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Today BAFTA announced the nominees for the British Academy Game Awards that will be held on April 9, 2017 at Tobacco Park in London. 50 games from UK and international developers received nominations across 16 categories.

Among the leaders are familiar titles like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, who leads the pack with 8 nominations including Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Music, Narrative and for three of their voice actors: Nolan North (Nathan Drake), Troy Baker (Sam Drake) and Emily Rose (Elena Fisher). Indie game INSIDE is close behind, nabbing 7 nominations such as Artist Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Music and Original Property and Firewatch receives 6 nominations including Best Game and debut Game.

Overwatch, Overcooked, The Last Guardian, and The Witness receives 4 nominations apiece. Other nominated games are The Banner Saga 2, EVE Online, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, No Man’s Sky, Rocket League, Stardew Valley, and Toca Hair Salon 3.

Also included in the British Academy Game Awards nominations are the finalists for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award which showcases the “very best in young games development and design talent.” Finalists include Among the Stones, Pentagrab, and Rebound.

There is also the AMD eSports Audience Award, which is voted on by the public. Games nominated for this award are Clash Royale, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, and Street Fighter V.

Here are the rest of the categories and nominees.

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

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

Narrative

  • Dishonored 2
  • Firewatch
  • INSIDE
  • Mafia III
  • Oxenfree
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Artistic Achievement

  • ABZÛ
  • 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

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

Mobile

  • The Banner Saga 2
  • 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
  • DOOM
  • INSIDE
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4
  • Virginia 

Original Property

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

Performer

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

AMD eSports Audience Award

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