We couldn't blame you for thinking that all of the 'Of the Year" awards were finished for the 2010, but there's still at least a few key bits of shiny hardware that have yet to be handed out – the World Car of the Year and World Performance Car of the Year. And while we're not yet sure who will take home the big prizes, we do have a short(er)list of nominees for both accolades.

The field has been whittled down by 59 jurors to 10 possible winners in each category, and the top three finalists will be announced next month at the Geneva Motor Show ahead of the actual award ceremony at April's New York Auto Show. The nominees are...

2010 World Car of the Year
Given the company it's in, we're not altogether sure why the Panamera isn't in the World Performance Car running instead, but we digress. Speaking of which...

2010 World Performance Car of the Year
Lest we forget, there's also the 2010 World Green Car of the Year award to be handed out, and you can check out that verdant bunch of shortlisters over at Autobloggreen.

For 2009, the Volkswagen Golf and Nissan GT-R brought home the bacon in their respective categories. Which cars would make the best picks for both awards? Have your say in Comments.

[Source: World Car of the Year]