The Game Awards 2020: Start time, nominees, how to watch or stream online


The Game Awards

It’s almost time for the Game Awards, the annual award show that celebrates the year’s best video games. This year’s ceremony, hosted by Geoff Keighley, will be a little different — forgoing the live audience amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the Game Awards will be fully virtual. So far, presenters include Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman). 

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Game Awards, and where to watch. 

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When is the Game Awards?

The 2020 Game Awards start Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The preshow starts 30 minutes before the main event. You can watch the stream on multiple platforms:

Who are the 2020 Game Awards nominees?

This year’s Game Awards have 30 categories up for grabs including Best Narrative, Best Mobile Game, Best Indie Game and Best RPG. There are also awards for e-sports games and technical aspects like audio design, music and art direction.

As always, the most coveted award is Game of the Year. Here are the nominees for some of the major categories:

Game of the Year

Best Game Direction

Final Fantasy VII RemakeGhost of TsushimaHadesHalf Life: AlyxThe Last of Us Part 2

Best Narrative

13 Sentinels: Aegis RimFinal Fantasy VII RemakeGhost of TsushimaHadesThe Last of Us Part 2

Best Art Direction

Final Fantasy VII RemakeGhost of TsushimaHadesOri and the Will of the WispsThe Last of Us Part 2

Best Role Playing Game

Final Fantasy VII RemakeGenshin ImpactPersona 5 RoyalWasteland 3Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best Indie Game

Carrion Fall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutHadesSpelunky 2Spiritfarer

Best Mobile Game

Among UsCall of Duty MobileGenshin ImpactLegends of Runeterra Pokemon Cafe Mix

Best Score and Music

Doom EternalFinal Fantasy VII RemakeHadesOri and the Will of the WispsThe Last of Us Part 2

Best Performance

Ashely Johnson as Ellie, The Last of Us Part 2Laura Bailey as Abby, The Last of Us Part 2Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai, Ghost of TsushimaLogan Cunningham as Hades, HadesNadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man ($23 at Amazon): Miles MoralesWho are the musical guests?

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder is on deck to perform during this year’s digital ceremony. 

Who is going to present at the Game Awards?

Game Awards presenters include Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson, Wonder Woman actress Gal Godot, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, The Last of Us voice actor Troy Baker and Swedish Chef from The Muppets. Christopher Nolan, the director of Tenet, has also been announced.

There will also be a panel on the next generation of gaming. 

For more, check out Apple’s best apps and games of the year, and Google Play’s best apps and games of the year. 


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