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Skyrim wins the Game of the Year award at VGA 2011, here are the rest of the winners

The winners of Spike TV’s Video Game Awards 2011 have recently been announced. Currently in its eight year, the VGA honors some of the best games across different categories.

As some of you may have guessed and wished for, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim won the Game of the Year award at this year’s VGA. Considering the fact that it was against formidable rivals such as Batman: Arkham City, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Portal 2 and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, that is quite a victory. But that wasn’t the only category. Here are the rest of the winners along with the nominees.

  • Studio of the Year

    Bethesda Game Studios for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Nominees:

    Naughty Dog for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Rocksteady Studios for Batman: Arkham City
    Valve for Portal 2

  • Character of the Year

    The Joker from Batman: Arkham City

    Nominees:

    Nathan Drake, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Marcus Fenix, Gears of War 3
    Wheatley, Portal 2

  • Gamer God

    Blizzard Entertainment, creators of the Warcraft and Starcraft franchises

  • Best Xbox 360 Game

    Batman: Arkham City

    Nominees

    Forza Motorsport 4
    Gears of War 3
    Portal 2

  • Best PS3 Game

    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Nominees

    inFAMOUS 2
    Killzone 3
    LittleBigPlanet 2

  • Best Wii Game

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Nominees

    Epic Mickey
    Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
    Lost in Shadow

  • Best PC Game

    Portal 2

    Nominees

    Battlefield 3
    Minecraft
    The Witcher 2

  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game

    Super Mario 3D Land

    Nominees

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
    Infinity Blade
    Jetpack Joyride

  • Best Action Adventure Game

    Batman: Arkham City

    Nominees

    Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

  • Best RPG

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Nominees

    Dark Souls
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Dragon Age II

  • Best Multiplayer

    Portal 2

    Nominees

    Battlefield 3
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    Gears of War 3

  • Best Individual Sports Game

    Fight Night Champion

    Nominees

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
    Top Spin 4
    Virtua Tennis 4

  • Best Team Sports Game

    NBA 2K12

    Nominees

    FIFA Soccer 12
    NHL 12
    MLB 11: The Show

  • Best Driving Game

    Forza Motorsport 4

    Nominees

    DiRT 3
    Driver: San Francisco
    Need for Speed: The Run

  • Best Fighting Game

    Mortal Kombat

    Nominees

    The King of Fighters XIII
    Marvel vs. Capcom 3
    WWE All Stars

  • Best Motion Game

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Child of Eden
    Dance Central 2
    The Gunstringer

  • Best Independent Game

    Minecraft

    Nominees

    Bastion
    Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
    The Binding of Isaac

  • Best Adapted Video Game

    Batman: Arkham City

    Nominees

    Back to the Future: The Game
    Captain America: Super Soldier
    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

  • Best Song in a Game

    “Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)” by Darren Korb, Bastion

    Nominees

    “Exile Vilify” by The National, Portal 2
    “I’m Not Calling You a Liar” by Florence + the Machine, Dragon Age II
    “Build that Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Korb, Bastion
    “Want You Gone” by Jonathan Coulton, Portal 2

  • Best Original Score

    Bastion

    Nominees

    Batman: Arkham City
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Portal 2

  • Best Performance by a Human Male

    Stephen Merchant as Wheatley, Portal 2

    Nominees

    J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson, Portal 2
    Mark Hamill as The Joker, Batman: Arkham City
    Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

  • Best Performance by a Human Female

    Ellen McLain as GLaDOS, Portal 2

    Nominees

    Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Emily Rose as Elena Fisher, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Tara Strong as Harley Quinn, Batman: Arkham City

  • Best Downloadable Game

    Bastion

    Nominees

    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
    Stacking
    Iron Brigade

  • Best DLC

    Portal 2 – Peer Review

    Nominees

    Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues
    Mass Effect 2 – Arrival
    Mortal Kombat – Freddy Krueger

  • Most Anticipated Game

    Mass Effect 3

    Nominees

    BioShock: Infinite
    Diablo III
    Halo 4
    The Last Guardian

  • GameTrailers.com Trailer of the Year

    Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, E3 2011 Trailer

    Nominees

    Batman: Arkham City. Hugo Strange Reveal Trailer
    Dark Souls, Ignite 11 Debut Trailer
    Dead Island, GDC 11 Cinematic Trailer
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Purity First Infomercial
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, In-Game Debut Trailer
    Hitman: Absolution, E3 2011 Trailer
    Prey 2, E3 2011 Trailer
    Tomb Raider, E3 2011 Trailer
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, E3 2011 Trailer

  • NFL Blitz Cover Athlete

    Ray Rice

    Nominees

    Roddy White
    Patrick Willis

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