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BAFTA Games Awards moves from Red Carpet Event to Online Live Stream

The format of next month’s BAFTA Games Awards has changed from a red carpet ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London to an online live stream, which will broadcast globally on the same day as scheduled (Thursday 2 April).

The British Academy Games Awards is BAFTA’s annual celebration of the very best in games in 2019. The nominations highlight an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.

The Awards will be hosted by Dara O’Briain and will take place on Thursday 2 April at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank. The Awards, will be live streamed on BAFTA’s Facebook, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube channels. How to watch here.

The nominations:

  • 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 WarfareControlDeath StrandingLuigi’s Mansion 3Sayonara Wild Hearts and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Technical Achievement: A Plague Tale: InnocenceCall of Duty: Modern WarfareControlDeath 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 StormDeath StrandingKind 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 GenieStar Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderDiRT Rally 2.0Heaven’s VaultObservationPlanet Zoo, Total War: Three Kingdoms, Ape OutKatana ZEROManifold GardenPath of ExileNo Man’s Sky: BeyondDestiny 2Apex LegendsFinal Fantasy XIV: ShadowbringersFortniteVacation SimulatorBaba is You, Borderlands 3Tick Tock: A Tale for TwoTom Clancy’s The Division 2The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Sayonara Wild Hearts and The Outer Worlds.

  • Voting is now open for the EE Mobile Game of the Year, the only award voted for by the public. The shortlist is Assemble with Care, Call of Duty: Mobile, Dead Man’s Phone, Pokémon Go, Tangle Tower and What the Golf. Vote now at https://ee.co.uk/why-ee/ee-baftas/bafta-mobile-game-award-vote

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