If you’ve been following the discourse regarding Game of the Year, you’re likely curious as to when The Game Awards 2020 will air and where you can watch it. Adding to this, you may also wonder what sort of content you can expect from the show outside of the awards themselves.

After all, The Game Awards is known for dropping exciting new game trailers during the show.

To help answer your questions, we’ve put together a feature explaining where you can watch The Game Awards 2020, what time the show will air, and some of the content you can expect to see. 

Where To Watch The Game Awards 2020

The Game Awards 2020 will air across a number of different platforms on December 10, 2020. Whether you want to watch The Game Awards 2020 on YouTube, Twitch, or even on TikTok, you’ll be able to. 

Below, we’ve provided links to locations where you can watch The Game Awards 2020. 

In terms of accessibility, it was confirmed that The Game Awards 2020 will offer a special audio descriptive mode livestream via YouTubeGaming for the first time in the show’s history. As for when exactly the show will air, it depends on your time zone. 

  • 4:00 p.m. (PT)

  • 7:00 p.m. (ET)

  • 1:00 a.m. (BST)

  • 10:00 a.m. (AEST)

Note that this is when the official show itself will begin. There will be a preshow hosted by Sydnee Goodman that goes live 30 minutes before the actual show starts. The preshow begins at 3:30 p.m. (PT), 6:30 p.m. (ET), 12:30 a.m. (BST), and 9:30 a.m. (AEST)

Once the preshow transitions over to The Game Awards 2020, you’ll be able to catch a number of exciting presenters including Troy Baker, Christopher Nolan, Tom Holland, Nolan North, Reggie Fils-Aimé, Brie Larson, and Gal Gadot to name just a few. 

If you’re a fan of Pearl Jam, you can also catch a performance from Eddie Vedder during The Game Awards 2020. The real meat and bones of the show will be the awards themselves along with exclusive trailers and announcements. 

From what we know so far, we’ll get to see 12+ world premieres according to Geoff Keighley, a look at the new Among Us map, a trailer for Dragon Age 4, a trailer for Fall Guys Season 3, the first gameplay video for the upcoming 4-player co-op game Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, and there’s even a rumor going around that we’ll get to see a trailer for The Wolf Among Us 2.

That last one hasn’t been confirmed, but the idea of it alone is enough to catch our attention and make us want to tune in to The Game Awards 2020. As for the awards themselves, we’ve included each category and all of the nominees below. 

The Game Awards 2020 - Nominees

Game of the Year

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Best Game Direction

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

Best Narrative

  • Hades
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Best Art Direction

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

Best Score and Music

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Performance

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

Games For Impact

  • If Found...
  • Kentuck 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 Game

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

Best Mobile Game

  • Among Us
  • Genshin Impact
  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Legends of Runeterra 
  • Pokemon Cafe Mix

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • 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 & Sinners

Innovation In Accessibility

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Grounded
  • Hyperdot
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • 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 II

Best Role Playing 

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

Best Fighting

  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Street Fighter V: 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 III
  • Desperados III
  • 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
  • Jay Ann Lopez
  • NICKMERCS
  • TimTheTatman
  • Valkyrae

Best Debut Game

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

Best Esports Athlete

  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter
  • Heo "ShowMaker" Su
  • Kim "Canyon" Geon-bu
  • Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro
  • Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut

Best Esports Coach

  • Danny "zonic" Sørensen
  • Dae-hee "Crusty" Park
  • Fabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann
  • Lee "Zefa" Jae-min
  • Raymond "Rambo" Lussier

Best Esports Event

  • BLAST Premier Spring Finals
  • Call of Duty League Championship 2020
  • IEM Katowice 2020
  • 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

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

Best Esports Team

  • DAMWON Gaming
  • Dallas Empire
  • G2 Esports
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Team Secret

Recently, Ghost of Tsushima won the Player’s Voice Award after gamers voted and weighed in on the game they wanted to win. As you’ll see above, Ghost of Tsushima is also nominated for the Game of the Year category at The Game Awards 2020.

It’ll be interesting to see if it can take that title alongside the Player’s Voice Award, or if the GOTY will go to a different game like Hades or The Last of Us Part II.

We won’t know until the show airs on December 10, so stay tuned as we’ll be reporting the winners as they’re announced. For more on The Game Awards, head over to the show's official website.