Speaking of these 2 I seen Zelda is just ahead of GOW in terms of awards it won. The difference is only like 8 and is likely to narrow further.
This doesn't say much. Competition was Mario Odyssey in 2017. I would also add HZD to that but I think it was a much harder decision between the first two. I don't think RDR2 had that much of an impact on being groundbreaking (as goty pick) in the sense that it was different from the previous iteration like GoW4 was for the franchise and BotW vice versa.