Here Are the Nominees For The Game Awards 2016

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With the show set to kick off in a couple of weeks in Los Angeles, this year's The Game Awards event promises to be a huge one, with a ton of nominees and surprises set to be unveiled during the show. It'll be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater on December 1st, in case you can't attend the show live.

The company revealed the nominees for this year's event, which we've conveniently listed below. You can also watch the video below to see the nominees in action:

Best Art Direction:

Abzu

Firewatch

Inside

Overwatch

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

Clash Royale

Fire Emblem Fates

Monster Hunter Generations

Pokemon GO!

Severed

 

Best Narrative/Story

Firewatch

Inside

Mafia III

Oxenfree

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Best Esports Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

DOTA 2

League of Legends

Overwatch

Street Fighter V

 

Best Independent Game

Firewatch

Hyper Light Drifter

Inside

Stardew Valley

The Witness

 

Best Performance Covering Motion or Voice Capture

Alex Hernandez, Mafia III

Sissy Jones, Firewatch

Emily Rose, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Nolan North, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Rich Summer, Firewatch

Troy Baker, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Best Music and Sound Design

Battlefield 1

Doom

Inside

Rez Infinite

Thumper

 

Best Multiplayer

Battlefield 1

Gears of War 4

Overcooked!

Overwatch

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Titanfall 2

 

Best Game Direction

Blizzard

DICE

Id Software

Naughty Dog

Respawn Entertainment

Game of the Year

Doom

Inside

Overwatch

Titanfall 2

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Geoff Keighley will once again be hosting and producing the event, as you can see that he's prominently featured in the video announcing the nominees. It's expected to be a great show, so make sure you tune in and check back here for all the news from the event!

The Game Awards 2016 takes place on December 1st. You can learn more about the show here.

Congrats to all the nominees!

Robert Workman

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