As leaks and rumors proceed to circle The Recreation Awards, just a few celeb names are confirmed to be presenting trophies on the present.
The Recreation Awards has confirmed Daniel Craig, of James Bond fame, will current an award in the course of the upcoming ceremony. Joined by Rian Johnson and Jessica Henwick, director and co-star of the soon-to-be-released Knives Out sequel respectively, it suggests viewers can anticipate a showcase of some type for the movie at The Recreation Awards.
Geoff Keighley’s child The Recreation Awards is understood for a lot of causes: providing a bounty of trailers and divulges that primarily function as an end-of-year E3 presentation, a panoramic orchestral medley comprised of every Recreation of the Yr nominee, and celeb presenters who’ve little or no, if something, to do with the gaming trade. There are notable exceptions to this development, reminiscent of Giancarlo Esposito, an actor famend for his portrayal of villains, notably Breaking Unhealthy‘s Gus Fring. Esposito’s presentation of Greatest Impartial Recreation eventually 12 months’s present was met favorably because of his efficiency as the first antagonist in Far Cry 6. His presence solely garnered additional respect from avid gamers the extra that the celebrated actor demonstrated genuine dedication and appreciation for the interactive medium.
Nonetheless, with the current announcement avid gamers can anticipate much less Giancarlo Esposito and extra Daniel Craig. Craig, Rian Johnson, and Jessica Henwick all hail from Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller, which arrives direct to Netflix later this month, and can current awards which might be unconfirmed on the time of writing. Though one reply beneath the tweet expressed hope for one thing to do with GoldenEye to be revealed at The Recreation Awards, others had been far more cynical and dismissive.
Just a few questioned why celebrities ostensibly from Hollywood, with nearly no online game credit between them, are continuously featured as a part of a gaming award ceremony. Others recommended that it will be the right alternative to spotlight online game voice actors, administrators, and writers, reminiscent of how the Golden Joystick Awards are structured, shining a highlight on features of video video games which might be typically criminally ignored. Nonetheless, celeb names deliver eyes, recognition, and a level of respectability to an award ceremony that boasts solely a fraction of the status held by any completed for movie or TV.
Moreover, the phenomenon of different industries bleeding into video game-centric media is hardly novel. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined Summer time Recreation Fest this 12 months to advertise every part however gaming, albeit for a quick point out of The Basis beauty pores and skin that was already out there in Fortnite. A trailer for Black Adam was then proven, prompting a collective groan from viewers tuning in to see online game bulletins at a online game showcase. Avid gamers would undoubtedly select the enduring look of Christopher Decide and Sunny Suljic at The Recreation Awards 2018 over something a distinct medium may supply, the place Decide’s order to “learn it boy” within the voice of Kratos obtained extra impassioned applause than the award itself.
The Recreation Awards will stream stay on December 8 at 4:30 PM PT/7:30 PM ET.