Nickelodeon announced today the nominees for the milestone 25thAnnual Kids’ Choice Awards, helmed by international superstar Will Smith and airing live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). A star-studded line-up will be vying for the coveted Kids’ Choice Blimps at this year’s show, as kids honor their favorites 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, Daniel Radcliffe, 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 Nick.com, Nick Mobile app as well as Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Wizards, Smurfs and a martial arts panda dominated the movie categories, with the Harry Potter franchise conjuring up top nods with four nominations for Favorite Movie, Favorite Book (the Harry Potter series), Daniel Radcliffe for Favorite Movie Actor and Emma Watson for Favorite Movie Actress. The Smurfs nabbed three nominations, including Favorite Movie, Sofia Vergara for Favorite Movie Actress and Katy Perry for Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie. The mega-hit Kung Fu Panda franchise ate up nominations for Favorite Movie, Favorite Cartoon and Jack Black for Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie.
This year’s dual nods include The Muppets for Favorite Movie and Amy Adams for Favorite Movie Actress and theTwilight franchise for Favorite Book (the Twilight series) and Kristen Stewart for Favorite Movie Actress. In the music categories, international superstars LMFAO, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift go head-to-head all receiving two nods for Favorite Group/Female Singer and Favorite 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 Favorite 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:
Favorite TV Show
Good Luck Charlie
Wizards of Waverly Place
Favorite Reality Show
America’s Funniest Home Videos
America’s Got Talent
Favorite TV Actor
Favorite TV Actress
Funniest TV Sidekick
Kung Fu Panda
Phineas & Ferb
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated
Favorite Male Athlete
Favorite Female Athlete
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Favorite 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)
Favorite 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)