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JENNIFER LAWRENCE, ROBERT DOWNEY JR., ONE DIRECTION, SAM & CAT, SELENA GOMEZ, KEVIN HART, PATRICK STAR, DWIGHT HOWARD AND MORE WIN TOP HONORS AT NICKELODEON'S 27th ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS

3.29.14

LOS ANGELES – March 29, 2014 – Superstars including Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr., One Direction, Sam & Cat, Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart, Patrick Star, Dwight Howard and more, won top honors at this year’s ultimate kid experience, Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Saturday, March 29, 8 – 9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast).  Hosted by Oscar® and Golden Globe®-nominated actor/producer Mark Wahlberg, the awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids honored their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports, television, and more.

This year’s KCAs featured a new design – dual stages, a 360 degree mosh pit, a slime fountain delivering winner envelopes and a slime river snaking throughout the venue.  Kicking off the star-studded celebration was internet sensation Todrick Hall with a pop performance medley featuring celeb cameos by Pharrell Williams, Austin Mahone and Cody Simpson, along with aerialists, cheerleaders and a step team.  Celebrated magician David Blaine made his live awards show debut tonight by facing his greatest challenge ever – slime – in an unforgettable moment that literally knocked his head off.

New to this year’s telecast, kids and families were able to influence multiple slimings in the live show.  In the pre-show vote for a daring slime stunt, they chose the Slime Rodeo, an attempt to harness the power of slime in a new way — by riding it.  Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, Dave England bested fellow daredevil, Jukka Hilden, by staying on his bucking slime-horse hose the longest.  In a special live vote during the show, kids spoke up and declared both Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone slime-worthy.

Wahlberg maintained throughout the show that he would be an unslimeable host, a challenge that was put to the test against worthy opponents like Williams, Kaley Cuoco and Jack Reynor — all of whom got doused themselves in green goo.  Ultimately, not even Optimus Prime could save Wahlberg from the massive drenching delivered by none other than Kevin Hart and the host’s own kids.

Kids’ TV hitmaker Dan Schneider received a special Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him by the stars of his mega-hit series iCarly (Nathan Kress, Noah Munck), Drake & Josh (Drake Bell, Josh Peck), Victorious (Victoria Justice, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett), Sam & Cat (Ariana Grande, Cameron Ocasio, Maree Cheatham, Zoran Korach), Kenan & Kel (Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell) and Zoey 101 (Chris Massey).

Top-selling recording artist Aloe Blacc took the stage with a medley of his hit songs, “Wake Me Up” and newest single “The Man,” while Brooklyn-based rock group American Authors closed the night with a multi-colored neon slime-filled performance of their #1 smash, “Best Day of My Life.”

Kids and families paid tribute to their favorites by casting votes in 22 categories, from Feb. 24 – March 29, including the newly introduced Favorite Funny Star, Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick, and Most Enthusiastic Athlete.  Fans were able to vote for their favorites across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets: Nick.com desktops and mobile devices, as well as the Nick app on iOS, Kindle, and Android.  Users were also able to vote on Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using custom KCA hashtags.

Orange blimps were presented to Adam Sandler for Favorite Movie Actor; Jennifer Lawrence for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for Favorite Movie and Frozen for Favorite Animated Movie.  Robert Downey Jr. won top honors for Favorite Male Buttkicker and Miranda Cosgrove took home the blimp for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for her role of Margo in Despicable Me 2. In the television categories, Favorite TV Show went to Sam & Cat; Favorite Reality Show to Wipeout; Favorite Cartoon to SpongeBob SquarePants; Favorite TV Actor to Ross Lynch and Favorite TV Actress to Ariana Grande.  In music, orange blimps went to Selena Gomez for Favorite Female Singer; Justin Timberlake for Favorite Male Singer and One Direction nabbed Favorite Music Group and “Story of My Life” for Favorite Song.  The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series garnered Favorite Book; Despicable Me: Minion Rush won Favorite App Game; Just Dance 2014 won for Favorite Videogame; Kevin Hart nabbed the blimp for Favorite Funny Star; Patrick Star for Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick; and Dwight Howard took home the prize for Most Enthusiastic Athlete.

The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Chris Rock, Robert Downey Jr., Jim Parsons, Jayma Mays, Kristen Bell, Chris Evans, Nicola Peltz, Shaun White, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Selena Gomez, Queen Latifah, Michael Strahan, Carlos PenaVega, Zendaya, Debby Ryan, Andy Samberg, America Ferrera, Sophia Grace and Rosie from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Will Arnett, Bella Thorne, Jake Short, Lea Michele, LL Cool J, James Maslow, Peta Murgatroyd, John Cena, The Bella Twins, Ross Lynch, Kendall Schmidt, cast members from The Haunted Hathaways, Instant Mom, The Thundermans, and many others.

Leading into the awards, special guest correspondents Jeff Sutphen, Instant Mom’s Sydney Park and See Dad Run’s Ryan Newman captured all the orange carpet activities in a live webcast on Nick.com and the Emmy-winning Nick App.  In addition to a performance by pop star Austin Mahone of his new single “Mmm Yeah,” the orange carpet featured a giant Venus “Slime” Trap, a talking zebra and a slime swing suspended over an oozing green moat.  Kids also got to see celebrities getting silly in the GIF booth, while a Vine 360 booth showcased everyone’s fashionable outfits from every angle.

Nickelodeon upped the digital presence of the 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, offering cross-platform interactive experiences before, during and after the big show on Nickelodeon websites, Twitter, Facebook, and mobile and iOS devices.  This year’s ceremony brought together the on-air and online experience closer than ever before with select categories announced on Nick.com, allowing kids and families everywhere to be a part of the night’s festivities.  Exclusive Nick cameras offered multiple viewing angles and were featured alongside interactive polls, real-time updates and photos from the orange carpet and backstage.  Coverage during the event included a live companion stream backstage, and interviews during the main show and on Nick.com.  Fans can relive their favorite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show, flipping through orange carpet, live event and performance photos and read through recaps.  The app and website feature clips and photos from past Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards shows, along with promotional spots, dedicated information pages on Wahlberg and nominees, a KCA news blog, trivia, personality quizzes and new KCA-themed online games.

Additionally, Nickelodeon launched an interactive, digital Kids’ Choice Awards-themed Book, the first-ever dedicated book produced for a live awards show, available exclusively on iBooks. The 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards: The Official Multi-Touch Book offers fans an inside look at the irreverent show before and after the star-studded event. The book features fun facts about this year’s nominees and host, Oscar® and Golden Globe®-nominated actor and producer, Mark Wahlberg; video clips from Kids’ Choice Awards throughout the years; behind-the-scenes videos of Nick stars; photo galleries of the most memorable show moments throughout the years; quizzes, unexpected surprises and more. The book will be updated following the big event to highlight all the winners. Download the book for free at www.iTunes.com/KCA.

The live broadcast of Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards encores Saturday, March 29 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite, and Sunday, March 30 at 12 p.m. (ET/PT).  Replays of the awards will also air on TeenNick at 8 p.m. (ET) on Monday, March 31, and on Nicktoons at 8 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, April 1.  Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be available on Nickelodeon On Demand beginning Sunday, March 30.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Nerf Rebelle™ and Target.  Associate sponsors are Bounty®, Capri Sun, McDonald’s®, Toyota and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX.

The following are Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards winners:

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show
Sam & Cat

Favorite Reality Show
Wipeout

Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite TV Actor
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)

Favorite TV Actress
Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat)

FILM:

Favorite Movie
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Favorite Movie Actor
Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2)

Favorite Movie Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Favorite Animated Movie
Frozen

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Miranda Cosgrove (Despicable Me 2)

Favorite Male Buttkicker
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 3)

Favorite Female Buttkicker
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)


MUSIC:

Favorite Music Group
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Singer
Selena Gomez

Favorite Song
“Story of My Life” (One Direction)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Favorite Videogame
Just Dance 2014

Favorite App Game
Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Favorite Funny Star
Kevin Hart

Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick
Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)

Most Enthusiastic Athlete
Dwight Howard

The 2014 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2014 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Sveriges Favoritstjärna (Favorite Swedish Star) and Migliore Cantante Italiano (Favorite Italian Singer).  Voting for the 2014 KCAs will span six continents across 17 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.  The 2013 KCAs was the highest-rated ever among kids in many international markets, including the UK, Germany and Singapore.  Ratings for the 2013 KCAs were up double-digits YOY internationally, and the show was rated #1 in its timeslot among kids’ channels in key international markets, including the UK, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, and more.

Nickelodeon’s 27thAnnual Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions.  Bob Bain, Jay Schmalholz, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.  Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCAPress.com

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).



**MEDIA ADVISORY**
NICKELODEON’S 27th ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS, HOSTED BY MARK WAHLBERG, BRINGS OUT HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST STARS!

3.29.14

Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be a slime-filled extravaganza with performances from Aloe Blacc and American Authors live on Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast) live from the USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. The festivities will kick off with a dynamic show open choreographed by Todrick Hall. The slime-filled fun continues with show host Mark Wahlberg the biggest names in movies, television and sports– Chris Evans, Kristen Bell, Pharrell Williams, Leah Michelle, Michael Strahan and more!

B-roll footage of the event will be available for download on Saturday, March 29, 2014 @ 9 p.m. PT/12 p.m. ET @ http://www.epklink.com/nickkca2014

B-roll Footage Will Contain:

•  Musical performances by Aloe Blacc and American Authors

•  Footage from Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards Orange Carpet arrivals

•  Clips from Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards show, featuring appearances by Pharrell Williams, Leah Michelle, Kristen Bell, David Blaine, Kaley Cucoco, Austin Mahone, and Kevin Hart, among others.

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KIDS EVERYWHERE HAVE SPOKEN AND THE NOMINEES ARE IN FOR NICKELODEON'S 27TH ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS!

2.24.14

LOS ANGELES - Feb. 24, 2014 - When it comes to the year’s best in entertainment, there’s no need to ask an academy; just ask the kids, and they’ll let you know. Today, kids made their voices heard as the nominees for the 27th Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards were announced. Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg will host this year’s event, live on Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) from USC’s Galen Center

Among this year’s group of nominees vying for the coveted orange blimp are Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Pharrell Williams, Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman, Dwayne Johnson, Mila Kunis, Steve Carell, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, Pitbull, Bruno Mars, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and many more.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 24, kids will be able to cast their votes in 22 categories, including the newly introduced Favorite Funny Star, Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick, and Most Enthusiastic Athlete across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets: Nick.com desktops and mobile devices, as well as the Nick app on iOS, Kindle, and Android. Users will be able to vote on Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using custom KCA hashtags. Nick.com/kca14 is the official destination for anything and everything Kids Choice Awards. Fans can join in on the slime-fest by watching hilarious short form videos, taking fun quizzes, browsing through photo galleries, engaging with weekly polls, and getting the latest KCA news on this year’s show and nominees.

Kids have a hunger for The Hunger Games franchise, which received four nominations for Favorite Movie, Favorite Book, and Jennifer Lawrence for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker. Iron Man 3 is right behind with three nods for Favorite Movie and Robert Downey Jr. for Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Male Buttkicker. The Smurfs 2 also nabbed three nominations for Favorite Movie, Favorite Movie Actor (Neil Patrick Harris) and Favorite Movie Actress (Jayma Mays).

In television, Sam &Cat stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande, Bridgit Medler (Good Luck Charlie) Debby Ryan (Jessie) will compete for Favorite TV Actress, with their respective shows Sam & Cat, Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, along with The Big Bang Theory rounding out the Favorite TV Show nominees. First-time nominees Benjamin Flores Jr. (The Haunted Hathaways) and Jack Griffo (The Thundermans) will face off against last year’s KCA winner for Favorite TV Actor, Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally), and 2012 winner, Jake Short (A.N.T. Farm) for the coveted blimp.

Stacking up three nominations this year, Katy Perry will take on Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift for Favorite Female singer, while musical sensation One Direction will face-off against Maroon 5, One Republic and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for Favorite Music Group. Katy Perry and One Direction will also return as nominees in the same categories in which they took home blimps last year. Former Kids’ Choice Awards host, Justin Timberlake, who is no stranger to slime, will battle contenders Bruno Mars, Pitbull and Pharrell Williams for Favorite Male Singer.

The 2014 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2014 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Sveriges Favoritstjärna (Favorite Swedish Star) and Migliore Cantante Italiano (Favorite Italian Singer). Voting for the 2014 KCAs will span six continents across 17 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. The 2013 KCAs was the highest-rated ever among kids in many international markets, including the UK, Germany and Singapore. Ratings for the 2013 KCAs were up double-digits YOY internationally, and the show was rated #1 in its timeslot among kids channels in key international markets, including the UK, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, and more.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Nerf Rebelle™ and Target. Associate sponsors are Bounty®, Capri Sun, McDonald’s® and Toyota.

