As the Awards season builds up steam, cable outlet The New TNN has announced that it will exclusively broadcast the first-ever televised video game awards show. The two-hour awards ceremony will be executive produced by Albie Hecht, president of Nickelodeon and film and television entertainment for The New TNN, and is slated to air during the fourth quarter of 2003.
The Video Game Awards will honor the best video games as voted by players and fans. Categories will include: Hottest Hero and Heroine, Most Addictive, Coolest Villain, Best All-Around Badass, Most Difficult to Master, Best Free For All Carnage, Best Soundtrack, Hottest Graphics, Best Kick Ass Weapon, Best Game based on a Movie and Best Celebrity Actor and Actress in a Game, Best Pro-Sports Game. In addition, games will be competing for the Hall of Fame Award and Game of the Year.