Call for Entries: Lead, Supporting Performance in Comedy/Drama

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The National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers Corp. (NAVGTR) has announced a call for entries from Hollywood for its annual video game awards program.

NAVGTR Corp. has announced a call for entries in the categories of Lead Performance in a Comedy, Lead Performance in a Drama, Supporting Performance in a Comedy, Supporting Performance in a Drama, and Original/Adapted Song (awarded to lyricists and songwriters) in the annual NAViGaTR Awards program honoring outstanding work in video games.

Liam Neeson, Stephen Fry, Sean Bean, Max Casella, Thomas Jane, John Cleese, Peter Fonda, Adam West, and Ray Liotta are among the previous winners. Past nominees include Jeff Bridges, Andy Serkis, Johnny Depp, Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Vida Guerra, Peter Vack, Seth Green, Andreas Katsulas, Catherine Taber, Christopher Lee, and Terence Stamp.

The due date for entries is January 19, 2010, at 5 p.m. Nominations will be announced February 2. Winners will be announced February 27. Entries will not be accepted until January 1, 2010. Before that time, entrants may declare an intent to submit by e-mailing info at navgtr dot org.

The complete list of all previous nominees and winners is available at:
http://www.navgtr.org/id100.html

About the NAViGaTR Awards

The awards are presented by the National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers Corp.(tm), a non-profit organization with over 900 voters honoring the best of the interactive entertainment industry in the fields of art, technology, and production.

More than any other professional group in the industry, game testers spend the most time playing games and are therefore most apt to evaluate them on a technical level with intense detail or analysis. Reviewers in the media also spend a great deal of time analyzing and writing about games from a creative perspective to aid consumers in their evaluations. The best reviewers sometimes parlay their reputation into industry jobs as producers or testers. For these reasons, the recommendation of testers and reviewers serves as a special mark of quality that balances important creative and technical perspectives and represents the most hard-core enthusiasts from industry and media.

Through annual awards, television specials, videos, special events, and other future plans, the Academy hopes to preserve the history of the medium as well as honor the creative and technical individuals who have paved the way for new ideas and innovations.

The general voting body of more than 900 journalists and writers includes contributors for such varied outlets as 1up, About.com, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin American-Statesman, Chicago Sun-Times, CNN, Contra Costa Times, Detroit Free Press, Digital Journal, EclipseMagazine.com, elecplay.com, Evergeek Media, FHM, GamersTemple.com, GamingTarget.com, Gannett News Service, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, National Post, National Public Radio, NBC, New York Times, The Ottawa Citizen, PC Gamer, Philadelphia Inquirer, Play Magazine, Public Radio International, The Regina Leader-Post, Salon, San Jose Mercury-News, USA Today, The Vancouver Sun, Wired News, Wizard Magazine, WOW Weekly, Ziff-Davis Media, and hundreds more.

The Academy is currently accepting applications from industry game testers, analysts, and journalists to become voters and/or serve on a Board of Advisors. For more information, e-mail info at navgtr dot org with a bio and/or resume.

About NAVGTR Corp.

NAVGTR Corp. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and recognizing the developments and achievements of the interactive entertainment industry for public awareness and education. In addition to the annual awards, the academy's future goals include acknowledging, documenting, and/or memorializing industry leaders and historical events through educational and informative television specials or videos, as well as efforts to preserve the history of interactive entertainment through the development of archives in public libraries and universities. (http://www.navgtr.org)

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