Find out who’s nominated in the ‘Best Score and Music’ and ‘Best Audio Design’ categories among others.

The Game Awards 2020 is set to take place next month and the nominations across 30 different categories have been announced with public voting now open.

The ‘Best Score and Music’ award is “for outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack”. This year’s nominations are:

The ‘Best Audio Design’ category recognises “the best in-game audio and sound design”. The nominees are:

  • DOOM Eternal
    (id Software and Bethesda Software)
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Ghost of Tsushima
    (Sucker Punch Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil 3
  • The Last of Us Part II
    (Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive Entertainment)

The other categories include ‘Game of the Year’, ‘Best Game Direction’, ‘Best Narrative’, ‘Best Art Direction’, ‘Best Performance’, ‘Games for Impact’, ‘Best Ongoing’, ‘Best Indie’, ‘Best Mobile Game’, ‘Best Community Support’, ‘Best VR/AR’, ‘Innovation in Accessibility’, ‘Best Action’, ‘Best Action/Adventure’, ‘Best Role-Playing’, ‘Best Fighting’, ‘Best Family’, ‘Best Sim/Strategy’, ‘Best Sports/Racing’, ‘Best Multiplayer’, ‘Content Creator of the Year’, ‘Best Debut Game’, ‘Best Esports Athlete’, ‘Best Esports Coach’, ‘Best Esports Event’, ‘Best Esports Game’, ‘Best Esports Host’, and ‘Best Esports Team’.

The full list of nominees in each category can be viewed here. Fans can vote by signing in and the FAQ and Rules section should answer common queries about the awards, rules, and voting process.

With the ongoing restrictions due to the pandemic, there will not be a live in-person audience at this year’s Game Awards; instead, the show will be aired in locations including Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo.

The Game Awards 2020 will take place on 10th December; the show will begin at 19:00 ET/16:00 PT (00:00 GMT/01:00 CEST on 11th December).

The event will be streamed live for free across 45 different global platforms. For more information on how and where to watch the awards show, head over here.

It’s also been announced that Lorne Balfe (Assassin’s Creed III, Beyond: Two Souls, and Skylanders: Imaginators) will be reprising his role as music director at this year’s event. The Emmy-nominated composer will be conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London.

“Being a part of The Game Awards is truly a wonderful experience ,and I’m thrilled to again be celebrating the incredible games of 2020,” Balfe said. “There is nothing quite like music in video games and with the phenomenal talents from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, I look forward to bringing the scores from this year’s ground-breaking titles to viewers around the world from the legendary Abbey Road Studios.”

London Philharmonic Orchestra chief executive David Burke added: “The London Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to be performing with Lorne Balfe at The Games Awards 2020.

“Music plays an integral part of the gaming experience and there is exceptional music being written each year. We are delighted to be sharing some highlights of this at the awards.”

This article was updated at 00:19 GMT on 20th November, 2020 to include the nominee and orchestra announcement trailers.