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 has 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.
Source: Destructoid The Last of Us Part II is nominated for a record 13 BAFTA awards