Eiji Aonuma, the man who has been at the head of the Legend of Zelda series for over eighteen years, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Joystick Awards 2016. This honor was given to the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata at last year’s awards show.

Although Aonuma couldn’t attend the ceremony, since he’s too busy working on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, he sent a video gracefully accepting the award and recounting a few stories from his first days developing Ocarina of Time.

Eiji Aonuma worked on a few Nintendo titles before the Legend of Zelda series, including Marvelous: Mouhitotsu no Takarajim, but the nine Zelda games that he has produced are his most influential body of work. Over the past eighteen years, he was responsible for the creation of some remarkable titles, like The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword.

For a full list of this year’s Golden Joystick winners, you can go here.

What do you think? Do you like the Golden Joystick Awards? Do you think Aonuma should have received this award, or is there anyone else who should have gotten it? Let us know in the comments below!

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