The Game Awards 2019 nominations are announced

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Geoff Keighley and friends are nearly back for another year of celebrating the world of games with their own awards ceremony. Last night the contenders in each category were announced, letting us know who’s in the running for top awards. The nominees were chosen by a jury made up of 80 media and influencer outlets worldwide, and they cover a cross-section of the games released this year.

Last year saw Celeste, God of War, and others walk away with awards, but you can check out this year’s nominations here:

Game of the Year:

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Resident Evil 2 
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Game Direction:

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2 
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 
  • Outer Wilds 

Best Narrative:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence 
  • Control 
  • Death Stranding 
  • Disco Elysium
  • The Outer Worlds 

Best Art Direction:

  • Control 
  • Death Stranding 
  • Gris 
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts 
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Best Score/Music:

  • Cadence of Hyrule 
  • Death Stranding
  • Devil May Cry 5 
  • Kingdom Hearts III 
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts 

Best Audio Design:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 
  • Control 
  • Death Stranding 
  • Gears 5 
  • Resident Evil 2 
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 

Best Performance:

  • Ashly Burch – The Outer Worlds
  • Courtney Hope – Control
  • Laura Bailey – Gears 5
  • Mads Mikkelsen – Death Stranding
  • Matthew Porretta – Control
  • Norman Reedus – Death Stranding

Games for Impact:

  • Concrete Genie 
  • Gris 
  • Kind Words 
  • Life is Strange 2 
  • Sea of Solitude

Best Ongoing Game:

  • Apex Legends 
  • Destiny 2 
  • Final Fantasy XIV 
  • Fortnite 
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 

Best Independent Game:

  • Baba Is You 
  • Disco Elysium 
  • Katana ZERO
  • Outer Wilds 
  • Untitled Goose Game

Best Mobile Game:

  • Call of Duty: Mobile 
  • GRINDSTONE 
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts 
  • Sky: Children of Light 
  • What the Golf? 

Best Community Support:

  • Apex Legends 
  • Destiny 2 
  • Final Fantasy XIV 
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 

Best VR/AR Game:

  • Asgard’s Wrath 
  • Blood & Truth 
  • Beat Saber
  • No Man’s Sky 
  • Trover Saves the Universe 

Best Action Game:

  • Apex Legends 
  • Astral Chain
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 
  • Devil May Cry 5 
  • Gears 5 
  • Metro Exodus 

Best Action/Adventure Game:

  • Borderlands 3 
  • Control
  • Death Stranding 
  • Resident Evil 2 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 

Best RPG:

  • Disco Elysium 
  • Final Fantasy XIV 
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne 
  • The Outer Worlds 

Best Fighting Game:

  • Dead or Alive 6 
  • Jump Force 
  • Mortal Kombat 11 
  • Samurai Showdown 
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 

Best Family Game:

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Super Mario Maker 2 
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World

Best Strategy Game:

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall 
  • Anno 1800 
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Tropico 6 
  • Wargroove 

Best Sports/Racing Game:

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • DiRT Rally 2.0 
  • eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 
  • F1 2019 
  • FIFA 20 

Best Multiplayer Game:

  • Apex Legends 
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Tetris 99
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 

Fresh Indie Game Presented by Subway:

  • ZA/UM for Disco Elysium
  • Nomada Studio for Gris
  • DeadToast Entertainment for My Friend Pedro
  • Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds
  • Mega Crit for Slay the Spire
  • House House for Untitled Goose Game

Content Creator of the Year:

  • Courage – Jack Dunlop
  • Dr. Lupo – Benjamin Lupo
  • Ewok – Soleil Wheeler
  • Grefg – David Martínez
  • Shroud – Michael Grzesiek

Best Esports Game:

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 
  • DOTA2 
  • Fortnite 
  • League of Legends 
  • Overwatch 

Best Esports Player:

  • Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf (Immortals, Fortnite)
  • Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom, League of Legends)
  • Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic (G2 Esports, League of Legends)
  • Oleksandr ‘S1mple’ Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, CSGO)
  • Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won (SF Shock, Overwatch)

Best Esports Team:

  • Astralis (CS:GO)
  • G2 Esports (LOL)
  • OG (DOTA2)
  • San Francisco Shock (OWL)
  • Team Liquid (CS:GO)

Best Esports Event:

  • 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • EVO 2019
  • Fortnite World Cup
  • IEM Katowice 2019
  • League of Legends World Championship 2019
  • The International 2019

Best Esports Coach:

  • Eric ‘adreN’ Hoag (Team Liquid, CS:GO)
  • Nu-ri ‘Cain’ Jang (Team Liquid, LOL)
  • Fabian ‘GrabbZ’ Lohmann (G2 Esports, LOL)
  • Kim ‘Kkoma’ Jeong-gyun (SK Telecom T1, LOL)
  • Titouan ‘Sockshka’ Merloz (OG, DOTA2)
  • Danny ‘Zonic’ Sørensen (Astralis, CSGO)

Best Esports Host:

  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Paul “Redeye” Chaloner
  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Duan “Candice” Yu-Shuang

Whew, that’s a lot of nominations. You can tune in to The Game Awards on December the 12th at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET, if you’re outside the US, you can watch at 12:30 AEDT, and December the 13th at 01:30 GMT/02:30 CET, more details on where the awards will be streamed can be found here.