Control and Death Stranding lead the BAFTA games awards 2020
Death Stranding and Control are Big Nominations this year
From the official BAFTA website:
“The British Academy Games Awards is BAFTA’s annual celebration of the very best in games in 2019. The nominations announced today to highlight an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of the UK and international development teams.”
“The Awards will be hosted by Dara O’Briain and will take place on Thursday 2 April at 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”
The highlights of today’s nominations are:
- 11 nominations each for Control and for Death Stranding. 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).
- Seven nominations for Disco Elysium, the debut release from ZA/UM.
- Five nominations each for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5) and Outer Wilds.
- Four nominations each for Knights and Bikes and Untitled Goose Game.
- Three nominations for Wattam.
- Nominations across the new categories:Animation: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, Death Stranding, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Sayonara Wild Hearts and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Technical Achievement: A Plague Tale: Innocence, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, Death Stranding, Metro Exodus, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
- Performer in a Leading Role: Laura Bailey (Gears 5), Courtney Hope (Control), Logan Marshall-Green (Telling Lies), Gonzalo Martin (Life is Strange 2 -episodes 2-5), Barry Sloane (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare) and Norman Reedus (Death Stranding);
- Performer in a Supporting Role: Jolene Andersen (Life of Strange 2-episodes 2-5). Troy Baker (Death Stranding), Sarah Bartholomew (Life is Strange 2-episodes 2-5),. Ayisha Issa (The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan), Léa Seydoux (Death Stranding) and Martti Suosalo (Control).
- Nominations in the Game Beyond Entertainment category: Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, Death Stranding. Kind Words (Lo-Fi Chill Beats to Write To), Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5), Neo Cab and Ring Fit Adventure.
- Other games receiving nominations: Concrete Genie, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, DiRT Rally 2.0. Heaven’s Vault, Observation, Planet Zoo, Total War: Three Kingdoms, Ape Out, Katana ZERO. Manifold Garden, Path of Exile, No Man’s Sky: Beyond, Destiny 2. Apex Legends, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, Fortnite, Vacation Simulator, Baba is You. Borderlands 3, Tick Tock: A Tale for Two, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Sayonara Wild Hearts and The Outer Worlds.
If you want to check the full nominations in each category, check the official website of BAFTA