Awards > 9th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

The 9th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards were held at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 9th.  Along the red carpet, guests were greeted by game personalities like Nintendo’s Mario and Kratos from God of War.  Before the show, attendees also got a chance to mingle at a pre-awards party thrown at the world famous Body English at the Hard Rock.  Comedian Jay Mohr hosted the show with some of the biggest names in video games as presenters. 

The highlights of this year's awards included David Jaffe’s God of War, which won in seven categories including game of the year, and the innovative Guitar Hero by Harmonix Music Systems, which won four awards.  Accompanied onstage by his mother, Ultima-creator Richard Garriott was inducted into the Academy Hall of Fame in a presentation made by his brother Robert Garriott.


Finalists were nominated in the following categories:

Overall Game of the Year

Computer Game of the Year

Console Game of the Year

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack

Outstanding Achievement in Original Musical Composition

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Outstanding Character Performance - Male

Outstanding Character Performance - Female

Outstanding Achievement in Story and Character Development

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Sports Game of the Year

Strategy Game of the Year

First Person Action Game of the Year

Fighting Game of the Year

Racing Game of the Year

Role-Playing Game of the Year

Children's Game of the Year

Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Handheld Game of the Year

Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Family Game of the Year

Simulation Game of the Year

Downloadable Game of the Year

Cellular Game of the Year

Past Interactive Achievement Awards
10th Annual
9th Annual
8th Annual
7th Annual
6th Annual
5th Annual
4th Annual
3rd Annual
2nd Annual
1st Annual
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