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are:

Favorite TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Good Luck Charlie
Jessie
Sam & Cat

Favorite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
American Idol
The Voice
Wipeout

Favorite Cartoon
Adventure Time
Phineas and Ferb
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Favorite TV Actor
Benjamin Flores Jr (The Haunted Hathaways)
Jack Griffo (The Thundermans)
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)
Jake Short (A.N.T. Farm)

Favorite TV Actress
Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat)
Jennette McCurdy (Sam & Cat)
Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie)
Debby Ryan (Jessie)

Favorite Movie
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Oz the Great and Powerful
The Smurfs 2

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger)
Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man 3)
Neil Patrick Harris (The Smurfs 2)
Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2)

Favorite Movie Actress
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Mila Kunis (Oz: The Great and Powerful)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Jayma Mays (The Smurfs 2)

Favorite Animated Movie
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Despicable Me 2
Frozen
Monsters University

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Steve Carell (Despicable Me 2)
Miranda Cosgrove (Despicable Me 2)
Billy Crystal (Monsters University)
Katy Perry (The Smurfs 2)

Favorite Male Buttkicker
Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger)
Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man 3)
Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine)
Dwayne Johnson (Fast &Furious 6)

Favorite Female Buttkicker
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Favorite Music Group
Maroon 5
One Direction
One Republic
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Male Singer
Bruno Mars
Pitbull
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Singer
Lady Gaga
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
“I Knew You Were Trouble” (Taylor Swift)
“Roar” (Katy Perry)
“Story of My Life” (One Direction)
“Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus)

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
The Hobbit
The Hunger Games series

Favorite Videogame
Angry Birds Star Wars
Disney Infinity
Just Dance 2014
Minecraft

Favorite App Game
Angry Birds Star Wars II
Candy Crush Saga
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Temple Run

Favorite Funny Star
Kaley Cuoco
Kevin Hart
Andy Samberg
Sofia Vergara

Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick
Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
Perry the Platypus (Phineas and Ferb)
Sparky (Fairly Odd Parents)
Waddles (Gravity Falls)

Most Enthusiastic Athlete
Dwight Howard
Cam Newton
David Ortiz
Richard Sherman

Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Jay Schmalholz and Shelly Sumpter Gillyard are Executive Producers. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

 

HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR MARK WAHLBERG SET TO HOST NICKELODEON’S 27TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS, LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES ON SATURDAY, MARCH 29

1.29.14

Santa Monica, Calif. – January 29, 2014 – Oscar® and Golden Globe®-nominated actor/producer Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction) will take the stage as host of this year’s ultimate kid experience, Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, airing live on Saturday, March 29 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT, tape delayed for West Coast).  The eminent slime-tastic night will return to USC’s Galen Center and celebrate favorites across the worlds of film, television, music and more.  Wahlberg will be joined by Hollywood’s biggest stars in an unforgettable telecast where kids rule.

“We are thrilled to welcome a superstar like Mark Wahlberg as he takes the helm as our master of ceremonies at the biggest kid event of the year,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production.  “We can’t wait for him to host and have lots of slime-filled fun with Hollywood’s biggest stars and our audience.”

Mark Wahlberg earned both Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominations for his work in the family boxing film The Fighter and Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed drama The Departed.  Notable film credits include The Italian Job, The Other Guys and Ted. Most recently, he played Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in Lone Survivor. He will next be seen in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction.  Wahlberg is also an accomplished producer of films such as Lone Survivor, 2 Guns and the upcoming Entourage, as well as HBO shows Boardwalk Empire, Entourage and In Treatment.  A committed philanthropist, he started the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation in 2001 to benefit inner city children and teens.

Nick fans will be able to get in on the slime online and in the Nick App this year, voting for their favorite actors, shows, movies, and musicians in all new ways. Beginning today, viewers can log on to nick.com/kca14 to get to know their Kids’ Choice Awards host, Mark Wahlberg. Beginning in February, the full Kids’ Choice Awards digital experience launches across desktop and mobile devices. Leading up to the March event, fans can watch wacky videos, play funny KCA-themed games, and get constant updates on the slimefest to come. On March 29, viewers can head to Nick.com to see a live webcast of the Kids’ Choice Awards Orange Carpet pre-show, and stay logged on during the show to see all the backstage action.

Last year, Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards was a slime-tastic extravaganza watched by more than 12 million total viewers over its weekend plays.  The live premiere (March 23, 8 p.m.; all times ET/PT) drew 5.8 million total viewers and ranked as the top telecast of the week (3/18-3/24) with kids and tweens across all TV.  Kids also paid tribute to their favorites by casting a record-breaking 392 million votes in 22 categories (including live voting during the Orange Carpet pre-show).

The 2014 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2014 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Sveriges Favoritstjärna (Favorite Swedish Star) and Migliore Cantante Italiano (Favorite Italian Singer).  Voting for the 2014 KCAs will span six continents across 17 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.  The 2013 KCAs was the highest-rated ever among kids in many international markets, including the UK, Germany and Singapore.  Ratings for the 2013 KCAs were up double-digits YOY internationally, and the show was rated #1 in its timeslot among kids’ channels in key international markets, including the UK, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, and more.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Nerf Rebelle™ and Target.  Associate sponsors are Bounty®, Capri Sun, McDonald’s® and Toyota.

Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions.  Bob Bain, Jay Schmalholz and Shelly Sumpter Gillyard are Executive Producers.  Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.  Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

 

NICKELODEON MARKS WINNING WEEK WITH 26TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS AND STRONGEST GAINS OF THE YEAR

3.27.13

Star-Studded Live Telecast is Week’s Top Program with Kids and Tweens, Reaches More Than 12 Million Viewers, Sets New Voting Record with 392 Million Votes Cast Globally

NEW YORK–March 26, 2013 – Fueled by a week of surging ratings and a winning performance from its 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Nickelodeon posted double-digit gains with its core demo and closed the week (3/18/13-324/13), its highest-rated of the year, as the top cable net with kids 2-11 (3.1/1.0 million; +24%) and total viewers (2.0 million; +27%).  Quarter to date, the network has been posting steady gains and is up over last year with both kids 2-11 (2.9/971,000; +7%) and total viewers (1.9 million; +6%).

Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards was a slime-tastic extravaganza watched by more than 12 million total viewers over the weekend.  Hosted by Josh Duhamel, Saturday night’s live premiere (March 23, 8-9:30 p.m.; all times ET/PT) drew 5.8 million total viewers and ranks as the top telecast of the week (3/18-3/24) with kids and tweens across all TV, averaging an 8.0/2.7 million K2-11, 10.0/2.0 million K6-11 and 9.5/1.9 million T9-14. The show also aired on Sunday, March 24 at 12 p.m. and averaged a 3.5/1.1 million K2-11 and drew 2.5 million total viewers, followed by an evening airing (9 p.m.) that scored a 2.2/718,000 K2-11 and 1.5 million total viewers.

Kids tuned into Nickelodeon in droves overall on Saturday, March 23. The day delivered an extraordinary 4.6 rating with Kids 2-11, up +52% versus the same day last year. Among Kids 6-11, Nick averaged a 4.9 for the day this, up +40% versus last year. Ratings were powered by a combo of SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents movies, including The Fairly OddParents: Fairly OddPet (7:30 p.m), which ranks as the number-two telecast for the week with kids and drew 3.9 million total viewers.

Kids paid tribute to their favorites by casting a record-breaking 392 million votes Feb. 14 - March 23 in 22 categories (including live voting during the Orange Carpet Preshow). In addition to the Kids’ Choice Awards website on Nick.com, families were able to vote via the Nick mobile website ( m.nick.com) and through a KCA app for the iPad. Fans were also able to vote for their favorite stars using a Facebook application on the Nickelodeon Facebook page.  Users voted from a tab on the page and, for the first time ever, the entire voting experience could be embedded directly into Facebook wall posts.  Also new this year, fans were able to vote for their favorite nominees on Twitter through the use of custom hash tags and SMS subscribers could vote on a category per day for the three weeks leading up to the event.

Internationally, the 2013 KCAs has delivered strong preliminary results across the board. This year’s show was the highest-rated ever among kids in many of the international markets Nickelodeon has analyzed to date, including the UK (+43%), Germany (+3%) and the Netherlands (+5%). The KCAs also was the number-one show in its time slot among kids’ channels in Poland. This year, Nickelodeon extended voting for the KCAs to more countries and categories than ever before, drawing a record-breaking total votes from fans outside the U.S. (more than 148 million votes!) – an impressive +284% increase from last year’s international total of 39 million.

Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards featured Johnny Depp who won this year’s Favorite Movie Actor Award; slimings of Sandra Bullock and Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried and Josh Hutcherson, Dwight Howard; and a double sliming featuring Nick Cannon and host Duhamel. The show also featured Fergie, Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Nick Cannon, Rico Rodriguez, Kaley Cuoco, LeBron James, Adam Sandler, Dwayne Johnson, Gabby Douglas, Logan Lerman, Sophia Grace and Rosie, Cory Monteith, Lucy Hale, Danica Patrick and Kevin Hart. Musical performances included Pitbull and Christina Aguilera performing a medley of "Don’t Stop the Party" and their hit single "I just Want to Feel This Moment," Pop sensation Ke$ha, kept the festivities going with a medley of "We Are Who We Are"  and "C’Mon".

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

 

KATY PERRY, SELENA GOMEZ, JUSTIN BIEBER, ONE DIRECTION, KRISTEN STEWART, DWAYNE JOHNSON, LEBRON JAMES, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, JOHNNY DEPP, THE HUNGER GAMES AND MORE WIN COVETED ORANGE BLIMPS AT NICKELODEON'S 26th ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS

3.23.13

KIDS CAST RECORD-BREAKING 387 MILLION VOTES GLOBALLY

KCAHost Josh Duhamel, Sandra Bullock, Josh Hutcherson, Dwight Howard, Pitbull, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon Among Celebs Doused with Slime

LOS ANGELES – March 23, 2013 – Mega-stars including Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Kristen Stewart, Dwayne Johnson, LeBron James and Johnny Depp reigned as this year’s favorites, winning top honors at the live telecast of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Saturday, March 23, 8 - 9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast).  Hosted by the biggest kid in Hollywood, Josh Duhamel, the awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids honored their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television.  This year, a record-breaking 387 million votes were cast around the world in 22 categories.

“Nothing was off-limits for first-time Kids’ Choice Awards host Josh Duhamel, from ziplining across the arena to donning a milkshake costume and SpongeBob’s square pants.  This year’s host took funny to an entirely new level,” said Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon.

In the spirit of the star-studded slimefest, Duhamel kicked off the celebration by singing a special Kids’ Choice Awards version of Pitbull’s smash hit “Don’t Stop the Party,” as he made his way from the dressing room to the main stage.  Experiencing a series of random celebrity encounters along the way, Duhamel thumb wrestled with Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, was tackled by Jerry Trainor dressed as a Yeti, wore the same dress as Fergie, scatted with Steven Tyler and played an elaborate game of Rock Paper Scissors with Megan Fox, only to be transformed into Pitbull himself at the end.

For the first time ever, a special camera gave the fans a 360-degree view of all the action on stage.  Also a first for the messfest, Nickelodeon debuted the “Kids’ Choice Mustache Cam,” a take on the popular “kissing cam,” which featured kids and celebs including Miranda Cosgrove, Debby Ryan and Bridgit Mendler wearing fake funny mustaches, with Duhamel singling out Judd Apatow for having the best real mustache. In a display of his athletic prowess, Duhamel hit the stage wearing Dwight Howard’s LA Lakers uniform and challenged Howard to a “Slime Dunk” contest with the winner, Howard, getting a face full of the green goo.  With the wave of a magic wand, Sandra Bullock and Neil Patrick Harris attempted to create a slime-free zone, but their plan backfired and the two were honored with a dual sliming at the presenters podium.  Duhamel teamed up with Nick Cannon for the Tandem Buttkicking Zipline Sumo Spectacular in a slime-tastic finale thanks to blimp recipient Dwayne Johnson, but Josh Hutcherson and Amanda Seyfried took the prize for the most epic sliming on the show.

In addition to “Don’t Stop the Party,” global superstar Pitbull performed his explosive hit “Feel This Moment” with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Christina Aguilera and a crew of mini lookalike dancers, and found himself drenched by a massive slime fountain triggered by Aguilera at the end of the song.  International music sensation Ke$ha rocked the stage amid confetti and disco balls, with a medley of “We R Who We R” and her new single “C’Mon.”  Not to be outdone, Duhamel, decked out in a milkshake costume, got his groove on with Jaden Smith and kids in the audience during a special impromptu “Kids’ Choice Shake” dance party.

Kids paid tribute to their favorites by casting 387million votes Feb. 14 - March 23 in 22 categories. In addition to the Kids’ Choice Awards website on Nick.com, families were able to vote via the Nick mobile website (m.nick.com) and through a KCA app for the iPad. Fans were also able to vote for their favorite stars using a Facebook application on the Nickelodeon Facebook page.  Users voted from a tab on the page and, for the first time ever, the entire voting experience could be embedded directly into Facebook wall posts.  Also new this year, fans were able to vote for their favorite nominees on Twitter through the use of custom hash tags and SMS subscribers could vote on a category per day for the three weeks leading up to the event.

