2012 was a fairly busy year for Nintendo, with some high-quality titles arriving on 3DS and the long-awaited release of Wii U. There were some rather decent games in there, which makes Nintendo's complete absence from the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Game Awards 2013 a little surprising.

While failure to make it into some categories is understandable — especially with Wii having an exceptionally quiet year and Wii U only being on the UK market at the end of the year — a couple of notable categories stand-out, surprising us that Nintendo titles didn't even make the shortlist. We'd argue that Nintendo Land should be a candidate for the "Family" category, while releases such as Kid Icarus: Uprising and Paper Mario: Sticker Star were surely not far away for the "Mobile and Handheld" award. The actual shortlists are below.

Mobile & Handheld in 2013

LittleBigPlanet (Vita)
Super Monsters Ate My Condo
The Room
New Star Soccer
The Walking Dead

Family in 2013

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition
LEGO the Lord of the Rings
Just Dance 4
Skylanders Giants
Clay Jam

Do you think Nintendo releases or system exclusives were hard done by, or are these shortlists fair enough? Let us know what you think below, and you can check out all of the award nominations on the official BAFTA page

[via awards.bafta.org]