Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Call of Duty Black Ops, and Limbo Top BAFTA 2010 Nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced its Video Game Awards nominees. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood leads the pack with a Best Game nomination and nods in six other categories. Other nominees for Best Game include FIFA 11, Heavy Rain, Limbo, Mass Effect 2, and Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Call of Duty: Black Ops received high marks with seven nominations but wasn't given the nod as a Best Game nominee, while indie darling Limbo received four on top of the the Best Game nomination. The Shacknews Game of the Year, Red Dead Redemption, was only nominated for the publicly voted "GAME Award," proving once and for all that Brits don't like cowboys.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on March 16, streamed live from the BAFTA site for those interested in viewing the proceedings. Check out a full list of categories and nominees after the break.

    Best Game
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    • FIFA 11
    • Heavy Rain
    • Limbo
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Action
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    • BioShock 2
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops
    • God of War 3
    • Halo Reach
    Artistic Achievement
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops
    • God of War 3
    • Heavy Rain
    • Limbo
    • Mass Effect 2
    Family
    • Dance Central
    • Kinct Adventures
    • Kinect Sports
    • Kinectimals
    • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
    • Toy STory 3
    Gameplay
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    • God of War 3
    • Heavy Rain
    • Limbo
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Handheld
    • Cut the Rope
    • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
    • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
    • Professor Layton and the Lost Future
    • Sonic Colors
    • Super Scribblenauts
    Multiplayer
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops
    • Halo Reach
    • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
    • StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty
    Original Music
    • Alan Wake
    • Fable 3
    • Heavy Rain
    • James Bond 007: Blodostone
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Social Network Game
    • Bejeweled Blitz
    • Farmerama
    • FIFA Superstars
    • My Empire
    • Zoo Mumba
    • Zuma Blitz
    Sports
    • F1 2010
    • FIFA 11
    • Football Manager 2011
    • Gran Turismo 5
    • International Cricket 2010
    • Pro Evolution Socker
    Story
    • Alan Wake
    • BioShock 2
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops
    • Fallout: New Vegas
    • Heavy Rain
    • Mass Effect 2
    Strategy
    • Civilization V
    • Fallout: New Veags
    • FIFA Manager 11
    • Napoleon Total War
    • Plants vs Zombies XBLA
    • StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty
    Technical Innovation
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops
    • Halo Reach
    • Heavy Rain
    • Kinectimals
    • Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Use of Audio
    • Alan Wake
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops
    • DJ Hero 2
    • Limbo
    • LIST
    BAFTA "Ones to Watch" Award
    • Mush
    • Sculpty
    • Twang
    GAME Award of 2010 (voted for by the public)
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops
    • Dance Central
    • FIFA 11
    • Halo Reach
    • Heavy Rain
    • Limbo
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
    • Red Dead Redemption
    • Super Mario Galaxy