It appears that the Academy Of Interactive Arts And Sciences agrees with our opinion, having nominated the Naughty Dog developed PS3 exclusive for a whopping 12 awards.

The final awards will be dished out at the annual DICE summit in Las Vegas on February 9th. Uncharted 3 will be in strong company, with Portal 2, L.A. Noire, LittleBigPlanet 2 and Battlefield 3 also up for multiple awards. Last year's top game was Mass Effect 2, which walked away with the RPG and storytelling gongs.

Jay Mohr will be hosting the awards again, with the entire show streamed online via GameSpot. The full list of categories and nominations are included after the jump.

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • L.A. Noire
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • InFamous 2
  • Portal 2

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • L.A. Noire
  • Need For Speed: The Run
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Bastion
  • L.A. Noire
  • Portal 2
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Outstanding Character Performance

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Adam Jensen)
  • L.A. Noire (Cole Phelps)
  • Portal 2 (Wheatley)
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Nathan Drake)
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Victor Sullivan)

Downloadable Game of the Year

  • Bastion
  • Drawn: Trail of Shadows
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Orcs Must Die!

Casual Game of the Year

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect
  • Tiny Wings
  • Jetpack Joyride
  • Monsters Ate My Condo
  • Where's My Water?

Social Networking Game of the Year

  • Army Attack
  • CastleVille
  • Gardens of Time
  • The Sims Social
  • Triple Town

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Dark Souls
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

  • Bastion
  • L.A. Noire
  • Portal 2
  • Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 12
  • Madden NFL 12
  • MLB 11 The Show
  • NBA 2K12
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Motorsport 4
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Real Racing 2 HD

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Fight Night Champion
  • King of Fighters XIII
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Iron Brigade
  • Orcs Must Die!
  • Total War: Shogun II
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution

Family Game of the Year

  • Dance Central 2
  • Just Dance 3
  • Kinect Disneyland Adventure
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Contre Jour
  • Dead Space
  • Infinity Blade II
  • Tentacles
  • The Dark Meadow

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Kirby Mass Attack
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter
  • Super Mario 3D Land

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • L.A. Noire
  • Portal 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Dragon Age II
  • Portal 2
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Action Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Dead Space 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Saints Row: The Third

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • L.A. Noire
  • Rayman Origins
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Battlefield 3
  • Portal 2
  • Rayman Origins
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

  • Battlefield 3
  • Crysis 2
  • L.A. Noire
  • RAGE
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Portal 2
  • Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • L.A. Noire
  • Portal 2
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Game of the Year

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Portal 2
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception