Every December video game lovers in the United States collectively hold their breath as their favorite games come of for nominations. In year’s past, we’ve also had to hold our nose as Spike TV put on the most god awful award show to have ever disturbed the proverbial force. (If you think I’m kidding, you can watch this.) This December 3rd The Game Awards are back, and they’re keeping the friendly, developer focused atmosphere from last year.

Streaming from Los Angeles on December 3rd, The Game Awards aims to do the same thing it’s done in the past. The show will honor medium pioneers and hand out trophies to those that its advisors and media partners think deserve them. Categories for this year will consist of Game of the Year, Developer of the Year, Best Independent Game, Best Mobile/Handheld Game, Best Narrative, Best Score/Soundtrack, Best Performance, Games for Change, Best Shooter, Best Action Adventure, Best Role Playing Game, Best Fighting Game, Best Family Game, Best Sports/Racing Game, Best Multiplayer, Best Art Direction, Esports Game of the Year, Best Fan Creation, Trending Gamer, Esports Team of the Year, Esports Player of the Year and Most Anticipated Game. Some of these categories are open for voting now.

Geoff Keighly is producing the event again this year, having funded last year’s effort from his own pocket. As with last year, there’s no broadcast partner for The Game Awards 2015. You’ll be able to watch through Twitch and more on your Xbox One as the awards are handed out. We’ll remind you of the event on broadcast don’t, no need to mark your calendar.