The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity event that supports, promotes, and develops art forms involving moving images: film, television, and video games. The BAFTA awards are held every year in London, England and awards are handed out for various categories. Unfortunately, Nintendo did not come away with any wins in any category this year.

What is particularly noteworthy is that despite 3DS games such as A Link Between Worlds, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf winning multiple awards from various media outlets over the past few months, not a single 3DS game was put up as a nominee for the “Mobile & Handhelds” category. Instead, Tearaway on the PS Vita came away with the win in that category. Despite that oddity, Super Mario 3D World was nominated for the Best Game, Multiplayer, Original Music, and Family categories, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf was also nominated for the Family category.

Nonetheless, Nintendo failed to win an award at BAFTA for the second year in a row. You can check out the full list of nominees and winners on BAFTA’s website here. As always, feel free to voice your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • CEObrainz

    Unfortunately Nintendo has never been too big here in the UK, this is no surprise to be honest. That being said, awards and review sites are little indication of how good a game is, rather the individual experience of each customer which will overall accumulate to game sales is a better indication.

    • Reece Heather

      While I agree that a game’s quality is entirely subjective, I have to say the BAFTA’s surprised me with this year’s winners. It really is unfortunate that Mario, Zelda, W101 etc didn’t get some recognition, but Brothers, Tearaway and Papers, Please absolutely deserved their place and I’m thrilled that they’re being given some widespread attention.

      2013 was an incredible year for games, and one award show can’t fit them all in. Don’t feel bad, Nintendo! :3

      • CEObrainz

        Games such as the ones you mentioned do deserved to get mentioned, in fact I’m happy they do, the indie marker especially is producing some real gems to play. Battlefield 4 is quite enjoyable, it reminds me of Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2.

        2013 was the year of the 3DS, it had too many good games released for it and sales were consistently good.

  • Anthony Moseley

    The fact that no 3DS game was nominated for the “Mobile & Handheld” category pretty makes these awards irrelevant as far as I’m concerned.