BAFTA Games Awards 2017 Nominees Revealed; Uncharted 4 and Inside Lead With Most Nominations

on March 9, 2017 8:57 AM

Today, the British Academy Games Awards has revealed its nominations for 2017, and Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End leads the way, being shortlisted for eight awards, including nominations for Best Game, Best Narrative, Artistic Achievement, and more.

Following up Uncharted 4 with the most nominations is Playdead’s Inside, which has 7 nominations, and Blizzard’s Overwatch, which has six. Other multiple nominees include Overcooked, Firewatch, The Last Guardian, The Witness, DOOM, Virginia, Dishonored 2, That, Dragon Cancer, Oxenfree, and more.

Obviously, the award that matters the most here is Best Game, which recognizes the very best the industry had to offer last year, at least according to BAFTA. The nominations for this category include: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Firewatch, Inside, Overwatch, Stardew Valley, and Titanfall 2. As you may remember, last year Bethesda’s Fallouttook home the prize.

Here’s the full list of nominations:

BEST GAME

  • Firewatch
  • INSIDE
  • Overwatch
  • Stardew Valley
  • Titanfall 2
  • UNCHARTED 4

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

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

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 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

NARRATIVE

  • Dishonored 2
  • Firewatch
  • INSIDE
  • Mafia III
  • Oxenfree
  • UNCHARTED 4

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)

ESPORTS AUDIENCE AWARD (voted for by the public)

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

BAFTA Ones To Watch Award

  • 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)
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