The Game Awards 2020 -- Here's Where and When to Watch the Show
The Game Awards are officially kicking off tonight, and here's all you need to watch the ceremony unfold for this year's big show.
Even in a year like 2020, that hasn’t stopped the gaming community from coming together to celebrate the industry’s biggest achievements. Tonight, The Game Awards returns for its sixth installment to celebrate video games and those that make them, and we’re now only a few hours away from the show kicking off. If you’re looking to watch the show and want to know all the details of where and when to watch; don’t worry, we have you covered.
What time does The Game Awards start, and where can I watch?
The Game Awards 2020 will begin tonight (Thursday, December 10) at 4pm PT/7pm ET, and will also have a pre-show starting 30 minutes before at 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET to offer some early looks at what’s in store for the night. As for where you can watch, the show will be livestreamed on The Game Awards’ official YouTube and Twitch channels, and will also be streamed on several other platforms including Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and elsewhere. You can find the official YouTube stream embedded above.
Which games are nominated?
A huge range of games have been nominated for this year’s ceremony, with the official cutoff for the 2020 nominees set at November 20, 2020; any games that have been released after this date will be eligible for consideration for the 2021 awards ceremony.
In terms of the overall nominations, The Last of Us Part II was the most honored title of the year with 10 nominations, with Hades, Ghost of Tsushima, and Final Fantasy VII Remake following behind it. You can check out the list of nominees for Game of the Year below, and check out the full list of nominees for The Game Awards 2020 right here:
Game of Year 2020 Nominees:
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- DOOM Eternal
- Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Ghost of Tsushima
- The Last of Us Part II
Who is presenting the awards?
Like in years past, The Game Awards 2020 will feature a mix of presenters from both inside and outside of the games industry, and notably will be the first entirely virtual show in TGA history in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s show will once again be hosted by TGA creator and producer Geoff Keighley, who will be presenting tonight’s show from stages in Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. The presenters this year will include notable games industry figures such as former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime and voice actors Nolan North and Troy Baker. Additionally, it has also been confirmed that several celebrity guests will make their way to the (virtual) stage this year, including Brie Larson, Gal Gadot, Christopher Nolan, Stephen A. Smith, and featuring a performance from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.
What announcements and reveals are coming tonight?
The Game Awards has also built up a reputation as being a big night for new game announcements, reveals, and surprises, and this year is already no different. So far there have been a number of announcements teased ahead of time, with several more surprises in store over the course of the night.
You can check out a few of the reveals that we’re expecting ahead of time for tonight, and stay tuned to DualShockers for when everything is announced:
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate new fighter reveal
- The reveal of the next map for Among Us
- Fall Guys Season 3 preview
- Three premieres from Focus Home Interactive
- New footage from NieR Replicant
- A new reveal for the next Dragon Age game
The Game Awards 2020 are airing tonight starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET, with a pre-show to kick off beforehand at 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET. If you’re looking to watch the show tonight with some familiar faces, you can also tune in to the livestream that we’ll be hosting tonight alongside members of the DualShockers staff.