BAFTA Games joins the DICE and SXSW awards in recognizing animation as a separate category from artistic achievement for video games. That leaves only the GDC Awards as the last major awards ceremony notable for the omission.
“An Animation category will be introduced to complement the existing Artistic Achievement category, addressing the important role this skillset plays in creating believable and engaging worlds. The category will be covering all elements of animation from player control and ambient animation to facial animation and cinematics.”
This is a great endorsement of the craft, especially from such a prestigious award ceremony. Read more about the announcement here.