2011 Awards

9th Annual GANG Awards - 2010 Released Games

The Game Audio Network Guild held the 9th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards Show on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 in San Francisco, CA during the Game Developers Conference. Congratulations to the following winners:

Overall

Award
Nominees
Winner
Audio of the Year
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Dante's Inferno
  • God of War III
  • Heavy Rain
  • Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption
Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • God of War III
  • Medal of Honor
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
  • StarCraft II
StarCraft II
Best Audio - Other Halo: Waypoint"The Return"
Best Handheld Audio
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge
  • Monster Hunter Portable 3
  • Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoshi
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge

Music

Award
Nominees
Winner
Music of the Year
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • BioShock 2
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Heavy Rain
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • James Bond 007: Blood Stone
Red Dead Redemption
Best Interactive Score
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Halo: Reach
  • God of War III
  • Heavy Rain
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • James Bond 007: Blood Stone
Red Dead Redemption
Best Original Instrumental Song
  • "Athens Harbour Chase" - James Bond 007: Blood Stone
  • "Ethan Mars Theme" - Heavy Rain
  • Main Theme" - Red Dead Redemption
  • "Northern Grasslands" - Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer
  • "The Palace Gates" - Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Wii)
"Athens Harbour Chase" - James Bond 007: Blood Stone
Best Original Vocal Song - Choral
  • "Alice's Theme" - Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland
  • "Dante's Theme" - Dante's Inferno
  • "Hymn" - Halo: Reach
  • "Redemption" - Dante's Inferno
  • "Invincible" - World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
  • "Overture" - God of War III
"Invincible" - World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Best Original Vocal Song - Pop
  • "Dagomba" - Just Dance 2
  • "Dead Man's Gun" - Red Dead Redemption
  • "Far Away" - Red Dead Redemption
  • "I’ll Take It All" - James Bond 007: Blood Stone
  • "The Peri" (Zahara's Theme) - Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
  • "No Death In Love" - Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
"I’ll Take It All" - James Bond 007: Blood Stone
Best Use of Licensed Music
  • BioShock 2
  • Civilization V
  • Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80's
  • Rock Band
  • Skate
BioShock 2
Best Original Soundtrack Album
  • Bioshock 2
  • Dante's Inferno
  • DJ Hero 2
  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
  • Video Games Live - Level 2
  • Red Dead Redemption
Video Games Live - Level 2

Sound Design

Award
Nominees
Winner
Sound Design of the Year
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Bioshock 2
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • God of War III
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
BEST USE OF MULTI-CHANNEL SURROUND IN A GAME
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Call of Duty: Black-Ops
  • Crackdown 2
  • Fable III
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Halo: Reach
Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Voice Acting

Award
Nominees
Winner
Best Dialogue
  • BioShock 2
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • God of War III
  • Mafia II
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Medal of Honor
Red Dead Redemption

Recognition

Award
Nominees
Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award Chris Huelsbeck
G.A.N.G. Recognition Awards
  • Sumthing Else Musicworks
Rookie of the Year
  • Bill Elm, Woody Jackson (composers - Red Dead Redemption)
G.A.N.G. Student/Apprentice Competition Adam Raley (sound design)

Paolo Amati (music)

Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast
  • APM Film & Television Music Podcast
  • "Composing the Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic"
  • "From the Shadows of Film Sound: Cinematic Production & Creative Process in Video Game Audio"
  • "Recording Firearms Explosions"
  • "The Weight of Silence - How Silence Can Indicate a Character's Importance"
"The Weight of Silence - How Silence Can Indicate a Character's Importance" - Jesse Harlin
Distinguished Service Awards Dren McDonaldJacquie Shriver