The 3rd Annual ELAN Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts took place this weekend past in Vancouver, Canada.

The evening was attended by 400 of the best from Video Game, Animation and Visual Effects, including Microsoft Game's Global Product Manager Guy Welch, who brought with him Ross Perez, Senior Producer of their nominated game Gears of War 2.

Also accompanying Welch was Rich Bryant, writer for another of their nominated games, Fable II from Developer Lionhead Studios. Chet Faliszek and Heather Fagan from Valve Software flew in and managed to walk away with four of the nine video game awards. The final results are as follows:

Video game of the year

Left 4 Dead
Valve

Best console game

Fallout 3
Bethesda Softworks

Best PC game

Left 4 Dead
Valve

Best casual/arcade game

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst
Big Fish Games

Best mobile/handheld game

Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force
1st Playable Productios/Disney Interactive

Best sound in a video game production

Gears of War 2
Epic Games, Microsoft

Best art direction

Fallout 3
Bethesda Softworks

Best game design

Left 4 Dead
Valve

Outstanding technical innovation

Left 4 Dead
Valve