Bafta has been giving out awards to the games industry since 1998, although it only became a separate event in 2004.
39 different games were nominated for an award and the event was hosted by Mock The Week compere and stand-up comedian Dara O'Briain, an avid gamer himself who describes his playing habits as "midway between hardcore and casual".
The Academy also bestowed a Fellowship award on Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and the man who created the first ever mass-market video game, Pong.
The last awards event, in 2007, caused controversy as some of the nominated titles had not actually been released in the shops and, in some cases, were not even finished.
As a result the 2008 ceremony was delayed until March 2009 to avoid clashing with the Golden Joysticks and to give judges more time with the nominated games.
Gameplay from Best Game Winner: Super Mario Galaxy
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