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Catch the BAFTA Awards Live Stream Tonight

Posted by James Newton

Will Zelda or Mario win?

Tonight you can watch the 2012 GAME British Academy Video Game Awards live online through the magic of streaming.

Zelda and Mario are up for multiple BAFTA awards and you can see how they get on over at the BAFTA website. The event starts at 9pm UK time — that's 10pm CET, 4pm Eastern and 1pm Pacific.

Here's the full list of nominees with Nintendo games highlighted for your ease of viewing:

Action

Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Artistic Achievement

Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LitteBigPlanet 2
Rayman Origins
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Audio Achievement

Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dead Space 2
The Nightjar
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Game

Batman: Arkham City
FIFA 2012
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Debut Game

Bastion
Eufloria
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
L.A. Noire
Monstermind
RIFT

Design

Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
Portal 2
Super Mario 3D Land
The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim

Family

Dance Central 2
Kinect Sports 2
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
LittleBigPlanet 2
Mario Kart 7

Game Innovation

Bastion
Child of Eden
From Dust
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Mobile & Handheld

Dead Space iOS
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
Peggle
Quarrel
Super Mario 3D Land
The Nightjar

Online – Browser

Gardens of Time
I Am Playr
Monstermind
Resistance 3
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
The Sims Social

Online-Multiplayer

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dark Souls
Gears of War 3
LittleBigPlanet 2

Original Music

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
L.A. Noire
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Performer

Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) – L.A. Noire
Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted 3:
Drake’s Deception
Stephen Fry (Narrator) – LittleBigPlanet 2
Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) – Portal 2
Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) – Total War: SHOGUN 2

Sports/Fitness

Dance Central 2
DiRT 3
Fl 2011
FIFA 2012
Kinect Sports 2
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

Story

Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Strategy

Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Football Manager 2012
From Dust
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Total War: SHOGUN 2

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

Dreamweaver
Joust!
Tick Tock Toys

GAME Award of 2011

(The only award to be voted for by the public)

Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
FIFA 2012
L.A Noire
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Minecraft
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

[via bafta.org]

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User Comments (21)

Whopper744

#3

Whopper744 said:

Where is Zelda for story? Or Audio? (for the music) Or really even artstyle. Oh well.

StarDust4Ever

#4

StarDust4Ever said:

Considering that there are no category in which both Mario AND Zelda are directly competing, I'd say both!

It's also equally likely than none will win, but I'm sticking to the "both" camp to support my fanboyism. ;)

thedanman64

#5

thedanman64 said:

No doubt Mario Kart 7 will win the Family award. Hope Super Mario 3D Land wins the Handheld award.

misswliu81

#6

misswliu81 said:

as long as nintendo wins something, i don't care if it is zelda or mario. i'm supporting both of them.

Highwinter

#7

Highwinter said:

@Joshers744 It probably deserves a spot for story over Skyrim (which is a game with great lore and side stories, but a disappointing main story). Portal 2 pretty much has it in the bag though.

FonistofCruxis

#9

FonistofCruxis said:

I really don't care about the gaming baftas with the terrible job they do at choosing the nominees.

RevolverLink

#10

RevolverLink said:

I was under the impression that the BAFTA awards had already happened, but I guess they just gave them out for film.

Malkeor

#11

Malkeor said:

Uncharted 3 is sure to win some stuff.

I can only loath the eventual Best Game award going to Skyrim :(
We'll see :P
I am hoping it is in fact Zelda.

Malkeor

#13

Malkeor said:

Loved that guy who won the Kinect Sports 2 (sports/fitness) BAFTA
"Rare is back baby!!!"

I laughed so hard....guy seemed like a insert PG-13 word here

warioswoods

#16

warioswoods said:

Winner of Mobile / Handheld: Peggle HD.

Oh, my. I was under the assumption that they wanted these awards to be taken seriously... ?

C-Olimar

#17

C-Olimar said:

Why do Nintendo even bother paying the £500 each to send their games to BAFTA? So biased. At the very least, Skyward Sword should have been nominated for best audio.

Chobi

#18

Chobi said:

Wow, Nintendo didn't win a single award. I thought for sure they would have at the very least won the handheld award.

TheRegginator

#19

TheRegginator said:

Portal 2 was excellent, but it was no game of the year. I enjoyed Skyward Sword much more and got way more time out of it.

Peggle HD as best handheld game? Fail.

SkywardLink98

#20

SkywardLink98 said:

The best game is probably Minecraft if you ask me. Skyward sword is a close but I enjoyed minecraft a bit more.

Marakuto

#21

Marakuto said:

@SkywardLink98 Remember that it is in development for 360 but if it was already out for it back in 2011 I bet it would have squeezed into the BAFTAs.

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