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Call of Duty 4, GTA IV Lead BAFTA Nominees

The nominees for this year’s British Academy Video Games Awards have been announced, with Call of Duty 4, Grand Theft Auto IV and Fable II leading the field. The winners are due to be announced at ceremony in London on March 10th.
Call of Duty 4, Grand Theft Auto IV and Fable II lead this year's field of nominees for this year’s British Academy Video Games Awards. The gala ceremony, to be hosted by Irish comedian Dara O’Briain, will also see Pong creator Nolan Bushnell inducted into the BAFTA Fellowship. Organized by BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the awards had been criticized in previous years for including too many games not yet released when nominated. As a result, the 2008 event was canceled and rescheduled from late autumn to March 10th in London. In most other respects, this year’s awards are run in the same manner as before, with 14 categories voted on by British games journalists and industry figures. This includes the One To Watch new talent award, organized in association with Dare to be Digital. The additional GAME Award of 2008 is the only category voted on by members of the public. The full list of nominees is as follows: ACTION & ADVENTURE Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Dead Space Fable II Grand Theft Auto IV Prince of Persia Tomb Raider: Underworld ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT Assassin's Creed Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Dead Space Gears of War 2 LittleBigPlanet Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots BEST GAME Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Fable II Fallout 3 Grand Theft Auto IV Rock Band Super Mario Galaxy CASUAL Boom Blox Buzz! Quiz TV Guitar Hero: World Tour LittleBigPlanet SingStar Vol. 2 Wii Fit GAMEPLAY Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Grand Theft Auto IV Left 4 Dead Mario Kart Wii Rock Band Super Mario Galaxy HANDHELD Geometry Wars: Galaxies God of War: Chains of the Olympus The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Patapon Professor Layton and the Curious Village Soul Bubbles MULTIPLAYER Buzz! Quiz TV Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Gears of War 2 Left 4 Dead Mario Kart Wii Rock Band ORIGINAL SCORE Assassin's Creed Dead Space Fable II Fallout 3 LittleBigPlanet Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots SPORTS FIFA 09 Football Manager 2009 Motorstorm: Pacific Rift Pure Race Driver: GRID Wii Fit STRATEGY Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (aka Advance Wars: Days of Ruin) Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Ninjatown Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals - Tactical Strike Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise STORY AND CHARACTER Assassin's Creed Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Fable II Fallout 3 Grand Theft Auto IV Mass Effect TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT Assassin's Creed Fable II Fallout 3 Grand Theft Auto IV LittleBigPlanet Spore USE OF AUDIO Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Dead Space Gears of War 2 Grand Theft Auto IV LittleBigPlanet Super Mario Galaxy BAFTA ONE'S TO WATCH AWARD Boro-Toro Origamee VegeMe GAME Award of 2008 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Fallout 3 Gears of War 2 Grand Theft Auto IV Guitar Hero: World Tour Left 4 Dead LittleBigPlanet Professor Layton and the Curious Village Wii Fit World of WarCraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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