Bioshock: Infinite was disqualified due to a 2012 release date. Challenges to eligibility, as well as additional entries, will be accepted until Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 5 p.m. PST. The final nominations will be announced February 15, 2012. http://navgtr.org

* 1. Game of the Year

  1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place
Assassin's Creed Revelations
Bastion
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Bulletstorm
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Catherine
Crysis 2
Dark Souls
Dead Space 2
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dragon Age II
Dungeon Siege III
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
From Dust
Frozen Synapse
Gears of War 3
Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Little Big Planet 2
Minecraft
Portal 2
Tomb Raider
Total War: Shogun 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Witcher 2
Xenoblade Chronicles

* 2. Animation

  1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place
The Adventures of Tintin
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
L.A. Noire
Rayman Origins
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Dead Space 2
Ni No Kuni: Shikkoku No Madoushi
Fight Night Champion
Hard Corps: Uprising
Nintendogs + Cats
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

* 3. Art Direction, Period

 
Assassin's Creed Revelations
Total War: Shogun 2

* 4. Art Direction, Fantasy

 
Alice: Madness Returns
Bastion
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Little Big Planet 2
Shadows of the Damned
Xenoblade Chronicles

* 5. Art Direction, Contemporary

 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Gray Matter
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

* 6. Camera Direction in a Game Engine

 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dead Space 2
Gears of War 3
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

* 7. Character Design

 
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
The Gunstringer
Xenoblade Chronicles
Ni No Kuni: Shikkoku No Madoushi
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

* 8. Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D

 
Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Fight Night Champion
Kung-Fu High Impact
Little Big Planet 2
Lost in Shadow

* 9. Control Design, 3D

 
Batman: Arkham City
Bulletstorm
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Gears of War 3
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS (disqualified)
Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Portal 2

* 10. Control Precision

 
BloodRayne: Betrayal
Star Fox 64 3D (disqualified)
Super Mario 3D Land
Dead Space 2
Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
PixelJunk Shooter 2
Portal 2

* 11. Costume Design (this category may or may not be continued)

 
Assassin's Creed Revelations
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

* 12. Direction in a Game Cinema

 
Assassin's Creed Revelations
Catherine
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Dead Space 2
The 3rd Birthday
The Last Story
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

* 13. Game Design, New IP

 
Bastion
Catherine
From Dust
Frozen Synapse
Gardens of Time
Minecraft
Pulse
Xenoblade Chronicles
Lost in Shadow
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
Sound Shapes
Spacechem
Spiral Knights

* 14. Game Design, Franchise

 
Batman: Arkham City
CRUSH3D
Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS (disqualified)
Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Ms. Splosion Man
Portal 2
Super Mario 3D Land
Little Big Planet 2
Dead Space 2
Total War: Shogun 2

* 15. Graphics, Technical

 
The ICO™ & Shadow of the Colossus™ Collection HD
Assassin's Creed Revelations
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Crysis 2
Gears of War 3
Little Big Planet 2
Killzone 3
Bulletstorm
Motorstorm: Apocalypse
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

* 16. Innovation in Game Play

 
CRUSH3D
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Frozen Synapse
Journey
Minecraft
Pulse
Xenoblade Chronicles
Echochrome II
Lost in Shadow
Shadow Cities
Sound Shapes
Spacechem

* 17. Innovation in Game Technology

 
Gaikai
L.A. Noire
Rift

* 18. Lead Performance in a Comedy

 
Logan Cunningham as "Narrator/Stranger/Rucks," Bastion
Steve Blum as "Grayson Hunt," Bulletstorm

* 19. Lead Performance in a Drama

 
Aaron Staten as "Cole Phelps," L.A. Noire
Adam Harrington as "Roy Earle," L.A. Noire
Troy Baker as "Vincent Brooks," Catherine
Elias Toufexis as "Adam Jensen," Deus Ex: Human Revolution

* 20. Lighting/Texturing

 
Assassin's Creed Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dead Space 2
F.E.A.R. 3
Gears of War 3
Silent Hill Downpour
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

* 21. Original Light Mix Score, New IP

 
Bastion
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest
MotoHeroz
Ni No Kuni: Shikkoku No Madoushi
PlayStation Move Heroes

* 22. Original Light Mix Score, Franchise

 
Kung-Fu High Impact
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS (disqualified)
Little Big Planet 2
Patapon 3
Star Fox 64 3D (disqualified)

* 23. Original Dramatic Score, New IP

 
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Rage
Rise of Nightmares
Shadows of the Damned

* 24. Original Dramatic Score, Franchise

 
Assassin's Creed Revelations
Crysis 2
InFamous 2
SOCOM 4
Total War: Shogun 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

* 25. Original/Adapted Song

 
"Victoria's Lab," Little Big Planet 2
"Guilty," L.A. Noire
"I Always Kill the Things I Love," L.A. Noire
"Torched Song," L.A. Noire
"Want You Gone," Portal 2
"Build That Wall," Bastion
"Mother, I'm Here," Bastion
"Burning Jacob's Ladder," Rage

* 26. Song Collection

 
Abba: You Can Dance
Gran Turismo 5
L.A. Noire

* 27. Sound Editing in a Game Cinema

 
Assassin's Creed Revelations