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 The eighth annual Video Game Awards were held on December 11, 2010 at 8:00pm Eastern/5:00pm Pacific.  The show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. The show also had a number of celebrity guests including: Olivia Munn, Dane Cook, Chris Hemsworth, Denise Richards, My Chemical Romance, Danny DeVito, Nick Swardson, Hades, Kratos, Rachel Bilson, Tony Hawk, Jose Gonzalez, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael Chiklis, Dominc Monaghan, Nathan Fillion, Jason Ritter, and Eliza Dushku.
The show revealed special content for upcoming games including: Arkham City, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Thor: God of Thunder, Mass Effect 3, Resistance 3, Prototype 2, Insane, Portal 2, Forza Motorsport 4, and SSX Deadly Descents.


Game of the Year

Red Dead Redemption    
Red Dead Redemption - Rockstar San Diego / Rockstar Games 

Studio of the Year


Character of the Year 

 Frank Woods
Sgt. Woods 


Best Wii Game

 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Nintendo / Nintendo 


Best Xbox 360 Game

 Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 - BioWare / Electronic Arts  


Best PS3 Game

God of War III     
God of War III - SCE Studio Santa Monica / Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated 

Best PC Game

 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - Blizzard Entertainment / Activision Blizzard, Inc. 


Best Handheld Game          

 God of War: Ghost of Sparta
God of War: Ghost of Sparta - SCE Studio Santa Monica / Sony Computer Entertainment America 

Best Shooter

 Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops -  Treyarch / Activision  

Best Action-Adventure Game

 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Ubisoft Montreal Studios / Ubisoft Entertainment

Best RPG

 Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 - BioWare / Electronic Arts 

Best Multiplayer Game

 Halo: Reach
Halo: Reach - Bungie Studios / Microsoft Game Studios  

Best Individual Sports Game

 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 - EA Sports / Electronic Arts 

Best Team Sports Game

 NBA 2K11
NBA 2K11 - 2K China / 2K Sports 

Best Driving Game

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit    
  Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit - Criterion Games / Electronic Arts 

Best Music Game

 Rock Band 3
Rock Band 3 - Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. / EA Games 


Best Soundtrack

 DJ Hero 2
DJ Hero 2 - FreeStyleGames Ltd. / Activision  

Best Song in a Game

 Jose Gonzalez
"Far Away" by José González 
"Basket Case" by Green Day 
"Black Rain" by Soundgarden 
"GoldenEye" by Nicole Scherzinger 
"Replay/Rude Boy Mashup" by Iyaz & Rihanna 
"Won't Back Down" by Eminem  

Best Original Score

Red Dead Redemption    
Red Dead Redemption - Rockstar San Diego / Rockstar Games 

Best Graphics

God of War III     
God of War III - SCE Studio Santa Monica / Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated 

Best Adapted Video Game

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game    
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Ubisoft Montreal Studios / Ubisoft Entertainment  

Best Performance by a Human Male

 Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man 


Best Performance by a Human Female

      Tricia Helfer
Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan   
Dame Judi Dench as M    
Danica Patrick as Herself 
Emmanuelle Chriqui as The Numbers Lady  
Felicia Day as Veronica  
Jennifer Hale as Commander Shepard  
Kristen Bell as Lucy Stillman 
Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson 

Best Downloadable Game

Costume Quest    
Costume Quest - Double Fine Productions, Inc. / THQ

Best DLC

Red Dead Redemption - Undead Nightmare    
Red Dead Redemption - Undead Nightmare 


Best Independent Game

Limbo - Playdead / Microsoft Game Studios 

Most Anticipated Game

 Portal 2
Portal 2 - Valve Corporation / Electronic Arts 

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