We thought we'd reached a point in the year where Uncharted 2 and Assassin's Creed 2 would stop being nominated for awards; apparently, we were wrong. The Game Audio Network Guild adorned both games with nine nominations in its 8th annual Audio Awards. Winners will be announced and awards will be distributed on March 12 in San Francisco, alongside the Game Developers Conference.

Check out the full list of nominees after the jump. They seem pretty fair, though House of the Dead: Overkill's absence from the "Best Dialogue" category almost ensures that we'll be boycotting the event.
AUDIO OF THE YEAR
Assassin's Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Need For Speed: Shift
Resident Evil 5
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

MUSIC OF THE YEAR
Assassin's Creed II
AVATAR: The Game
Dragon Age: Origins
Flower
Halo 3: ODST
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Assassin's Creed II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Need For Speed: Shift
Resident Evil 5
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Assassin's Creed II
Brutal Legend
Dragon Age: Origins
inFAMOUS
Tom Clancy's: H.A.W.X.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

BEST INTERACTIVE SCORE
Assassin's Creed II
Flower
Halo 3: ODST
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

BEST HANDHELD AUDIO
Gran Turismo (PSP)
Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier (PSP)
Mecho Wars (iPhone)
Resistance: Retribution (PSP)
The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition (iPhone)

BEST CINEMATIC/CUT-SCENE AUDIO
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Left 4 Dead 2
Need For Speed: Shift
Resident Evil 5
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

BEST DIALOGUE
Assassin's Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Brutal Legend
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Resident Evil 5
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

BEST ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
"Ezio's Family" - Assassin's Creed II
"Flight Over Venice" - Assassin's Creed II
"Spirit of Bladehenge" - Brutal Legend
"Sonny Tang" - Eat Lead
"Reunion" - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL - CHORAL
"Venice Rooftops" - Assassin's Creed II
"A Creature Shall Rise" - Brutal Legend
"Sad Theme" - Tom Clancy's: H.A.W.X.
"Washington Under Seige" - Tom Clancy's: H.A.W.X.
"Halls of Iron" - World of Warcraft: Fall of the Lich King

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL - POP
"I Am The One" (High Fantasy Version) - Dragon Age: Origins
"Lelianna's Song" - Dragon Age: Origins
"Silent Melody" - inFAMOUS
"Best Friends Menu Theme" - Littlest Pet Shop Friends
"Pray - Theme Song" - Resident Evil 5
"Plants vs. Zombies" - Plants vs. Zombies

BEST USE OF MULTI-CHANNEL SURROUND IN A GAME
Bayonetta
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Forza Motorsport 3
Left 4 Dead 2
Resident Evil 5
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC
Brutal Legend
DJ Hero
Guitar Hero: Van Halen
Rock Band: The Beatles
SingStar: Queen

BEST GAME AUDIO ARTICLE, PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST
"Avoiding Tedium - Fighting Repetition in Game Audio" - AES Conference Paper
"Dynamics of Narrative" - Gamasutra.com
"The Future of Game Audio / The Game Audio Mixing Revolution" - Gamasutra.com
"Less is More" - Game Developer Magazine
"Surviving the Crunch - Being Healthy Sound Designers" - Designing Sound
"Surviving Your First Composing Gig" - Shockwave-Sound.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.