Tonight’s Game Awards presentation showed an evolution for the event’s second year. This year’s ceremony included a memorial segment for recently passed Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, game reveals, new trailers, and of course, an opportunity to honor game developers.

One of the biggest moments of the show came immediately following Metal Gear Solid V’s win for best action/adventure game. The award was accepted by Big Boss actor Kiefer Sutherland, due to series creator Hideo Kojima’s legal entanglements with Konami.

We’ve gathered up the night’s stories and all the award winners (in bold). Update: The RPG category has been updated. According to Nintendo UK, Splatoon also won for best shooter, which we have updated.

2015 Industry Icon Award

Westwood Studios co-founders Brett Sperry and Louis Castle

Game of the Year

Winner: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)

Developer of the Year 

Winner: CD Projekt Red
Bethesda Game Studios
FromSoftware
Kojima Productions
Nintendo

Best Independent Game

Winner: Rocket League (Psyonix)
Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios)
Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

Winner: Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal / Square Enix)
Downwell (Moppin / Devolver Digital)
Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios | Behaviour Interactive / Bethesda Softworks)
Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate (Capcom)
Pac-Man 256 (Hipster Whale / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Narrative

Winner: Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Life Is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment / Square Enix)
Tales From The Borderlands (TellTale Games)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Until Dawn (Supermassive Games / Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Art Direction

Winner: Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)

Best Score/Soundtrack

Winner: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/ Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)

Best Performance

Winner: Viva Seifert (Her Story)
Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)

Games for Change Award

Winner: Life Is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment / Square Enix) 
Cibele (Nina Freeman)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Sunset (Tale of Tales)
Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Shooter

Winner: Splatoon (Nintendo)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Treyarch / Activision)
Destiny: The Taken King (Bungie / Activision)
Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)

Best Action/Adventure Game

Winner: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft)
Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics / Microsoft Studios)

Best Role-Playing Game

Winner: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/ Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment) 
Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Pillars of Eternity (Obsidian Entertainment / Paradox Interactive)
Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Fighting Game

Winner: Mortal Kombat X (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment) 
Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN– (Arc System Works / Aksys Games)
Rise of Incarnates (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Rising Thunder (Radiant Entertainment)

Best Family Game

Winner: Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)
Disney Infinity 3.0 (Avalanche Studios / Disney Interactive Studios)
LEGO Dimensions (Traveller's Tales / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)
Skylanders: SuperChargers (Vicarious Visions | Beenox Studios / Activision)
Splatoon (Nintendo)

Best Sports/Racing Game

Winner: Rocket League (Psyonix)
FIFA 16 (EA Canada / Electronic Arts)
Forza Motorsport 6 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
NBA 2K16 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES Productions / Konami)

Best Multiplayer

Winner: Splatoon (Nintendo)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Treyarch / Activision) \
Destiny: The Taken King (Bungie / Activision)
Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
Rocket League (Psyonix)

Most Anticipated Game

Winner: No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Quantum Break (Remedy Entertainment / Microsoft Studios)
The Last Guardian (GenDesign/ Sony Computer Entertainment)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment)

eSports Player of the Year

Winner: Kenny “KennyS” Schrub (Counter-Strike Global Offensive / Team EnVyUs) 
Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends / SK Telecom T1)
Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer (Counter-Strike Global Offensive / Fnatic)
Peter “ppd” Dager (Dota 2 / Evil Geniuses)
Syed Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan (Dota 2 / Evil Geniuses)

eSports Team of the Year

Winner: Optic Gaming
Evil Geniuses
Fnatic
SK Telecom T1 Team SoloMid

eSports Game of the Year

Winner: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games / Activision)
Dota 2 (Valve)
Hearthstone (Blizzard Entertainment)
League of Legends (Riot Games)

Trending Gamer

Winner: Greg Miller
Total Biscuit
Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles
Markiplier
PewDiePie

Best Fan Creation

Winner: Portal Stories: Mel (Prism Studios)
GTA V – Targets (Hoodoo Operator)
Real GTA (Corridor Digital)
Super Mario Maker e-Reader Levels (Baddboy78 / theycallmeshaky)
Twitch Plays Dark Souls (Twitch Community)

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