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2010 Awards

Game of the Year <> Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Game of the Year <> Darksiders
Game of the Year <> Heavy Rain
Game of the Year <> LIMBO
Game of the Year <> Mass Effect 2
Game of the Year <> Red Dead Redemption – WINNER
Game of the Year <> Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Animation <> Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – WINNER
Animation <> Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Animation <> God of War III
Animation <> Heavy Rain
Animation <> Mass Effect 2

Art Direction, Period <> Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Art Direction, Period <> Fable III
Art Direction, Period <> Mafia II
Art Direction, Period <> Red Dead Redemption – WINNER

Art Direction, Fantasy <> Bioshock 2
Art Direction, Fantasy <> Disney Epic Mickey
Art Direction, Fantasy <> God of War III
Art Direction, Fantasy <> Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Art Direction, Fantasy <> Mass Effect 2 – WINNER

Art Direction, Contemporary <> Alan Wake
Art Direction, Contemporary <> Call of Duty: Black Ops
Art Direction, Contemporary <> Heavy Rain
Art Direction, Contemporary <> Just Cause 2
Art Direction, Contemporary <> LIMBO – WINNER

Camera Direction in a Game Engine <> Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – WINNER
Camera Direction in a Game Engine <> Darksiders
Camera Direction in a Game Engine <> God of War III
Camera Direction in a Game Engine <> Heavy Rain
Camera Direction in a Game Engine <> Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Character Design <> Darksiders
Character Design <> God of War III
Character Design <> Heavy Rain
Character Design <> Mass Effect 2
Character Design <> Red Dead Redemption – WINNER

Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D <> DJ Hero 2
Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D <> Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D <> Pinball FX 2
Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D <> Super Meat Boy – WINNER
Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D <> Super Street Fighter IV

Control Design, 3D <> Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – WINNER
Control Design, 3D <> Disney Epic Mickey
Control Design, 3D <> Heavy Rain
Control Design, 3D <> Just Cause 2
Control Design, 3D <> Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
Control Design, 3D <> Super Mario Galaxy 2
Control Design, 3D <> Vanquish

Control Precision <> Halo: Reach
Control Precision <> Pinball FX 2
Control Precision <> Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Control Precision <> Super Mario Galaxy 2
Control Precision <> Super Meat Boy – WINNER

Costume Design <> Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – WINNER
Costume Design <> Bayonetta
Costume Design <> Darksiders
Costume Design <> Final Fantasy XIII
Costume Design <> Red Dead Redemption

Direction in a Game Cinema <> Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Direction in a Game Cinema <> Final Fantasy XIII
Direction in a Game Cinema <> God of War III
Direction in a Game Cinema <> Heavy Rain – WINNER
Direction in a Game Cinema <> Mass Effect 2

Game Design, New IP <> Disney Epic Mickey
Game Design, New IP <> Heavy Rain – WINNER
Game Design, New IP <> LIMBO
Game Design, New IP <> Super Meat Boy
Game Design, New IP <> Vanquish

Game Design, Franchise <> Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Game Design, Franchise <> Bioshock 2
Game Design, Franchise <> Red Dead Redemption
Game Design, Franchise <> Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty – WINNER
Game Design, Franchise <> Super Mario Galaxy 2

Graphics/Technical <> Call of Duty: Black Ops
Graphics/Technical <> God of War III – WINNER
Graphics/Technical <> Heavy Rain
Graphics/Technical <> Hydrophobia
Graphics/Technical <> Just Cause 2

Innovation in Game Play <> Chime
Innovation in Game Play <> Echoshift
Innovation in Game Play <> Heavy Rain – WINNER
Innovation in Game Play <> Max and the Magic Marker
Innovation in Game Play <> Wario Ware D.I.Y.

Innovation in Game Technology <> Heavy Rain
Innovation in Game Technology <> Kinect – WINNER
Innovation in Game Technology <> OnLive
Innovation in Game Technology <> uDraw
Innovation in Game Technology <> XNA Game Studio 4

Lead Performance in a Comedy <> Christopher Robin Miller, “Professor Layton and the Unwound Future”
Lead Performance in a Comedy <> Hellena Schmied, “Bayonetta”
Lead Performance in a Comedy <> Michael Dobson, “DeathSpank” – WINNER
Lead Performance in a Comedy <> Tim Dadabo, “Disney Guilty Party”
Lead Performance in a Comedy <> Robin Atkin Downes, “No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle”

Lead Performance in a Drama <> Andy Serkis, “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West”
Lead Performance in a Drama <> Gary Oldman, “Call of Duty: Black Ops”
Lead Performance in a Drama <> Mark Meer, “Mass Effect 2”
Lead Performance in a Drama <> Pascal Langdale, “Heavy Rain”
Lead Performance in a Drama <> Rob Wiethoff, “Red Dead Redemption” – WINNER

