BAFTA nominees announced

Batman: Arkham City and LA Noire lead the list of nominees for this year's BAFTA Videogame Awards with nine nominations each.

Other strong performers include Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, with seven nominations; LittleBigPlanet 2 with six; and Skyrim and Portal 2, both of which have been shortlisted in five categories.

The full list of nominees is below. This year's ceremony takes place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Friday March 16.

Action
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix)
Portal 2 (Valve)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sony)

Artistic Achievement
Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
LA Noire (Rockstar Games)
LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony)
Rayman Origins (Ubisoft)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sony)

Audio Achievement
Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
Battlefield 3 (EA)
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
Dead Space 2 (EA)
The Nightjar (Somethin' Else)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sony)

Best Game
Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
FIFA 12 (EA)
LA Noire (Rockstar Games)
Portal 2 (Valve)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)

Debut Game
Bastion (Warner Bros)
Eufloria (Omni Systems Ltd)
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (Microsoft Studios)
LA Noire (Rockstar Games)
Monstermind (Bossa Studios)
Rift (Trion Worlds)

Design
Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
LA Noire (Rockstar Games)
LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony)
Portal 2 (Valve)
Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Family
Dance Central 2 (Microsoft Studios)
Kinect Sports 2 (Microsoft Studios)
Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean (Warner Bros)
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Activision)
LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony)
Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo)

Game Innovation
Bastion (Warner Bros)
Child Of Eden (Ubisoft)
From Dust (Ubisoft)
LA Noire (Rockstar Games)
LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony)
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)

Mobile & Handheld
Dead Space (EA)
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint (Zee-3)
Peggle (EA)
Quarrel (UTV Ignition)
Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)
The Nightjar (Somethin' Else)

Online – Browser
Gardens Of Time (Disney Interactive)
I Am Playr (We R Interactive)
Monstermind (Bossa Studios)
Resistance 3 (Sony)
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Activision)
The Sims Social (EA)

Online – Multiplayer
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
Battlefield 3 (EA)
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
Dark Souls (Namco Bandai)
Gears Of War 3 (Microsoft Studios)
LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony)

Original Music
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix)
LA Noire (Rockstar Games)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sony)

Performer
Aaron Staton, LA Noire (Rockstar Games)
Mark Hamill, Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
Nolan North, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sony)
Stephen Fry, LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony)
Stephen Merchant, Portal 2 (Valve)
Tago Igawa, Total War: Shogun 2 (Sega)

Sports / Fitness
Dance Central 2 (Microsoft Studios)
Dirt 3 (Codemasters)
F1 2011 (Codemasters)
FIFA 12 (EA)
Kinect Sports 2 (Microsoft Studios)
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 (Ubisoft)

Story
Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix)
LA Noire (Rockstar Games)
Portal 2 (Valve)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sony)

Strategy
Dark Souls (Namco Bandai)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix)
Football Manager 2012 (Sega)
From Dust (Ubisoft)
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (Ubisoft)
Total War: Shogun 2 (Sega)

Ones To Watch
Dreamweaver (Evolved Ape)
Joust! (Digital Knights)
Tick Tock Toys (Swallowtail)

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