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Lucy James, Isla Hinck, Blessing Adeoye Jr., Leah ‘Leahviathan’ Alexandra and Aoife Wilson to announce nominations for the 20th BAFTA Games Awards

4 March 2024
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Podcaster and games content creator, Lucy James is joined by industry experts Isla Hinck, Blessing Adeoye Jr., Leah ‘Leahviathan’ Alexandra and Aoife Wilson to announce nominations for the 20th BAFTA Games Awards

BAFTA today announces that games industry veteran host and presenter Lucy James (GameSpot, Giant Bomb, the Friends Per Second podcast) will be joined by a panel of experts to reveal the 20th BAFTA Games Awards nominations live on Thursday 7 March at 14.00 GMT / 09.00 ET / 06.00 PT on BAFTA’s YouTube, Twitch, X, Instagram and TikTok accounts.

The experts joining Lucy James are:

Isla Hinck -
Blessing Adeoye Jr. -
Leah ‘Leahviathan’ Alexandra -
Aoife Wilson -

BAFTA’s team of panellists will announce and discuss the nominations live, give their opinions on the outstanding games we’ve seen from the industry in 2023 and recognise the creative talent who made them.

Lucy James said: "I’m so excited to be returning to host the BAFTA Games Awards nominations stream for the 2024 Games Awards. BAFTA’s commitment to uplifting and celebrating the people who make the games we love is an incredibly important endeavour: now more than ever. 2023 will go down in history as one of the greatest years for video game releases ever, but also for being one of the worst for the industry. Sadly, 2024 looks to be continuing this trend with multiple project cancellations, studio closures, and mass layoffs. It’s important for us to take a moment to band together to recognise the contributions and achievements of our hard-working and talented peers."

Luke Hebblethwaite, Head of Games at BAFTA, said: “We’re hugely excited to be revealing the nominees for this year’s BAFTA Games Awards and couldn’t be happier than to have five such energetic and knowledgeable voices to lead us through the big moment. I’m looking forward to their lively and insightful reactions and a great conversation as we celebrate the amazing talent, creativity and hard work behind the best games of the year.”

The world’s most prestigious annual celebration of excellence and creative achievement in games, the 20th BAFTA Games Awards, will take place on Thursday 11 April at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London and will be livestreamed on BAFTA’s YouTube, Twitch and X channels at 19.00 BST / 14.00 ET / 11.00 PT.


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