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D-1 till the 19th BAFTA Games Awards

Following the British Academy Film Awards that were held on February 20, 2023, will be the 19th British Academy Games Awards, which will be on March 30, 2023, to honor the best video games of 2022. Before we list down the nominees for this year, let’s talk about what exactly the BAFTA game awards are.

An annual British awards ceremony known as the BAFTA Games Awards recognizes “outstanding creative achievement” in the video game sector. After the BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards were restructured, it was first presented in 2004. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts presents the honors (BAFTA).

Since the debut of the BAFTA Games Awards in February 2004, a total of eighteen ceremonies have taken place. The most recent was the 18th British Academy Games Awards, which was held at Queen Elizabeth Hall on April 7, 2022.

Categories

There are around twenty-one active categories, and each category has a total of six games as its nominees. The twenty-one active categories are as follows:

  • Animation (only lasted from 2004 – 2005 but later on was revived in 2020)
  • Artistic Achievement
  • Audio Achievement
  • Best Game
  • British Game (introduced in 2013)
  • Debut Game (introduced in 2013)
  • Evolving Game
  • Family (previously called “Children’s Game”)
  • BAFTA Fellowship (presented every now and then)
  • Game Beyond Entertainment (introduced in 2017)
  • Game Design (introduced in 2012)
  • Multiplayer
  • Music
  • Narrative (formerly known as “Screenplay/Story”)
  • Original Property (formerly known as “Originality”)
  • Performer in a Leading Role
  • Performer in a Supporting Role
  • Special Award (presented every now and then)
  • Technical Achievement (changed the name from “Game Innovation” in 2020)
  • EE Game of The Year (introduced in 2018, its former name was EE Mobile Game and it’s an audience-voted award)
  • Young Game Designers (five nominees per year)

Category Nominations

Let’s dive into which games are nominated per category:

Best Game

Cult of the Lamb – Massive Monster/Devolver Digital

Elden Ring – FromSoftware/Bandai Namco

God of War Ragnarök – Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Marvel Snap – Second Dinner/Nuverse

Stray – BlueTwelve/Annapurna Interactive

Vampire Survivors – Poncle

Animation

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II – Infinity Ward/Activision Publishing

God of War Ragnarök – Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Horizon Forbidden West – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – TT Games/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment

Sifu – Sloclap/Sloclap & Kepler Interactive

Stray – BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna Interactive

Artistic Achievement

A Plague Tale: Requiem – Asobo/Focus

Elden Ring – FromSoftware/Bandai Namco

God of War Ragnarök – Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Immortality – Half Mermaid Productions

Pentiment – Obsidian/Xbox Game Studios

Tunic – Finji

Audio Achievement

A Plague Tale: Requiem – Asobo/Focus

God of War Ragnarök – Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Horizon Forbidden West – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Metal: Hellsinger – The Outsiders/Funcom Oslo

Stray – BlueTwelve/Annapurna Interactive

Tunic – Finji

British Game

Citizen Sleeper – Jump Over the Age/Fellow Traveller

OlliOlli World – Roll7/Private Division

Rollerdrome – Roll7/Private Division

Total War: Warhammer III – Creative Assembly/Sega

Two Point Campus – Two Point Studios/Sega

Vampire Survivors – Poncl

Debut Game

As Dusk Falls – Interior Night/Xbox Game Studios

The Case of the Golden Idol – Color Gray Games/Playstack

Stray – BlueTwelve/Annapurna Interactive

Trombone Champ – Holy Wow Studios

Tunic – Finji

Vampire Survivors – Poncle

Evolving Game

Apex Legends – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

Dreams – Media Molecule/Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Elder Scrolls Online – ZeniMax Online Studios/Bethesda Softworks

Final Fantasy XIV Online – Creative Business Unit III/Square Enix

Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

No Man’s Sky – Hello Games

Family

Disney Dreamlight Valley – Gameloft

Kirby and the Forgotten Land – HAL Laboratory/Nintendo

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – TT Games/Warner Bros Interactive