Orange blimps were presented to Johnny Depp for Favorite Movie Actor; Kristen Stewart for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker; The Hunger Games for Favorite Movie and Wreck-It Ralph for Favorite Animated Movie. Dwayne Johnson won top honors for Favorite Male Buttkicker and Adam Sandler took home the blimp for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for his role of Dracula in Hotel Transylvania.  In the television categories, Favorite TV Show went to Victorious; Favorite Reality Show to Wipeout; Favorite Cartoon to SpongeBob SquarePants; Favorite TV Actor to Ross Lynch and Favorite TV Actress to Selena Gomez.  In music, top honors went to Katy Perry for Favorite Female Singer; Justin Bieber for Favorite Male Singer and One Direction nabbed Favorite Music Group and Favorite Song.  Most valuable players LeBron James and Danica Patrick won for Favorite Male Athlete and Favorite Female Athlete, respectively.  The Hunger Games series garnered Favorite Book; Temple Run won Favorite App and Just Dance 4 won for Favorite Videogame.

The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, LeBron James, Lucy Hale, Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Benoist, Darren Criss, Big Time Rush, Cory Monteith, Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Sofia Grace and Rosie, Gabby Douglas, Zachary Gordon, Logan Lerman, Jessica Alba, Kevin Hart, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Cruikshank, Scott Baio and the cast of See Dad Run, Rico Rodriguez and many others.

E! broadcasted live from the Galen Center during an hour-long Live From the Red Carpet: 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards pre-show hosted by Terrence Jenkins and Khloé Kardashian Odom.  The special captured all of the action, surprises and fun during arrivals, plus interviews with celebrities and nominees, with select moments airing on Nickelodeon.

Leading into the awards, special guest correspondents Daniella Monet (Victorious) and the four friends from Nick Studio 10 captured the orange carpet activities in a live stream on Nick.com and multiple platforms—Android and iPhone smart phones and iPads.  During The “We’re Making A Pre-Show” Pre-Show, kids were able to participate in the experience with total access to live event coverage and interact with their favorite stars in many ways.  Fans at home were able to submit questions to the pre-show correspondents for the celebrities and vote on different activities for them to do on the fun fan-filled carpet.  In addition to a trampoline, complete with aerialists, kids got to see celebrities getting silly in the interactive GIF booth where they donned wacky wigs, costumes and props, as requested by kids on Nick’s social media platforms.  The stars captured playful photos with life-size cardboard cutouts of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Fairly OddParents, and received kudos from the fan high five gauntlet.  Also scattered throughout the carpet were “Do Not Touch” buttons that sprayed multi-colored streamers and triggered surprise special effects.

Nickelodeon upped the digital presence of the 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards across a variety of platforms that included cross-platform interactive experiences, before and after the big show, on Nickelodeon websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and mobile and iOS devices.  Exclusive Nick cameras offered multiple viewing angles and were featured alongside celebrity tweets, interactive polls, real-time updates and photos from the orange carpet and backstage.  Coverage during the event included a live backstage companion stream and interviews during the main show and on Nick.com.  Fans can relive their favorite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show, flipping through orange carpet, live event and performance photos and read through recaps.  The app and website feature clips and photos from past Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards shows, along with promotional spots, dedicated information pages on Duhamel and nominees, a KCA news blog, trivia, personality quizzes and two new KCA-themed online games.

The live broadcast of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards encores Sunday, March 24 at 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. (ET/PT).  Replays of the awards will also air on TeenNick at 10 p.m. (ET) on Monday, March 25, and on Nicktoons at 9 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, March 26.  Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be available on Nickelodeon On Demand beginning Sunday, March 24.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Twister Rave Games and Target.  Associate sponsors are Bounty™, McDonald’s®, nabi, Wii U from Nintendo, Toyota and Skechers.

The following are Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards winners:

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show
Victorious

Favorite Reality Show
Wipeout

Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite TV Actor
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)

Favorite TV Actress
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)

FILM:

Favorite Movie
The Hunger Games

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows)

Favorite Movie Actress
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2)

Favorite Animated Movie
Wreck-It Ralph

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania)

Favorite Male Buttkicker
Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)

Favorite Female Buttkicker
Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)

MUSIC:

Favorite Music Group
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Singer
Katy Perry

Favorite Song
“What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)

SPORTS:

Favorite Male Athlete
LeBron James

Favorite Female Athlete
Danica Patrick

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Villain
Simon Cowell (The X Factor)

Favorite Book
The Hunger Games series

Favorite Videogame
Just Dance 4

Favorite App
Temple Run

Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350 million households around the world and will be translated in to more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show. In many international markets, the Kids’ Choice Awards will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Favorite Asian Act and Favorite UK TV Show. Voting for the Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards spanned over six continents across 15 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who took home a coveted blimp. Ratings for the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards were up double-digits year over year internationally, and the show was rated number-one in its timeslot among kids’ channels in key international markets, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Singapore and more.

Nickelodeon’s 26thAnnual Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions.  Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.  Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

 

STAR-STUDDED PRESENTER LINEUP REVEALED FOR NICKELODEON’S 26th ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, AT 8 P.M. (ET/PT)

3.20.13

Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jaden Smith, Lucy Hale, Kaley Cuoco, Miranda Cosgrove, Big Time Rush, Cory Monteith, Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Logan Lerman, Ashley Tisdale, Dwight Howard and Gabby Douglas to Join Host Josh Duhamel in Live Telecast;

Special Appearances by Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Fergie, Steven Tyler, Scott Baio, Megan Fox, Jerry Trainor, Nick Cannon, Rico Rodriguez, Darren Criss, Melissa Benoist, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, and Sophia Grace and Rosie

Record-Breaking 326 Million Votes Have Been Cast to Date Globally

LOS ANGELES – March 20, 2013 – An all-star slate of presenters joining host Josh Duhamel and recently announced performers Pitbull, Christina Aguilera and Ke$ha has been revealed for Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, airing live this Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m.  (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell (Despicable Me 2), Neil Patrick Harris (The Smurfs 2), Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness), Kristen Wiig (Despicable Me 2), Jaden Smith (After Earth), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), Miranda Cosgrove (Despicable Me 2), Big Time Rush, Cory Monteith (Glee), Jennette McCurdy (Sam & Cat), Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson:  Sea of Monsters), Ashley Tisdale (Scary Movie 5) and superstar athletes, Dwight Howard and Gabby Douglas will hand out the annual slimefest’s coveted orange blimp awards this year with special appearances by Amanda Seyfried (Epic), Josh Hutcherson (Epic), Fergie, Steven Tyler, Scott Baio (See Dad Run), Jerry Trainor (Wendell & Vinnie), Megan Fox, Nick Cannon (Americas Got Talent), Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family), Darren Criss, Melissa Benoist (Glee), Mike “The Miz” Mizanin (WWE Superstar) and Sophia Grace and Rosie (breakout internet sensations). With a record-breaking 326 million votes already in from around the world, kids can still cast their votes until 8pm (ET) on March 23 in 22 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.
 
As recently announced, multi-talented global superstars Pitbull, featuring Grammy Award-winning vocalist Christina Aguilera, and Ke$ha will ignite the stage with their respective hits “Feel This Moment” and “C’Mon.”  Leading into the awards, special guest correspondents Daniella Monet (Victorious) and the four friends from Nick Studio 10 will capture all the action on the orange carpet in a live stream on Nick.com and multiple platforms—Android and iPhone smart phones and iPads.  During The “We’re Making A Pre-Show” Pre-Show, kids will be able to participate in the experience with total access to live event coverage and interact with their favorite stars in many ways.  
 
Fans at home will be able to submit questions to the pre-show correspondents for the celebrities and vote on different activities for them to do on the fun fan-filled carpet.  In addition to a trampoline, complete with aerialists, kids will get to see celebrities getting silly in the interactive GIF booth where they can don wacky wigs, costumes and props, as requested by kids on Nick’s social media platforms.  The stars will capture playful photos with life-size cardboard cutouts of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Fairly OddParents, and will receive kudos from the fan high five gauntlet.  Also scattered throughout the carpet will be “Do Not Touch” buttons that will spray multi-colored streamers and triggered surprise special effects.  Exclusive Nick cameras will offer multiple viewing angles and will be featured alongside celebrity tweets, interactive polls, real-time updates and photos from the orange carpet and backstage.  
 
Nickelodeon kicked off the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards digital experience on www.Nick.com/KCA13.  Fans are able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA.  Kids can grab the free Nick App along with Kids’ Choice Awards nominated TV shows, movies, music and more at iTunes.com/KCA.
 
Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350 million households around the world and will be translated in to more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show. In many international markets, the Kids’ Choice Awards will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Favorite Asian Act and Favorite UK TV Show. Voting for the Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will span over six continents across 16 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. Ratings for the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards were up double-digits year over year internationally, and the show was rated number-one in its timeslot among kids’ channels in key international markets, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Singapore and more.
 
Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Twister Rave Games and Target.  Associate sponsors are Bounty™, McDonald’s®, nabi, Wii U from Nintendo, Toyota and Skechers.
 
Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions.  Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.  Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.
 
Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR PITBULL, FEATURING CHRISTINA AGUILERA, AND GLOBAL POP SENSATION KE$HA TO PERFORM LIVE AT NICKELODEON’S 26TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, AT 8 P.M. (ET/PT)

3.12.13

LOS ANGELES – March 12, 2013 – In their first-ever live performances at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, multi-talented global superstars Pitbull, featuring Grammy Award-winning superstar vocalist Christina Aguilera, and Ke$ha will ignite the stage on Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast).  Pitbull remains unstoppable as he is set to perform his explosive hit “Feel This Moment,” featuring Aguilera, while Ke$ha will captivate the kids with her Billboard Top 10 smash “C’Mon.” Live from at USC’s Galen Center, both artists join previously announced host Josh Duhamel at the 26th annual event where kids rule and honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television.  Kids can cast their votes until March 23 in 22 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.

“Can’t wait to play the Kids’ Choice Awards for the first time,” said Pitbull. “Look forward for fans to also see the first performance of ‘Feel This Moment’ with Christina Aguilera. It’s gonna be fun, DALE!!!”

Kids’ Choice is always one of the most fun awards shows of the year,” said Ke$ha.  “I can’t wait to come out and party with all of my ANIMALS!!!”

Pitbull has risen to become a global superstar as both a recording and performing artist.  The Miami-native recently added to a long-and-growing list of hits with his first #1, “Give Me Everything.” Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop The Party” is a global radio and video hit, and is also featured on his new album Global Warming.  It’s the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Pit, which earned critical acclaim and enjoyed massive commercial success with sales of more than 1.7 million albums and 19 million singles.  “Don’t Stop The Party” comes on the heels of Pitbull’s 2 million-selling single “Back In Time,” the chart-topping anthem from the action-adventure-comedy Men In Black 3. Look for Pitbull’s new single “Feel This Moment,” featuring Christina Aguilera, to be another global smash to complement his worldwide success as an artist.

Global superstar Ke$ha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album Animal in 2010, selling over 2.5 million units worldwide and certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum in 15 markets.  She has had seven consecutive Top 10 hits including four #1 singles in “TiK ToK,” “Your Love Is My Drug,” “We R Who We R” and the latest, “Die Young.”  Ke$ha recently released the track “C’Mon,” the second single from her critically acclaimed second album, Warrior.  Ke$ha recently announced that MTV will premiere the docu-series “Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” on April 23 at 11 p.m.

Nickelodeon kicks off the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards digital experience on www.Nick.com/KCA13.  Fans are able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA.  Additionally, on the day of the show, March 23, viewers can visit the site to watch a live webcast of the Kids’ Choice Orange Carpet pre-show, and stay logged on during the event to see all the backstage action.

The 2013 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2013 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Favorite Asian Act and Favorite UK TV Show. Voting for the 2013 KCAs will span over six continents across 16 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. Ratings for the 2012 KCAs were up double-digits YOY internationally, and the show was rated #1 in its timeslot among kids channels in key international markets, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Singapore and more.

Last year, Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards, ranked as basic cable’s top telecast for the week (March 26, 2012–April 1, 2012) with 6.2 million total viewers and was the number-one telecast for the week with kids and tweens across all TV. The celebrity filled telecast scored the most votes in the show’s history—a record 223 million (+11%, over last year). Votes were cast across Nick.com, Nick’s mobile site, a brand-new iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps, an iPad-optimized site, an application on Nick’s Facebook page and via Twitter and custom hash tags.  Nickelodeon kicked off the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards digital experience on www.Nick.com/KCA13. Fans will be able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA. Additionally, on the day of the show, March 23, viewers can visit the site to watch a live webcast of the Kids’ Choice Orange Carpet pre-show, and stay logged on during the show to see all the backstage action.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Twister Rave Games and Target.  Associate sponsors are Bounty™, McDonald’s®, nabi, Wii U from Nintendo, Toyota and Skechers.

Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions.  Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.  Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

NICKELODEON UNVEILS 2013 KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS NOMINEES

2.13.13

Roster of Nods Includes Adele, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Bon Jovi, Miranda Cosgrove, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice, Jennifer Lawrence, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, Julia Roberts, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Venus and Serena Williams, and More

Beginning Feb. 14, Kids Can Cast Their Vote in 22 Categories on Nick.com

Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Hosted by Josh Duhamel, Airs Live Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

LOS ANGELES - February 13, 2013 - Nickelodeon fans have spoken! Voting for their favorites in television, sports, music and film, kids everywhere have made their voices heard as the network announces the nominees for Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, airing Saturday, March 23. Vying for the sought-after blimp award are mega-stars Adele, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Bon Jovi, Miranda Cosgrove, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice, Jennifer Lawrence, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, Julia Roberts, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, and Venus and Serena Williams. Hollywood’s biggest kid, Josh Duhamel, will be hosting the slime-fest, telecast live from USC’s Galen Center from 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, kids will be able to cast their votes in 22 categories, including the newly introduced nominations for Favorite App and Favorite Villain, across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets: Nick.com, all desktop and mobile devices, and Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. On Facebook, users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into wall posts, and on Twitter users be able to vote using custom KCA hashtags.

It’s a fight to the cinematic finish as Kids’ Choice Awards former host and winner Will Smith, Johnny Depp¸ Zachary Gordon and newcomer Andrew Garfield nabbed nominations for Favorite Movie Actor: Smith for Men in Black 3, Depp for Dark Shadows, Gordon for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and Garfield for The Amazing Spider-Man. Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson kicked butt with dual nominations for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, while The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hunger Games and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days are all up for Favorite Movie.

In television, Miranda Cosgrove, Bridgit Mendler, Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice round out the Favorite TV Actress nominees, with iCarly, Good Luck Charlie, Wizards of Waverly Place and 2012 KCA winner Victorious also competing for Favorite TV Show. First time nominees Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush), Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin), Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) and Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) were tapped for Favorite TV Actor.

Taylor Swift scored three nominations: one for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (The Lorax), Favorite Song ("We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together") and Favorite Female Singer. Last year’s Favorite Music Group Big Time Rush made the list again and are up against Maroon 5, Bon Jovi and One Direction whose single "What Makes You Beautiful" is also nominated for Favorite Song.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Twister Rave Games and Target. Associate sponsors are Bounty™, McDonald’s®, nabi, Wii U from Nintendo and Skechers.

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are:

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show
Good Luck Charlie
iCarly
Victorious
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
American Idol
The Voice
Wipeout

Favorite Cartoon
The Fairly OddParents
Phineas and Ferb
SpongeBob SquarePants
Tom and Jerry

Favorite TV Actor
Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin)
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)
Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush)

Favorite TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly)
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Victoria Justice (Victorious)
Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie)

Favorite Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
The Hunger Games

Favorite Movie Actor Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows)
Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) Will Smith (Men in Black 3)

Favorite Movie Actress
Vanessa Hudgens (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)
Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2)

Favorite Animated Movie
Brave
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Wreck-It Ralph

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Chris Rock (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted)
Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania)
Ben Stiller (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted)
Taylor Swift (The Lorax)

Favorite Male Buttkicker
Robert Downey Jr. (The Avengers)
Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man)
Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers)
Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)

Favorite Female Buttkicker Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)

Favorite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Bon Jovi
Maroon 5
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Blake Shelton
Usher

Favorite Female Singer Adele
Katy Perry
P!nk
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
"Call Me Maybe" (Carly Rae Jepsen)
"Gangnam Style" (PSY)
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (Taylor Swift)
"What Makes You Beautiful" (One Direction)

SPORTS:

Favorite Male Athlete
LeBron James
Michael Phelps
Tim Tebow
Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete Gabrielle Douglas
Danica Patrick
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Villain
Reed Alexander (iCarly)
Simon Cowell (The X Factor)
Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)
Julia Roberts (Mirror Mirror)

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
The Hunger Games series
Magic Tree House series

Favorite Videogame
Just Dance 4
Mario Kart 7
Skylanders Giants
Wii Sports

Favorite App Angry Birds
Fruit Ninja
Minecraft
Temple Run

Nickelodeon kicks off the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards digital experience on www.Nick.com/KCA13. Fans are able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA. Additionally, on the day of the show, March 23, viewers can visit the site to watch a live webcast of the Kids’ Choice Orange Carpet pre-show, and stay logged on during the event to see all the backstage action.

The 2013 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2013 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Favorite Asian Act and Favorite UK TV Show. Voting for the 2013 KCAs will span over six continents across 16 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. Ratings for the 2012 KCAs were up double-digits YOY internationally, and the show was rated #1 in its timeslot among kids channels in key international markets, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Singapore and more.

Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are executive producers. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

Last year, Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards, ranked as basic cable’s top telecast for the week (March 26, 2012–April 1, 2012) with 6.2 million total viewers and was the number-one telecast for the week with kids and tweens across all TV. The celebrity-filled telecast scored the most votes in the show’s history - a record 223 million (+11%, over last year) votes were cast across Nick.com, Nick’s mobile site, a brand-new iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps, an iPad-optimized site, an application on Nick’s Facebook page and via Twitter and custom hash tags.

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

DYNAMIC AND VERSATILE ACTOR JOSH DUHAMEL TO HOST NICKELODEON’S 26TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS, LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES ON SATURDAY, MARCH 23

1.23.13

Duhamel to Helm Star-Studded, Slime Fest at USC’s Galen Center

Santa Monica, Calif. – January 23, 2013 – Kids’ Choice Awards slime recipient and “Arm Fart Hall of Fame” champ, Josh Duhamel (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, New Year’s Eve  and upcoming Safe Haven) will take the reins for the first time as host of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Saturday, March 23 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT).  Celebrated as the ultimate kid experience where Hollywood and slime collide, kids rule and honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. The celebrity-filled live telecast will air live from USC’s Galen Center and is tape delayed for West Coast.

“Josh has come out to play before for Kids’ Choice and as a previous ‘best arm fart’ winner we know he’ll do what it takes to be a great host,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Content Development for Nickelodeon and Executive Producer of the Kids’ Choice Awards. “We promise that this year will deliver the special, one-of-a-kind surprise-filled slimefest for which our annual telecast is famous.”

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is a great event that celebrates kids by honoring their opinions and taps into the kid in all of us.” said Duhamel. “I have a lot of secret plans for when I host the awards, but I can tell you I’m excited to lead millions of kids into total crazy fun, chaos ...and, of course, endless slime!”

One of Hollywood’s leading males, Duhamel recently began production on the drama You’re Not You, alongside Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum.  This month, Duhamel will be seen in the star-studded, ensemble comedy Movie 43 alongside Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Richard Gere, among others. In February, Duhamel will star opposite Julianne Hough in Lasse Hallstrom’s Safe Haven, and the thriller Scenic Route.  Additional film credits include the romantic comedy Life as We Know It, Ramona and Beezus, When in Rome and The Romantics.  On television, Josh is best known for his role as Danny McCoy on the NBC crime drama Las Vegas. Additionally, he lent his voice to Nickelodeon’s Emmy Award-winning animated series Fanboy & Chum Chum and starred in several seasons of the long-running ABC soap opera All My Children, in which he received three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations.

Last year, Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards, ranked as basic cable’s top telecast for the week (March 26, 2012–April 1, 2012) with 6.2 million total viewers and was the number-one telecast for the week with kids and tweens across all TV. The celebrity filled telecast scored the most votes in the show’s history—a record 223 million (+11%, over last year). Votes were cast across Nick.com, Nick’s mobile site, a brand-new iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps, an iPad-optimized site, an application on Nick’s Facebook page and via Twitter and custom hash tags.  Beginning today, Nickelodeon kicks off the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards digital experience on www.Nick.com/KCA13. Fans will be able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA. Additionally, on the day of the show, March 23, viewers can visit the site to watch a live webcast of the Kids’ Choice Orange Carpet pre-show, and stay logged on during the show to see all the backstage action.

The 2013 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2013 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Favorite Asian Act and Favorite UK TV Show. Voting for the 2013 KCAs will span over six continents across 16 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. Ratings for the 2012 KCAs were up double-digits YOY internationally, and the show was rated #1 in its timeslot among kids channels in key international markets, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Singapore and more.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Twister Rave Games and Target.  Associate sponsors are Bounty™, McDonald’s®, nabi, Wii U from Nintendo and Skechers.

Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions.  Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.  Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

NICKELODEON’S 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS TOPS THE WEEK IN BASIC CABLE, REACHES MORE THAN 11 MILLION VIEWERS

4.03.12

STAR-STUDDED LIVE TELECAST RANKS AS WEEK’S TOP PROGRAM WITH KIDS, TWEENS ON ALL TV; SETS NEW VOTING RECORD WITH MORE THAN 220 MILLION VOTES CAST

Post-KCA Airing of How to Rock Scores Series’ Best Ratings Ever

NEW YORK – April 3, 2012Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards was a slime-filled extravaganza watched by more than 11 million total viewers over this past weekend.  Hosted by Will Smith, the Saturday-night live premiere (March 31, 8p.m.  all times ET/PT) ranks as basic cable’s number-one telecast for the week (3/26-4/1), averaging 6.2 million total viewers. It also took the top spot for the week with kids and tweens on all TV, averaging a 7.9/2.8 million K2-11, 11.0/2.3 million K6-11 and 11.3/2.3 million T9-14.

Additionally, the show’s 10 p.m. airing on Saturday averaged a solid 3.1/1.1 million K2-11 and brought in more than 2.5 million total viewers, followed by a Sunday, April 1, noon airing that scored a strong 3.8/1.3 million K2-11 and also more than 2.5 million total viewers.

The star-studded telecast scored the most votes ever with a record 223 million (+11%, over last year).  Votes were cast from Feb. 23–March 31, across Nick.com, Nick’s mobile site, brand-new iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps, an iPadoptimized site, an application on Nick’s Facebook page and via Twitter and custom hash tags. Nickelodeon’s digital platforms celebrated their highest trafficked day ever on March 31, reaching over 2.3+ million visitors across the net’s website, Facebook page, mobile and tablet sites and mobile apps (+10%). Also, the audience for the live simulcast of Countdown to Kids’ Choice posted double-digit increases (+39%) across these digital platforms over last year.

Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards featured First Lady Michelle Obama who presented Taylor Swift with this year’s The Big Help Award; slimings of Halle Berry, Taylor Lautner, Chris Colfer, The Big Show, The Miz, Santino Marella, Justin Bieber and host Smith. The show also featured Chris Rock, Robert Downey Jr., Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Heidi Klum, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Ludacris, Cody Simpson, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould. Musical performances included Katy Perry, performing her hit single “Part of Me,” UK Pop sensation One Direction, who belted out “What Makes You Beautiful” and a preshow performance by Keke Palmer and Max Schneider, who performed “Me and You Against the World,” from Nickelodeon’s upcoming original TV movie, Rags.

Internationally, the 2012 KCAs delivered strong preliminary results across the board. This year’s show was the highestrated KCA ever among kids in all international markets analyzed to date, with several markets up double digits over last year: UK was up +18%, Germany up +40%, and Australia up +28. The KCAs also was the number-one show in its time slot among kids’ channels in the Netherlands, UK and Australia. This year, Nickelodeon extended voting for the KCA to more countries and platforms than ever before, drawing more than 39 million votes from fans outside the US – a triple-digit increase from last year’s tally of 7 million.

Following the KCAs was a brand-new episode of Nick’s latest live-action series How to Rock (9:30 p.m. ET/PT), which set a ratings record for the series with tweens and total viewers and ranks as the week’s number-two telecast with all kids and tweens on all TV (second only to the KCAs). The half-hour episode drew 4.4 million total viewers and posted double-digit increases over the series’ season-to-date average, with a 5.7/2 million K2-11 (+37%), 8.1/1.7 million K6-11 (+41%), 8.5/1.8 million T9-14 (+51%)

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

KATY PERRY, TIM TEBOW, TAYLOR LAUTNER, BIG TIME RUSH, SELENA GOMEZ, KRISTEN STEWART, VICTORIOUS, LMFAO, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, JUSTIN BIEBER, PUSS IN BOOTS AND MORE WIN COVETED ORANGE BLIMPS AT NICKELODEON'S 25th ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS

3.31.12

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA PRESENTS TAYLOR SWIFT WITH NICKELODEON’S THE BIG HELP AWARD

KIDS CAST RECORD-BREAKING 220 MILLION VOTES FOR FAVORITES IN 20 CATEGORIES

KCA Host Will Smith, Halle Berry and Bieber Among Celebs Doused with Green Goo

LOS ANGELES – March 31, 2012 – Mega-stars including Katy Perry, Tim Tebow, Taylor Lautner, Big Time Rush, Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart, LMFAO and Justin Bieber reigned as this year’s favorites, winning top honors at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards live telecast, Saturday, March 31, 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast).  Hosted by international superstar, and 10-time KCA winner Will Smith, the awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids’ top choices in television, movies, music and sports were revealed through a flying blimp, silver robot and sword swallower.  Smith made an aerial entrance onto the venue by parachuting down from the official KCA blimp, a 246-foot orange airship situated above the arena.  After rappelling to the stage and deactivating a booby trap set by a mysterious Creepy Voice determined to stop the show, Smith kicked off the silver anniversary celebration with a performance of “Can U Handle This” and balloons filled with confetti and slime.

