The Last of Us Part II is nominated for a record 13 BAFTA awards

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has released the nominations list for the 2021 edition of its BAFTA Games Awards, which will be taking place later in March.

The Last of Us Part II has received a record-breaking 13 nominations – the most any one video game has received since the event’s inception back in 2004. Naughty Dog’s dramatic and violent sequel is up in numerous categories, including Best Animation, Best Music, Best Audio Achievement, and Best Game Design. Ironically for such as story-heavy title, TLOU II is not nominated in the Best Narrative category. Several actors, including Ashley Johnson, Laura Bailey, and Troy Baker, are also nominated for Performer awards.

The nominations have seen Sony sweep all categories, with a grand total of 41 nominations among the award categories. Titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima, Media Molecule’s Dreams, and Sumo Digital’s Sackboy: A Big Adventure are all in-line for potential gongs. Fortunately, smaller titles such as Supergiant’s Hades, Phobia Game Studio’s Carrion, and Out of the Blue’s Call of the Sea also get a look-in.

You can check out the full list of categories and nominations below. The 2021 BAFTA Games Awards will stream March 25, hosted by journalist and presenter Elle Osili-Wood.

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Best Game:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • The Last of Us Part II

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for British Game:

  • Dreams
  • F1 2020
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Röki
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • The Last Campfire

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Animation:

  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Spiritfarer
  • The Last of Us Part II

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Artistic Achievement:

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Dreams
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part II

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Audio Achievement:

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • The Last of Us Part II

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Debut Game:

  • Airborne Kingdom
  • Call of the Sea
  • Carrion
  • Factorio
  • Röki
  • The Falconeer

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Evolving Game:

  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
  • Dreams
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Sea of Thieves

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Family Game:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Dreams
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Game Beyond Entertainment:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Before I Forget
  • Dreams
  • Spiritfarer
  • Tell Me Why
  • The Last of Us Part II

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Game Design:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part II

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Multiplayer Game:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Valorant

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Music:

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • The Last of Us Part II

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Narrative:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Original Property:

  • Carrion
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Spiritfarer

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Performer in a Leading Role:

  • Ashley Johnson – The Last of Us Part II
  • Cherami Leigh – Cyberpunk 2077
  • Cody Christian – Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Daisuke Tsuji – Ghost of Tsushima
  • Laura Bailey – The Last of Us Part II
  • Nadji Jeter – Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Performer in a Supporting Role:

  • Carla Tassara – Cyberpunk 2077
  • Jeffrey Pierce – The Last of Us Part II
  • Logan Cunningham – Hades
  • Patrick Gallagher – Ghost of Tsushima
  • Shannon Woodward – The Last of Us Part II
  • Troy Baker – The Last of Us Part II

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for Technical Achievement:

  • Demon’s Souls
  • Doom Eternal
  • Dreams
  • Flight Simulator
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • The Last of Us Part II

BAFTA 2021 Nominees for EE Game of the Year:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Valorant
Chris Moyse
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