Baldur’s Gate 3 leads BAFTA Game Awards’ longlist of nominees

The British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) is starting a new process for its 2024 Game Awards. Today it released the longlist of all 60 games that are potentially up for awards, as opposed to previous years when it only revealed the shortlisted titles. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Baldur’s Gate 3 tops said list. BAFTA is also switching up the voting process for two awards as well: Instead of juries voting on Best Game and British Game categories, the votes are now open to all 1,000+ members of BAFTA. The remaining 15 awards are still decided by jury vote.

The longlist includes the game and how many awards for which it’s potentially nominated. Baldur’s Gate 3 leads with 15 nominations, followed shortly by Alan Wake with 14. The other major titles up for awards include Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (10), Hogwarts Legacy (9), Final Fantasy XVI and Tears of the Kingdom (both 8). Several indie games also made the list, including Cocoon, Dredge and Sea of Stars.

Jane Millichip, BAFTA CEO, said in a statement, “For 20 years, BAFTA has celebrated great talent in the games industry with the annual BAFTA Games Awards. This year, we hope to amplify that celebration by publishing our Best Games of 2023 list – the longlist for next year’s Awards, as voted for by games industry professionals – just in time to inspire some festive gameplay.”

BAFTA also revealed the ten longlisted nominees for four of its awards: Best Game, British Game, Best Performer in a Leading Role and Best Performer in a Supporting Role.

Top 10 in ‘Best Game’ category
Alan Wake 2
Baldur’s Gate 3
Hogwarts Legacy
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Top 10 in ‘British Game’ category
Cassette Beasts
Dead Island 2
Disney Illusion Island
EA Sports WRC
F1 23
Football Manager 2024
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Tron: Identity
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin

Top 10 in ‘Performer in a Leading Role’ category
Amelia Tyler as Narrator in Baldur’s Gate 3
Ben Starr as Clive Rosfield in FINAL FANTASY XVI
Cameron Monaghan as Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Ilkka Villi as Alan Wake (Live Action + Mocap) in Alan Wake 2
Matthew Porretta as Alan Wake (Voice) in Alan Wake 2
Melanie Liburd as Saga Anderson in Alan Wake 2
Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Neil Newbon as Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3
Samantha Béart as Karlach in Baldur’s Gate 3
Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Top 10 in ‘Performer in a Supporting Role’ category
Andrew Wincott as Raphael in Baldur’s Gate 3
Dave Jones as Halsin in Baldur’s Gate 3
Debra Wilson as Cere Junda in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Idris Elba as Solomon Reed in Cyberpunk 2077
James McCaffrey as Alex Casey (Voice) in Alan Wake 2
Martti Suosalo as Ahti in Alan Wake 2
Ralph Ineson as Cidolfus “Cid” Telamon in FINAL FANTAXY XVI
Sam Lake as Alex Casey (Live Action + Mocap) in Alan Wake 2
Tony Todd as Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Tracy Wiles as Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3

BAFTA list of nominees

Baldur’s Gate 3 (15)
Alan Wake 2 (14)
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (10)
Hogwarts Legacy (9)
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (8)
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (7)
Hi-Fi RUSH (6)
Super Mario Bros. Wonder (6)
Viewfinder (6)
Diablo IV (4)
Assassin’s Creed Mirage (3)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (3)
Disney Illusion Island (3)
Starfield (3)
Chants of Sennaar (2)
Cyberpunk 2077 (2)
Jusant (2)
LEGO 2K Drive (2)
Venba (2)
Atomic Heart (1)
Battlefield 2042 (1)
Bluey: The Videogame (1)
Cassette Beasts (1)
Dead Island 2 (1)
Deliver Us Mars (1)
EA Sports WRC (1)
En Garde! (1)
F1 23 (1)
Final Fantasy XIV: Online (1)
Football Manager 2024 (1)
Fortnite (1)
Forza Horizon 5 (1)
Forza Motorsport (1)
Genshin Impact (1)
Goodbye Volcano High (1)
Horizon Call of the Mountain (1)
Lies of P (1)
Lords of the Fallen (1)
The Making of Katateka (1)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1)
Mortal Kombat 1 (1)
No Man’s Sky (1)
Party Animals (1)
Planet of Lana (1)
Sea of Stars (1)
Sea of Thieves (1)
Sonic Superstars (1)
Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical (1)
Tchia (1)
Terra Nil (1)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1)
Thirsty Suitors (1)
Tron: Identity (1)
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin (1)

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