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20th annual NAVGTR Awards nominees revealed, Animal Crossing: New Horizons up for Game of the Year

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The 20th annual NAVGTR Awards are right around the corner, and once again the 1,200 media voters and 12,000 subscribers have revealed their nominees for this year's awards. As usual, a number of Nintendo-related titles have made the cut. Check out the full list of categories and nominees below.

Outstanding Animation, Artistic

Carrion
Genshin Impact
Ghost of Tsushima
Immortals Fenyx Rising
The Last of Us Part II
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Outstanding Animation, Technical

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
The Last of Us Part II
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Nioh 2

Outstanding Art Direction, Contemporary

Half-Life: Alyx
Kentucky Route Zero
The Last of Us Part II
Liberated
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spiritfarer

Outstanding Art Direction, Fantasy

Cyberpunk 2077
Genshin Impact
Hades
Journey to the Savage Planet
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Paper Beast

Outstanding Art Direction, Period Influence

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise
Ghost of Tsushima
Sakura Wars

Outstanding Camera Direction in a Game Engine

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Ghost of Tsushima
The Last of Us Part II

Outstanding Character Design

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Cyberpunk 2077
Ghost of Tsushima
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spiritfarer
Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Outstanding Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D

Carrion
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
A Fold Apart
Liberated
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Spelunky 2

Outstanding Control Design, 3D

Deliver Us the Moon
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Genshin Impact
The Last of Us Part II
Maneater
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Outstanding Control Design, VR

Down the Rabbit Hole
Half-Life: Alyx
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Outstanding Control Precision

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
Ghostrunner
Half-Life: Alyx
The Last of Us Part II
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Outstanding Costume Design

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Genshin Impact
Ghost of Tsushima
The Last of Us Part II
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Sakura Wars

Outstanding Direction in a Game Cinema

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Death Come True
Ghost of Tsushima
The Last of Us Part II
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Outstanding Direction in Virtual Reality

Half-Life: Alyx
The Room VR: A Dark Matter
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Outstanding Engineering

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Ghost of Tsushima
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Microsoft Flight Simulator
The Last of Us Part II

Outstanding Gameplay Design, Franchise

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Half-Life: Alyx
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The Last of Us Part II
Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Outstanding Gameplay Design, New IP

Carrion
Deliver Us the Moon
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
Liberated
Paradise Killer
Valorant

Outstanding Game of the Year

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Genshin Impact
Ghost of Tsushima
The Last of Us Part II

Outstanding Game, Classic Revival

Catherine: Full Body
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Moero Crystal H
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2

Outstanding Game, Franchise Action

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Doom Eternal
Half-Life: Alyx
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Resident Evil 3

Outstanding Game, Franchise Adventure

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise
The Last of Us Part II
Watch Dogs: Legion

Outstanding Game, Franchise Family

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Super Mario Bros. 35
Worms Rumble

Outstanding Game, Franchise Fighting

Granblue Fantasy: Versus
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Kirby Fighters 2
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
Streets of Rage 4
UFC 4

Outstanding Game, Franchise Racing

Automobilista 2
Dirt 5
F1 2020
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Project CARS 3
TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2

Outstanding Game, Franchise Role Playing

Final Fantasy VII Remake
Sakura Wars
Trials of Mana
Wasteland 3
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Outstanding Game, Franchise Sports

AO Tennis 2
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions
FIFA 21
Madden NFL 21
MLB The Show 20
Super Mega Baseball 3

Outstanding Game, Music or Performance-Based

Fuser
Mad Rat Dead
No Straight Roads
Rhythm Fighter

Outstanding Game, Original Action

Carrion
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Ghostrunner
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Journey to the Savage Planet
Maneater

Outstanding Game, Original Adventure

Call of the Sea
Deliver Us the Moon
Ghost of Tsushima
Liberated
Paradise Killer
Visage

Outstanding Game, Original Family

A Fold Apart
Good Job!
Kunai
Luna: The Shadow Dust
Panzer Paladin
Roundguard

Outstanding Game, Original Fighting

Bounty Battle
Mighty Fight Federation
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
Treachery in Beatdown City

Outstanding Game, Original Racing

Hotshot Racing
Inertial Drift
Kandagawa Jet Girls
Overpass
Pacer

Outstanding Game, Original Role Playing

Genshin Impact
Hades

Outstanding Game, Original Sports

Golf with Your Friends
PGA TOUR 2K21

Outstanding Game, Puzzle

Call of the Sea
Evan’s Remains
Ever Forward
I Am Dead
Luna: The Shadow Dust
Timelie

