The Game Awards recently announced its lineup of nominees, highlighting the year’s greatest games, artists, creators, and developers. Among the sixteen awards presented at the ceremony, one of the most notable is the “Best Performance” category, which highlights voice acting/motion capture performances by actors who were able to bring 2022’s most iconic characters to life.
This year’s ninth installment of The Game Awards provides an eclectic cast of videogame acting nominees, spanning from well-known veteran thespians to rising stars, who we will likely be seeing (and hearing) for years to come. Let’s take a look at this year’s five nominees for “Best Performance,” highlighting some of their most iconic videogame performances before one of these great talents is crowned at The Game Awards on December 8, 2022.
Ashly Burch as Aloy – Horizon Forbidden West
Ashly Burch is a videogame voice acting veteran who has been featured in numerous projects since her debut in Awesomenauts in 2012. To highlight just a small fragment of her videogame filmography, Burch is most well-known for her role as Tiny Tina in the Borderlands series, Chloe Price from Life Is Strange, and Aloy from the Horizon series, most recently earning a nomination for her performance in Horizon Forbidden West. This is Burch’s fourth nomination at The Game Awards, after previous nods in 2015, 2017, and 2019. Could the fourth time be the charm for Burch to finally get the Best Performance win at The Game Awards?
Manon Gage as Marissa Marcel – Immortality
Manon Gage is an example of new blood in the videogame industry. She has only one videogame acting credit currently, as she has been nominated for her role as Marissa Marcel in the interactive film game, Immortality, from Half Mermaid Productions. This is Gage’s first nomination for Best Performance at The Game Awards.
Christopher Judge as Kratos – God of War: Ragnarok
Christopher Judge has an expansive videogame acting career that started nearly 20 years ago with his debut performance in Def Jam Vendetta in 2003. However, Judge’s most notable role was when he took over performing the PlayStation icon Kratos in 2018’s God of War. This year, in his second appearance as the protagonist of the God of War series in God of War: Ragnarok, Judge has earned his second Best Performance nod, after his first nomination for the award in 2018.
Charlotte McBurney as Amicia de Rune – A Plague Tale: Requiem
Charlotte McBurney is another new face at The Game Awards, with only three total acting credits to her name as of this writing. McBurney has twice performed as the player character of the A Plague Tale series, Amicia de Rune, first voicing the protagonist in A Plague Tale: Innocence, and returning for the sequel, A Plague Tale: Requiem. This is McBurney’s first nomination for Best Performance at The Game Awards.
Sunny Suljic as Atreus – God of War: Ragnarok
Sunny Suljic is another young rising star, who has appeared in film and television shows. However, when it comes to videogames, Suljic has only two credits, both for the role of Kratos’ son, Atreus, in the God of War series. For God of War: Ragnarok, Suljic received his first nomination at The Game Awards.
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