Last night the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) ceremony took place. In order to comply with the global measurements taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, the event took place online in its entirety. It’s great to see the organization found a way to continue the event considering the current predicament we’re in.
Control was nominated in a record breaking 11 categories, but only managed to take home one award. 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.
In a video, Marrti Suosalo responded:
“Good evening, My name is Marrti Suosalo. I’m an actor from Finland. I made this video in case I’d win a prize. So if you see this video, I’m the winner. It’s a big, big honor to me to have this prize. So thank you BAFTA, thank you Remedy, thank you all the players, all the world. We also thank my family because when Jani Savolainen from Remedy called me and asked me to do this role, Ahti, I went home and asked me family ‘Should I take this role?’. So my children asked me ’What kind of role is it? Is it TV? Film? Theater? Maybe the Circus?’,‘No, No, it’s a videogame role. Made by Remedy.’ (Suosalo responds to his children, red.), ‘Of course you take it! Are you an idiot?’. So who wants to be an idiot? So here we are. Thank you! Bye-bye.”
Congratulations Marrti & Remedy!