Death Stranding and Control lead BAFTA nominations with 11 each

Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds and Goose Game also do well.

The 2020 BAFTA Game Awards nominations were announced this morning, and the big winners are Kojima Productions' Death Stranding and Remedy's Control, with a record-breaking 11 nominations apiece.

Other widely nominated games were Disco Elyisum (7 nominations), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Life is Strange 2 and Outer Wilds (5 nominations), and Knights and Bikes, Untitled Goose Game and Luigi's Mansion 3 (4 nominations).

There are new categories for animation and technical achievement, while the performance award has been split into two categories, for leading and supporting roles.

Control is nominated for Best Game, alongside arty mystery Disco Elysium, cartoon spookfest Luigi's Mansion 3, superb space enigma Outer Wilds, pastoral comedy Untitled Goose Game and From's formidable samurai slasher, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Control's other nominations include narrative, technical and artistic achievement, original property, game design, music, animation, audio and performer nominations for Courtney Hope and Martti Suosalo.

Despite its huge nominations haul, Death Stranding missed out on a Best Game nod - although it does have an eyebrow-raising nomination in the Debut Game category alongside the likes of Manifold Garden and Katana Zero. Of course, it is technically Kojima Productions' first release, but creator Hideo Kojima is such an industry legend that he will be the recipient of this year's BAFTA Fellowship, while his studio is formed around a nucleus of veteran Metal Gear Solid developers from Konami. Death Stranding also has a head-scratching nomination in the Game Beyond Entertainment category, alongside eco-strategy Civilization 6: Gathering Storm and workout game Ring Fit Adventure.

Death Stranding's other nominations are for performers (Norman Reedus, Troy Baker and Lea Seydoux), technical and artistic achievement, original property, music, audio and animation.

The British Game category will be contested by Dirt Rally 2.0, Heaven's Vault, Knights and Bikes, Observation, Planet Zoo and Total War: Three Kingdoms.

You can find the full list of nominations below. The 2020 BAFTA Games Awards will take place on 2nd April. Who's going to win best game? Naturally, Outer Wilds would be our pick...

Best Game

  • Control
  • Disco Elysium
  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Outer Wilds
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Untitled Goose Game

Performer in a Leading Role

  • Laura Bailey - Gears 5
  • Courtney Hope - Control
  • Logan Marshall-Green - Telling Lies
  • Gonzalo Martin - Life Is Strange 2
  • Barry Sloane - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Norman Reedus - Death Stranding

Performer in a Supporting Role

  • Jolene Andersen - Life Is Strange 2
  • Sarah Bartholomew - Life Is Strange 2
  • Troy Baker - Death Stranding
  • Lea Seydoux - Death Stranding
  • Martti Suosalo - Control
  • Ayisha Issa - The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

British Game

  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • Heaven's Vault
  • Knights and Bikes
  • Observation
  • Planet Zoo
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms

Original Property

  • Baba Is You
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game

Multiplayer

  • Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Tick Tock: A Tale for Two
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Game Beyond Entertainment

  • Civilization VI: Gathering Storm
  • Death Stranding
  • Kind Words [lo fi chill beats to write to]
  • Life Is Strange 2 (Episodes 2-5)
  • Neo Cab
  • Ring Fit Adventure

Family

  • Concrete Genie
  • Knights and Bikes
  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • Vacation Simulator
  • Wattam

Evolving Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers
  • Fortnite
  • No Man's Sky: Beyond
  • Path of Exile

Debut Game

  • Ape Out
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • Katana Zero
  • Knights and Bikes
  • Manifold Garden

Game Design

  • Baba Is You
  • Control
  • Disco Elysium
  • Outer Wilds
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Wattam

Technical Achievement

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Metro Exodus
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Narrative

  • Control
  • Disco Elysium
  • Life Is Strange 2 (Episodes 2-5)
  • Outer Wilds
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • The Outer Worlds

Music

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • Outer Wilds
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Wattam

Audio Achievement

  • Ape Out
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Untitled Goose Game

Artistic Achievement

  • Concrete Genie
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • Knights and Bikes
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts

Animation

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

EE Mobile Game of the Year (voted on by the public - you can place your vote here)

  • Assemble With Care
  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Dead Man's Phone
  • Pokémon Go
  • Tangle Tower
  • What The Golf?

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