Castlevania has the best graphics and the best visual effects i've ever played in a game.. maybe it didnt deserve it but in my opinion YES it did deserve to win that title :(
ARTISIC has to go to Kirby's Epic yarn, thats the most creative thing ever to hit the surface, I love the other games, I really do but they all almost look the same!
Pretty hard actually...But ME2 wins for the oil paintings, cinematics, space animations, character design, texture designs, EVERYTHING. RDR is just a little bit less.
I'd rather see games with more interesting art styles, like Kirby and Limbo, get nominated over games such as Alan Wake or Red Dead Redemption, where the art direction is good but realistic. RDR for instance captures the Wild West aesthetic, but it's not particularly imaginative.
@Vaultboy-101: These are the nominations for artistic graphics. I think you're thinking of Technical Graphics, since Kirby's Epic Yarn has every right to be included. I can see where you got confused, though, since most of the nominations aren't artistic at all.