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British Academy Games Awards 2020 Nominations Announced

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BAFTA today announced the nominations for the 2020 British Academy Games Awards, which will celebrate the very best games of 2019. The nominations highlight an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.

The 2020 British Academy Games Awards will be hosted by Dara O’Briain and will take place on Thursday, April 2 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank. The Awards, including a red carpet show, will be live streamed on BAFTA’s Facebook, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube channels.

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Control and Death Stranding topped the list of nominations with 11 each. 11 is the highest number of nominations for a game in the history of the BAFTA Games Awards (the first standalone games ceremony was in 2004). They were followed by Disco Elysium with seven nominations, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5) and Outer Wilds received five noms.

Voting is now open for the EE Mobile Game of the Year, the only award voted for by the public. The shortlist is Assemble with Care, Call of Duty: Mobile, Dead Man’s Phone, Pokémon Go, Tangle Tower and What the Golf. You can vote now here.

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Hideo Kojima, creator of Death Stranding, will receive the Fellowship, the highest accolade that BAFTA can bestow.

The British Academy Games Awards, including the nominations, are voted for by BAFTA’s global membership, comprising experienced games industry practitioners from a range of backgrounds in game development and production. The BAFTA Games Awards is part of the London Games Festival, which runs from March 26 to April 6 covering 40 events across the capital.

Animation

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE Development Team – Infinity Ward/Activision
CONTROL Development Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
DEATH STRANDING Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
LUIGI’S MANSION 3 Development Team – Next Level Games/Nintendo
SAYONARA WILD HEARTS Development Team – Simogo/Annapurna Interactive
SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE Development Team – FromSoftware/Activision

Artistic Achievement

CONCRETE GENIE Development Team – Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
CONTROL Development Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
DEATH STRANDING Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
DISCO ELYSIUM Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM
KNIGHTS AND BIKES Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents
SAYONARA WILD HEARTS Development Team – Simogo/Annapurna Interactive

Audio Achievement

APE OUT Matt Boch – Gabe Cuzzillo, Matt Boch, Bennett Foddy/ Devolver Digital
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE Development Team – Infinity Ward/Activision
CONTROL Development Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
DEATH STRANDING Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER Nick Laviers – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
UNTITLED GOOSE GAME Development Team – House House/Panic

Best Game

CONTROL Development Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
DISCO ELYSIUM Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM
LUIGI’S MANSION 3 Development Team – Next Level Games/Nintendo
OUTER WILDS Development Team – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE Development Team – FromSoftware/Activision
UNTITLED GOOSE GAME Development Team – House House/Panic

British Game

DiRT RALLY 2.0 Development Team – Codemasters/Codemasters
HEAVEN’S VAULT Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold, Laura Dilloway – inkle/inkle
KNIGHTS AND BIKES Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents
OBSERVATION Development Team – No Code/Devolver Digital
PLANET ZOO Development Team – Frontier Developments/Frontier Developments
TOTAL WAR: THREE KINGDOMS Development Team – The Creative Assembly/SEGA

Debut Game

APE OUT Gabe Cuzzillo, Matt Boch, Bennett Foddy – Gabe Cuzzillo, Matt Boch, Bennett Foddy/Devolver Digital
DEATH STRANDING Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
DISCO ELYSIUM Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM
KATANA ZERO Justin Stander – Askiisoft/Devolver Digital
KNIGHTS AND BIKES Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents
MANIFOLD GARDEN Development Team – William Chyr Studio/William Chyr Studio

Evolving Game

APEX LEGENDS Chad Grenier, Drew McCoy – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
DESTINY 2 Development Team – Bungie/Bungie
FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS Development Team – Square Enix/Square Enix
FORTNITE Development Team – Epic Games/Epic Games
NO MAN’S SKY: BEYOND Development Team – Hello Games/Hello Games
PATH OF EXILE Development Team – Grinding Gear Games/Grinding Gear Games

