The Game Awards 2016 are About to Begin; Watch the Full Ceremony Right Here

on December 1, 2016 8:05 PM

Since its start in 2014, The Game Awards have brought together the best games of the year and honoring the most innovative designers and creators that bring us the games that we love, with this year’s show officially kicking off tonight.

The Game Awards 2016 are kicking off tonight at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT, with many of the year’s biggest and most innovative titles such as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s EndDOOMInside, and dozens of others expected to be honored during at the show, along with plenty of world premieres, special guests, and (hopefully) a few surprises along the way.

The Game Awards 2016 are airing tonight starting at 9pm ET/6pm PT, and the livestream for the broadcast can be found below via YouTube. A full list of the nominees for this year can also be found below – follow along and comment down below as the show kicks off:

Game of the Year 

  • DOOM
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Studio/Game Direction

  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • DICE
  • Id Software
  • Naughty Dog
  • Respawn Entertainment

Best Independent Game 

  • Firewatch
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Inside
  • Stardew Valley
  • The Witness

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Clash Royale
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Monster Hunter Generations
  • Pokemon GO
  • Severed

Best Narrative 

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Mafia III
  • Oxenfree
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Music/Sound Design

  • Battlefield 1
  • DOOM
  • Inside
  • Rez Infinite
  • Thumper

Best Performance

  • Alex Hernandez, Mafia III
  • Cissy Jones, Firewatch
  • Emily Rose, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Nolan North, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Rich Sommer, Firewatch
  • Troy Baker, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Games for Impact Award

  • 1979 Revolution
  • Block’hood
  • Orwell
  • Sea Hero Quest
  • That Dragon, Cancer

Best VR Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • EVE Valkyrie
  • Job Simulator
  • Rez Infinite
  • Thumper

Best Action Game

  • Battlefield 1
  • DOOM
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Dishonored 2
  • Hitman
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Dark Souls III
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine
  • World of Warcraft: Legion
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X 

Best Fighting Game 

  • Killer Instinct: Season 3
  • King of Fighters XIV
  • Pokken Tournament
  • Street Fighter V

Best Family Game

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Pokemon GO
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Skylanders: Imaginators

Best Strategy Game

  • Civilization VI
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • The Banner Saga 2
  • Total War: Warhammer
  • XCOM 2

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 17
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • MLB The Show 16
  • NBA 2K17
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

Best Multiplayer 

  • Battlefield 1
  • Gears of War
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Overcooked
  • Rainbow Six Siege

Best Art Direction 

  • Abzu
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Most Anticipated Game

  • God of War
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Fan Creation

  • Brutal DOOM 64
  • Enderal: The Shards of Order

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter V

Best eSports Player

  • Faker
  • Coldzera
  • ByuN-Hyun Woo
  • Infiltration
  • Hungrybox

Best eSports Team

  • SK Telecom T1
  • Wings Gaming
  • SK Gaming
  • Rox Tigers
  • Cloud 9

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.