Awards! Many Photos From The 7th Annual New York Game Awards, Part 1

Thank you so much for attending the New York Game Awards. We’re proud to say we had a sold out show at the Abrons Playhouse and 100,000 viewers on our Twitch live stream. Here are photos by our official Awards photographer Kenny Cuesta. More photos next week!



Bethesda Game Studio’s Todd Howard accepts the Andrew Yoon Legend Award. Awesome speech!


Melina Juergens accepts the Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game for her role in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.


Devin Delliquanti from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah rocked the New York Game Awards with searing humor.


The DreamYard Prep Chorus does vocal exercises backstage before their New  York Game Awards performance.


The DreamYard Prep Chorus performed selections from the Best Music category. They were superb!


During the Twitch Pre-Show, Geoff Keighley interviewed NYVGCC intern from the DreamYard Prep School Kimari Rennis.


Polygon’s Samit Sarkar moderates our Pre-Show Games of the Year panel with CNET’s Dan Ackerman, Tom’s Guide’s Sherri Smith,’s Jordan Minor and Videodame’s Sara Clemens.


Founder Harold Goldberg and Geoff Keighley, a serious New York Game Awards Pre-Show moment. (There were more than a few.)


More Pre-Show seriousness with co-director Victor Kalogiannis, DJ Reznor and showrunner Mike Andronico.


We wrangled about half of our New York Videogame Critics Circle members to stand for a photo before the show with host Devin Delliquanti from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.


Everyone loved the program designed by John Azzilonna. We also gave away a free copy of Octogeddon at the New York Game Awards.


Founder Harold Goldberg gave a short speech about the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s mentoring and scholarship efforts in the community. He quoted Horace Mann, Anne Frank and Maya Angelou about the import of giving back.


Yussef Cole accepts the Knickerbocker Award for Best Journalism from Fast Company Executive Editor Noah Robischon.


It’s tradition for the newest member of the New York Videogame Critics Circle to announce the Game of the Year winner. Most of the Critics Circle stands behind Yahoo’s Daniel Howley.


Nintendo’s Cindy Gordon accepts the Big Apple Award for Game of the Year for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. What a great game it is!


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