Game of the Year Awards 2019: Best Performance

Game of the Year Awards 2019: Best Performance

Video games have continued to evolve over the years in incredibly new and exciting ways. With new technology and narrative tools being developed, famous actors have joined into the interactive medium to deliver outstanding performances with motion capture technology to bring even more depth and realism to iconic figures in gaming. Whether in a supporting role or as the lead antagonist, their likenesses are instantly recognizable, but it is their soulful and nuanced delivery on screen that truly denotes their presence in game. Here are our nominees for the Best Performance of 2019, and beware spoilers in the video below.

These actors stood out this year for bringing a unique and powerful performance to the table, delivering characters who have become iconic talking points in the gaming community. Their complexity, their morality, or even just their sense of humor. These actors embodied characters just as they would on the big screen and the passion to which they brought these roles to life is evident in every scene they command.

Mads Mikkelson – Death Stranding

Courtney Hope – Control

Laura Bailey – Gears 5

Cameron Monaghan – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Ashley Burch – The Outer Worlds

Tommie Earl Jenkins – Death Stranding

Matthew Poretta – Control

Sam Witwer – Days Gone

These are the final nominees for COGconnected’s Best Performance of 2019 award. Is there anyone you think deserves to be on this list? Who will win? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, or the Comments section below, and be sure to check in with us as we reveal even more awards leading up to our announcement of the winners on December 22nd.