2016 Awards

Audio of the Year

Winner
Ori and the Blind Forest

Finalists
Battlefield Hardline
Destiny: The Taken King
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Ori and the Blind Forest
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
Until Dawn

Music of the Year

Winner
Star Wars Battlefront

Finalists
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Ori and the Blind Forest
Star Wars Battlefront
Tearaway Unfolded

Sound Design of the Year

Winner
Star Wars Battlefront

Finalists
Battlefield Hardline
Destiny: The Taken King
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Just Cause 3
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
STAR WARS Battlefront

Best Original Soundtrack Album

Winner
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

Finalists
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
Ori and the Blind Forest
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Star Wars Battlefront

Best Interactive Score

Winner
Star Wars Battlefront

Finalists
Star Wars Battlefront
Fallout 4
Gathering Sky
Destiny: The Taken King
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Best Handheld Audio

Winner
Halo: Spartan Strike

Finalists
Halo: Spartan Strike
Broken Age
Gathering Sky
Honor of Kings
Nova-111

Best Cinematic/Cutscene Audio

Winner
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

Finalists
Star Wars Battlefront
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void
Ori and the Blind Forest
The Order: 1886
Destiny: The Taken King

Best Dialogue

Winner
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

Finalists
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void
The Order: 1886
Grim Fandango Remastered
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
Assassins Creed Syndicate

Best Original Instrumental

Winner
Ori and the Blind Forest Main Theme

Finalists
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – “The Assassin’s Two Step”
Star Wars Battlefront – “Sullust, Born from the Ash and into War”
“The Chosen” – Main Theme from Revelation Online
Ori and the Blind Forest – “Main Theme”
The Order: 1886 – “The Knights’ Theme”

Best Original Vocal Song - Choral

Winner
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - "The Light We Cast"

Finalists
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – “The Light We Cast”
The Order: 1886 – “The Knighthood”
Heroes of the Storm – “The Battle Begins”
DOTA 2 – “Reborn”
Bloodborne – “Terror”

Best Original Vocal Song - Pop

Winner
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – “The Mourning Tree”

Finalists

Killer Instinct: Season 2 – “I’m Back (to Rise!)”
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – “The Mourning Tree”
Call of Duty: Black Ops III – “Snakeskin Boots”
Sword Coast Legends – “The Path of Destiny”
Devil’s Third – “Bleed Out”

Best Audio for an Indie Game

Winner
Gathering Sky

Finalists
Gathering Sky
SOMA
Broken Age
Prune
Nova-111

Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast

Winner
Gathering Sky – Audio Journals 1-3 – Dren McDonald

Finalists
The Essential Guide to Recording Weapon Sound Effects – Watson Wu
Gathering Sky – Audio Journals 1-3 – Dren McDonald
Sound, Sensation, and Spatialization: A Postmortem of “Fixing Incus”
How to Design Supreme Sci-Fi Weapon Sound Effects
A Sound Effect

Best Audio Mix

Winner
Ori and the Blind Forest
Star Wars Battlefront

Finalists
Ori and the Blind Forest
Battlefield Hardline
Star Wars Battlefront
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Panoramical

Best Sound Design in a Casual/Social Game

Winner
Gathering Sky

Finalists
Gathering Sky
The League of Explorers: A Hearthstone Adventure
Star Wars Uprising
Spirit Lords
Jiu Long Zhan

Best Music in a Casual/Social Game

Winner
Honor of Kings

Finalists
Gathering Sky
The League of Explorers: A Hearthstone Adventure
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Prune
Honor of Kings

Best Game Music Cover/Remix

Winner
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Peter Hollens

Finalists
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – “Underground”
Fallout 4: “Vault 111″
Secret of Mana: “Into the Thick of It”
Final Fantasy 7: “Of Cosmos and Seto”
Smooth McGroove Remixed

Rookie of the Year

Gareth Coker

G.A.N.G. Recognition Award

Penka Kouneva

Distinguished Service Award

Savina Ciaramella
Chance Thomas

Lifetime Achievement Award

Marty O'Donnell