Orbiting the vast galaxy of video game universe, we put the spotlight on our star of the show, Troy Baker! He's the man with a voice that can bring tears to the eyes of angry gods or evoke laughter from stone-faced zombies. Troy, the voice behind Joel from The Last of Us, and a voice that echoes in several other franchises including Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid, and God of War, will play the real-life role of host at the forthcoming 41st Golden Joystick Awards.
The award ceremony, powered by Intel, will teleport back to planet earth and bursts into life at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. This marks its first re-emergence into the live, breathing world since 2019. Taking a break from the virtual realm, the awards show is ready to real-life mingle and jingle.
Let's roll out the red bit carpet for our other stars, shall we? Immortality's gem, Manon Gage, and the "scarifyingly" incredible Maggie Robertson from the Resident Evil Village will grace us with their radiant presence. These two talents are past recipients of the much-coveted Golden Joysticks Best Performer Award. Yes, you may swoon now.
Our star-studded night wouldn't be complete without the melodious voice of Baldur's Gate 3's Neil Newbon, aka Astarion. And let's not forget the dynamic duo, Elvira Björkman and Nicklas Hjertberg from the acclaimed video game composer studio, Two Feathers. But hold on to your game controllers, folks! We assure you the parade of star power doesn't end here. More special guest announcements are loading…
This year, Baldur's Gate 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom proudly hold up their four nomination trophies. Larian and Nintendo also share the limelight with extra nominations under the Studio of the Year category. But fear not, mere mortals! There's still a chance for you to tip the scales. Until October 20, you can cast your votes across a whopping 17 categories at goldenjoysticks.com. Following this, voting for three more categories - Best Performer, Best Supporting Performer, and Ultimate Game of the Year - will open on October 23.
Circle November 10 on your calendars and get those popcorn buckets ready. The octave of our awarding fete will unveil which stars shone the brightest in the gaming universe. If you aren't able to beam up to our starship for the live ceremony, fret not – you can catch all the action waveforms echoing on YouTube, Twitch, Steam, Twitter/X, GamesRadar, PCGamer, and TechRadar Gaming. Until then, game on, space cowboys!
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