Good for Death Stranding to have so many nominations, all of them actually deserved. It will win some of them i think, but i'm pretty sure GOTY is going to be Smash Bros Ultimate. A GOTY caliber game of course, highly popular among critics and players. It's just that is going to be a little weird that a game from 2018 receives a GOTY award in 2019, but ey, those are the rules and i'm going to accept that.
Off topic: I just want to say that Uncharted 4 is indeed a masterpiece, one of the best action/adventures games ever and was by far the best video game of 2016. It's impressive how the bar is always so much higher with Sony's games than with anyone else for some people. Is cool to be a contrarian i guess...
Well it's Naughty Dog's fault for setting the bar so high with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
You know what?, i completely agree with you.