18th Annual NAVGTR Nominees

Baltimore (February 11, 2019) / NAVGTR CORP. – The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers has announced nominees for its 18th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology and production.

Leading all games with a record 22 nominations is God of War, followed closely behind by Marvel’s Spider-Man with 21. Dead Cells earned the highest number of nominations for an independent title with five.

Winners will be announced March 13th, as well as represented at the War of Awards ceremony at this year’s PAX East.

2018-NAVGTR Awards Selected Categories

Game of the Year

Celeste
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World
Red Dead Redemption 2
Subnautica
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Art Direction, Contemporary

Detroit: Become Human
Far Cry 5
Gris
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Art Direction, Fantasy

Dead Cells
God of War
Hollow Knight
Octopath Traveler
Shadow of the Colossus

Art Direction, Period Influence

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
The Banner Saga 3
Red Dead Redemption 2
Strange Brigade
We Happy Few

Character Design

Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Hollow Knight
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World

Design, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World
Red Dead Redemption 2

Design, New IP

39 Days to Mars
Detroit: Become Human
Hollow Knight
Into the Breach
Sea of Thieves

Original Dramatic Score, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Original Dramatic Score, New IP

A Way Out
Dauntless
Detroit: Become Human
Kingdom Craft
Vampyr

Original Light Mix Score, Franchise

Forza Horizon 4
Mega Man 11
Red Dead Redemption 2
Tetris Effect
Valkyria Chronicles 4

Original Light Mix Score, New IP

Ashen
Dead Cells
Gris
Into the Breach
Octopath Traveler

Performance in a Comedy, Lead

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – Jeremy Shada as “Finn”
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – John DiMaggio as “Jake”
STONE – Ethan Watson as “Stone”

Performance in a Comedy, Supporting

Lego DC Super-Villains – Tara Strong as “Harley Quinn”
STONE – Nicholas Richards as “Les”
STONE – Noelle Faulkner as “Cockie”

Performance in a Drama, Lead

Detroit: Become Human – Valorie Curry as “Kara”
God of War – Christopher Judge as “Kratos”
God of War – Sunny Suljic as “Atreus”
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Yuri Lowenthal as “Peter”
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Roger Clark as “Arthur”

Performance in a Drama, Supporting

Detroit: Become Human – Clancy Brown as “Hank”
God of War – Jeremy Davies as “The Stranger”
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Laura Bailey as “Mary Jane”
Marvel’s Spider-Man – William Salyers as “Otto”
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Alex McKenna as “Sadie”

Performance in a Sports Game

FIFA 19 – Adetomiwa Edun
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
UFC 3 – Jon Anik

Song Collection

Desert Child
Forza Horizon 4
NBA 2K19
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
STONE

Song, Original or Adapted

Battle through the Heaven – “Waiting”
Desert Child – “Love is Here”
Far Cry 5 – “Help Me Faith”
The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories – “The Missing”
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – “White Rider”

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema

Attack on Titan 2
Detroit: Become Human
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Sound Effects

God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Subnautica

Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Firewall Zero Hour
Moss
The Inpatient

Use of Sound, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Battlefield V
God of War
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Use of Sound, New IP

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Detroit: Become Human
Light Fall
Vampyr
We Happy Few

Writing in a Comedy

39 Days to Mars
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Lego DC Super-Villains
Pit People
The Jackbox Party Pack 5

Writing in a Drama

A Way Out
Batman: The Enemy Within
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Remothered: Tormented Fathers
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

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For all 59 categories, please visit http://navgtr.org/nominees.

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