Photographer Edward Inzauto graciously approached us after the New York Videogame Awards to say he had taken candid shots throughout the event, which reached nearly 135,000 viewers on Twitch.
So here’s Mr. Inzauto’s look at the festivities at Villain in Brooklyn — everything from the show onstage to the reactions in the audience to the memorable mural outside. A fine time was had by all.
Powers’ Susan Heyward talks with Southpaw’s Leonie Manshanden just before the Awards went live on Twitch.
In his opening remarks, Circle founder Harold Goldberg offered a touching tribute to Andrew Yoon and talked about the night’s festivities.
Circle founder Harold Goldberg announced the creation of the Andrew Yoon Legend Award and toasted the recently deceased Circle co-founder.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Daniel Radosh killed with his monologue.
Radosh cracked up New York Times contributor Chris Suellentrop and Bender’s Stephanie Thoensen.
Comicbook.com’s Lucas Seigel, CNET’s Dan Ackerman and intern Harry Rabinowitz can’t stop laughing.
The Awards began with the Central Park Zoo Award for Best Kids Game.
Nintendo won for Mario Kart 8.
Blizzard canceled their appearance at the 11th Hour and didn’t pick up their award from Unwinnable’s Chuck Moran and MTV’s Craig Goldstein.
Videodame’s Sara Clemens presents an Award to Three’s Asher Vollmer.
Polygon’s Samit Sarkar presents the Award for Best World to the team from Ubisoft, who traveled from Montreal to the event. “This is warm for us,” said Phil Fournier and Vincent Ouellett, of the weather in NYC.
Dorkly’s Caldwell Tanner and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Owen Parsons did an awesome skit before presenting the Best Indie Award.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Travon Free did a satirical bit before presenting the Award for Best Remake to Rockstar Games.
Rockstar’s Simon Ramsey, he of some few but powerful words, accepts the Best Remake Award for GTA V.
Kotaku’s Evan Narcisse and Tom’s Guide’s Jill Scharr make their way to the stage to present the Herman Melville Award for Best Writing.
In an unusual turn of events, the Award for Best ESports Experience went to Super Smash Bros. Melee.
The Circle’s Managing Editor Kevin Clark and intern Harry Rabinowitz yuk it up before presenting the Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music.
SuperGiant’s Logan Cunningham accepted Transistor’s Award for Best Music, which beat out Paul McCartney’s Destiny effort.
Powers’ star Susan Heyward, who plays Deena Pilgrim on the PlayStation Network show, presented the Award for Best Acting.
Console Wars’ Blake J. Harris and Jonah Tulis accepted the Andrew Yoon Legend Award for Ralph Baer’s family.
The complete New York Videogame Critics Circle hit the stage, gathering together to present the Game of the Year Award to Wolfenstein: The New Order.
A look at the Program.
The super-big New York Videogame Awards mural outside of Villain, our great venue.
Downtown Pidgeons rocked the After Party.
Billy Pidgeon, of Downtown Pidgeons, used to produce games such at Mortal Kombat II. Billy still works in the industry.
Victor K.’s photo of the Circle was taken post-Awards.