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Inside and Uncharted 4 lead the Bafta Games Awards nominations

BAFTA has announced the nominees for this year’s British Academy Games Awards, with Uncharted 4 and Inside leading the pack.

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BAFTA Game Awards 2017

BAFTA has announced the nominees for this year’s British Academy Games Awards, with Uncharted 4 and Inside leading the pack.

The awards recognise the achievements of the best video games of the past 12 months, with 50 games from the UK and around the world nominated across 17 categories.

Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4 leads the way with eight nominations, including nods for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Music, Narrative, plus three nominees in the Performer category. Playdead’s Inside is nominated in seven categories and Campo Santo’s debut game, Firewatch, receives six nominations.

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This year’s ceremony will be hosted by writer, presenter, and Thomas Was Alone actor, Danny Wallace, who said:

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“I’m delighted to have been asked to host BAFTA’s Games Awards, which are the very best and most prestigious awards. This year’s nominations show, as always, the talent and hard work this incredibly exciting industry displays in all fields. I’m looking forward to being part of such an important night for games.”

The British Academy Games Awards will be held on Thursday 6 April at the chilly Tobacco Dock in London. If you’re going, pack a bobble hat.

Bafta Games Awards Nominees

Artistic Achievement

  • Abzû
  • Dishonored 2
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4
  • Unravel

Audio Achievement

  • Battlefield 1
  • Doom
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Rez Infinite
  • Uncharted 4

Best Game

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Stardew Valley
  • TitanFall 2
  • Uncharted 4

British Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overcooked
  • Planet Coaster
  • Virginia

Debut Game

  • Firewatch
  • Overcooked
  • Oxenfree
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • The Witness
  • Virginia

Evolving game

  • Destiny: Rise of Iron
  • Elite Dangerous: Horizons
  • EVE Online
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Online
  • Hitman
  • Rocket League

Family

  • Lego Star Wars: the Force Awakens
  • Overcooked
  • The Playroom VR
  • Pokémon GO
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Toca Hair Salon 3

Game Design

  • Battlefield 1
  • Dishonored 2
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • TitanFall 2
  • The Witness

Game Innovation

  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Firewatch
  • Pokémon GO
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • Unseen Diplomacy
  • The Witness

Mobile

  • The Banner Saga
  • Dawn of Titans
  • Deus Ex GO
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
  • Reigns

Multiplayer

  • Battlefield 1
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Overcooked
  • Overwatch
  • TitanFall 2
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division

Music

  • Abzû – Austin Wintory
  • Doom – Mick Gordon, Chris Hite, Chad Mossholder
  • Inside – Martin Stig Andersen, SØS Gunver Ryberg
  • The Last Guardian –  Takeshi Furukawa
  • Uncharted 4 – Henry Jackman, Jonathan Mayer, Scott Hanau
  • Virginia – Lyndon Holland

Narrative

  • Dishonored 2
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Mafia III
  • Oxenfree
  • Uncharted 4

Original Property

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overwatch
  • Unravel
  • The Witness

Performer

  • Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay – Mafia III
  • Cissy Jones as Delilah – Firewatch
  • Emily Rose as Elena Fisher – Uncharted 4
  • Navid Negahban as ‘Hajj Agha’ – 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake – Uncharted 4
  • Troy Baker as Sam Drake – Uncharted 4

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award (in association with Dare to be Digital)

  • Among the Stones – Lukasz Gomula, Alberto Taiuti, James Wood, Roberton Macken, Kevin McKenna, Rory Sweeney – Bluedoor Games
  • Pentagrab – Andrew Fullarton, Thomas Slade, Nick Kondylis, Cari Watterton, Dale Smith – Ludico
  • Rebound – Kieran Gallagher, Isaac Pringle, Mark Tempini, Andrew Graham, Alexander MacDiarmid, Vlady Veselinov, Craig Russell, Alex Donaldson – Hexterion

AMD eSports Audience Award

  • Clash Royale
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter V

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