Family

CONCRETE GENIE Development Team – Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
KNIGHTS AND BIKES Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents
LUIGI’S MANSION 3 Development Team – Next Level Games/Nintendo
UNTITLED GOOSE GAME Development Team – House House/Panic
VACATION SIMULATOR Development Team – Owlchemy Labs/ Owlchemy Labs
WATTAM Development Team – Funomena/Annapurna Interactive

Game Beyond Entertainment

CIVILIZATION VI: GATHERING STORM Development Team – Firaxis/2K
DEATH STRANDING Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
KIND WORDS (LO FI CHILL BEATS TO WRITE TO) Ziba Scott, Luigi Guatieri, Clark Aboud – Popcannibal/Popcannibal
LIFE IS STRANGE 2 (EPISODES 2-5) Development Team – Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix
NEO CAB Develoment Team – Chance Agency/Fellow Traveller Games
RING FIT ADVENTURE Development Team – Nintendo/Nintendo

Game Design

BABA IS YOU Arvi Teikari – Hempuli Oy/Hempuli Oy
CONTROL Development Team –Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
DISCO ELYSIUM Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM
OUTER WILDS Development Team – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE Development Team – FromSoftware/Activision
WATTAM Development Team – Funomena/Annapurna Interactive

Multiplayer

APEX LEGENDS Brent McLeod, Carlos Pineda – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
BORDERLANDS 3 Development Team – Gearbox Software/2K
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE Development Team – Infinity Ward/Activision
LUIGI’S MANSION 3 Development Team – Next Level Games/Nintendo
TICK TOCK: A TALE FOR TWO Development Team – Other Tales Interactive/Other Tales Interactive
TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2 Development Team – Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft

Music

CONTROL Petri Alanko, Martin Stig Andersen – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
DEATH STRANDING Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
DISCO ELYSIUM Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM
OUTER WILDS Development Team – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LINK’S AWAKENING Development Team – Grezzo/Nintendo
WATTAM Asuka Takahashi – Funomena/Annapurna Interactive

Narrative

CONTROL Writing Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
DISCO ELYSIUM Writing Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM
LIFE IS STRANGE 2 (EPISODES 2-5) Writing Team – Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix
OUTER WILDS Writing Team – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
THE OUTER WORLDS Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky – Obsidian Entertainment/ Private Division
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER Aaron Contreras, Matt Michnovetz, Stig Asmussen – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

Original Property

BABA IS YOU Arvi Teikari – Hempuli Oy/Hempuli Oy
CONTROL Development Team –Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
DEATH STRANDING Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
DISCO ELYSIUM Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM
OUTER WILDS Development Team – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
UNTITLED GOOSE GAME Development Team – House House/Panic

Performer in a Leading Role

LAURA BAILEY as Kait Diaz in Gears 5
COURTNEY HOPE as Jesse Faden in Control
LOGAN MARSHALL-GREEN as David in Telling Lies
GONZALO MARTIN as Sean Diaz in Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5)
BARRY SLOANE as Captain Price in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
NORMAN REEDUS as Sam in Death Stranding

Performer in a Supporting Role

JOLENE ANDERSEN as Karen Reynolds in Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5)
TROY BAKER as Higgs in Death Stranding
SARAH BARTHOLOMEW as Cassidy (Lucy Rose Jones) in Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5)
AYISHA ISSA as Fliss in The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
LÉA SEYDOUX as Fragile in Death Stranding
MARTTI SUOSALO as Ahti the Janitor in Control

Technical Achievement

A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE Development Team – Asobo Studio/ Focus Home Interactive
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE Development Team – Infinity Ward/Activision
CONTROL Development Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
DEATH STRANDING Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
METRO EXODUS Development Team – 4A Games/Deep Silver
SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE Development Team – FromSoftware/Activision

EE Mobile Game of the Year (voted for by the public)

ASSEMBLE WITH CARE Ustwo/Ustwo
CALL OF DUTY: MOBILE Timi Studios/Activision
DEAD MAN’S PHONE Electric Noir Studios
POKEMON GO The Pokémon Company, Niantic/Nintendo
TANGLE TOWER SFB Games/SFB Games
WHAT THE GOLF? Triband/Triband

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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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