Actress Felicia Day and filmmaker and competitive gamer Freddie Wong will co-host the 17th annual DICE Awards, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced.

Day is best known for creating game-centric web series The Guild, her role as Charlie on TV show Supernatural, and for her YouTube channel Geek & Sundry.

Wong is best known for his role in YouTube channels RocketJump, BrandonJLa, and Node, and his web series Video Game High School.

“I’m thrilled to be hosting the DICE Awards this year with Freddie Wong,” said Day.

“I presented in 2012 and got a really cool T-shirt, so who knows what I’ll bring home this year. Maybe Randy Pitchford in a suitcase.”

“I’ve been practicing reading off a homemade teleprompter with the goal of not embarrassing myself in a room full of nerds,” said Wong.

“I’m excited to co-host with Felicia and hope my two days of self-imposed hosting practice will pay off.”

The ceremony will be broadcast live on the DICE Twitch channel beginning at 10:30pm (February 7, 4:30pm local time).

"The DICE week is about The New Golden Age, and Felicia and Freddie's respective work very much reflects this theme as they have become true trailblazers in the expanding world of web-based video," said the Academy’s president Martin Rae.

"They are a perfect fit for the stage as they are gamers at heart who will not only entertain, but also celebrate and honour our industry's game makers and creative visionaries."

According to its official site, the annual DICE (Design Innovate Communicate Entertain) awards seek to “recognise artistic achievements that continue to push the scope of our medium”.

Each award is voted on by industry experts, and this year’s ceremony will take place on February 6 in Las Vegas.

Notably, New Zealand developer PikPok's Flick Kick Football Legends is up for the Best Mobile Game award.

The full list of nominees:

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite
Puppeteer
Rain
Rayman Legends

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Battlefield 4
BioShock Infinite
God of War: Ascension
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite
The Last of Us
The Novelist
Tomb Raider

Outstanding Character Performance
Grand Theft Auto V — Trevor
Ryse — Marius Titus
The Last of Us — Ellie
The Last of Us — Joel
The Stanley Parable — Narrator

Downloadable Game of the Year
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Gone Home
Papers, Please
The Stanley Parable

Casual Game of the Year
Candy Box
Peggle 2
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Rayman Fiesta Run
Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Diablo III
Dota 2
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Pokémon X and Y

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Grand Theft Auto V
Papers, Please
Tearaway
The Last of Us
The Stanley Parable

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 14
Madden NFL 25
MLB 13 The Show
NBA 2K14
NHL 14

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Motorsport 5
Gran Turismo 6
Grid 2
Need for Speed Rivals
Real Racing 3

Fighting Game of the Year
Divekick
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Killer Instinct

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Europa Universalis 4
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Civilization 5: Brave New World
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
XCOM: Enemy Within

Family Game of the Year
Disney Infinity
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Rayman Legends
Skylanders Swap Force
Super Mario 3D World

Mobile Game of the Year
Fetch
Flick Kick Football Legends
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption
The Wolf Among Us

Handheld Game of the Year
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Pokémon X and Y
Tearaway
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Adventure Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Tearaway
The Last of Us
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Tomb Raider

Online Game of the Year
Battlefield 4
Borderlands 2
Diablo III
The Last of Us
World of Tanks

Action Game of the Year
Battlefield 4
BioShock Infinite
Dead Rising 3
DmC: Devil May Cry
Resogun

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Beyond: Two Souls
Puppeteer
Rayman Legends
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
BioShock Infinite
Puppeteer
Rayman Legends
Tearaway
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4
Grand Theft Auto V
Ryse
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Forza Motorsport 5
Grand Theft Auto V
Super Mario 3D World
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Grand Theft Auto V
Papers, Please
Tearaway
The Last of Us

Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
BioShock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds