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The Game Awards
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Date(s) December (annually)
Location(s) Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles)
Organizer/SponsorGeoff Keighley

The Game Awards are an annual award show hosted and produced by Geoff Keighley.[1]

Overview

The Game Awards are hosted each December in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

The Game Awards 2014

The Game Awards 2014 was the inaugural show that was co-hosted by Reggie Fils-Aimé and featured appearances from Shigeru Miyamoto and Koji Kondo. It was hosted on December 5, 2014. For mutual promotion, The Game Awards and Nintendo shared a video of a demo build of the then-unnamed Breath of the Wild played by Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma from Nintendo's headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. This demo featured footage from Hateno Village, the road between Ovli Plain and Camphor Pond, the woods surrounding Lake Kolomo, as well as Faron Woods, Pagos Woods, and Finra Woods.

At the end of the show, Imagine Dragons performed "Fairy Fountain". They were followed by Koji Kondo performing piano renditions of "Song of Healing" and "The Legend of Zelda (Theme)".

Nominations

Games with The Legend of Zelda Content
Game Category Result
Mario Kart 8 Best Sports/Racing Game Won
Bayonetta 2 Game of the Year Nominated

The Game Awards 2015

The Game Awards 2015 was hosted on December 3, 2015. It featured an acceptance speech from Reggie Fils-Aimé for Splatoon winning Best Multiplayer. Fils-Aimé also held a tribute to the late Satoru Iwata, who passed away earlier that year.

Nominations

Games with The Legend of Zelda Content
Game Category Result
Splatoon Best Multiplayer Won
Super Mario Maker Game of the Year Nominated
People
Game Category Result
Nintendo Developer of the Year Nominated

The Game Awards 2016

The Breath of the Wild "Life in the Ruins" trailer from The Game Awards 2016

The Game Awards 2016 was hosted on December 1, 2016. During the pre-show stream, Bill Trinen revealed the "Life in the Ruins" trailer for Breath of the Wild. Reggie Fils-Aimé also appeared on stage to introduce a video of Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff playing Breath of the Wild with a foreword by Eiji Aonuma. In the video, Trinen and Bihldorff play through part of the Shrine Quest, "The Serpent's Jaws".

The Game Awards 2017

Nominations

The Legend of Zelda Games
Games with The Legend of Zelda Content

The Game Awards 2018

Nominations

The Legend of Zelda Games
Games with The Legend of Zelda Content

The Game Awards 2019

The Breath of the Wild and Untitled Goose Game-themed Gaming Tweet of the Year nominee by Celsius Game Studios

The Game Awards 2019 was hosted on December 12, 2019. It featured an acceptance speech from the President of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser, after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate received the award for Best Fighting Game during the pre-show.

A Tweet by Celsius Game Studios featuring a crossover of the Untitled Goose Game and Breath of the Wild was nominated for the 2019 Gaming Tweet of the Year.[2] Additionally, a musical tribute to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's "Lifelight" was performed by The Game Awards Orchestra.

Nominations

The Legend of Zelda Games
Game Category Result
Cadence of Hyrule Best Score & Music Nominated
Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch Best Art Direction Nominated
Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch Best Action Game Nominated
Games with The Legend of Zelda Content
Game Category Result
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Best Fighting Game Won
Astral Chain Best Action Game Nominated
Super Mario Maker 2 Best Family Game Nominated
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Best Family Game Nominated
Tetris 99 Best Multiplayer Game Nominated
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game of the Year Nominated

Gallery

Video Gallery

The Game Awards 2014
The Game Awards 2015
The Game Awards 2016
The Game Awards 2017
The Game Awards 2018
The Game Awards 2019

External Links

References

  1. "GEOFF KEIGHLEY

    THE GAME AWARDS WAS FOUNDED IN 2014 BY MEDIA ENTREPRENEUR GEOFF KEIGHLEY, WHO ALSO HOSTS AND PRODUCES THE PROGRAM.

    Over the past two decades, Keighley has served as a journalist, host, and producer of video game programming across multiple platforms, including print, television and digital.

    Keighley is best known for his work with Entertainment Weekly, Spike TV, G4, and YouTube, as well as his landmark series of behind the scenes game development stories known as “The Final Hours.” Geoff also currently produces gamescom’s “Opening Night Live” in Cologne, Germany, and “E3 Coliseum” at the E3 gaming event in June."
    — n.a., About | The Game Awards, The Game Awards, published n.d., retrieved December 12, 2019.
  2. "oh no" — Celsius Game Studios, Celsius Games Studios on Twitter: "oh no https://t.co/Jh5lUrJofg" / Twitter, Twitter, published September 26, 2019, retrieved December 12, 2019.