are almost upon us and this year’s nominations have been revealed. and lead the pack with eight nods each. They’re both up for the top prize of Game of the Year alongside (seven nominations overall), the (four nods), (five) and (five).
Nintendo snagged the most nominations of any publisher with 15, followed by Sony (13), Microsoft (10, including Bethesda and Activision Blizzard’s nods) and Epic Games (nine). There are 31 awards in total, including Best Adaptation. The nominees in that category this year are , , , and .
A bunch of deserving indies picked up nominations as well, including , , Dredge, , Viewfinder, and Hello Kitty Island Adventure. Meanwhile, continuing a redemption arc after its three years ago, and its racked up four nominations in total.
The results of a fan poll will be added to votes from a jury of more than 100 global media publications and influencer outlets to determine the winners. You can watch The Game Awards live on December 7, where the hosts will undoubtedly zip through many of the awards to get to the next big trailer (which may just include one for ).