The 30th hmv GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards were held yesterday afternoon in London; with over four million votes cast, eighteen awards presented and a fountain of tears shed. This year, Nintendo had eleven games nominated across seven categories, but unfortunately failed to secure any awards.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim beat The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on the podium for Ultimate Game Of The Year.

Five games were nominated for the Best Handheld Game category: Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Resident Evil: Revelations and Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. That was a pretty solid list of contenders, which were sadly beaten by the PS Vita game Uncharted: Golden Abyss.

So, no sticks this year for the Big N. Better luck next year, where hopefully there will be a better chance with the release of Wii U. Below is a list of all the winners in each category, and hard luck to all the fantastic nominees.

BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE GAME in association with Digital Spy
Batman Arkham City

BEST STRATEGY GAME in association with PC Gamer
Civilization 5: Gods & Kings

BEST MOBILE / TABLET GAME in association with Edge
Angry Birds Space

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME in association with Official Xbox Magazine
Minecraft (Xbox 360)

BEST FIGHTER in association with Nuts
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition

BEST SHOOTER in association with Gioteck
Battlefield 3

BEST MMO in association with hmv Gamerbase
World of Tanks

BEST HANDHELD GAME in association with T3
Uncharted: Golden Abyss

TOP GAMING MOMENT in association with Daily / Sunday Mirror
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Throat of the World

ONE TO WATCH in association with hmv
Grand Theft Auto V

BEST DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT in association with Official Playstation Magazine
Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative)

BEST RPG in association with MSN
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

BEST SPORTS GAME in association with talkSPORT



BEST RACER in association with
Forza 4

EA Sports & FIFA

ULTIMATE GAME OF THE YEAR in association with GamesMaster
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim