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The Game Awards 2021 Start Time, Live Stream, Nominees and More

The Game Awards by Geoff Keighley is back again this year with lots of awards to dole out along with many world premieres. The Game Awards 2021 is geared up to be held on 9th December.

“Deathloop” is the most likely winner this year along with two other possible nominations i.e. Psychonauts 2 and PlayStation.

Read our article to find out the timings, list of nominees, and other details like how to watch the event live.

The Game Awards 2021: Date, Nominees, and How to Watch the Event?

Geoff Keighley, video game journalist and television presenter tweeted, “There’s lots of good stuff and some bad stuff too happening in games. Tomorrow, I hope we can celebrate being TOGETHER as one community that LOVES this medium. So whether you join us in person or via a live stream, think of the power of tens of millions of people TOGETHER.”

The Game Awards 2021: Date and Time

The Game Awards 2021 is all set to begin on 9th December, Thursday. Below is the exact date and time of the show depending on the location

Region Day Date Time
West Coast US  Thursday  December 9th  5 pm PST
East Coast US  Thursday  December 9th  8 pm EST
UK  Friday  December 10th  1 am GMT

 

How and Where to watch The Game Awards 2021?

The Game Awards is all set to go live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. There are multiple options available to watch this event.

The streaming of the event will begin 30 minutes before the time mentioned above. There is ambiguity if it will be a pre-show segment with either additional news or world premieres.

There is a possibility of some big band announcement as well given Geoff Keighley’s previous track record. The duration of the show will be for 180 minutes.

Below are the different platforms where you can watch the show online

  • Twitch
  • Facebook Live
  • Twitter
  • Steam
  • Oculus Venues
  • TikTok Live
  • Trovo

The Game Awards 2021: Here are the expected celebrity guests

Definitely one can expect celebrity guests this year. It is expected that celebrities like The Mandalorian’s Giancarlo Esposito and Ming-Na Wen, Critical Role’s Laura Bailey and Ashley Johnson, and Shang-Chi himself, Simu Liu will announce the winners’ list for different categories.

Music bands like Sting, Imagine Dragons, and The Game Awards Orchestra will perform live.

The Game Awards 2021: Full list of Nominations

Deathloop is nominated the most under different categories this year at The Game Awards 2021. There are other games like Psychonauts 2, Resident Evil Village that are nominated under four categories.

Below is the complete list of nominees across all categories:

GAME OF THE YEAR

Deathloop
It Takes Two
Metroid Dread
Psychonauts 2
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil Village

BEST GAME DIRECTION

Deathloop
It Takes Two
Returnal
Psychonauts 2
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

BEST NARRATIVE

Deathloop
It Takes Two
Life is Strange: True Colors
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Psychonauts 2

BEST ART DIRECTION

The Artful Escape
Deathloop
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Psychonauts 2
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

BEST SCORE AND MUSIC

The Artful Escape
Cyberpunk 2077
Deathloop
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139

BEST AUDIO DESIGN

Deathloop
Forza Horizon 5
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil Village
Returnal

BEST PERFORMANCE

Erika Mori as Alex Chen (Life is Strange: True Colors)
Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo (Far Cry 6)
Jason Kelley as Colt Vahn (Deathloop)
Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)
Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake (Deathloop)

GAMES FOR IMPACT

Before Your Eyes
Boyfriend Dungeon
Chicory: A Colorful Tale
Life is Strange: True Colors
No Longer Home

BEST ONGOING

Apex Legends
Final Fantasy XIV Online
Fortnite
Genshin Impact
Call of Duty: Warzone

BEST INDIE

12 Minutes
Death’s Door
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Inscryption
Loop Hero

BEST MOBILE GAME

Fantasian
Genshin Impact
League of Legends: Wild Rift
Marvel Future Revolution
Pokémon Unite

BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Final Fantasy 14
Fortnite
No Man’s Sky

INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBILITY

Far Cry 6
Forza Horizon 5
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

BEST VR/AR

Hitman 3
I Expect You to Die 2
Lone Echo 2
Resident Evil 4
Sniper Elite VR

BEST ACTION GAME

Back 4 Blood
Chivalry 2
Deathloop
Far Cry 6
Returnal

BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Metroid Dread
Psychonauts 2
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil Village

BEST ROLE PLAYING

Cyberpunk 2077
Monster Hunter Rise
Scarlet Nexus
Shin Megami Tensei 5
Tales of Arise

BEST FIGHTING

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
Guilty Gear -Strive-
Melty Blood: Type Lumina
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

BEST FAMILY

It Takes Two
Mario Party Superstars
New Pokémon Snap
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
WarioWare: Get It Together!

BEST SIM / STRATEGY

Age of Empires 4
Evil Genius 2: World Domination
Humankind
Inscryption
Microsoft Flight Simulator

BEST SPORTS / RACING

F1 2021
FIFA 22
Forza Horizon 5
Hot Wheels Unleashed
Riders Republic

BEST MULTIPLAYER

Back 4 Blood
Knockout City
It Takes Two
Monster Hunter Rise
New World
Valheim

CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR

DREAM
fuslie
Gaules
Ibai
Grefg

BEST DEBUT INDIE

The Artful Escape
The Forgotten City
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Sable
Valheim

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

Elden Ring
God of War Ragnarok
Horizon Forbidden West
The Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Starfield

BEST ESPORTS GAMES

Call of Duty
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
League of Legends
Valorant

BEST ESPORTS ATHLETE

Chris “Simp” Lehr
Heo “ShowMaker” Su
Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
Tyson “TenZ” Ngo

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

Atlanta FaZe (Call of Duty)
DWG KIA (League of Legends)
Natus Vincere (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Sentinels (Valorant)
Team Spirit (DOTA 2)

BEST ESPORTS COACH

Airat “Silent” Gaziev
Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov
Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
James “Crowder” Crowder
Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun

BEST ESPORTS EVENT

2021 League of Legends World Championship
PGL Major Stockholm 2021
The International 2021
PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020
VALORANT Champions Tour: Stage 2 Master

We will be updating you with the winners of The Game Awards once they are announced. Stay tuned!

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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