Oblivion, Nintendo win Golden Joysticks

The public award three trophies each to Nintendo and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion; Editors' Choice is BAFTA winner Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter.

Resident Evil 4

The 24th annual Golden Joystick Awards ceremony was held at the Park Lane Hilton hotel in London this afternoon. Fifteen of the 16 awards are voted for by the gaming public, choosing from a panel-selected shortlist in each category. The only exception is the Editors' Choice Award, which is chosen by a panel of gaming journalists. Games released between August 1, 2005, and July 31, 2006, were all eligible to be considered.

The awards were presented by comedian Justin Lee Collins, and the winners included Nintendogs, which took home both the Family Game of the Year and the Girls' Choice awards, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which was PC, Xbox, and Ultimate Game of the Year. Mario Kart DS was one of the runners-up of the day, coming second or third in several of the six categories it was shortlisted in, including Nintendo Game of the Year.

Last year, the big winners were Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Resident Evil 4.

The full list of this year's winners is as follows:

T3 Innovation Award
Xbox Live Marketplace (Microsoft)

The Sun Family Game of the Year
Nintendogs (Nintendo)

PC Game of the Year
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games)

1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year
Need for Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts)

Xbox Game of the Year
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games)

Nuts All-Nighter Awards
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (Konami)

Bliss Girls' Choice for 2006
Nintendogs (Nintendo)

PlayStation Game of the Year
Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)

Intel Online Game of the Year
Age of Empires III (Microsoft Game Studios)

Handheld Game of the Year
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar Games)

Nintendo Game of the Year
New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)

Retailer of the Year

CVG's The One to Watch for 2007
PlayStation 3 (Sony)

Publisher of the Year
Electronic Arts

Editors' Choice Award
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft)

PLAY.com Ultimate Game of the Year
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games)

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