First Lady Michelle Obama made her first-ever appearance at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, presenting Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift with this year’s The Big Help Award in recognition of her extensive philanthropic endeavors, including her work with tornado and flood survivors in the United States.  The Big Help Award recognizes individuals who take actions to better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same. 

The star-studded event got off to an immediate sticky start with Halle Berry’s surprise sliming in her audience seat.  Looking good in green, Lautner received the ultimate gooey prize for accepting Smith’s challenge to a push-up contest, while presenter Chris Colfer was doused in slime by an exploding blimp at the podium.  In an epic battle that had the giants of wrestling literally swimming in the goo, The Big Show took down The Miz in the inaugural KCA Slime Wrestling World Championships.  Hosted by Nick’s Jeff Sutphen with WWE superstar Santino Marella serving as referee, the showdown was set in a special ring that slimed the audience each time one of them hit the ropes or the corner posts.  Much to his disappointment, Cee Lo Green was not so green after being revealed as the Creepy Voice who tried to ruin the show.  Instead, he got “ice cream sundae’d” by Smith who said being slimed was an honor and his behavior was unslimeable.  Bieber, the mystery celebrity who won the live viewer vote during the show, received both a blimp and a slime bath as he and Smith closed the show in signature green style with slime cannons in the grand finale. 

Kids paid tribute to their favorites by casting over 220 million votes March 1-March 31 in 20 categories. In addition to the Kids’ Choice Awards website on Nick.com, families were able to vote via the Nick mobile website (wap.nick.com) and through a KCA app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod.  Fans were also able to vote for their favorite stars using a Facebook application on the Nickelodeon Facebook page.  Users voted from a tab on the page and, for the first time ever, the entire voting experience could be embedded directly into Facebook wall posts.  Also new this year, fans were able to vote for their favorite nominees on Twitter through the use of custom hash tags and SMS subscribers could vote on a category per day for the three weeks leading up to the event.

Orange blimps were presented to Adam Sandler for Favorite Movie Actor; Kristen Stewart for Favorite Movie Actress; Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked for Favorite Movie and Puss in Boots for Favorite Animated Movie. Taylor Lautner won top honors for Favorite Buttkicker and Katy Perry took home the blimp for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for her role of Smurfette in The Smurfs.  In the television categories, Favorite TV Show went to Victorious; Favorite Reality Show to Wipeout; Favorite Cartoon to SpongeBob SquarePants; Favorite TV Actor to Jake Short; Favorite TV Actress to Selena Gomez and Funniest TV Sidekick to Jennette McCurdy.  In music, top honors went to Selena Gomez for Favorite Female Singer; Big Time Rush for Favorite Music Group and Justin Bieber for Favorite Male Singer; while the track “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO won for Favorite Song.  Most valuable players Tim Tebow and Danica Patrick won for Favorite Male Athlete and Favorite Female Athlete, respectively.  The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series garnered Favorite Book and Just Dance 3 won for Favorite Videogame.

Global superstar Katy Perry took home a blimp and made her KCA performance debut, rocking the stage with “Part of Me,” off her just-released special edition CD Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.  Later in the show, international pop sensation One Direction—Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan—gave a scream-worthy performance of their hit single “What Makes You Beautiful.”  The group will also perform the song in a special guest appearance on an upcoming episode of iCarly, “iGo One Direction,” premiering Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). 

The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Miranda Cosgrove, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Robert Downey Jr., Heidi Klum, Chris Rock, Big Time Rush, Keke Palmer, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Cody Simpson, Jennette McCurdy, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Victoria Justice, Nolan Gould and many others.

For the first time ever, E! broadcast live from the Galen Center during an hour-long Live From the Red Carpet pre-show featuring celebrity arrivals and interviews with the nominees, with select moments airing on Nickelodeon.  Hosted by Ross Mathews and Kelly Osbourne, the coverage included a musical performance by Keke Palmer and Max Schneider (How to Rock) of “Me and You Against the World,” an original song from Nick’s upcoming original TV movie Rags.

In celebration of the KCA milestone, Nickelodeon upped the digital presence of the 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards across a variety of platforms that included cross-platform interactive experiences, before, during and after the big show, on Nickelodeon websites, Twitter, Facebook, and mobile and iOS devices.  Leading into the awards, special guest correspondents Daniella Monet (Victorious), Jeff Sutphen (BrainSurge), and Zach Sang captured all the action on the orange carpet in a live stream on Nick.com and multiple platforms—Facebook, Android and iPhone smart phones and iPads.  During the Countdown to Kids’ Choice pre-show, kids were able to participate in the experience with total access to live event coverage, including an exclusive performance by Keke Palmer of “Stand Out,” another original song from Rags.  Exclusive Nick cameras offered multiple viewing angles and were featured alongside celebrity tweets, interactive polls, real-time updates and photos from the orange carpet and backstage.  Fans at home were able to submit questions to the pre-show hosts and saw their poll results displayed on large screens on the orange carpet.  Coverage during the event included a live backstage companion stream and interviews during the main show, live on the app and on Nick.com.  After the show, fans can relive their favorite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show, flipping through orange carpet, live event and performance photos and read through recaps. 

This year, kids not only picked the winners, but they got to help host Smith make this awards show the biggest, messiest and slimiest show ever, by collecting goo for the Global Slime Collection via a gamefied digital experience in the weeks leading up to the big show.  Through brand-new iPad, iPhone, iPod and iOS apps, and the KCA website, kids were tasked to find slime hidden throughout the photo galleries, news and videos, which was then used throughout the show.

The apps and website featured clips and photos from past Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards shows, along with promotional spots, dedicated information pages on Smith and nominees, a KCA news blog, trivia, personality quizzes and two new KCA-themed online games.  Nickelodeon’s virtual worlds and websites—Monkey Quest, Neopets and Petpet Park—also launched exclusive KCA-themed promotions and games.

The live broadcast of Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards was simulcast in Times Square and encores Saturday, March 31 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite and Sunday, April 1, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT).  Replays of the awards will air on TeenNick Sunday, April 1, at 8:30 p.m. (ET) and on Nicktoons Monday, April 2, at 8 p.m. (ET).  Additionally, a half-hour special, KCA: One More Slime!, featuring highlights and exclusive bonus footage from the big show, will premiere Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. (ET/PT) with encores on Thursday, April 5, at 4 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m. (ET/PT). 

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro, Honda and Target.  Associate sponsors are Bounty™, Nintendo and Skechers.

The following are Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards winners:

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show
Victorious

Favorite Reality Show
Wipeout

Favorite TV Actor
Jake Short (A.N.T. Farm)

Favorite TV Actress
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)

Funniest TV Sidekick
Jennette McCurdy (iCarly)

Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants

SPORTS:

Favorite Male Athlete
Tim Tebow

Favorite Female Athlete
Danica Patrick

FILM

Favorite Movie
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Favorite Movie Actor
Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill)

Favorite Movie Actress
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)

Favorite Animated Movie
Puss in Boots

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Katy Perry (The Smurfs)

MUSIC

Favorite Music Group
Big Time Rush

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Singer
Selena Gomez

Favorite Song
“Party Rock Anthem” (by LMFAO)

OTHER CATEGORIES

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Favorite Videogame
Just Dance 3

Favorite Buttkicker
Taylor Lautner

Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be available on Nickelodeon On Demand beginning Monday, April 2 and KCA: One More Slime! will be available beginning Monday, April 9.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is more global than ever in 2012, seen in over 300 million households around the world.  Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out in additional international markets, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever.  In many international markets, the 2012 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Nickelodeon Italia’s Favorite Star and Nickelodeon UK’s Favorite Show.  Voting for the 2012 KCAs spanned over six continents across 13 localized voting sites in 11 different languages, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.

Nickelodeon’s 25thAnnual Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions.  Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.  Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto NickKCApress.com.

Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids.  It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does.  The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years.  For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA - News, VIA.B - News).

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO APPEAR AT NICKELODEON’S 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS TO PRESENT TAYLOR SWIFT WITH THE BIG HELP AWARD

3.28.12

Grammy® Award-Winning Swift to be Honored for Her Work with Tornado and Flood Survivors at 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards to be telecast live from Los Angeles, Saturday, March 31

LOS ANGELESMarch 27, 2012 – First Lady Michelle Obama will make her first-ever appearance at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards to present Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift with this year’s The Big Help Award in recognition of her extensive philanthropic endeavors, including her work with tornado and flood survivors in the United States. This year’s Kids’ Choice Awards, to be hosted by Will Smith, will be telecast live on Nickelodeon Saturday, March 31, at 8 pm (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast) from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, Ca.  The Big Help Award recognizes individuals who take actions to better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same.

“Taylor’s dedication to helping others has encouraged her fan base to do the same, and this is the very core of what The Big Help is, inspiring others through action,” said Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon Group.  “We are honored that First Lady Michelle Obama, a past recipient of The Big Help Award will be presenting this formidable and inspiring artist with this much deserved honor.”

First Lady Michelle Obama received The Big Help Award at the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards in recognition of her leadership in championing healthier lifestyles for kids through her Let’s Move! campaign. Earlier this year, Mrs. Obama appeared in a special episode of Nickelodeon’s hit series iCarly in support of her Joining Forces initiative to support military families.

Among her many charitable works, Swift is dedicated to raising funds and awareness to benefit those affected by natural disasters. Most recently, Swift took the unprecedented step of opening the last dress rehearsal of her Speak Now Tour to fans as a fundraiser for victims of the deadly tornadoes that tore through the Southeastern region of the U.S. The event raised more than $750,000, with 100% of ticket sales going directly to help tornado victims via the “Speak Now ... Help Now” Fund established through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Swift’s ongoing charitable work includes partnerships with Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity, TJ Martell Foundation, The Red Cross and its international and regional affiliates, The Salvation Army, Nick’s Kids, and the Victory Junction Gang Camp, as well as libraries, schools and educational initiatives around the country.

Nickelodeon’s The Big Help is a prosocial initiative that empowers kids to take positive actions on issues that are important to them. The goal of the campaign is to launch a kid-led movement, focusing on key issues like health and wellness, education, community service, and the environment. This is the fourth consecutive year The Big Help Award has been awarded to a celebrity who embodies the spirit of the Nickelodeon Big Help initiative.  Previous winners include last year’s recipient Justin Timberlake; this year’s presenter of the award, First Lady Michelle Obama in 2010; and Leonardo DiCaprio in 2009.

Kids can pledge to make a difference in their community by going to www.nick.com/thebighelp/The Big Help site will show them how to take positive actions that will directly affect their communities.

No stranger to Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, Swift has been nominated four times and is the recipient of two blimp awards, for Favorite Female Singer (2010) and Favorite Song, “You Belong with Me” (2010).  Swift also appeared in the 2011 TeenNick HALO Awards as one of the celebrities paired with an extraordinary teen who shared his passion for community service and giving back.

A six-time Grammy award winner, Swift was also named Billboard‘s 2011 Woman of the Year, and is the reigning American Music Awards Artist of the Year, as well as both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year. Her Speak Now album has sold more than five million copies worldwide and she is Billboard‘s current Top 200 Albums Artist (all genres). With the release of her (now 5x-Platinum) Speak Now album in 2010, Swift sold more albums that year than any other artist in any genre of music. She made history on the Billboard Hot 100, charting a record-breaking 11 songs from one album in a single week.

Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

MULTI-PLATINUM POP SENSATION KATY PERRY TO PERFORM LIVE AT NICKELODEON’S 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, AT 8P.M.

3.12.12

Star-Studded Presenter Lineup Joining Host Will Smith in Celebrating 25th Anniversary Milestone includes Chris Rock, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Zac Efron, Heidi Klum, Victoria Justice, Miranda Cosgrove, Big Time Rush, Chris Colfer and Cee Lo Green

Los Angeles, Calif. – March 12, 2012 – Multi-platinum recording artist and global superstar Katy Perry will break the sound barrier at USC’s Galen Center with her first live performance at Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). Perry, topping the number of Kids’ Choice Award nominations by an individual this year, will join host Will Smith and a powerhouse roster of celebrity presenters, including Chris Rock (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), Zac Efron (The Lucky One), Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Victoria Justice (Victorious), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Big Time Rush, Chris Colfer (Glee) and Cee Lo Green (The Voice) as well as recently announced performers, UK pop sensation One Direction. Kids can cast their votes until March 31 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.

“Katy Perry has doubly earned her position as kid favorite—through her music of course—but also for reveling in an outrageous sliming on the show two years ago,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group and Executive Producer of the show. “She works hard and plays hard and that’s what makes her performance on the KCA’s one to look forward to.”

