As interactive entertainment has asserted itself as a mainstream media form in recent years, it’s adopted norms of the more traditional entertainment industries, such as the production of annual award ceremonies.
Of these ceremonies for interactive entertainment, The Game Awards is perhaps the most notable. Created in 2014, it’s seen its live viewership rise to 11.5 million during last year’s presentation.
Like most other award shows, The Game Awards announces its nominations before the date of each ceremony. For this year’s presentation, which takes place on Dec. 6, the show revealed its nominees on Nov. 13.