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BAFTA Games Awards 2019 nominations are in: God of War and Obra Dinn lead the pack

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts reminds you that is also 'Of Games,' as the list of BAFTA Games Awards 2019 nominations is now ready for your consideration (opens in new tab). God of War (opens in new tab) and Return of the Obra Dinn are tied for the lead with six nominations each, though God of War is way ahead if you count the four actors it has nominated for the Performer category.

Tied behind them for second place are Celeste and Red Dead Redemption 2 (opens in new tab). The tie is once again broken if you count the Performer nod for Arthur Morgan actor Roger Clark; Celeste doesn't have any Performers to nominate (unless you count the little wah-wah sounds the characters make as their text appears), so it's not really a fair comparison. Anyway, the award ceremony is set for April 4, 2019 at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. We'll let you know when and where to watch as the awards get closer, but until then, here's a list of all the nominations.

Best Game

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (opens in new tab)

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

Celeste

God of War

Red Dead Redemption 2

Return of the Obra Dinn

British Game

11-11: Memories Retold

Forza Horizon 4 (opens in new tab)

Red Dead Redemption 2

The Room: Old Sins

Overcooked 2 (opens in new tab)

Two Point Hospital (opens in new tab)

Artistic Achievement

Detroit: Become HUman (opens in new tab)

Gris

God of War

Marvel's Spider-Man (opens in new tab)

Red Dead Redemption 2

Return of the Obra Dinn

Audio Achievement

Battlefield 5 (opens in new tab)

Detroit: Become Human

God of War

Marvel's Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2

Tetris Effect

Debut Game

Beat Saber

Cultist Simulator

Donut County (opens in new tab)

Florence

Gris

Yoku's Island Express

Evolving Game

Destiny 2: Forsaken (opens in new tab)

Elite Dangerous: Beyond (opens in new tab)

Fortnite (opens in new tab)

Overwatch (opens in new tab)

Sea of Thieves (opens in new tab)

Rainbow Six Siege (opens in new tab)

Family

Lego The Incredibles

Nintendo Labo (opens in new tab)

Overcooked 2

Pokemon Let's Go (opens in new tab)

Super Mario Party

Yoku's Island Express

Game Beyond Entertainment

11-11: Memories Retold

Celeste

Florence

Life is Strange 2 (opens in new tab)

My Child Lebensborn

Nintendo Labo

Game Design

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

Celeste

God of War

Into the Breach

Minit

Return of the Obra Dinn

Game Innovation

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

Celeste

Cultist Simulator

Moss

Nintendo Labo

Return of the Obra Dinn

Mobile Game

Alto's Odyssey

Brawl Stars

Donut County

Florence

Reigns: Game of Thrones

The Room: Old Sins

Multiplayer

A Way Out (opens in new tab)

Battlefield 5

Overcooked 2

Sea of Thieves

Super Mario Party

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (opens in new tab)

Music

Celeste

Far Cry 5 (opens in new tab)

Florence

God of War

Gris

Tetris Effect

Narrative

Florence

Frostpunk

God of War

Marvel's Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2

Return of the Obra Dinn

Original Property

Dead Cells (opens in new tab)

Florence

Into the Breach

Moss

Return of the Obra Dinn

Subnautica

Performer

Christopher Judge as Kratos, God of War

Danielle Bisutti as Freya, God of War

Jeremy Davies as The Stranger, God of War

Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra, Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption 2

Sunny Suljic as Atreus, God of War

Brawl Stars

Clash Royale

Fortnite

Old School Runescape

Pokemon Go (opens in new tab)

Roblox

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Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.