AFRICAN KIDS GET INVOLVED IN NICKELODEON’S 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS!
…As Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga and other top international stars receive nominations for awards hosted by mega-star Will Smith.
…Show holds on Saturday, March 31, 2012
Lagos| Nigeria, Nickelodeon announced today the nominees for the milestone 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA), helmed by international superstar Will Smith and taking place in Los Angeles’ Galen Center on Saturday, 31 March 2012. The show premieres on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) on 3rd April at 18:00 CAT.
A star-studded line-up will be vying for the coveted Kids’ Choice Blimps at this year’s show, as kids honour their favourites spanning the worlds of film, music, TV and sports, including Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Jack Black, Ty Burrell, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Tom Cruise, Johnny
Depp, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Victoria Justice, Bruno Mars, Taylor Lautner, Danica Patrick, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, LMFAO, Taylor Swift, Daniel Radcliffe, Sophia Vergara, Adam Sandler and Kristen Stewart.
Beginning March 1, kids will be able to cast their votes in 20 total categories across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets, including www.2012KCA.com as well as Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. For the first time ever, kids in Africa can cast their votes for their favourites by logging on to www.2012KCA.com!
Wizards, Smurfs and a martial arts panda dominated the movie categories, with the Harry Potter franchise conjuring up top nods with four nominations for Favourite Movie, Favourite Book (the Harry Potter series), Daniel Radcliffe for Favourite Movie Actor and Emma Watson for Favourite Movie Actress. The Smurfs nabbed three nominations, including Favourite Movie, Sofia Vergara for Favourite Movie Actress and Katy Perry for Favourite Voice in an Animated Movie. The mega-hit Kung Fu Panda franchise ate up nominations for Favourite Movie, Favourite Cartoon and Jack Black for Favourite Voice in an Animated Movie.
This year’s dual nods include The Muppets for Favourite Movie and Amy Adams for Favourite Movie Actress and the Twilight franchise for Favourite Book (the Twilight series) and Kristen Stewart for Favourite Movie Actress. In the music categories, international superstars LMFAO, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift go head-to-head, all receiving two nods for Favourite Group/Female Singer and Favourite Song.
In television, the stars of Nickelodeon’s hit comedy iCarly – Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor – duke it out as they dominate the Funniest TV Sidekick category. Additionally, American Idol grabs its eighth nomination for Favourite Reality Show up against returning contenders, America’s Funniest Home Videos, America’s Got Talent and Wipeout.
The complete list of nominees for Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is as follows:
Favourite TV Show
Good Luck Charlie
Wizards of Waverly Place
Favourite Reality Show
America’s Funniest Home Videos
America’s Got Talent
Favourite TV Actor
Favourite TV Actress
Funniest TV Sidekick
Kung Fu Panda
Phineas & Ferb
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated
Favourite Male Athlete
Favourite Female Athlete
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Favourite Movie Actor
Jim Carrey (Mr. Popper’s Penguins)
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2)
Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill)
Favourite Movie Actress
Amy Adams (The Muppets)
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)
Sofia Vergara (The Smurfs)
Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2)
Favourite Animated Movie
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie
Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots)
Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda 2)
Johnny Depp (Rango)
Katy Perry (The Smurfs)
Favourite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Black Eyed Peas
Favourite Male Singer
Favourite Female Singer
Born this Way (by Lady Gaga)
Firework (by Katy Perry)
Party Rock Anthem (by LMFAO)
Sparks Fly (by Taylor Swift)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
Hunger Games series
Just Dance 3
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Mario Kart 7
Super Mario Galaxy