Death Stranding not in the GOTY nominees at 2020 BAFTA Games Awards

Control, Sekiro, Untitled Goose Game lead the nominees.

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2020 BAFTA Games Awards nominees have been announced, and feature a long list of games players have grown fond memories of throughout the last year.

The nominees are spread across multiple categories, awarding achievements in the field of animation, art, technique, music, and narrative.

The few categories are more peculiar than others, like the best evolving game featuring GaaS, or the best debut title featuring Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, and the best British game, being BAFTA, a British award.

On top of that, the 2020 BAFTA Games Awards will also award the overall best game over the last season. It will be delivered to one between Remedy’s Control, From Software’s Sekiro, House House’s Untitled Goose Game, ZA/UM/ZA/UM’s Disco Elysium, Nintendo’s Luigi’s Mansion 3, Mobius Digital’s Outer Wilds.

Death Stranding has not been nominated for the game of the year award at the 2020 BAFTA Games Awards. The title, which is releasing on June 2 for PC, was among the nominees for the same prize at The Game Awards last December, despite losing to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

This won’t prevent the organization from delivering Hideo Kojima a Fellowship at April 2’s ceremony.

Untitled Goose Game was instead recently awarded as the Game of the Year at DICE, and House House’s reaction was somewhat surprising.

The award for the best mobile game, offered in partnership with EE, is the only one that will be determined by your votes, which you can apply here.

Here’s the full list of nominees for the 2020 BAFTA Games Awards:

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 Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky – Obsidian Entertainment/Private Division
  • 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