BAFTA announces new categories for 2020 video game awards, submissions now open

September 9, 2019
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BAFTA has announced that its annual Game Awards ceremony will be returning next year on 2nd April 2020, and that the event will see the introduction of new award categories, while others get the chop.

BAFTA’s Game Awards, which began in 2013, will, as of next year, recognise excellent in Animation and feature an expanded Performer category. The first award, which covers all elements of animation – including ambient, facial, and cinematics – will complement the existing Artistic Achievement category, and is designed to celebrate the role animation plays in creating “believable and engaging” worlds.

The overhauled Performer category, meanwhile, will continue to be open to both male and female performers, but will now be split to recognise both leading roles and supporting roles.

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