The nominations for the British Academy Games Awards in 2015 have been announced. Alien: Isolation leads the way with six nominations.
This year's British Academy Games Awards will take place on 12 March, showcasing and rewarding the very best games of the past 12 months. A total of 51 games have been recognised across 17 categories, with Alien: Isolation gaining the most nominations.
Far Cry 4 and Monument Valley follow closely in the achievements list, each having gained five nominations, and 80 Days, Destiny, Mario Kart 8 and Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor all received four nominations. It's clearly going to be a close contest for the coveted title of Best Game for which Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Alien: Isolation, Monument Valley and Mario Kart 8 are all nominated.
Nominated in the Performer category are Adam Harrington (Bigby Wolf) in The Wolf Among Us,Ashley Johnson (Ellie) in The Last of Us: Left Behind, Kevin Spacey (Jonathan Irons) in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Logan Cunningham (Transistor) in Transistor, Melissa Hutchinson(Clementine) in The Walking Dead: Season 2 and Troy Baker (Pagan Min) in Far Cry 4.
Nominated in the Performer category are Adam Harrington for his role as Bigby Wolf in The Wolf Among Us, Ashley Johnson who plays Ellie in The Last of Us: Left Behind, Kevin Spacey for the part of Jonathan Irons in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Logan Cunningham who plays Transistor in Transistor, Melissa Hutchinson for her role as Clementine in The Walking Dead: Season 2 and finally Troy Baker who plays Pagan Min in Far Cry 4.
With Kevin Spacey's nomination, the actor makes BAFTA history as the first person to have been nominated across all three genres of film, television and games. In addition to this year's Games nomination, Spacey has three Film Awards nominations to his name (The Shipping News in 2002, American Beauty in 2000 and LA Confidential in 1998). He also received a nomination at the 2014 Television Awards when House of Cards (for which he was producer) was nominated in the International category. See the full list of BAFTA wins and nominations for Kevin Spacey >
Another BAFTA first for 2015 is the news that actor and comedian Rufus Hound will present this year's Games Awards ceremony. Hound takes over the presenting reins from previous host Dara O'Briain. The ceremony will take place on Thursday 12 March at Tobacco Dock, London following a day of games talks and activty at the EGX Rezzed festival. Tickets to both the festival and the ceremony itself are available via the EGX website: www.egx.net/rezzed/tickets