The Last of Us and GTA5 clean up at BAFTA Games Awards

Naughty Dog led the way at this year's annual British Academy Games Awards, winning five of its 10 category nominations including Best Game in 2014 for The Last of Us.

The studio was also awarded with Story, Action and Adventure and Audio Achievement, while Ashley Johnson won Best Performer for her role as protagonist Ellie. Going into the ceremony with nine nominations for Grand Theft Auto 5, Rockstar Games was presented with Game Design, Best British Game 2014 and Multiplayer. Tearaway developer Media Molecule walked away with Artist Achievement, Family and Mobile and Handheld.

Starbreeze Studios edged out Rockstar, Lucas Pope, Media Molecule, Simogo, Davey Wreden and crew to win Game Innovation for Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The Fullbright Company won Debut Game in 2014 with Gone Home, beating out the likes of The Stanley Parable and Remember Me.

Metal Gear creator and Konami Digital Entertainment vice president Hideo Kojima presented Rockstar Games with BAFTA's Fellowship award. Past BAFTA Fellows include Gabe Newell, Peter Molyneux, Shigeru Miyamoto, Nolan Bushnell and Will Wright.

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BAFTA opened the Games Awards ceremony to the public this year, offering attendees hands-on access to upcoming titles with a pre-show Inside Games Arcade exhibit. The event also featured talks by developers and designers.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Action & Adventure

  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Badland (Frogmind)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North / Rockstar Games)
  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games / Warner Bros)
  • Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics / Square Enix)

Artistic Achievement

  • Beyond: Two Souls (Quantic Dreams / SCEE)
  • BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games / 2K Games)
  • Device 6 (Simogo)
  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Level 5 / Namco Bandai Games)
  • Tearaway (Media Molecule / SCEE)

Audio Achievement

  • Battlefield 4 (DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games / 2K Games)
  • Device 6 (Simogo)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North / Rockstar Games)
  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics / Square Enix)

Best Game

  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North / Rockstar Games)
  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope / 3909 LLC)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo / Nintendo)
  • Tearaway (Media Molecule / SCEE)

British Game

  • DmC Devil May Cry (Ninja Theory / Capcom)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North / Rockstar Games)
  • Gunpoint (Suspicious Developments)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games / Warner Bros)
  • The Room Two (Fireproof Games)
  • Tearaway (Media Molecule / SCEE)

Debut Game

  • Badland (Frogmind)
  • Castles in the Sky (The Tall Trees)
  • Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
  • Gunpoint (Suspicious Developments)
  • Remember Me (Dontnod Entertainment / Capcom)
  • The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

Family

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo / Nintendo)
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Starbreeze Studios / 505 Games)
  • Rayman Legends (Ubisoft Montpellier / Ubisoft)
  • Skylanders Swap Force (Toys for Bob / Activision)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo / Nintendo)
  • Tearaway (Media Molecule / SCEE)

Game Design

  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North / Rockstar Games)
  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope / 3909 LLC)
  • Tearaway (Media Molecule / SCEE)
  • Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics / Square Enix)

Game Innovation

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Starbreeze Studios / 505 Games)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North / Rockstar Games)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope / 3909 LLC)
  • The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
  • Tearaway (Media Molecule / SCEE)
  • Year Walk (Simogo)

Mobile & Handheld

  • Badland (Frogmind)
  • Device 6 (Simogo)
  • Plants vs Zombies 2 (PopCap Games / Electronic Arts)
  • Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)
  • The Room Two (Fireproof Games)
  • Tearaway (Media Molecule / SCEE)

Multiplayer

  • Battlefield 4 (DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • DOTA 2 (Valve / Valve)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North / Rockstar Games)
  • The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo / Nintendo)
  • World of Tanks (Wargaming.net)

Music

  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Beyond: Two Souls (Quantic Dreams / SCEE)
  • BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games / 2K Games)
  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo / Nintendo)
  • Tearaway (Media Molecule / SCEE)

Performer

  • Ashley Johnson (Ellie) - The Last of Us
  • Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) - BioShock Infinite
  • Ellen Page (Jodie) - Beyond: Two Souls
  • Kevan Brighting (The Narrator) - The Stanley Parable
  • Steven Ogg (Trevor Phillips) - Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Troy Baker (Joel) - The Last of Us

Sport

  • F1 2013 (Codemasters / Codemasters)
  • FIFA 14 (EA Canada / Electronic Arts)
  • Football Manager 2014 (Sports Interactive / SEGA)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 / Microsoft Studios)
  • GRID 2 (Codemasters / Codemasters)
  • NBA 2K14 (Visual Concepts / 2K Games)

Story

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Starbreeze Studios / 505 Games)
  • Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North / Rockstar Games)
  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Level 5 / Namco Bandai Games)
  • The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

Strategy & Simulation

  • Civilization 5: Brave New World (Firaxis Games/2K Games)
  • Democracy 3 (Positech Games)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 / Microsoft Studios)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope / 3909 LLC)
  • Surgeon Simulator 2013 (Bossa Studios)
  • XCOM: Enemy Within (Firaxis Games / 2K Games)

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

  • Project Heera: Diamond Heist (Mazhlele)
  • Size DOES Matter (Team DOS)
  • The Unknown (iKnow)

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