It was an exciting year for gaming and the Bafta Games Awards have just announced the nominations for 2021. This year there are a total of 18 categories. Categories include: Artistic Achievement, Performer in a Leading Role, British Game and the highlight that is Best Game. Some highlights of the nomination include 13 nominations for the Last of Us Part II, which is a new record, and 4 nominations for Cyberpunk 2077 which had a controversial release to say the least. In addition, there will be a Bafta Fellowship awarded for lifetime achievement in the industry. Last year this award went to Hideo Kojima who is a game designer, most notably on the Metal Gear series, and founder of Kojima Productions. See below for this year’s nominations in the Best Game category.
Bafta Best Game Nominations
- ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS
- GHOST OF TSUSHIMA
- HALF-LIFE: ALYX
- THE LAST OF US PART II
- MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES
Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
Brian Fleming, Chris Zimmerman – Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Development Team – Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games
Development Team –Valve/Valve
Development Team – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
It’s an incredibly exciting list this year. However, there are a couple of standout favourites. Both Hades and The Last of Us Part II have both already received numerous accolades and must be top of the pack.
How to get involved
As always, fans of gaming can get involved in this year’s awards. This year’s EE award will go to the game as voted for by the public. You can vote here, from a list of six Bafta Games Nominations, and do let us know who you picked. We are huge fans of Hades so it’s not hard to realise where One Chilled Gamer’s vote is going!
When are the awards?
The awards will take place at 7pm UK time on 25 March 2021 and you will be able to watch the 90-minute ceremony across several platforms. These include the Bafta’s official Twitter, YouTube and Facebook pages. Journalist Elle Osili-Wood will host this year’s awards, with acceptance speeches, from the winners, streamed live.
Let us know who you want to win or if you think any well deserved games have missed out. If your needing anymore inspiration for what game to play next, check out our list of the Best Games to Play over Zoom. It includes a game recently acquired by Fortnite’s Epic Games, Fall Guys. Fall Guys was the biggest meme game of the year and is nominated in 4 different categories at this year’s Baftas!