The Game Awards 2020: Nominee Announcement Live Blog

The Game Awards 2020 is just around the corner on December 10th, and the nominees have finally been announced. I’m here to break down each category, offer my predictions for who could win, and – of course – tweet all of this stuff at the same time and obliterate my keyboard.

Let’s get it.


Best Performance

  • Ashley Johnson (TLOU2)
  • Laura Bailey (TLOU2)
  • Daisuke Tsuji (Ghost of Tsushima)
  • Logan Cunningham (Hades)
  • Nadji Jeter (Spider-Man: Miles Morales)

Best Multiplayer

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Among Us
  • Warzone
  • Fall Guys
  • Valorant

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Warzone
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Best Art Direction

  • FF7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the WispS
  • TLOU2

Best Score/Music

  • DOOM Eternal
  • FF7 Remake
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • TLOU2

Best Audio Design

  • DOOM Eternal
  • Half-Life – Alyx
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • RE3
  • TLOU2

Innovation in Accessibility (New 2020 Category)

  • AC: Valhalla
  • Grounded
  • Hyper Dot
  • TLOU2
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Best Narrative

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • FF7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • TLOU2

Games For Impact

  • If Found
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Spirit Farer
  • Tell Me Why
  • Through The Darkest Of Times

Best Independent Game

  • Carrion
  • Fall Guys
  • Hades
  • Spelunky 2
  • Spirit Farer

Best Mobile Game

  • Among Us
  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Genshin Impact
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Pokémon Café Mix

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Fall Guys
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Valorant

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Carrion
  • Mortal Shell
  • Raji
  • Roki
  • Phasmaphobia

Best VR/AR Game

  • Dreams
  • HL: Alyx
  • Iron Man VR
  • Star Wars Squadrons
  • The Walking Dead

Content Creator of the Year

  • Alanah Pearce
  • Jay-Ann Lopez
  • Nickmercs
  • Timthetatman
  • Valkyrae

Best Action Game

  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades
  • HL: Alyx
  • Nioh 2
  • Streets of Rage 4

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • AC Valhalla
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Spider-Man Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • TLOU2

Best RPG

  • FF7 Remake
  • Genshin Impact
  • Persona 5
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza: Like A Dragon

Best Fighting Game

  • Gran Blue
  • MK11
  • Street Fighter V CE
  • One Punch Man
  • Under Night In Birth

Best Family Game

  • Animal Crossing NH
  • Crash 4
  • Fall Guys
  • Mario Kart Live
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Paper Mario and the Origami King

Best Sim/Strategy Game

  • Crusader Kings 3
  • Desperados 3
  • Gears Tactics
  • MS Flight Simulator
  • XCOM

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Dirt 5
  • F1 2020
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Best Esports Game

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • CSGO
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant

Best Esports Athlete

  • Crimsix
  • Showmaker
  • Canyon
  • Shottzy
  • Zywoo

Best Esports Team

  • Damwon
  • Dallas Empire
  • SF Shock
  • G2 Esports
  • Team Secret

Best Esports Coach

  • Zefa
  • Zonic
  • Crusty
  • Rambo
  • Grabbz

Best Esports Event

  • BLAST Premier Spring Final
  • CoD League Championships
  • IEM Katowice
  • LoL Worlds
  • OW League Grand Finals

Best Esports Host

  • Sjokz
  • Machine
  • Goldenboy
  • Dash
  • Sheever

Best Game Direction

  • FF7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • TLOU2

Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • FF7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • TLOU2

Aaaaaaaaand that’s it. Woof. My Wrists are going to fall off.

HUGE congrats to all the nominees. We’ll see you at the big show!


The Game Awards premieres on Thursday, December 10th at 7PM ET on YouTube and Twitch.

Papa Dom

Co-Founder at Wicked Good Gaming
Dom Mahoney is Wicked Good Gaming's resident graphic designer, degenerate journalist, and co-host/super producer of Not Another Gaming Podcast. When not talking about games on the internet, you can find him yelling about New England sports, exploring breweries, and perfecting his chicken wing recipes.

Papa Dom

Dom Mahoney is Wicked Good Gaming's resident graphic designer, degenerate journalist, and co-host/super producer of Not Another Gaming Podcast. When not talking about games on the internet, you can find him yelling about New England sports, exploring breweries, and perfecting his chicken wing recipes.

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