God Of War: Ragnarök: A Record-Breaking Speech By Christopher Judge?

His acceptance speech at The Game Awards could be the longest ever in the category.


First, it’s worth clarifying who Christopher Judge is: he was the voice of God of War, which was released for PlayStation 4 in 2018, and the sequel, God of War: Ragnarök, which launched this November on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The actor is known for his role as Teal’c in Stargate SG-1 to sci-fi fans.

When Judge took the microphone, his speech may have seemed long, but remember that he spoke in a slow rhythm and often had long pauses between two lines of thought. He talked about his family, friends, and Sony Santa Monica Studio, the game’s developers. So it’s a typical speech, but a surprisingly long one, courtesy of the slower delivery (if it’s improvised, it’s understandable, if not, it’s tricky what Judge did).

The Twitter account for The Game Awards (likely managed by Geoff Keighley, the event’s host, and producer), wrote: “Leave it to Kratos to set a world record. The longest awards show acceptance speech in history WAS actress Greer Garson at the 1942 Oscars. She spoke for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Christopher Judge’s speech at The Game Awards was 7 minutes 59 seconds. Time to call Guinness World Records!”

Eight minutes is almost 50% longer than five and a half minutes, but Garson spoke in a different era (and in the middle of the Second World War, although on land that never had a war on it in this period!). Regardless, Judge’s achievement should not be underestimated. Hopefully, the actor did not start a trend because listening to ten-minute monologues can be tedious in the final significant gaming event of the year.

The Guinness Book of World Records has not yet responded to The Game Awards.

Source: PSL

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