Lighting/Texturing <> Alan Wake
Lighting/Texturing <> Bioshock 2
Lighting/Texturing <> God of War III
Lighting/Texturing <> Heavy Rain – WINNER
Lighting/Texturing <> LIMBO

Original Light Mix Score, New IP <> 3D Dot Game Heroes
Original Light Mix Score, New IP <> Bayonetta
Original Light Mix Score, New IP <> Super Meat Boy – WINNER

Original Light Mix Score, Franchise <> Donkey Kong Country Returns
Original Light Mix Score, Franchise <> Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Original Light Mix Score, Franchise <> Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
Original Light Mix Score, Franchise <> Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary
Original Light Mix Score, Franchise <> Super Mario Galaxy 2 – WINNER

Original Dramatic Score, New IP <> Alan Wake – WINNER
Original Dramatic Score, New IP <> Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Original Dramatic Score, New IP <> Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon
Original Dramatic Score, New IP <> Heavy Rain
Original Dramatic Score, New IP <> Nier

Original Dramatic Score, Franchise <> Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Original Dramatic Score, Franchise <> Final Fantasy XIII
Original Dramatic Score, Franchise <> Halo: Reach
Original Dramatic Score, Franchise <> Mass Effect 2
Original Dramatic Score, Franchise <> Red Dead Redemption – WINNER

Original/Adapted Song <> “Always on My Mind,” Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Original/Adapted Song <> “Fly Me to the Moon,” Bayonetta
Original/Adapted Song <> “Greenvale,” Deadly Premonition
Original/Adapted Song <> “The Poet and the Muse,” Alan Wake – WINNER
Original/Adapted Song <> “The Woods and the Goddess,” Deadly Premonition

Song Collection <> Bioshock 2 – WINNER
Song Collection <> Call of Duty: Black Ops
Song Collection <> DJ Hero 2
Song Collection <> Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
Song Collection <> Mafia II

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema <> Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Sound Editing in a Game Cinema <> Call of Duty: Black Ops
Sound Editing in a Game Cinema <> Final Fantasy XIII
Sound Editing in a Game Cinema <> God of War III
Sound Editing in a Game Cinema <> Mass Effect 2 – WINNER

Sound Effects <> Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Sound Effects <> Bioshock 2
Sound Effects <> Call of Duty: Black Ops – WINNER
Sound Effects <> Final Fantasy XIII
Sound Effects <> God of War III

Supp Performance in a Comedy <> Paul Reubens, “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” – WINNER
Supp Performance in a Comedy <> R. Lee Ermey, “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”
Supp Performance in a Comedy <> Richard Epcar, “Bayonetta”
Supp Performance in a Comedy <> Stephanie Sheh, “Bayonetta”
Supp Performance in a Comedy <> Yuri Lowenthal, “Bayonetta”

Supp Performance in a Drama <> Felicia Day, “Fallout: New Vegas”
Supp Performance in a Drama <> Fred Berman, “Alan Wake”
Supp Performance in a Drama <> Rip Torn, “God of War III” – WINNER
Supp Performance in a Drama <> Sam Douglas, “Heavy Rain”
Supp Performance in a Drama <> Sophia Marzocchi, “Red Dead Redemption”

Use of Sound <> Alan Wake
Use of Sound <> Call of Duty: Black Ops
Use of Sound <> Chime
Use of Sound <> Heavy Rain
Use of Sound <> LIMBO – WINNER
Use of Sound <> Red Dead Redemption

Writing in a Comedy <> Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Writing in a Comedy <> Batman: The Brave and the Bold – WINNER
Writing in a Comedy <> Costume Quest
Writing in a Comedy <> DeathSpank
Writing in a Comedy <> Disney Guilty Party

Writing in a Drama <> Alan Wake
Writing in a Drama <> Fallout: New Vegas
Writing in a Drama <> Heavy Rain
Writing in a Drama <> Mass Effect 2
Writing in a Drama <> Red Dead Redemption – WINNER

Game Classic Revival <> Dodonpachi Resurrection
Game Classic Revival <> Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
Game Classic Revival <> Perfect Dark
Game Classic Revival <> Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary – WINNER

Game Music or Performance <> Bit.Trip Runner
Game Music or Performance <> Dance Central
Game Music or Performance <> Def Jam Rapstar
Game Music or Performance <> DJ Hero 2
Game Music or Performance <> Rock Band 3 – WINNER

