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
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Studio of the Year
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 Review: FIFA 11
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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 [Spike TV] Video Game Awards 2010