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Our predictions for tonight's 12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards

The industry celebrates the best games of 2011 with the 12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards later tonight.

Who will win? Who will be so devastated by an omission that they return to their homes, plot revenge, and finally unleash it upon the industry during next year's show? We'll find out soon and update this post as winners are announced. In the meantime, jump in for the complete nomination list and our predictions for the award show.

* - Joystiq's prediction
Winner - bolded

Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)
* The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios) *
Portal 2 (Valve)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal)
Dark Souls (FromSoftware)

Best Narrative

Portal 2 (Valve)
* The Witcher 2 (CD Projekt RED) *
Bastion (Supergiant Games)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)
Saints Row: The Third (Volition)

Best Game Design

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)
* Portal 2 (Valve)*
Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)
Dark Souls (From Software)

Best Technology

* Battlefield 3 (DICE) *
L.A. Noire (Team Bondi)
Crysis 2 (Crytek Frankfurt/UK)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)

Best Visual Arts

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)
* Rayman Origins (Ubisoft Montpellier) *
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Ignition Japan)
Battlefield 3 (DICE)

Best Debut

* Supergiant Games (Bastion) *
Team Bondi (L.A. Noire)
Re-Logic (Terraria)
Bioware Austin (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)

Innovation Award

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Toys For Bob)
Portal 2 (Valve)
Bastion (Supergiant Games)
* Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik) *
L.A. Noire (Team Bondi)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Tiny Tower (NimbleBit)
Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)
Jetpack Joyride (Halfbrick)
Infinity Blade II (Chair Entertainment)
* Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capy Games/Superbrothers) *

Best Audio

* Bastion (Supergiant Games) *
LittleBigPlanet 2 (Media Molecule)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
Dead Space 2 (Visceral Games)
Portal 2 (Valve)

Best Downloadable Game

Stacking (Double Fine)
From Dust (Ubisoft Montpellier)
* Bastion (Supergiant Games) *
Outland (Housemarque)
Frozen Synapse (Mode 7)

Lifetime Achievement Winner

Warren Spector

Pioneer Award Winner

Dave Theurer

Ambassador Award Winner

Ken Doroshow and Paul M. Smith

This article was originally published on Joystiq.