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Published on November 17th, 2010 | by Cameron Woolsey

Batman and BioWare at The 2010 Video Game Awards

The 2010 Spike TV Video Game Awards are upon us and it promises to be an amazing event. The two-hour event will premiere live on Saturday, December 11th at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM Pacific time.

Recently, BioWare enticed gamers with a short teaser of their next upcoming title. The actual game will be revealed during the broadcast of the show. Also being revealed for the first time is Director Guillermo del Toro’s first game series from THQ.

Down below are the official nominees of the VGA. Did your favorite game make the cut?

Game of the Year

Call of Duty: Black Ops
God of War III
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2
Red Dead Redemption

Studio of the Year

Blizzard Entertainment
Bungie Studios
Rockstar San Diego

Best Xbox 360 Game

Alan Wake
Fable III
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2

Best PS3 Game

God of War 3
Heavy Rain
Modnation Racers
Red Dead Redemption

Best Wii Game

Donkey Kong Country Returns
Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Metroid Other M
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best PC Game

Fallout: New Vegas
Mass Effect 2
Sid Meier’s Civilization V
Starcraft II Wings of Liberty

Best Handheld Game

God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Super Scribblenauts

Best Shooter

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
BioShock 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Halo: Reach

Best Action Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
God of War III
Red Dead Redemption
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best RPG

Fable III
Fallout: New Vegas
Final Fantasy XIII
Mass Effect 2

Best Multi-player

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Halo: Reach
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Best Individual Sports Game

EA Sports MMA
Shaun White Skateboarding
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
UFC Undisputed 2010

Best Team Sports Game

FIFA Soccer 11
Madden NFL 11
NBA 2K11
MLB 10: The Show

Best Driving Game

Modnation Racers
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Best Music Game

Dance Central
DJ Hero 2
Def Jam Rapstar
Rock Band 3

Best Soundtrack

Def Jam Rapstar
DJ Hero 2
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
Rock Band 3

Best Song in a Game

“Basket Case”
“Black Rain”
“Far Away”
“Won’t Back Down”
“Replay/Rude Boy Mashup”

Best Original Score

God of War III
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2
Red Dead Redemption

Best Graphics

God of War III
Heavy Rain
Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Red Dead Redemption

Best Adapted Video Game

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Transformers: The War for Cybertron

Best Performance By A Human Male

Daniel Craig as James Bond (Blood Stone 007)
Gary Oldman as Sgt. Reznov (Call of Duty Black Ops)
John Cleese as Jasper (Fable III)
Martin Sheen as Illusive Man (Mass Effect 2)
Nathan Fillion as Sergeant Edward Buck (Halo Reach)
Neil Pattrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
Rob Wiethoff as John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
Sam Worthington as Alex Mason (Call of Duty Black Ops)

Best Performance by a Human Female

Dame Judi Dench as M (Blood Stone 007)
Danica Patrick as Danica Patrick (Blur)
Emmanuelle Chriqui as The Numbers Lady (Call of Duty Back Ops)
Felicia Day as Veronica (Fallout New Vegas)
Jennifer Hale as Commander Sheppard (Mass Effect 2)
Kristin Bell as Lucy Stillman (Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood)
Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrican (Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty)
Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson (Mass Effect 2)

Best Downloadable Game

Costume Quest
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Monday Night Combat
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Best DLC

BioShock 2 “Minerva’s Den”
Borderlands “The Secret Armory of General Knoxx”
Mass Effect 2 “Lair of the Shadow Broker”
Red Dead Redemption “Undead Nightmare”

Best Independent Game

Joe Danger
Super Meat Boy
The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom

Most Anticipated Game

Batman: Arkham City
BioShock: Infinite
Gears of War 3
Portal 2

Modnation Racers? …OK.

Granted, not everyone will agree with the list, such is the nature of any video game list for anything. Still, I hope Mass Effect 2 wins something.

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Video game journalist since 2006, and gaming since he was old enough to use an Atari joystick. Follow me: @Cam_is_16bit

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