20th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Nominees: Uncharted 4 Leads the Way With 10 Nominations

January 12, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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Hosted by Greg Miller and Jessica Chobot, the 20th annual D.I.C.E. Awards will take place on Thursday, February 23 at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas after the 2017 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced today. If you aren’t attending, the livestream will begin at 7pm PT/10pm ET.

56 games were nominated across 24 categories, with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End scoring 10 nominations. Inside was right behind it with nine nominations, Battlefield 1 and The Last Guardian followed with seven, and Firewatch and Overwatch each received six nominations.

Here’s some of the categories and nominees included in the 20th annual D.I.C.E. Awards:

Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Pokémon Go
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter V
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Outstanding Achievement in Story 

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Oxenfree
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Battlefield 1
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Superhot
  • That Dragon, Cancer

Action Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1
  • Doom
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • King’s Quest: The Complete Collection
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Family Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rock Band Rivals
  • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot
  • Pokemon Sun/Moon
  • Severed

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Clash Royale
  • Crashlands
  • Gardenscapes – New Acres
  • Pokémon Go
  • Reigns

RPG/MMO of the Year

  • Dark Souls 3
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • The Division
  • World of Warcraft: Legion

Winners are chosen by the Academy’s 33,000+ members, who come from interactive publishing and development communities.

During the awards show, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series director Todd Howard will be inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame.

Last year, Fallout 4 won Game of the Year.

[Source: Interactive (1), (2)]