Horizon Zero Dawn leads the nominations for the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards
Horizon Zero Dawn leads the pack with 10 nominations for the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. The show will be co-hosted by Greg Miller, co-founder of internet video show and podcast Kinda Funny, and Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News. Voting begins for the winners on Friday, January 12 at 5pm PST.
The Awards ceremony will take place in Las Vegas on February 22 at the end of the week-long industry gathering, the 2018 D.I.C.E. Summit, and will be live-streamed.
“Congratulations to all the 2017 nominees – an amazing list of diverse experiences that really embody the creative ambitions and achievements that define our industry,” said Meggan Scavio, President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. “I want to thank our passionate jury panelists that dedicate their time and expertise to drive our peer process and distinguish the best of the best in interactive entertainment.”
Sixty-eight of the most exciting games from 2017 received a nomination. Horizon Zero Dawn leads the group with 10 total nominations. Several games received multiple nods, including: The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild with 6 nominations; Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Cuphead with 5 nominations; and Gorogoa, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Super Mario Odyssey which received 4 nominations each. Nominees for the evening’s top prize, Game of the Year, are: Cuphead; Horizon Zero Dawn; PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS; Super Mario Odyssey; and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The following is the full list of nominees:
Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Outstanding Achievement in Character
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Outstanding Achievement in Story
Outstanding Technical Achievement
Action Game of the Year
Adventure Game of the Year
Family Game of the Year
Fighting Game of the Year
Racing Game of the Year
Role-Playing Game of the Year
Sports Game of the Year
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Immersive Reality Game of the Year
D.I.C.E. Sprite Award
Handheld Game of the Year
Mobile Game of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Game of the Year
Who do you guys think should win Game of the Year? Is Horizon Zero Dawn your favorite? Let us know in the comments.