Forget the Oscars. This week's biggest entertainment-related event has to be the Pocket Gamer Awards 2011. They're shorter, more fun, and winners aren't likely to begin crying while thanking their parents, siblings, third cousins, agent, hair stylists, and pet orcas for making it possible for them to become game developers.

Oh, and there's no risk of having to attend a dreary after-show party, either. With the Pocket Gamer Awards, the show is the party.

Okay, we're not entirely sure what that means. But we do know that below you'll find our list of winners, as judged by the entire PG editorial team (no casualties this year).

If you're wondering how we got here, do check out the Pocket Gamer Awards 2011 Finalists.

The winners have just been announced at a special event taking place during GDC 2011 in San Francisco (thanks to the support from our sponsor, Papaya) and although most of you won't get to sip the sweet taste of free alcohol or enjoy our unique humour, you will at least get to see the results near simultaneously.

(By the way, this week we'll also kick off the Pocket Gamer Readers' Choice Awards where you can vote on your favourite title of 2010 across the same formats. More on that later.)

Right now, though, huge congratulations to this year's awardees.

The Pocket Gamer Awards 2011: iPhone & iPod touch

Best Action/Arcade Game
DoDonPachi Resurrection (Cave)

Best Casual/Puzzle Game
Cut the Rope (Chillingo)

Best Adventure/RPG Game
Chaos Rings (Square Enix)

Best Strategy/Simulation Game
Plants vs Zombies (PopCap Games)

Best Sports/Driving Game
Real Racing 2 (Firemint)

Most Innovative Game
Cut the Rope (Chillingo)

Best Freemium Game
Lil' Pirates (Capcom Mobile)

Best Developer

Gameloft


Best Publisher

EA Mobile

Game of the Year
Real Racing 2 (Firemint)

Check out our Top 10 iPhone and iPod touch Games of 2010 feature.

The Pocket Gamer Awards 2011: Mobile

Best Action/Arcade Game
MiniSquadron [Android] (Grey Fin/Supermono)

Best Casual/Puzzle Game
ilomilo [WP7] (Microsoft Game Studios)

Best Adventure/RPG Game
Glyder: Adventure Worlds [WP7] (Glu Mobile)

Best Strategy/Simulation Game
Game Dev Story [Android] (Kairosoft)

Best Sports/Driving Game
Reckless Racing [Android] (Polarbit)

Most Innovative Game
ilomilo [WP7] (Microsoft Game Studios)

Best Developer

Hexage


Best Publisher

Gameloft


Java Game of the Year
Build-a-Lot 2: Town of the Year (Glu Mobile)

Android Game of the Year
Reckless Racing (Polarbit)

Check out our Top 10 Android Games of 2010 feature.

Windows Phone 7 Game of the Year
ilomilo (Microsoft Game Studios)

The Pocket Gamer Awards 2011: iPad

Best Action/Arcade Game
Mirror's Edge for iPad (EA Mobile)

Best Casual/Puzzle Game
World of Goo (2D Boy)

Best Adventure/RPG Game
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge (LucasArts)

Best Strategy/Simulation Game
Small World for iPad (Days of Wonder)

Best Sports/Driving Game
Madden NFL 11 for iPad (EA Mobile)

Most Innovative Game
Osmos for iPad (Hemisphere Games)

Best Developer

Hemisphere Games


Best Publisher

EA Mobile

Game of the Year
World of Goo (2D Boy)

Check out our Top 10 iPad Games of 2010 feature.

The Pocket Gamer Awards 2011: Handheld

PSP Game of the Year
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Check out our Top 10 PSP Games of 2010 feature.


DS Game of the Year
Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros)

Check out our Top 10 DS Games of 2010 feature.

The Pocket Gamer Awards 2011: Game of the Year

Real Racing 2 (Firemint)