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Super Mario Galaxy's surprise win

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy was the surprise winner of the biggest prize of the night at the Bafta video game awards, winning best Game of the Year.

LittleBigPlanet also got a prize for best Artistic Achievement.

And the famous film director Steven Spielberg got an award for his work on Boom Blox for the Nintendo Wii.

Bafta has been giving out gaming awards since 1998, with prizes given to the most artistic, creative and technically advanced games.

Ore explains the differences between the two types of gaming awards.

Games Baftas v Golden Joysticks. Ore explains the difference

But the last awards in 2007 caused controversy because some of the games had been nominated before they were on sale in the shops, and some hadn't even been finished.

The 2008 ceremony was delayed until March 2009, to avoid clashing with the Golden Joysticks awards, and to give judges more time to check out the games.