BAFTA Announces 2017 Games Awards Nominees

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BAFTA Announces 2017 Games Awards Nominees

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced the nominees for the 2017 British Academy Game Awards. Uncharted 4 and Inside lead with eight and seven nominations, respectively.

If last week’s GDC awards are any indication, Overwatch seems likely to win in at least one of its five BAFTA-nominated categories, as the game was awarded both Game of the Year and Best Design. In the performer category alone, Uncharted 4 takes up half of the six nominations with Emily Rose, Nolan North and Troy Baker all acknowledged for their turns in the game. Inside leads with the most nominations in the most categories, so its odds of winning are highest overall.

Campo Santo’s Firewatch boasts six nominations, while The Witness and The Last Guardian each earned four. The winners will be announced at the ceremony at Tobacco Dock in London on April 6. To see all of this year’s nominees, check out the full list below.

Artistic Achievement
Abzu
Dishonored 2
Inside
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Unravel

Audio Achievement
Battlefield 1
Doom
Inside
The Last Guardian
Rez Infinite
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Game
Firewatch
Inside
Overwatch
Stardew Valley
Titanfall 2
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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
Hitman
Rocket League

Family
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Overcooked
The Playroom VR
Pokemon 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
Pokemon Go
That Dragon, Cancer
Unseen Diplomacy
The Witness

Mobile
The Banner Saga 2
Dawn of Titans
Deus Ex Go
Pokemon Go
Pokemon Sun & Moon
Reigns

Multiplayer
Battlefield 1
Forza Horizon 3
Overcooked
Overwatch
Titanfall 2
Tom Clancy’s The Division

Music
Abzu
Doom
Inside
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Virginia

Narrative
Dishonored 2
Firewatch
Inside
Mafia 3
Oxenfree
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Original Property
Firewatch
Inside
The Last Guardian
Overwatch
Unravel
The Witness

Performer
Alex Hernandez – Lincoln Clay, Mafia 3
Cissy Jones – Delilah, Firewatch
Emily Rose – Elena Fisher, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Navid Negahban – Hajj Agha, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Nolan North – Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Troy Baker – Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award
Among the Stones by Bluedoor Games
Pentagrab by Ludico
Rebound by Hexterion

AMD eSports Audience Award
Clash Royale
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
DOTA 2
League of Legends
Overwatch
Street Fighter V

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