Naughty Dog Receives 16 NAVGTR Nominations

Naughty Dog Receives 16 NAVGTR Nominations

AUSTIN, Texas — The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers  (NAVGTR) a non-profit media organization, has announced nominations for its 16th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End received 16 nominations, including a Game of the Year nomination.

Nominations were in the following categories:

Animation, Technical
Art Direction, Contemporary
Character Design
Direction in a Game Cinema
Game Design, Franchise
Game Engineering
Game of the Year
Game, Franchise Adventure
Graphics, Technical
Original Dramatic Score, Franchise
Performance in a Drama, Supporting
Sound Editing in a Game Cinema
Sound Effects
Use of Sound, Franchise
Writing in a Drama

Developers Neil Druckmann and Phil Kovats received three nominations each for their work and are waiting to be certified for the official record.

Additional names to be certified include:

Anthony Newman
Bruce Straley
Christian Gyrling
Emilia Schatz
Emily Rose
Erick Pangilinan
Frank Tzeng
Henry Jackman
Jason Gregory
Jeremy Yates
Josh Scherr
Kurt Margenau
Mark Shoaf
Michael Yosh
Richard Cambier
Robh Ruppel
Sandeep Shekar
Teagan Morrison
Travis McIntosh
Vincent Marxen
Waylon Brinck

As many as 235 individuals are in the process of being certified for nominations. Developers, publishers, marketers, publicists, and reps are encouraged to contact the academy for more information.

Nominees were determined by 1,195 press voters in 60 competitive categories. Voters nearly doubled in numbers from last year.

For a complete list of 60 categories and nominees, visit

Winners will be announced March 20, 2017. Predict winners at

Creative and technical award categories recognize achievement in animation, art direction, character design, control design, control precision, game design, game engineering, musical score, sound effects, writing, and more.

NAVGTR strongly supports the Developer Credit special interest group at to improve crediting practices and help certify award attributions.

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