A global superstar whose two albums have generated a record-breaking string of #1 hit singles and multiplatinum sales during the past four years, Katy Perry has just concluded her sold-out “California Dreams Tour” with 124 arena performances internationally. The special edition Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection will be in stores March 27th and features three new songs, including “Part Of Me,” which debuted at #1 on iTunes, with over 400,000 downloads in its first week, after an electrifying performance at this year’s Grammy Awards. Perry is nominated for three Kids’ Choice Awards this year, including Favorite Female Singer, Favorite Song (“Firework”) and Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie for her role on The Smurfs.

Fans can now vote for their favorite stars on Nick.com and via a Facebook application that will live on the Nickelodeon Facebook page. Users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and, for the first time ever, the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into Facebook wall posts. Also new this year, fans will be able to vote for their favorite nominees on Twitter through the use of custom hash tags. This year, kids not only pick the winners, but they get to help host Will Smith pull off the greatest celebratory silver anniversary slime moment. Through a brand-new iPad, iPhone and iPod app, and the KCA website, kids need to find slime hidden throughout the photo galleries, news, and videos. If kids collect enough slime, Will Smith will pull off the biggest slime event ever in this year’s show. Aided by weekly mission videos featuring iCarly‘s Jennette McCurdy, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress, kids will have the chance to earn digital rewards and move up the slime operative ranks.

Leading up to the show, the apps and website will also feature daily KCA news, video updates, photo galleries and videos from past KCAs, behind the scenes video of this year’s preparations, and dedicated information pages on the host and nominees. In addition, the entire Orange Carpet pre-show will be streamed live through the apps and website, followed by a live backstage companion stream during the main show.

Last year, Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards, hosted by actor/comedian Jack Black, ranked as basic cable’s top telecast for the week (March 28, 2011–April 3, 2011) with 7.3 million total viewers. The show also ranked as the week’s top telecast with kids and tweens on all TV, averaging a 9.8/3.5 million K2-11, 12.7/2.7 million K6-11 and 11.7/2.5 million T9-14. The star-studded telecast also scored the most votes in the show’s history—a record 200 million (+70%, over 2010) votes were cast across Nick.com, Nick’s mobile site, an iPhone application, an iPad-optimized site, TeenNick.com and Nick’s Facebook page. Nick.com celebrated its highest trafficked day ever on April 2, earning 42 million page views (+9%) and reaching over 2.2 million visitors across its website, mobile and tablet sites (+14%). Additionally, the audience for the live simulcast of Countdown to Kids’ Choice across these digital platforms posted double-digit increases (+39%) over the previous year.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is more global than ever in 2012, seen in over 300 million households around the world. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out in additional international markets, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2012 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Nickelodeon Italia’s Favorite Star and Nickelodeon UK’s Favorite Show. Voting for the 2012 KCAs will span over six continents across 13 localized voting sites in 10 different languages, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro, Honda and Target. Associate sponsors are Bounty™, McDonald’s, Nintendo and Skechers. Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

UK POP SENSATION ONE DIRECTION SET TO PERFORM LIVE AT NICKELODEON’S 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS HOSTED BY WILL SMITH ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31

3.02.12

Santa Monica, Calif. – March 2, 2012 – On the heels of making their US performance debut while on tour with Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush, One Direction, who are already an international pop sensation, has been confirmed to perform at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 31st at 8:00 p.m. ET.  The band will also host Saturday nights on Nick throughout March, giving viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the boys as they tour with Big Time Rush. One Direction will be sharing stories, secrets and music from the road, leading into the world premiere of the Nickelodeon original television movie event, Big Time Movie on Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m.

“One Direction is performing on the Kids’ Choice Awards for the first time and it’s going to be scream-worthy,” said Paula Kaplan, an Executive Producer of the Kids’ Choice Awards. “While on tour with Big Time Rush, we have seen their popularity explode, and we are excited to introduce them to our audience during the month of March with exclusive access to the guys leading up to our biggest event of the year.”

One Direction will perform their debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” at the Kids’ Choice Awards, joining host Will Smith for the star-studded event airing live from University of Southern California’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, where kids will honor their favorite celebrities spanning the worlds of film, music, TV and sports.  The X Factor group's debut single “What Makes You Beautiful,” recently won a BRIT Award for Best British Single, with the music video garnering over 61 million views on VEVO and had more than 132,000 downloads in its first week in the USA. It is also the highest Billboard HOT 100 debut for a UK act in over 14 years since the Verve and is also the last UK group to chart so high since the Spice Girls.

Most recently, One Direction featuring Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan taped an episode of the Nickelodeon hit comedy series iCarly, entitled “iGot Jungle Worms,” which is set to premiere later this year.

One Direction will debut their album Up All Night in the US on March 13, 2012. Up All Night is already a global success entering the charts at #1 in 6 countries including Sweden and Italy and top ten in 12 more and has been certified triple platinum in Ireland, double platinum in the UK and platinum in New Zealand & Australia.

One Direction joined Big Time Rush’s “Better With U Tour” on February 24th in Chicago and their US debut kicked-off with the highly successful grassroots BRING1D2US online campaign which saw the band break records with social media platforms Twitition and Twibbon. The campaign engaged thousands of fans across America to complete weekly challenges for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a special 1D event in their city.

Pre-order Up All Night now:
iTunes: http://bit.ly/sGhR74
Amazon: http://amzn.to/sQrNrW
Amazon (Deluxe Yearbook Edition): http://amzn.to/vfxzwF

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

SYCO & THE X FACTOR
Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music. Syco’s television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia.

Local versions of The X Factor are produced in more than 40 territories and the US version of The X Factor airs in over 162 countries. Artists discovered by The X Factorformat have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 110 number ones, 270 top 10, and 501 top 50 releases.

The X Factor launched in 2004 in the UK. Airing on ITV1, The X Factor has been the number one show in the UK for eight years, with the 2010 finale achieving apeak of 21.2 million viewers, and a 65% share. The 2011 finale, held at Wembley Arena in front of a live audience of 12,000, was the most watched TV show of the year, with a bigger audience than the Royal Wedding.

The X Factor in the US launched in fall 2011, on Fox, immediately becoming the number one unscripted show of the season. Theshow delivered a 12% share of viewing among adults between the ages of 18 and 49, and was watched by an average of 12.6 million viewers, winning the night on almost every occasion. The show delivered a boost to Fox’s ratings on Wednesdays and Thursdays of 52% and 40% on the previous year, giving the network the number one slot on those nights for the first time in its history. The X Factor also gave Fox victory in the November “sweep” among adults aged 18 to 49.

Syco Music the record label home for such diverse international recording artists as Labrinth, One Direction, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle and Il Divo. Syco Music works in partnership with other Sony Music labels to launch the careers of many artists discovered through The XFactor series, including in the UK; JLS, Olly Murs, Diana Vickers,  Alexandra Burke, Matt Cardle, Rebecca Ferguson, One Direction and Cher Lloyd.

 

TOM CRUISE, LADY GAGA, TIM TEBOW, JOHNNY DEPP, BIG TIME RUSH, DANIEL RADCLIFFE AND OTHER TOP STARS RECEIVE NOMINATIONS FOR NICKELODEON’S 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS HOSTED BY MEGA-STAR WILL SMITH

2.16.12

Katy Perry, LMFAO and Taylor Swift Score Multiple Nominations; Bruno Mars, Kristen Stewart, Justin Bieber, Miranda Cosgrove and Sofia Vergara Also Nominated

Show Airs LIVE on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Los Angeles, Calif. – February 16, 2012 – Nickelodeon announced today the nominees for the milestone 25th Annual 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 the Twilight 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:

TELEVISION

Favorite TV Show

  • Good Luck Charlie
  • iCarly
  • Victorious
  • Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite Reality Show

  • American Idol
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos
  • America’s Got Talent
  • Wipeout

Favorite TV Actor

  • Tim Allen
  • Ty Burrell
  • Alex Heartman
  • Jake Short

Favorite TV Actress

  • Miranda Cosgrove
  • Selena Gomez
  • Victoria Justice
  • Bridgit Mendler

Funniest TV Sidekick

  • Nathan Kress
  • Jennette McCurdy
  • Jennifer Stone
  • Jerry Trainor

Favorite Cartoon

  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Phineas & Ferb
  • Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated
  • SpongeBob SquarePants

SPORTS

Favorite Male Athlete

  • Derek Jeter
  • Michael Phelps
  • Tim Tebow
  • Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete

  • Kelly Clark
  • Danica Patrick
  • Serena Williams
  • Venus Williams

FILM

Favorite Movie

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
  • The Muppets
  • The Smurfs

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)

Favorite Animated Movie

  • Cars 2
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rio

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

  • Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots)
  • Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda 2)
  • Johnny Depp (Rango)
  • Katy Perry (The Smurfs)

MUSIC

Favorite Music Group

  • Big Time Rush
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Lady Antebellum
  • LMFAO

Favorite Male Singer

  • Justin Bieber
  • Toby Keith
  • Bruno Mars
  • Usher

Favorite Female Singer

  • Lady Gaga
  • Selena Gomez
  • Katy Perry
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Song

  • Born this Way (by Lady Gaga)
  • Firework (by Katy Perry)
  • Party Rock Anthem (by LMFAO)
  • Sparks Fly (by Taylor Swift)

OTHER CATEGORIES

Favorite Book

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
  • Harry Potter series
  • Hunger Games series
  • Twilight series

Favorite Videogame

  • Just Dance 3
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Super Mario Galaxy

Favorite Buttkicker

  • Jessica Alba
  • Tom Cruise
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Taylor Lautner

In addition to Nick.com, fans can vote for their favorite stars beginning Mar. 1 using a Facebook application that will live on the Nickelodeon Facebook page. Users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and, for the first time ever, the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into Facebook wall posts.  Also new this year, fans will be able to vote for their favorite nominees on Twitter through the use of custom hash tags.

This year, kids not only pick the winners, but they get to help host Will Smith pull off the greatest slime event in KCA history.  Through a brand-new iPad, iPhone and iPod app, and the KCA website, kids need to find slime hidden throughout the photo galleries, news, and videos.  If kids collect enough slime, Will Smith will pull off the biggest slime event ever in this year’s show.  Aided by weekly mission videos featuring Jennette McCurdy, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress, kids will have the chance to earn digital rewards and move up the slime operative ranks. 

Leading up to the show, the apps and website will also feature daily KCA news, an exclusive weekly video update hosted by Zach Sang, photo galleries and videos from past KCAs, behind the scenes video of this year’s preparations, and dedicated information pages on the host and nominees.  In addition, the entire Orange Carpet pre-show will be streamed live through the apps and website, followed by a live backstage companion stream during the main show.

Last year, Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards, hosted by actor/comedian Jack Black, ranked as basic cable’s top telecast for the week (March 28, 2011–April 3, 2011) with 7.3 million total viewers. The show also ranked as the week’s top telecast with kids and tweens on all TV, averaging a 9.8/3.5 million K2-11, 12.7/2.7 million K6-11 and 11.7/2.5 million T9-14.  The star-studded telecast also scored the most votes in the show’s history—a record 200 million (+70%, over 2010) votes were cast across Nick.com, Nick’s mobile site, an iPhone application, an iPad-optimized site, TeenNick.com and Nick’s Facebook page.  Nick.com celebrated its highest trafficked day ever on April 2, earning 42 million page views (+9%) and reaching over 2.2 million visitors across its website, mobile and tablet sites (+14%).  Additionally, the audience for the live simulcast of Countdown to Kids’ Choice across these digital platforms posted double-digit increases (+39%) over the previous year.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is more global than ever in 2012, seen in over 300 million households around the world.  Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out in additional international markets, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever.  In many international markets, the 2012 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Nickelodeon Italia’s Favorite Star and Nickelodeon UK’s Favorite Show.  Voting for the 2012 KCAs will span over six continents across 13 localized voting sites in 11 different languages, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro, Honda and Target. Associate sponsors are Bounty™, Nintendo and Skechers.

Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions.  Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.  Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

WILL SMITH TAPPED TO HOST NICKELODEON’S MILESTONE 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, AT 8PM ET

1.10.12

Smith to Helm Silver Anniversary of Star-Studded, Slime-Dousing Telecast Honoring Kids’ Favorites in the Worlds of Film, Music, Sports and Television 

Santa Monica, CA – Jan. 11, 2012 – World-renowned actor, producer and recording artist Will Smith (I Am Legend, The Pursuit of Happyness and the upcoming Men in Black III) will host Nickelodeon’s 25th  Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, airing live on Saturday, March 31, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast) from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles, California. Smith, a ten-time Blimp Award winner, will be joined by Hollywood’s biggest stars in an unforgettable, special anniversary slimefest where kids rule.

“How better to celebrate 25 years of Kids’ Choice Awards than with the biggest movie star in the world?” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon Group and an Executive Producer of the show. “Will has enough KCA blimps at home to fill a room, having long been one of kids’ favorites.  He’s a larger than life presence who knows how to play big and we’re excited he’ll be taking the stage for the biggest, loudest, messiest spectacle in the show’s 25-year history.”

