Things were coming up aces for Naughty Dog at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, or BAFTAs. The developer behind the popular action/survival game for the PlayStation 3 The Last of Us took home five awards from the show earlier this week.
Writer Neil Druckmann and his team earned awards for Best Game, Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Story and Performer, with Ashley Johnson picking up an award for her performance as young Ellie.
Johnson blogged about her win, stating, “I feel so lucky that I got to play Ellie. To play a female character in a game that for once isn’t sexualized and is a real 14 year old girl. A 14 year old girl that has insecurities and emotional ups and downs but can also hold her own in a fight if she needs to. Ellie is a complete badass to me and I’m proud of who and what she represents as a woman.”
Other notable winners from the awards show include Gone Home, which won Debut Game, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, which earned Game Innovation; and Bioshock Infinite, which won in the Music category.
Source: GamesIndustry International