Gabe Newell to be donned with BAFTA Fellowship

Valve CEO Gabe Newell to be honored with BAFTA Academy Fellowship.

Published Tue, Feb 26 2013 1:29 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is set to offer their highest accolade to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to games, the Fellowship. The recipient? Valve CEO Gabe Newell. When Newell found out he was to be donned with the award, he said:

Gabe Newell to be donned with BAFTA Fellowship |

It is an honor for myself and everyone at Valve to be presented such an award by one of the world's most respected and recognised organisations. Valve owes a tremendous thanks to many in the UK - to those who have played our games, to the great support of the UK press, and to UK-based creative contributors such as Garry Newman. I look forward to accepting this prestigious honor on behalf of everyone in our community.

Chair of BAFTA's Games Committee, Harvey Elliott, said:

Gabe's contribution to the industry is unique, and he is very different to many others that BAFTA could recognise. As well as enjoying great critical and commercial success with phenomenally popular franchises such as Portal and Half-Life, his work in giving back to the games industry through developing and showcasing other games makers has been outstanding. He is an inspirational developer and truly deserving of our Fellow recognition.

If you'd like to watch the BAFTA's, they'll be hosted on March 5 at the London Hilton, Park Lane. They'll also be live streamed on Twitch, too.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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