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3rd Annual OSVOSTOTY Awards: 2011 Nominees Announced

3rd Annual OSVOSTOTY Awards: 2011 Nominees Announced

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It’s one of the most wonderful times of year here at OSV.  With 2011 finally done and wrapped up, we’ve been reflecting on all the amazing music that last year saw, and we’ve been excited to get our list of nominees prepared.  It was a tough task as usual (try to get any two people to agree on the best of anything, much less half a dozen people!), but we’re happy with what we’ve come up with.  We’ve changed some of the categories from our 2010 awards to reflect the site’s focus on game music throughout 2011, but we hope that you’ll still enjoy some surprises in the list as well.

Join us after the jump for our official OSVOSTOTY (Original Sound Version Original Soundtrack of the Year) Award nominees for 2011, and please feel free to chime in and let us know some of your favorite releases of 2011 as well.  Watch for our picks for winner and runner-ups for each category in the coming weeks!

Hit the jump to see this year’s nominees.

Soundtrack of the Year

Bloodrayne: Betrayal
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Rayman Origins
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Composer of the Year

Inon Zur
Jake Kaufman
Motoi Sakuraba
Naoshi Mizuta

Best In-Game Soundtrack
* This category refers to the soundtrack in the context of the game and how it enhances the gameplay experience

Child of Eden
Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dead Space 2
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Handheld Soundtrack

DJMAX Portable 3
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
Mighty Switch Force!
UnchainBlades ReXX
Valkyria Chronicles 3 -Unrecorded Chronicles-

Best Indie Game Soundtrack

Bastion
Cthulhu Saves The World
Escape Goat
Jamestown
Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion
Sword & Sworcery

Best Sound Design

Batman: Arkham City
Dead Space 2
L.A. Noire
Limbo
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Official Arrange Album

Hideki Sakamoto Orchestral Works
NieR Tribute Album -echo-
Oboromuramasa Ongakushuu Hensou no Maku
SQ Chips
Symphonic Odysseys
The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD

Best Western Fan Arrangement Album

brass 2: mouth (the minibosses)
Harmony of a Hunter (V.A.)
Intergalactic Redux (The OneUps)
Made of Metal (VikingGuitar)
Metroid Arrange 25th Anniversary Album (Bad Dudes)
No NES For The Wicked (Vomitron)

Best Eastern Fan Arrangement Album

CHRONO TRIGGER ~Saihate no Kanade~ (earth Japan SOFT)
FF VIOLIN II -FINAL FANTASTIC VIOLIN 2- (TAMUSIC)
Kinoko Sanmai!! (Mackerel Sky)
North Wind (Magical Trick Society)
UMEMOTO ~He Lives Here~ (WOODSOFT)

Best Chip Music Release

Beautiful Lifestyle (George & Jonathan)
Cheap Dinosaurs (Cheap Dinosaurs)
Equilibrium (V.A.)
Roots (Danimal Cannon)
SOUNDSHOCK: FM FUNK MADDNESS!! (V.A.)
The Octagon (Jonathan Baken)

Best Live Concert

Back to the Future: Two Generations of Film and Video Game Composers (VGO)
Gamers X-Mas (David Westerlund)
JADE-II (Takeaki Kunimoto)
LEGENDS (Team Merregnon)
The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony (JMP Productions)
Symphonic Odysseys (Team Merregnon)

Best “Other” Release

IMERUAT
Now is the point at which I touch eternity
Oto Gift
Play for Japan
Songs for the Cure ’11: Remedy
Tree of Knowledge

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