Despite nabbing 12 nominations for the (deep breath) Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, BioShock was bested in the Overall Game of the Year category by cinematic tour de force, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Both games were awarded four, err, awards at this year's event, held alongside D.I.C.E. at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Orange Box's Portal made off with some shiny statuettes, as did fake instrument extravaganza, Rock Band. Super Mario Galaxy was deemed the best "adventure" game in absence of a "platformer" category (a sad commentary in itself), while Assassin's Creed got a hearty stab pat on the back for its fancy animation. The complete list of winners can be found after the break -- a list of whiners is sure to follow shortly.

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  • Handheld Game of the Year -- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • Family Game of the Year -- Rock Band
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation -- Assassin's Creed
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction -- BioShock
  • Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering -- Crysis
  • Outstanding Character Performance -- The Orange Box: Portal (GLaDOS)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story Development -- BioShock
  • Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering -- The Orange Box: Portal
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay -- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Downloadable Game of the Year -- Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition -- BioShock
  • Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack -- Rock Band
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design -- BioShock
  • Cellular Game of the Year -- skate.
  • Role-Playing Game of the Year -- Mass Effect
  • Racing Game of the Year -- Motorstorm
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design -- The Orange Box: Portal
  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming -- Rock Band
  • Adventure Game of the Year -- Super Mario Galaxy
  • Sports Game of the Year -- skate.
  • Strategy / Simulation Game of the Year -- Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
  • Action Game of the Year -- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year -- World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
  • Computer Game of the Year -- The Orange Box
  • Console Game of the Year -- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Overall Game of the Year -- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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