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – Ubisoft

Nintendo Switch Sports – Nintendo EPD

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – Tribute Games/Dotemu

Game Beyond Entertainment

Citizen Sleeper – Jump Over the Age/Fellow Traveller

Endling: Extinction is Forever – Herobeat Studios/HandyGames

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees – Broken Rules Games

I Was a Teenage Exocolonist – Northway Games/Finji

Not For Broadcast – NotGames/TinyBuild

We’ll Always Have Paris – Cowleyfornia Studios

Game Design

Cult of the Lamb – Massive Monster/Devolver Digital

Elden Ring – FromSoftware/Bandai Namco

God of War Ragnarök – Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Horizon Forbidden West – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Tunic – Finji

Vampire Survivors – Poncle

Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II – Infinity Ward/Activision

Elden Ring – FromSoftware/Bandai Namco

FIFA 23 – EA Sports

Overwatch 2 – Blizzard Entertainment

Splatoon 3 – Nintendo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – Tribute Games/Dotemu

Music

A Plague Tale: Requiem – Asobo/Focus

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course – Studio MDHR

Elden Ring – FromSoftware/Bandai Namco

God of War Ragnarök – Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Stray – BlueTwelve/Annapurna Interactive

Tunic – Finji

Narrative

A Plague Tale: Requiem – Asobo/Focus

Citizen Sleeper – Jump Over the Age/Fellow Traveller

God of War Ragnarök – Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Immortality – Half Mermaid Productions

Pentiment – Obsidian/Xbox Game Studios

Stray – BlueTwelve/Annapurna Interactive

Original Property

Citizen Sleeper – Jump Over the Age/Fellow Traveller

Cult of the Lamb – Massive Monster/Devolver Digital

Elden Ring – FromSoftware/Bandai Namco

Sifu – Sloclap

Stray – BlueTwelve/Annapurna Interactive

Vampire Survivors – Poncle

Performer in a Leading Role

Alain Mesa as Alejandro Vargas in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Charlotte McBurney as Amicia in A Plague Tale: Requiem

Christopher Judge as Kratos in God of War Ragnarök

Manon Gage as Marissa Marcel in Immortality

Siobhan Williams as Laura in The Quarry

Sunny Suljic as Atreus in God of War Ragnarök

Performer in a Supporting Role

Adam J. Harrington as Sindri in God of War Ragnarök

Alison Jaye as Alva in Horizon Forbidden West

Charlotta Mohlin as The One in Immortality

Danielle Bisutti as Freya in God of War Ragnarök

Laya Deleon Hayes as Angrboða in God of War Ragnarök

Ryan Hurst as Thor in God of War Ragnarök

Technical Achievement

Elden Ring – FromSoftware/Bandai Namco

God of War Ragnarök – Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Horizon Forbidden West – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Immortality – Half Mermaid Productions

The Last of Us Part I – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Stray – BlueTwelve/Annapurna Interactive

EE Game of The Year

Elden Ring – FromSoftware/Bandai Namco

God of War Ragnarök – Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Horizon Forbidden West – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Immortality – Half Mermaid Productions

Marvel Snap – Second Dinner/Nuverse

Stray – BlueTwelve/Annapurna Interactive

Were you able to spot the game you wanted to get nominated for or your favorite game on the list? 

Since there are a lot of games, we’re pretty sure that you’ve seen one or two games being nominated more than once. Check out the list below to see which games have been nominated multiple times:

  • God of War: Ragnarok with 15 nominations
  • Stray with 9 nominations
  • Elden Ring with 8 nominations
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem, Horizon Forbidden West, Immortality, Tunic, and Vampire Survivors with 5 nominations
  • Citizen Sleeper with 4 nominations
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Cult of the Lamb, and Pentiment with 3 nominations
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Marvel Snap, Sifu, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge with 2 nominations.

Awards Night

You will be able to watch the award ceremony on Thursday, March 30 at 6:50 p.m. BST in the Southbank Theatre. It will also be live-streamed on BAFTAs Twitch channel.

While we’re one day away from the awarding ceremony, let’s take a look at Lord Ping’s opinion about the BAFTA film awards last February.

https://www.lordping.co.uk/blog/opinions/bafta-awards-was-a-corny-sideshow/

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