The BAFTA Games Awards, the UK’s most prolific awards ceremony for video games, have announced their slate of nominees in 2022. The nominations list includes many familiar faces and some new ones that are sure to get fans excited as they await who will take home an award during the annual event.
The “bafta awards 2022 nominations” is the list of nominees for the 22nd BAFTA Games Awards. The winners will be announced on February 10th, 2023.
The last two categories for this year’s BAFTA Games awards have been revealed by BAFTA. The categories are PERFORMER IN A KEY POSITION and IN A SUPPORTING ROLE PERFORMER, respectively.
In both categories, the following people have been nominated:
PERFORMER IN A KEY POSITION
- DEATHLOOP stars OZIOMA AKAGHA as Julianna Blake.
- DEATHLOOP stars JASON E KELLEY as Colt Vahn “the Captain.”
- JENNIFER HALE as Rivet in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Jon McLaren plays Star-Lord/Peter Quill.
- In Life is Strange: True Colors, ERIKA MORI plays Alex Chen.
- Returnal stars JANE PERRY as Selene Vassos.
IN A SUPPORTING ROLE PERFORMER
- Polina Petrova is played by LAURA BAILEY in Call of Duty: Vanguard.
- In Psychonauts 2, KIMBERLY BROOKS plays Hollis Forsythe.
- In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, JASON CAVALIER plays Drax.
- In Resident Evil Village, MAGGIE ROBERTSON plays Lady Dimitrescu.
- In Life is Strange: True Colors, HAN SOTO plays Gabe Chen.
- In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, ALEX WEINER plays Rocket.
The BAFTA Games Awards will be held at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on April 7, 2022, with presenter and journalist Elle Osili-Wood returning as host. The presentation will be live-streamed on the BAFTA social media platforms, and winners in 18 categories will be presented, honoring a variety of crafts, performances, and games.
The category takes the overall number of games nominated for the BAFTA Games Awards this year to 39. The following games have been nominated in their entirety:
- Returnal has received nine nominations.
- Eight nominations each for It Takes Two and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- DEATHLOOP and Psychonauts 2 both received seven nominations.
- Forza Horizon 5 has received six nominations.
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has received five nominations.
- Nominations in the category “Games Beyond Entertainment” include: Alba: A Wildlife Adventure Right in Front of Your Eyes, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Game Builder Garage, It Takes Two, and Psychonauts 2 are among the titles available.
- Other titles nominated include Among Us, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Apex Legends, Back 4 Blood, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Death’s Door, Disco Elysium – The Final Cut, Eastward, Far Cry 6, Fights in Tight Spaces, Fortnite, Genesis Noir, Halo Infinite, Hell Let Loose, Hitman 3, Inscryption, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Life is Strange: True Colors, Ma
Finally, BAFTA has announced its partnership with Black Twitch UK for the first BAFTA Games Challenge, which will take place next week on March 31st, 2022. Six games nominated for the next BAFTA Games Awards in 2022 will be played by 12 women from Black Twitch UK in a series of head-to-head challenges broadcast live on Twitch one week before the presentation.
Black Twitch UK is a platform devoted to identifying and promoting Black broadcasters and content makers in the United Kingdom. Team leaders Ebonix, Twitch’s first Black female ambassador in the UK, and GeekyCassie will lead the challenge. For the title of this year’s champion, the 12 streamers will battle against each other.
BAFTA’s Head of Games, Luke Hebblethwaite, had this to say:
As we prepare to celebrate the finest in games at the BAFTA Games Awards next month, we’re always looking for fresh ways to widen our support for the broader games industry. So I’m ecstatic that we’ll be working together on the first BAFTA Games Challenge with Black Twitch UK, who not only do an incredible job of promoting the awareness of Black streamers in the UK, but also share our love of games. I’m excited to see how the teams do in the tasks we’ve built up around some of the year’s finest games.
GeekyCassie and Ebonix, on the other hand, both added,
We’re excited to work with BAFTA ahead of the awards ceremony to celebrate some of the BAFTA-nominated games for 2022 in a fun and interactive way. We get to play six of the 39 nominated games in unique challenges, and we’re excited to share the excitement around the 2019 BAFTA Games Awards with the Twitch audience.
We’re thrilled to celebrate some of the titles nominated for BAFTA Games Awards, as the games industry continues to develop incredible games. Our goal has been to expose and elevate Black streamers and content makers in the UK since we founded Black Twitch UK with GeekyCassie. Collaborating with BAFTA provides us with another another platform to further empower some of the outstanding women and Black streamers in a new and entertaining manner. Let the games begin!
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