It was that wonderful time of year again, The Game Awards 2020—coming together to recognize and celebrate everyone in the video game industry. Due to COVID-19, like the vast majority of events, it was live-streamed via YouTube. The award show was filmed in audience-less locations from Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo.
Hosted by Geoff Keighley, the night saw surprise presenter guests including Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, Captain Marvel Brie Larson, Keanu Reeves from Cyberpunk 2077, Spider-Man Tom Holland, John David Washington from Ballers, director Josef Fares, the voice of Nathan Drake Nolan North, Reggie Fils-Aimé, and more.
The big winners of the night were Naughty Dog with The Last of Us Part II. They took home the win for Game of the Year, Best Narrative, and won the very first award for Innovation in Accessibility!
Thank you again to #TheGameAwards for naming The Last of Us Part II Game of the Year, as well as Best Narrative, Best Action/Adventure, Best Audio Design, Innovation in Accessibility, Best Game Direction, and Best Performance for @LauraBaileyVO as Abby. We're so honored! pic.twitter.com/wqAsnuRidn
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) December 11, 2020
Before we get to the winners of the evening, let’s talk about some of the release announcements and new trailers. First up was Master Chief from Halo taking the fight over to the popular Fortnite, and the villain Sephiroth and his sword from Final Fantasy VII heading to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Among Us will see a new map getting added, plus the new trailer for Next Mass Effect was shown, and it is marvelous. Plus, let’s not forget the reveal of seeing Vin Diesel as the lead of the upcoming game Dinosaur Hunter. If you missed the live stream, you can watch it below.
Ok, let’s go. Here are the winners from last night’s awards!
Game of the Year: Last of Us Part II
Game Direction: Last of Us Part II
Most Anticipated Game: Elden Ring
Narrative: Last of Us Part II
Art Direction: Ghost of Tsushima
Score and Music: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Audio Design: Last of Us Part II
Performance: Laura Bailey – Abby, Last of Us Part II
Games for Impact: Tell Me Why
Ongoing Game: No Man’s Sky
Indie Game: Hades
Debut Indie Game: Phasmophobia
Mobile Game: Among Us
Community Support: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
VR/AR Games: Half-Life: Alyx
Innovation in Accessibility: Last of Us Part II
Action Game: Hades
Action/Adventure Game: Last of Us Part II
RPG: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Family Game: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Sim/Strategy Game: Microsoft Flight Simulator
Sports/Racing Game: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
Multiplayer Game: Among Us
Content Creator of the Year: Valkyrae
Esports Athlete: Heo “Showmaker” Su
Esports Coach: Danny “Zonic” Sorensen
Esports Event: Leauge of Legends World Championship 2020
Esports Game: League of Legends
Esports Host: Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
Esports Team: G2 Esports
Congratulations to all the winners!