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Mario Kart 8 wins British Academy Children's Award

Minecraft takes home the Kid's Vote honours

The British Academy Children's Awards took place last night and Mario Kart 8 was chosen by the jury to receive this year's award.

It faced competition from Tearaway, Rayman Legends and Pokémon X & Y.

Minecraft won the Kid's Vote award, beating Disney Infinity, FIFA 14 and Skylanders SWAP Force among others. The Kid's Vote categories were judged by seven - 14 year-olds with over 200,000 votes cast.

The ceremony was held at the Roundhouse, London and presenters included Samantha Barks, Sharleen Spiteri, Bernard Cribbins, Myleene Klass, Emma Bunton, Jamal Edwards, James Norton, Simon Webbe and Malorie Blackman.

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