And the Nominees for Games of the Year Are...S

Spike TV's Video Game Awards show seems to improve a bit every year. This year's show kicks off on Dec. 11 with a very strong line-up of contenders for a myriad of awards.

One note, both Stephen Totilo and myself are judges for the show, though this list of nominees reflects the votes of quite a few judges.

We plan to unveil the nominees for Kotaku's Goaties in December, until then here's the Spike TV VGA noms. Also, what are YOUR votes for game of the year?

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

Bioware
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 III
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 Multiplayer

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

Blur
Modnation Racers
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Split/Second

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 - Green Day
Black Rain - Soundgarden
Far Away - Jose Gonzalez
Goldeneye - Nicole Scherzinger
Won't Back Down -Eminem
Replay / Rude Boy Mashup - Iyaz and Rihanna

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 II
Transformers: War for Cybertron

Best Performance by a Human Male

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

Best Performance by a Human Female

Dame Judi Dench as M in Blood Stone 007
Danica Patrick as herself in Blur
Emmanuelle Chriqui as the Numbers Lady in Call of Duty: Black Ops
Felicia Day as Veronica in Fallout: New Vegas
Jennifer Hale as Commander Sheppard in Mass Effect 2
Kristen Bell as Lucy Stillman in Assassin's Creed Botherhood
Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan in Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson in Mass Effect 2

Best Downloadable Game

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

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
Limbo
Super Meat Boy
Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Most Anticipated Game

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

Video Game Awards 2010 [Spike TV]