Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, despite barely making the cutoff date for nominations with their launch on November 19, failed to secure a nomination in any category. No Pokémon core series game has secured a Game Awards nomination since Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were nominated for Best Remaster in the inaugural Game Awards in 2014.
The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony which celebrates creative and technical achievements in the global video game industry. It was founded in 2014 by Geoff Keighley, who also hosts and produces the show. Keighley perhaps is best known for his work with Spike TV and G4, including more than a decade spent working on The Game Awards predecessor, the Spike Video Game Awards.