Outstanding Game, Simulation

Factorio
Good Company
Microsoft Flight Simulator
PGA TOUR 2K21
SnowRunner
Teardown

Outstanding Game, Special Class

A Fold Apart
Coffee Talk
Deliver Us the Moon
Paper Beast
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Spiritfarer

Outstanding Game, Strategy

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia
Gears Tactics
Iron Harvest
Monster Train
A Total War Saga: TROY

Outstanding Graphics, Technical

Doom Eternal
Ghost of Tsushima
Half-Life: Alyx
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
The Last of Us Part II
Resident Evil 3

Outstanding Lighting/Texturing

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Ghost of Tsushima
The Last of Us Part II
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem

Outstanding Original Dramatic Score, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Final Fantasy VII Remake
The Last of Us Part II
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Nioh 2

Outstanding Original Dramatic Score, New IP

Carrion
Deliver Us the Moon
Ghost of Tsushima
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Tell Me Why
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem

Outstanding Original Light Mix Score, Franchise

DragonBall Z: Kakarot
Game for Peace
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Sakura Wars
Streets of Rage 4
Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Outstanding Original Light Mix Score, New IP

Genshin Impact
Hades
Journey to the Savage Planet
Luna: The Shadow Dust
Paradise Killer
Spyder

Outstanding Performance in a Comedy, Lead

Bugsnax – Max Mittelman as “Filbo”
Bugsnax – Kenna Ramsey as “Wiggle”
Bugsnax – Fred Tatasciore as “Wambus”
Immortals Fenyx Rising – Daniel Matmor as “Zeus”

Outstanding Performance in a Comedy, Supporting

Bugsnax – Barbara Goodson as “Clumby”
Immortals Fenyx Rising – Elias Toufexis as “Prometheus”
Sam & Max Save the World Remastered – Ogie Banks as “Bosco”

Outstanding Performance in a Drama, Lead

Ghost of Tsushima – Daisuke Tsuji as “Jin”
The Last of Us Part II – Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey as “Ellie” and “Abby”
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Nadji Jeter as “Miles Morales / Spider-Man”
Tell Me Why – August Black and Erica Lindbeck as “Tyler” and “Alyson”
Yakuza: Like a Dragon – Kazuhiro Nakaya and Kaiji Tang as “Ichiban Kasuga”

Outstanding Performance in a Drama, Supporting

Ghost of Tsushima – Eric Steinberg as “Lord Shimura”
Ghost of Tsushima – Francois Chau as “Sensei Ishikawa”
The Last of Us Part II – Troy Baker as “Joel”
The Last of Us Part II – Ian Alexander as “Lev”
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Griffin Puatu as “Ganke Lee”
Yakuza: Like a Dragon – Kiichi Nakai and George Takei as “Masumi Arakawa”

Outstanding Song Collection

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Hades
The Last of Us Part II
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Outstanding Song, Original or Adapted

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise – “The Deep South”
Deliver Us the Moon – “Sarah’s Song”
Ghost of Tsushima – “The Way of the Ghost” (feat. Clare Uchima)
Hades – “Good Riddance”
The Last of Us Part II – “Future Days”
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – “I’m Ready”

Outstanding Sound Editing in a Game Cinema

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
The Last of Us Part II
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break

Outstanding Sound Effects

Call of Duty Mobile: Wild West
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
Ghost of Tsushima
Half-Life: Alyx
The Last of Us Part II
Legends of Runeterra
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Outstanding Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality

Half-Life: Alyx
Paper Beast
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Outstanding Use of Sound, Franchise

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
The Everlasting Regret
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
The Last of Us Part II
A Total War Saga: TROY
Watch Dogs: Legion

Outstanding Use of Sound, New IP

Carrion
Deliver Us the Moon
Ghost of Tsushima
Song of Horror Complete Edition
Spiritfarer
Through the Darkest of Times

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy

A Fold Apart
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Journey to the Savage Planet
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Paradise Killer
Sam & Max Save the World Remastered

Outstanding Writing in a Drama

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Deliver Us the Moon
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise
Half-Life: Alyx
The Last of Us Part II
Yakuza: Like a Dragon

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