These awards are highly sought after due to the fact it's the developers rating others work.
Winners of these awards will be announced during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 9th.
Thousands of developers voiced their picks during the Choice Awards' open
nominations process. The high prestige of these honors comes from the fact that fellow developers recognize each other's best work.
Jason Della Rocca, Executive Director, IGDA
For a full listing of the nominees, Click Here
Thanks to GTAGaming for the heads up.