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Martti Suosalo wins a BAFTA Games Award for Control

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) held its BAFTA Games Awards last night to honor the accomplishments in the art of video games made in 2019. Control was nominated in 11 categories, a record for our studio and the BAFTAs themselves, and a honor we shared with Kojima Productions and their title Death Stranding, which was in the running for 11 awards in 10 categories.

The BAFTA Games Award for Performer in a Supporting Role went to Martti Suosalo last night, for his role of Ahti the janitor in Control.

As Ahti would say, it’s place for congratulations!

Martti Suosalo’s performance of Ahti is one that stands out to a lot of players of Control: his humming, his strange way of speaking (in directly translated Finnish idioms), and the fact that he appears to be more than just your regular janitor.

Watch Martti’s acceptance speech below.

The big winners of the BAFTA Games Award last night are definitely Studio ZA/UM’s Disco Elysium and Mobius Digital’s Outer Wilds, which went home with three golden masks each. Congratulations also to Hideo Kojima for receiving the BAFTA Games Fellowship Award for his contribution to the medium of video games as a whole.

If you missed the live ceremony, the whole thing is available to watch on YouTube.

Some of our Remedians were on the BAFTAs virtual red carpet as well! Below, an interview with the Executive Producer on Control, Juha Vainio, and Remedy’s Communications Director, Thomas Puha.

Our leading actress, Courtney Hope, was also on the virtual red carpet, with a guest appearance from Stevie, one of her dogs.

Congratulations once again to all the winners and nominees! We are all grateful to be in such talented company.

Vida Starčević (Community Manager)