Game Original Action <> Alan Wake
Game Original Action <> Darksiders
Game Original Action <> LIMBO
Game Original Action <> Monday Night Combat
Game Original Action <> Super Meat Boy – WINNER
Game Original Action <> Vanquish

Game Original Adventure <> Deadly Premonition
Game Original Adventure <> Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Game Original Adventure <> Heavy Rain – WINNER
Game Original Adventure <> The Whispered World

Game Original Children’s <> Costume Quest
Game Original Children’s <> Disney Epic Mickey – WINNER
Game Original Children’s <> Disney Guilty Party
Game Original Children’s <> Kinectimals
Game Original Children’s <> Max and the Magic Marker

Game Original Fighting <> no nominations

Game Original Racing <> Blur – WINNER
Game Original Racing <> Joe Danger
Game Original Racing <> ModNation Racers
Game Original Racing <> Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Game Original Racing <> Split/Second

Game Original RPG <> 3D Dot Game Heroes – WINNER
Game Original RPG <> Infinite Space
Game Original RPG <> No Heroes Allowed!
Game Original RPG <> Resonance of Fate
Game Original RPG <> What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!?

Game Original Sports <> 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
Game Original Sports <> EA Sports MMA
Game Original Sports <> Kinect Sports – WINNER

Game Sequel Action <> Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Game Sequel Action <> Bioshock 2
Game Sequel Action <> God of War III
Game Sequel Action <> Just Cause 2
Game Sequel Action <> Red Dead Redemption – WINNER

Game Sequel Adventure <> Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – WINNER
Game Sequel Adventure <> Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Game Sequel Adventure <> Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Game Sequel Adventure <> Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Game Sequel Adventure <> Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

Game Sequel Children’s <> Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Game Sequel Children’s <> Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Game Sequel Children’s <> Super Mario Galaxy 2 – WINNER
Game Sequel Children’s <> Super Scribblenauts
Game Sequel Children’s <> Toy Story 3

Game Sequel Fighting <> BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
Game Sequel Fighting <> UFC Undisputed 2010
Game Sequel Fighting <> Super Street Fighter IV – WINNER
Game Sequel Fighting <> Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
Game Sequel Fighting <> Yakuza 3

Game Sequel Racing <> F1 2010
Game Sequel Racing <> Gran Turismo 5
Game Sequel Racing <> Hydro Thunder Hurricane
Game Sequel Racing <> Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – WINNER

Game Sequel RPG <> Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Game Sequel RPG <> Fable III
Game Sequel RPG <> Fallout: New Vegas
Game Sequel RPG <> Mass Effect 2 – WINNER
Game Sequel RPG <> World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Game Sequel Sports <> FIFA Soccer 11
Game Sequel Sports <> Madden NFL 11 – WINNER
Game Sequel Sports <> MLB 10: The Show
Game Sequel Sports <> NBA 2K11
Game Sequel Sports <> NHL 11

Game Simulation Game <> no nominations

Game Special Class <> Chime
Game Special Class <> Echoshift
Game Special Class <> Picross 3D
Game Special Class <> Puzzle Quest 2
Game Special Class <> The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom – WINNER

Game Strategy <> Greed Corp
Game Strategy <> Napoleon: Total War
Game Strategy <> Sid Meier’s Civilization V
Game Strategy <> Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty – WINNER
Game Strategy <> Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising

Honorary Awards

Martin De Ronde, Ciaran Walsh, Ste Curran, Paul Hartnoll, and Philip Glass, for advancing the non-profit model of OneBigGame through contributions to the music game “Chime”

Tommy Tallarico, and Jack Wall, for enhancing the visibility and public appreciation of video game music as an art form through the “Video Games Live” concert series. Tallarico also founded the Game Audio Network Guild (audiogang.org) and serves on the advisory board for OneBigGame (onebiggame.com). Wall is a previous winner for the score of “Mass Effect,” and Tallarico was nominated for both score and song for “Advent Rising.”

Tallarico has also been a long-time advocate of video game music eligibility at the Grammys.

Total Wins

07 Red Dead Redemption
05 Heavy Rain
05 Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
04 Super Meat Boy
03 Mass Effect 2
02 Super Mario Galaxy 2
02 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
02 LIMBO
02 God of War III
02 Batman: The Brave and the Bold
02 Alan Wake
01 The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
01 Super Street Fighter IV
01 Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary
01 Rock Band 3
01 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
01 Madden NFL 11
01 Kinect Sports
01 Kinect
01 Disney Epic Mickey
01 DeathSpank
01 Call of Duty: Black Ops
01 Blur
01 Bioshock 2
01 3D Dot Game Heroes