Witcher 3 Wins Overall Game of the Year at 2015 Game Awards

Follow along here as the winners are announced tonight at the 2015 Game Awards.

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The year-end awards season begins tonight with the 2015 Game Awards. Some of 2015's finest games will be celebrated, with one ultimately taking home the coveted overall Game of the Year award.

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While we wait for the show to begin, you can check out all of the categories and nominees below.

Winners will be announced throughout the course of the two-hour show; at least 10 awards will be presented on stage. We'll update this post to as the show progresses by bolding the winning games.

The winners receive a statue designed by Lord of the Rings props and effects studio WETA (pictured above).

The 2015 Game Awards begins at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST tonight. In addition to the awards, we're expecting some new game announcements and trailers. You can watch the complete show here on GameSpot.

Check back with GameSpot tonight to learn more.

Game of the Year

  • WINNER: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Super Mario Maker

Developer of the Year

  • WINNER: CD Projekt Red
  • From Software
  • Kojima Productions
  • Nintendo
  • Bethesda Game Studios

Best Independent Game

  • Axiom Verge
  • Her Story
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • WINNER: Rocket League
  • Undertale

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Downwell
  • Fallout Shelter
  • WINNER: Lara Croft Go
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
  • Pac-Man 256

Best Narrative

  • WINNER: Her Story
  • Life Is Strange
  • Tales From The Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Until Dawn

Best Art Direction

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Bloodborne
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • WINNER: Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Fallout 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • WINNER: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
  • Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
  • Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • WINNER: Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Games for Change Award

  • Cibele (Nina Freeman)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • WINNER: Life Is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment / Square Enix)
  • Sunset (Tale of Tales)
  • Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Splatoon
  • Star Wars Battlefront

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • WINNER: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

Best Role Playing Game

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

Best Fighting Game

  • Guilty Gear Xrd
  • WINNER: Mortal Kombat X
  • Rise of Incarnates
  • Rising Thunder

Best Family Game

  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Skylanders: SuperChargers
  • Splatoon
  • WINNER: Super Mario Maker

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 16
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • NBA 2K16
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
  • WINNER: Rocket League

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Rocket League
  • WINNER: Splatoon

Most Anticipated Game

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • WINNER: No Man's Sky
  • Quantum Break
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Esports Player of the Year

  • WINNER: Kenny "KennyS" Schrub
  • Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok
  • Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer
  • Peter "ppd" Dager
  • Syed Sumail "Suma1L" Hassan

Esports Team of the Year

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • WINNER: Optic Gaming
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team SoloMid

Esports Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • WINNER: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Hearthstone
  • League of Legends

Trending Gamer

  • Total Biscuit
  • Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles
  • WINNER: Greg Miller
  • Markiplier
  • PewDiePie

Best Fan Creation

  • GTA V – Targets (Hoodoo Operator)
  • Real GTA (Corridor Digital)
  • WINNER: Portal Stories: Mel (Prism Studios)
  • Super Mario Maker e-Reader Levels (Baddboy78 / theycallmeshaky)
  • Twitch Plays Dark Souls (Twitch Community)

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