The annual DICE convention brings a bunch of big-deal thinkers and video-game creators to Vegas to engage in high-minded talk about creativity and technology and innovation. There's also lots of free food, or so I hear.

There's ALSO an awards ceremony, since events like this tend to have an awards ceremony. It's happening tonight, actually, and you can watch the whole thing streaming right here, thanks to Machinima. It begins at 10PM Eastern.

Nominees include many of the usual suspects, with Game of the Year nods for Journey, The Walking Dead, Far Cry 3, Borderlands 2 and Kotaku's own game of the year, XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Who will win? Who will get snubbed? What will everyone be wearing? Only way to find out is to watch.

UPDATE: Here's the list of winners:

Action Game of the Year
Borderlands 2
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Gearbox Software

Mobile Game of the Year
Hero Academy
Publisher: Robot Entertainment
Developer: Robot Entertainment

Handheld Game of the Year
Paper Mario Sticker Star
Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
Developer: Intelligent Systems

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Journey
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: thatgamecompany

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Journey
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: thatgamecompany

Outstanding Achievement in Story
The Walking Dead
Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games

Outstanding Character Performance
The Walking Dead: Lee Everett
Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games

Downloadable Game of the Year
The Walking Dead
Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games

Casual Game of the Year
Journey
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: thatgamecompany

Web Based Game of the Year
SimCity Social
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Maxis, Playfish

Family Game of the Year
Skylanders Giants
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Toys for Bob

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Mass Effect 3
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Bioware

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Firaxis Games

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Journey
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: thatgamecompany

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA Soccer 13
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada

Racing Game of the Year
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Criterion Games

Fighting Game of the Year
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: SuperBot Entertainment, Inc.

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Journey
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: thatgamecompany

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity
Halo 4
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: 343 Industries

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Assassin's Creed III
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Journey
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: thatgamecompany

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Halo 4
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: 343 Industries

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Firaxis Games

Adventure Game of the Year
The Walking Dead
Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Journey
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: thatgamecompany

Game of the Year
Journey
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: thatgamecompany