“The Kids’ Choice Awards are always the year’s liveliest, slimiest and most outrageous party for kids and teens,” said Will Smith, “I’m honored they wanted me to host this year so I can have a front row seat to take part in the fun.”

Two-time Academy-Award® nominee Smith recently finished filming Columbia Pictures’ Men in Black III, which will release on May 25, 2012. Up next, he will begin filming and producing One Thousand A.E. co-starring Jaden Smith.

Smith’s extraordinary list of blockbusters includes the most recent I Am Legend and Hancock. He also thrilled audiences in such huge hits as I, Robot, Independence Day, Men in Black and Men in Black II. Smith, along with partner James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment, also produced Hitch, The Pursuit of Happyness, Karate Kid, The Secret Life of Bees, Seven Pounds, Lakeview Terrace and The Human Contract, which marked the feature directorial debut of Overbrook Entertainment Partner, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Last year, Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards, hosted by actor/comedian Jack Black, ranked as basic cable’s top telecast for the week (March 28, 2011–April 3, 2011) with 7.3 million total viewers. The show also ranked as the week’s top telecast with kids and tweens on all TV, averaging a 9.8/3.5 million K2-11, 12.7/2.7 million K6-11 and 11.7/2.5 million T9-14. The star-studded telecast scored the most votes in the show’s history—a record 200 million (+70%, over 2010) votes were cast across Nick.com, Nick’s mobile site, a brand-new iPhone application and for the first time ever, an iPad-optimized site, TeenNick.com and Nick’s Facebook page. Nick.com celebrated its highest trafficked day ever on April 2, earning 42 million page views (+9%) and reaching over 2.2 million visitors across its website, mobile and tablet sites (+14%). Additionally, the audience for the live simulcast of Countdown to Kids’ Choice across these digital platforms posted double-digit increases (+39%) over the previous year.

Once again, kids will pick the winners and get tons of Kids’ Choice Awards content online and across multiple devices. http://www.nick.com/KCA12 will serve as the official site for the Kids’ Choice Awards with nominee information, voting, videos, celebrity photos, news, and Orange Carpet and backstage webcasts. Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is more global than ever in 2012, seen in over 300 million households around the world. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out in additional international markets, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2012 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Nickelodeon Italia’s Favorite Star and Nickelodeon UK’s Favorite Show. Voting for the 2012 KCAs will span over six continents across 15 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.

Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). 

NICKELODEON’S 2011 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS TOPS THE WEEK IN BASIC CABLE, DRAWS MORE THAN 7 MILLION VIEWERS

4.05.11

STAR-STUDDED SHOW RANKS AS TOP TELECAST WITH KIDS, TWEENS ON ALL TV, SHATTERS VOTING RECORD WITH 200 MILLION VOTES CAST

Post-KCA Airing of Victorious Scores Series’ Best Ratings Ever

NEW YORK–April 5, 2011–Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards (Saturday, April 2, 8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), featured a slime-tastic return by host actor/comedian Jack Black and ranks as basic cable’s top telecast for the week (March 28, 2011–April 3, 2011) with 7.3 million total viewers. The show also ranks as the week’s top telecast with kids and tweens on all TV, averaging a 9.8/3.5 million K2-11, 12.7/2.7 million K6-11 and 11.7/2.5 million T9-14.  The telecast also ranks as the most-watched kids’ show on all TV with viewers (P2+), year to date.

The star-studded telecast scored the most votes in the show’s history—a record 200 million (+70%, over last year) votes were cast from March 7 – April 2, across Nick.com, Nick’s mobile site, a brand-new iPhone application and for the first time ever, an iPad-optimized site, TeenNick.com and Nick’s Facebook page,.  Nick.com celebrated its highest trafficked day ever on April 2, earning 42 million page views (+9%). Nick.com reached over 2.2 million visitors across its website, mobile and tablet sites on April 2 (+14%).  Additionally, the audience for the live simulcast of Countdown to Kids’ Choice across these digital platforms posted double-digit increases (+39%) over last year.

The international telecast of Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards is ongoing around the world and in markets that have aired; this year’s show is delivering double-digit ratings growth and ranks as the most watched KCAs ever.

Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards featured Justin Timberlake–who received the Big Help Award, presented by Rosario Dawson; slimings for Jim Carrey, Snoop Dogg, the reigning King of the Arm Fart, Josh Duhamel, Heidi Klum, Josh Segel and host Jack Black.  The audience also got a dose of green goo when Favorite Movie Actor winner Johnny Depp turned the tables, sliming a very receptive audience.  The show also featured Russell Brand, Steven Tyler, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Taylor Momsen, Joe Jonas, Jaden Smith, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Nick Cannon, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria Justice, Rico Rodriguez, Cory Monteith, Keke Palmer, Shaun White, and Randy Jackson.  The show also showcased musical performances by The Black Eyed Peas, performing a medley of their hit singles “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “The Time”; Willow Smith, with a stunning aerial entrance also took the stage to perform a medley of “21st Century Girl” and “Whip My Hair”; and Nickelodeon’s own Big Time Rush performed their latest single “Boyfriend” with surprise-guest Snoop Dogg.

Following the KCAs was a brand-new episode of hit live-action series Victorious “Beggin’ on Your Knees” (Saturday, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT), which set a new series ratings record with tweens and total viewers and ranks as the week’s number-two telecast with all kids and tweens on all TV (behind only the KCAs).  The half-hour episode drew 6.2 million total viewers and posted double-digit increases for the series over its sneak peek following last year’s Kids’ Choice Awards; averaging a 8.4/3.0 million K2-11 (+11%), 11.3/2.4 million K6-11 (+15%), 10.7/2.3 million T9-14 (+15%).

Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com . Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA - News, VIA.B - News).

 

JOHNNY DEPP, JUSTIN BIEBER, SELENA GOMEZ, iCARLY, THE BLACK EYED PEAS, MILEY CYRUS, JENNETTE MCCURDY, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, EDDIE MURPHY, DESPICABLE ME, SHAQUILLE O’NEAL AND MORE WIN COVETED ORANGE BLIMPS AT NICKELODEON'S 2011 KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS

4.02.11

KIDS CAST RECORD-BREAKING 200 MILLION VOTES FOR FAVORITES IN 20 CATEGORIES

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE RECEIVES NICKELODEON’S THE BIG HELP AWARD

Jim Carrey, Heidi Klum, Snoop Dogg, Josh Duhamel, Jason Segel, The Big Show and Jack Black Among Celebs Doused with Green Goo

Los Angeles, Calif. – April 2, 2011 – Mega-stars including Johnny Depp, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, The Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus, Jennette McCurdy, Eddie Murphy and Shaquille O’Neal reigned as this year’s favorites, winning top honors at Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards live telecast, Saturday, April 2, 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). Hosted by actor/comedian Jack Black and broadcast from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles, kids’ top choices in television, movies, music and sports were revealed via slime slushie, cheerleader and a bear on a unicycle. Black proved that nothing was going to get in the way of his arriving at the venue – especially not a long limo line – by making a grand entrance in the Kids’ Choice  monster truck. With the help of a dancing flash mob along the orange carpet, he kicked off the slime-fest with a rockin’ rendition of The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling.” The KCA and Grammy Award-winning chart toppers then took center stage with a medley of hit songs “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “The Time” featuring Black, the honorary Pea.

After a surprise appearance during Big Time Rush’s performance, Snoop Dogg was officially welcomed to the Nickelodeon family with a slime bath courtesy of the group. Jim Carrey and host Black got into an epic slime battle royale; The Big Show helped set a slime record for the first-ever super cyclone monster truck jump into 7600 gallons of goop; Heidi Klum was doused in typical slime-tastic fashion and Jason Segel got a face of the green goo too. The audience also got in on the action as an orange hot air balloon, piloted by Carrey, dropped slime into the mosh pit and even though Britney Spears escaped being slimed, she was no match against Kung Fu Panda’s Po and his bowl of noodles. In a special honor, Justin Timberlake accepted Nickelodeon’s The Big Help Award for his ongoing charitable work as a philanthropist.

Kids paid tribute to their favorites by casting a record-breaking 200 million votes March 7-April 2 in 20 categories. Votes were cast via http://www.nick.com/kca11 as well as Nick’s mobile website http://m.nick.com/kca11 and through a brand-new iPhone application. For the first time ever, KCA voting was extended to an iPad-optimized site, TeenNick.com and Nickelodeon’s Facebook page, facebook.com/nickelodeon.

Orange blimps were presented to Johnny Depp for Favorite Movie Actor; Miley Cyrus for Favorite Movie Actress; The Karate Kid for Favorite Movie and Despicable Me for Favorite Animated Movie. Jackie Chan won top honors for Favorite Buttkicker and Eddie Murphy took home the blimp for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for his role of Donkey in Shrek Forever After. In the television categories, Favorite TV Show went to iCarly; Favorite Reality Show to American Idol; Favorite Cartoon to SpongeBob SquarePants; Favorite TV Actor to Dylan Sprouse; Favorite TV Actress to Selena Gomez and Funniest TV Sidekick to Jennette McCurdy.  In music, top honors went to for Katy Perry for Favorite Female Singer; The Black Eyed Peas for Favorite Music Group and Justin Bieber for Favorite Male Singer while his track “Baby,” featuring Ludacris, won for Favorite Song. Most valuable players Shaquille O’Neal and Lindsey Vonn won for Favorite Male Athlete and Favorite Female Athlete, respectively. The Diary of Wimpy Kid series garnered Favorite Book and Just Dance 2 won Favorite Videogame. In a new special category this year, Josh Duhamel was immortalized into the Arm Fart Hall of Fame as voted by viewers during the live telecast.

Rosario Dawson presented former Kids’ Choice Awards host and winner Justin Timberlake with Nickelodeon’s The Big Help Award in recognition of his ongoing charitable work as a philanthropist with Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The Big Help Award recognizes individuals who take actions to better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same.

Nickelodeon stars and music group Big Time Rush were joined onstage by surprise guest Snoop Dogg to perform their current single “Boyfriend,” off their newly-certified Gold debut album BTR. One lucky winner from Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Choice Big Time Sweepstakes” lived it up “big time” as she was escorted to the awards by Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan. Willow Smith made an aerial entrance as the mosh pit moved and grooved to her hit songs “21st Century Girl” and “Whip My Hair” and even KCA winner Eddie Murphy got in on the musical action as he led the audience in an impromptu “Happy Birthday” song to himself.

A true champion of the honored pastime, Josh Duhamel claimed his throne as King of the Arm Fart with a spectacular red-hot display, beating out Kevin James and Kaley Cuoco during a live vote via Nick.com and SMS text during the telecast. James demonstrated the fine art of the arm fart with his personal interpretation of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5,” while Cuoco demonstrated how the beauty of the arm fart is in the texture, using science to create the juiciest, sloppiest arm fart possible.

The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Taylor Momsen, Steven Tyler, Joe Jonas, Russell Brand, Jaden Smith, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Nick Cannon, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria Justice, Rosario Dawson, Rico Rodriguez, Cory Monteith, Keke Palmer, Shaun White, Randy Jackson and many others.

Special programming began Friday night on Nickelodeon when Victorious cast members gave fans a sneak peek from Kids’ Choice Awards rehearsals at the Galen Center at USC. For the first time ever, the hour-long Countdown to Kids’ Choice pre-show captured all the action live on multiple platforms – Nick.com, Facebook, Android and iPhone smartphones and iPads – with key moments from the orange carpet also airing on Nickelodeon throughout the hour. Hosted by Jeff Sutphen (BrainSurge), Daniella Monet (Victorious), Noah Munck (iCarly) and TeenNick’s Aaron Fresh, the Countdown to Kids’ Choice pre-show also featured musical performances by Grammy Award-winning superstar group Train and KCA Favorite TV Actress nominee Victoria Justice (Victorious).

During Countdown to Kids’ Choice, kids were able to participate in the experience with total access to the live event coverage. Exclusive Nick cameras offered multiple viewing angles and were featured alongside celebrity tweets, interactive polls, real-time updates and photos from the orange carpet and backstage. Fans at home were able to submit questions to the pre-show hosts and saw their poll results displayed on large screens on the orange carpet. Highlights from the live broadcast are available at http://www.nick.com/kca11.

The live broadcast of Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards was simulcast in Times Square and encores Saturday, April 2 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite and Sunday, April 3, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT). Replays of the awards will air on Nicktoons on Sunday, April 3, at 9 p.m. (ET) and on TeenNick on Sunday, April 3, at 10 a.m. (ET) and Monday, April 4, at 5 p.m. (ET). Additionally, a half-hour special, Kids’ Choice Awards 2011: But Wait, There’s More!, featuring highlights and exclusive bonus footage from the big show will premiere Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards are Burger King, General Mills, Hasbro and General Motors. Associate sponsors are Nintendo, Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Skechers and Kmart.

