These are the official photos from the video game BAFTA awards that took place a couple of days ago. The photos are mostly of the event’s celebrity guests, rather than anything to do with the actual video games or the game makers.

If BAFTA’s still this embarrassed about video gaming, perhaps it ought to just give up on the whole thing?

Athlete, BAFTA's chums

This is Athlete. They are someone at BAFTA’s favourite band, despite churning out really dull electro dirge.

Not contributed a note to Britain's proud musical heritage

That’s Charlie Simpson from Busted, although his press people would prefer it if he was called Charlie Simpson from Fightstar.

Dom Jolly from off the telly

Not only do we know lots about youth culture and pop music as illustrated by the above two captions, we can also recognise Dom Jolly from off the telly.

Dom Jolly from off the telly again

Obviously we have selectively edited the material. BAFTA sent out 9 photos of game developers and publishers, compared to 11 photos of celebrity guests. Three of the developer shots were of Will Wright, though, so technically there were only 7 game pics.

Gareth Gates hasn't jumped off a cliff yet

That’s Gareth Gates, who hasn’t got much to do these days other than sit at home playing Miles’ Football Manager.

Men from Hollyoaks

Men from Hollyoaks. The one on the left got to kiss a quite pretty girl for a while, but then she tried to murder him. The one on the right is the gormless one who’s unlucky in love and only gets rubbish comedy storylines about ill-fated business ventures.


Peter Serafinowicz, who is quite popular at the moment with people who have the ability to laugh at other peoples jokes.

Comedic low point

Uh-oh. Dom Jolly has resorted to a “comedic point.” His career is over.

Remi Nicole. Probably a Radio 1 DJ

This is Remi Nicole. We will be honest and say we have no idea who she is, plus she’s not pretty enough to bother Googling to find out.

Secretly thinks games are for losers who are wasting their life

Vic Reeves. Not currently developing anything for Xbox Live Arcade as far as we are aware.

Vicki Butler Henderson XXX

Vicki Butler Henderson. We have supplied this image in clickable high-resolution, just in case you want to analyse her in close-up detail. We are hopeful this will result in significant Google traffic.

Wonky men

And this is why BAFTA mostly sent out celebrity photos.