Call of Duty 4 takes three Baftas

Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4 took three awards at the 2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts video game ceremony last night, while best-seller Grand Theft Auto IV received no awards, despite several nominations.

Call of Duty 4 received awards for Story & Character, Gameplay and the publicly voted GAME Award 2008.

Perhaps surprisingly, the Game of the Year award went to Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy. Other winners at the awards ceremony, presented by Jonathan Ross and former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq, included Race Driver: Grid, LittleBigPlanet, Fable II, Left 4 Dead and Spore.

Founder of Atari and creator of Pong, Nolan Bushnell, received a Fellowship award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

According to the BBC, the last awards event, which was held in 2007, caused controversy when it included nominations for unreleased, or even unfinished, titles. As a result of this, the 2008 video game ceremony was delayed until March 2009 in order to give judges more time with the nominated games, as well as to avoid a clash with the Golden Joysticks.

The full list of awards, nominees and winners is as follows:

Best Game
Winner: Super Mario Galaxy
Nominees: Call of Duty 4, Fable II, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, Rock Band

Action & Adventure
Winner: Fable II
Nominees: Call of Duty 4, Dead Space, Grand Theft Auto IV, Prince of Persia, Tomb Raider Underworld

Artistic Achievement
Winner: LittleBigPlanet
Nominees: Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty 4, Dead Space, Gears of War 2, Metal Gear Solid 4@ Guns of the Patriots

Casual
Winner: Boom Blox
Nominees: Buzz! Quiz TV, Guitar Hero: World Tour, LittleBigPlanet, Singstar Vol. 2, Wii Fit

Gameplay
Winner: Call of Duty 4
Nominees: Grand Theft Auto IV, Left 4 Dead, Mario Kart Wii, Rock Band, Super Mario Galaxy

Handheld
Winner: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Nominees: Geometry Wars: Galaxies, God of War: Chains of the Olympus, The Legend of Zelda, Phantom Hourglass, Patapon, Soul Bubbles

Multiplayer
Winner: Left 4 Dead
Nominees: Buzz! Quiz TV, Call of Duty 4, Gears of War 2, Mario Kart Wii Rock Band

Original Score
Winner: Dead Space
Nominees: Assassin's Creed, Fable II, Fallout 3, LittleBigPlanet, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Sports
Winner: Race Driver: GRID
Nominees: FIFA 09, Football Manager 2009, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, Pure, Wii Fit

Strategy
Winner: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
Nominees: Advance Wars: Dark Conflict, Command and Conquer: Red alert 3, Ninjatown, Socom: US Navy Seals Tactical Strike, Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise

Story & Character
Winner: Call of Duty 4
Nominees: Assassin's Creed, Fable II, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, Mass Effect

Technical Achievement
Winner: Spore
Nominees: Assassin's Creed, Fable II, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, LittleBigPlanet

Use of Audio
Winner: Dead Space
Nominees: Call of Duty 4, Gears of War 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, LittleBigPlanet, Super Mario Galaxy

One to Watch Award (in association with Dare to Be Digital)
Winner: Boro-Toro
Nominees: Origamee, Vegeme

GAME Award of 2008 (voted by the public)
Winner: Call of duty 4
Nominees: Fallout 3, Gears of War 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Left 4 Dead, LittleBigPlanet, Professor Layton, Wii Fit, World of Warcraft Lich King

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