers: A Tale of Two SonsGrand Theft Auto VPapers, PleaseThe Stanley ParableTearawayYear Walk
Mobile & Handheld in 2014WINNER TearawayBadlandDevice 6Plants vs. Zombies 2Ridiculous FishingThe Room Two
Multiplayer in 2014WINNER Grand Theft Auto VWorld of TanksSuper Mario 3D WorldThe Last of UsDota 2Battlefield 4
Original Music in 2014WINNER BioShock InfiniteTearawaySuper Mario 3D WorldThe Last of UsBeyond: Two SoulsAssassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Performer in 2014WINNER Ashley Johnson (Ellie) – The Last of UsCourtnee Draper (Elizabeth) – BioShock InfiniteEllen Page (Jodie) – Beyond: Two SoulsKevan Brighting (The Narrator) – The Stanley ParableSteven Ogg (Trevor Phillips) – Grand Theft Auto VTroy Baker (Joel) – The Last of Us
Sports in 2014WINNER FIFA 14F1 2013NBA 2K14GRID 2Forza Motorsport 5Football Manager 2014
Story in 2014WINNER The Last of UsThe Stanley ParableNi no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchGrand Theft Auto VGone HomeBrothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Strategy And Simulation in 2014WINNER Papers, PleaseCivilization V: Brave New WorldDemocracy 3Forza Motorsport 5Surgeon Simulator 2013XCOM: Enemy Within
BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital in 2014WINNER Size DOES MatterProject Heera: Diamond HeistThe Unknown
Games | Fellowship in 2014Rockstar Games
[Source: BAFTA Games]
Our TakeIt was a great night for Sony, which published both The Last of Us and Tearaway. Looking at the list is a reminder of just how many remarkable (and wildly varying) games came out in 2013. Here's hoping that we can say the same thing next year, too.
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