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With the introduction of The Game Awards Orchestra, the fourth Game Awards delivered big news, big stars and a record-breaking 11.5 million viewers when it aired live on Thursday, December 7 from the Microsoft Theater.

Highlights

Game of the Year

Game of the Year

Breath of the Wild Wins Game of the Year

Eiji Aonuma and Hidemaro Fujibayashi accept Game of the Year honors for Breath of the Wild, which also wins Best Game Direction.

Trending Moment

Trending Moment

Josef Fares

In a moment everyone was talking about, game developer Josef Fares goes way off-script.

Trending Moment

Trending Moment

Andy Serkis Presents to Melina Jurgens

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice won many awards, including Best Performance, presented by performance capture pioneer Andy Serkis.

Industry Icon

Industry Icon

Carol Shaw

Legendary game designer Carol Shaw received the Industry Icon award for her work on the Atari classic River Raid.

Best Performance

Best Performance

Guillermo del Toro, Norman Reedus, and Hideo Kojima

Before he won the Oscar for Best Picture, Guillermo del Toro visited The Game Awards alongside his friends Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus.

World Premiers

World Premiers

World Premieres: Bayonetta 3, Valve’s Next Game, and From Software

Mega surprise announcements from some of the world’s best game developers including Platinum Games, Campo Santo, and From Software.

Winners

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Cuphead

Best Art Direction

Cuphead

Studio MDHR Entertainment

Melina Juergens, as Senua

Best Performance

Melina Juergens, as Senua

Hellblade

s Sacrifice

Best Audio Design

s Sacrifice

Ninja Theory

Nier: Automata

Best Score and Music

Nier: Automata

PlatinumGames

Overwatch

Best Ongoing Game

Overwatch

Blizzard

s Sacrifice

Game For Impact

s Sacrifice

Ninja Theory

Guy Beahm

Trending Gamer

Guy Beahm

Dr. Disrespect

The Last Of Us: Part II

Most Anticipated Game

The Last Of Us: Part II

Naughty Dog

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Best Action Game

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

MachineGames, Panic Button Games

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Action/Adventure Game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Injustice 2

Best Fighting Game

Injustice 2

NetherRealm Studios, QLOC

s Battlegrounds

Best Multiplayer Game

s Battlegrounds

Krafton, PUBG Corporation, Xbox Game Studios, Tencent Games

Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker”

Best ESports Player

Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker”

SK Telecom 1, League of Legends

Cloud 9

Best ESports Team

Cloud 9

Overwatch

Best ESports Game

Overwatch

Blizzard

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Best AR/VR Game

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Capcom

Persona5

Best Role Playing Game

Persona5

Atlus

Forza Motorsports 7

Best Sports or Racing Game

Forza Motorsports 7

Turn 10 Studios

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Best Strategy Game

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Ubisoft, Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Montpellier

Super Mario Odyssey

Best Family Game

Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo

Metroid: Samus Returns

Best Handheld Game

Metroid: Samus Returns

Mercury Steam, Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development

Monument Valley 2

Best Mobile Game

Monument Valley 2

Ustwo

Cuphead

Best Independent Game

Cuphead

Studio MDHR

What Remains of Edith Finch

Best Narrative

What Remains of Edith Finch

Giant Sparrow

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Game Direction

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo

Cuphead

Best Debut Indie Game

Cuphead

Studio MDHR

Level Squared

Best Student Game

Level Squared

Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen, Kip Brennan

jx3 HD

Chinese Fan Game Award

jx3 HD

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