Here's What To Expect From The Game Awards This Year

There should be plenty of surprises this year.

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The game industry's version of the Emmys are almost here. The Game Awards will be broadcasted from Hollywood, California on December 10, with other segments happening in different locations. The annual show will take place entirely online due to the pandemic.

Game of the Year nominees include Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, and Hades. Other notable nominees include 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Half Life: Alyx, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and many others. You can check out the full list of Game Awards nominees to see what was nominated in each category.

Host Geoff Keighley has said that announcements surrounding the show will be coming all week. Last year's show had plenty of surprises including an appearance by The Muppets and a number of musical performances. We could see something similar this year. We'll keep you updated with what the show will include right here as announcements are revealed.

Big-Name Presenters

Several big-name guests will be presenting awards, including sports analyst Stephen A. Smith, Reggie Fils-Aime, Troy Baker, Brie Larson, Gal Gadot, John David Washington, Tom Holland, Nolan North, and ... Swedish Chef from the Muppets.

The pre-show will be once again be hosted by Sydnee Goodman, and an hour before showtime (3 PM PT / 6 PM ET) there will be a special next-gen gaming panel discussion with Geoff Keighley, Lisu Su from AMD, Laura Miele from EA, and head of Xbox Phil Spencer. During the pre-show alone, there will be five different world premieres as well as a musical performance of some sort.

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Is Performing

Eddie Vedder, lead singer and guitarist for Pearl Jam, will be one of the performers at the show. Pearl Jam's song Future Days was featured in the Last of Us II.

Viewers can vote on The Game Awards' official website, as well as determine the "Most Anticipated Game" category by voting and directly messaging The Game Awards on Twitter.

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