The Last of Us Part 2, Hades, and Ghost of Tsushima Dominate The Game Awards 2020 Nominations

PlayStation is the most nominated publisher with 22 nominations across all categories.

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The final categories and nominees for The Game Awards 2020 have been revealed, and The Last of Us Part 2, Hades, and Ghost of Tsushima are leading the pack with an impressive number of nominations across categories. In the Game of the Year category, alongside those three, also nominated are DOOM Eternal, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Final Fantasy 7 Remake (sorry, Half-Life: Alyx). The upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 is, of course, not eligible for this year’s awards.

No game has received as many nominations as The Last of Us Part 2, which has been nominated 11 times across all of the 10 categories it was eligible for, with Ashley Johnson’s portrayal of Ellie and Laura Bailey as Abby both being nominated for Best Performance.

Meanwhile, Hades is not far behind with 9 nominations, while Ghost of Tsushima has received the nod seven times. Final Fantasy 7 Remake follows with 6 nominations, with Half-Life: Alyx, DOOM Eternal, and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout each receiving 4 nominations.

PlayStation is the most publisher with the most nominations for the year, with a total of a whopping 22 nominations. Xbox and Supergiant Games follow with 8 nominations each, then Square Enix, Devolver Digital, and Activision with 6 nominations each, then 5 each for Valve, Nintendo, Riot Games, and EA, and then Bethesda with 4.

A new category, Innovation in Accessibility, recognizes developers who’re pushing the envelope in a bid to make gaming accessible to larger and wider audiences through features and innovations in both software and hardware. The nominees here include Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, The Last of Us Part 2, Grounded, HyperDot, and Watch Dogs: Legion.

You can check out all categories and their nominees below.

The Game Awards 2020 will also play host to several world premieres, updates, and reveals, like every year. While Halo Infinite is confirmed to not be appearing, rumours have suggested that we could see the likes of Elden Ring or the rumoured Silent Hill reboot.

The Game Awards 2020 will air on December 10.


Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
  • DOOM Eternal
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Game Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima 
  • Hades 
  • Half-Life: Alyx 
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Narrative

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (George Kamitani)
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (Kazushige Nojima, Motomu Toriyama, Hiroki Iwaki, Sachie Hirano)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Ian Ryan, Liz Albl, Patrick Downs, Jordan Lemos)
  • Hades (Greg Kasavin)
  • The Last of Us Part 2 (Neil Druckmann, Halley Gross)

Best Art Direction

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps 
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Score and Music

  • DOOM Eternal (Mick Gordon)
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (Nobuo Uematsu, Masahi Hamauzu, Mitsuto Suzuki)
  • Hades (Darren Korb)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Gareth Coker)
  • The Last of Us Part 2 (Gustavo Santaolala, Mac Quale)

Best Audio Design

  • DOOM Eternal
  • Half-Life: Alyx 
  • Ghost of Tsushima 
  • Resident Evil 3 
  • The Last of Us Part 2 

Best Performance

  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie, The Last of Us Part 2
  • Laura Bailey as Abby, The Last of Us Part 2
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai, Ghost of Tsushima
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades, Hades
  • Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Games for Impact

  • If Found… 
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition 
  • Spiritfarer
  • Tell Me Why
  • Through the Darkest of Times

Best Ongoing

  • Apex Legends 
  • Destiny 2 
  • Call of Duty Warzone
  • Fortnite 
  • No Man’s Sky 

Best Indie

  • Carrion 
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Hades 
  • Spelunky 2 
  • Spiritfarer 

Best Mobile

  • Among Us 
  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Genshin Impact
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Pokémon Café Mix 

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends 
  • Destiny 2 
  • Fall Guys 
  • Fortnite 
  • No Man’s Sky 
  • Valorant 

Best VR/AR

  • Dreams 
  • Half-Life: Alyx 
  • Marvel’s Iron Man VR
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • The Walking Dead: Saints and  Sinners

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 
  • Grounded 
  • HyperDot 
  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • Watch Dogs: Legion

Best Action

  • DOOM Eternal
  • Hades 
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Nioh 2 
  • Streets of Rage 4 

Best Action/Adventure

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 
  • Ghost of Tsushima 
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Role Playing

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Genshin Impact 
  • Persona 5 Royal 
  • Wasteland 3 
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best Fighting

  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus 
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate 
  • Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition
  • One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
  • UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe: Late[cl-r]

Best Family

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King

Best Sim/Strategy

  • Crusader Kings 3
  • Desperados 3
  • Gears Tactics
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad

Best Sports/Racing

  • DiRT 5
  • F1 2020
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Best Multiplayer

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
  • Among Us 
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 
  • Valorant 

Content Creator of the Year

  • Alanah Pearce
  • NickMercs
  • TimtheTatman
  • Jay Ann Lopez
  • Valkyrae

Best Debut Game

  • Carrion 
  • Mortal Shell 
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic 
  • Röki
  • Phasmophobia 

Best Esports Athlete

  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter (Call of Duty)
  • Heo “Showmaker” Su (League of Legends)
  • Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu (League of Legends)
  • Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro (Call of Duty
  • Matthieu “ZywOo” Herbaut (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Best Esports Coach

  • Danny “Zorec” Sorensen (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Dae-Hee “Crusty” Park (Overwatch League)
  • Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann (League of Legends)
  • Lee “Zefa” Jae-Min (League of Legends)
  • Raymond “Rambo” Lussies (Call of Duty)

Best Esports Event

  • BLAST Premier: Spring E2020 European Finals (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Call of Duty League Championship 2020
  • IEM Katowice 2020 (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • League of Legends World Championship 2020
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020

Best Esports Game

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant

Best Esports Host

  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • James “Dash” Patterson
  • Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden

Best Esports Team

  • DAMWON Gaming / League of Legends
  • Dallas Empire / Call of Duty
  • San Francisco Shock / Overwatch League
  • G2 Esports / League of Legends
  • Team Secret / DOTA2

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