While E3 2012 may have come to a close, we're still knee deep in coverage from all of the amazing games showcased this year. Truly, this will be remembered as one of the years where the focus was squarely on producing great games for both the current and future looking platforms rather than gimmicky hardware and accessories as we've seen in past years.

Our annual E3 awards are about recognizing standouts of the show, games that wowed, surprised, and left us grasping for more. Here's a look at this years nominations. We'll announce the winners on Tuesday June 19th.

Special Achievement
Best Downloadable Game

Best Graphics - Technical

Best Graphics - Artistic

Best Use of Motion Controls

Technical Achievement

Biggest Surprise

Best Trailer

Most Anticipated

Genre Awards
Best Action Adventure Game

Best Fighting Game

Best MMO

Best Platformer

Best Puzzle Game

Best Racing/Driving Game

Best Shooter

Best Sports Game

Best Strategy Game

Platform Awards
Best PC Exclusive Game

Best Console Exclusive Game

Best Multi-Platform Console Game

Best Handheld Game

Game of the Show