The following are Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards winners:

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show
iCarly

Favorite Reality Show
American Idol

Favorite TV Actor
Dylan Sprouse

Favorite TV Actress
Selena Gomez

Funniest TV Sidekick
Jennette McCurdy

Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants

SPORTS:

Favorite Male Athlete
Shaquille O’Neal

Favorite Female Athlete
Lindsey Vonn

FILM:

Favorite Movie
The Karate Kid

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland)

Favorite Movie Actress
Miley Cyrus (The Last Song)

Favorite Animated Movie
Despicable Me

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Eddie Murphy (Shrek Forever After)

Favorite Buttkicker
Jackie Chan (The Karate Kid)

MUSIC:

Favorite Music Group
The Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Singer
Katy Perry

Favorite Song
“Baby” (by Justin Bieber, featuring Ludacris)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Book
Diary of Wimpy Kid series

Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2

Arm Fart Hall of Fame
Josh Duhamel

Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards will be available on Video On Demand beginning Sunday, April 3. KCA clips and shorts will also be available on Nickelodeon’s mobile VOD and online syndication partners

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is more global than ever in 2011, seen in over 300 million households around the world. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out in additional international markets, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2011 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Nickelodeon Italia’s Favorite Star and Nickelodeon UK’s Favorite Show. Voting for the 2011 KCAs will span over six continents across 15 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.

Nickelodeon’s 24th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. This year’s telecast will feature Saturday Night Live veteran Beth McCarthy as director. Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are executive producers. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 24th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA – News, VIA .B – News)

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NICKELODEON'S 2011 KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS HOSTED BY JACK BLACK BRINGS OUT HOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST STARS!

4.02.11

Show Features Slime-tastic Appearances by Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Heidi Klum, Josh Duhamel, Victoria Justice, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, Jaden Smith, Sofia Vergara and Rico Rodriguez, Jane Lynch, Nick Cannon, Cory Monteith, Shaun White and more!

Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards will be a rockin’ time with performances from The Black Eyed Peas, Willow Smith, and Big Time Rush live on Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast) live from the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles. Victoria Justice and Train will open the festivities performing live on Countdown to Kids’ Choice live pre-show beginning at 7 p.m. The slime-filled fun continues with show host Jack Black and the biggest names in movies, television and sports–Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Heidi Klum, Jason Segel, Josh Duhamel, Victoria Justice, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Joe Jonas, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, Jaden Smith, Sofia Vergara and Rico Rodriguez, Jane Lynch, Nick Cannon, Cory Monteith, Shaun White and more!

Additionally Justin Timberlake will be honored with Nickelodeon’s Big Help Award in recognition of his philanthropic and environmental work.

B-roll footage of the event will be available for download on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 9 p.m. PT/12 p.m. ET @ http://www.epklink.com/nickkca/.

B-roll Footage Will Contain:

     
  • Musical performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Willow Smith and Big Time Rush. As well as musical performances from Train and Victoria Justice on Countdown to Kids’ Choice live pre-show.
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  • Footage from Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards featuring appearances by Hollywood’s biggest stars, including, Justin Timberlake,  Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Heidi Klum, Josh Duhamel, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Steven Tyler,  Randy Jackson, Sofia Vergara and Rico Rodriguez, Jane Lynch, Jaden Smith, Nick Cannon, Cory Monteith and Shaun White
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  • Backstage and Orange Carpet soundbites with Hollywood’s biggest stars

**BROADCAST RESTRICTIONS: You may use no more than 30 seconds from each individual musical performance clip and no more than 3 minutes total. Courtesy credit: Nickelodeon. ***

NICKELODEON TO HONOR JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE WITH THE BIG HELP AWARD AT 2011 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2, AIRING LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES

3.29.11

Emmy® and Grammy® Award-Winning Artist to be Honored for Outstanding Charitable and Environmental Efforts

Santa Monica, Calif. (March 29, 2011) – In recognition of his work as a philanthropist and environmentalist, Nickelodeon will honor actor and musician Justin Timberlake by presenting him with The Big Help Award during Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast). Timberlake will be honored during the star-studded telecast, hosted by Jack Black at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. The Big Help Award recognizes individuals who take actions to better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same.

Timberlake’s ongoing charitable work led him to a partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children®, a health care system consisting of 22 Hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. He has been a dedicated supporter of the organization since 2008 and hosts the annual Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a PGA TOUR golf tournament featuring a week-long series of events that raises money for their gracious programs and services benefiting children in need.

Justin’s commitment to the environment can be seen at his Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington, TN. Mirimichi is the first golf course in North, South or Central America to receive Golf Environment Organization (GEO) certified status. It is the also the first in the United States to be designated as a Certified Audubon International Classic Sanctuary, making it the only course in the world holding both designations. At Mirimichi, ecologically responsible methods are utilized throughout to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat as well as reduce water and energy consumption.

“Justin’s ability to seamlessly incorporate helping into his life embodies the true spirit of the Big Help,” said Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. “In true Big Help fashion, he combined his passion for helping kids with his love of golf and through his annual golf open benefit for Shriners Hospitals for Children, came up with a way for people to have fun while helping kids get medical care.”

“I was inspired at a young age by my parents and family to do everything possible to give back to the world around us,” said Timberlake. “And it has become a mission of mine to help kids of all ages understand the importance of getting involved in their communities and local charities and doing their part to preserve the planet. I couldn’t be more thankful to Nickelodeon for their recognition.”

Nickelodeon’s The Big Help is a social and environmental initiative that empowers kids to take positive actions on issues that are important to them. The goal of the campaign is to launch a kid-led movement, focusing on four key issues—health and wellness, education, community service, and the environment. This is the third consecutive year The Big Help Award has been given to someone who embodies the spirit of the Nickelodeon Big Help initiative. Previous recipients include the First Lady Michelle Obama in 2010 and Leonardo DiCaprio in 2009.

Kids can pledge to make a difference in their community by going to http://www.nick.com/thebighelp/.  The Big Help site will show them how to take positive actions that will change their world.

No stranger to Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, Timberlake hosted the show in 2007 and has been the recipient of two blimp awards, for Favorite Male Singer award (2007) and Favorite Group (1999). He is also a two time Burp Award champion, having garnered the title in 2003 and 2006.  Timberlake’s association with Shriners Hospitals for Children was recognized when he participated in the 2009 TeenNick HALO Awards as one of the celebrities paired with an extraordinary teen who shared his passion for community service and giving back.

Justin Timberlake is one of the world’s most recognized and accomplished entertainers. Originally rising to fame as a member of the phenomenally successful Pop Group, *NSYNC, Timberlake went on to launch a solo career as a singer, songwriter, producer and actor that has earned him six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards and dozens of accolades from across the globe.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids.  It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does.  The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years.  For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA - News, VIA.B - News).

 

MULTI-PLATINUM GLOBAL SUPERSTARS THE BLACK EYED PEAS SET TO PERFORM LIVE AT NICKELODEON'S 2011 KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS AIRING SATURDAY, APRIL 2, AT 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)

3.14.11

Today’s Biggest Stars Confirmed to Join Host Jack Black:  Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Josh Duhamel, Damon Wayans, Jaden Smith, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Lindsey Vonn, Nick Cannon, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria Justice, Danica Patrick, Rico Rodriguez, Cory Monteith and Shaun White

Santa Monica, Calif. – Mar. 14, 2011 – Chart-topping, six-time Grammy Award-winning megastars The Black Eyed Peas will be rocking the house live, performing a medley of their hits at Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards, premiering on Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast).  Joining them and show host Jack Black for the must-watch slime-filled evening will be the biggest names in movies, television and sports – Jason Segel  (Bad Teacher), Russell Brand  (Hop), Josh Duhamel  (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Damon Wayans  (My Wife and Kids), Jaden Smith  (The Karate Kid), Sofia Vergara  (Modern Family), Jane Lynch  (Glee), Lindsey Vonn  ( Olympic Gold Medalist ), Nick Cannon  (America’s Got Talent, TeenNick Halo Awards), Miranda Cosgrove  (iCarly), Victoria Justice  (Victorious), Danica Patrick  (American auto racing driving), Rico Rodriguez  (Modern Family), Cory Monteith  (Glee) and Shaun White  ( Olympic Gold Medalist) – who are all slated to present at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles.  Recently announced, Nickelodeon artist Big Time Rush will also perform their newest hit, “Boyfriend,” live at this year’s show.

“There is no better way to celebrate the year’s flagship TV event for kids than with a medley by first-time KCA performers The Black Eyed Peas,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group and Executive Producer of the show.  “The larger-than-life energy they will deliver on the stage will make for an unforgettable evening.”

The Black Eyed Peas – will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo and apl.de.ap – have always been considered innovators ever since emerging out of the West Coast underground rap scene in the 1990s, evolving into one of the most popular contemporary pop and R&B groups in the world.  To date, they have sold 29 million records worldwide (plus over 30 million digital tracks), three million tickets and headlined over 300 different tour dates in 29 different countries.  Their recently released sixth full-length album, The Beginning taps into the dance-club energy perfected on their 2009 album, The E.N.D., with a sophisticated pop and electronic music palette.  The E.N.D sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and entered the Billboard Top 200 Chart at number-one outperforming their previous album, Monkey Business.  It yielded five Top 10 singles (the first album to do so in 20 years), spent an entire year in the Billboard Top 200 Chart and earned the group three new Grammy Awards, bringing their total, to date, to six Grammy Awards.

Kids can now cast their votes online at http://www.nick.com/kca11 in a total of 20 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show. Kids also will be able to vote via the Nick mobile website http://m.nick.com/kca11 and through a brand-new iPhone application. For the first time ever, KCA voting will be extended to an iPad-optimized site, TeenNick.com, and the Nickelodeon Facebook page, facebook.com/nickelodeon.

Leading up to the show, viewers can access clips and photos from past Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on http://www.Nick.com/kca11, along with current promotions for the show, dedicated information pages on the host and nominees, digital Fan Kits, a KCA news blog, behind-the-scenes video of stars prepping for the KCAs, daily polls, quizzes and two new KCA-themed online games.  In addition, fans can enter on Nick.com to get the chance to walk the Orange Carpet with Big Time Rush in this year’s KCA sweepstakes.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be available on Video On Demand beginning April 3.  KCA clips and shorts will also be available on Nickelodeon’s mobile VOD and online syndication partners.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards are Burger King, General Mills, Hasbro and General Motors. Associate sponsors are Nintendo, Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Skechers and Kmart.

Last year, Nickelodeon’s 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards hosted by Kevin James averaged 7.6 million total viewers (P2+).  With kids, the live telecast scored 10.5/3.7 million K2-11. The star-studded telecast scored the most votes in the show’s history—a record 118 million (+30%, over last year) votes were cast from Feb. 25 – March 27.  Nick.com celebrated its highest trafficked day ever on March 27, driven by 38.4 million page views (+3%).  The KCA site also garnered 1.2 million visitors on March 27th, up +10% over last year’s performance.  The KCA live webcams also generated 1.5 million streams, up +240% over the previous year.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is more global than ever in 2011, seen in over 300 million households around the world.  Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out in additional international markets, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever.  In many international markets, the 2011 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Nickelodeon Italia’s Favorite Star and Nickelodeon UK’s Favorite Show .  Voting for the 2011 KCAs will span over six continents across 15 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.

Nickelodeon’s 24 th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions.  This year’s telecast will feature Saturday Night Live veteran Beth McCarthy as director.  Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are executive producers.  Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon’s 24 th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

 

NICKELODEON’S BIG TIME RUSH IS ON A BIG TIME ROLL!

2.18.11

Group to Perform New Single, "Boyfriend,"  Live at Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 2

Excitement Kicks Off Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 21, with a Live Performance on The View

Followed by Premiere of Series’ Hour-Long Special, "Big Time Beach Party,"

Guest Starring Russell Brand

Santa Monica, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2011)  – Nickelodeon music group Big Time Rush gear up for a fury of excitement as they take center stage for a headline performance of their new single, "Boyfriend," live at Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast), hosted by Jack Black.  Leading up to their Kids’ Choice Awards  performance debut, Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan will perform live on The View  on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 21, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT).  Later that night, Nickelodeon will premiere the series’ hour-long special, "Big Time Beach Party," guest starring Russell Brand (Get Him to the GreekHop and Arthur) as himself, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards honors the hottest celebrities in music, TV, sports and film and will air live on from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles.  Kids will be able to cast their votes for this year’s slimefest online at http://www.nick.com/kca11  beginning March 7 in a total of 20 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show.  Kids also will be able to vote via the Nick mobile website http://m.nick.com/kca11  and through a brand-new iPhone application.  For the first time ever, KCA voting will be extended to an iPad-optimized site, TeenNick.com, and the Nickelodeon Facebook page, facebook.com/nickelodeon .  The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is broadcast in more than 300 million households globally on Nickelodeon channels around the world.

In "Big Time Beach Party," Big Time Rush and the Palm Woods kids get to hang out at Griffin’s beach house for the day.  Carlos and Logan hunt for buried treasure, James falls for a pretty girl who he suspects is a mermaid and Kendall and Jo’s relationship hits the skids.  The special also features a performance of "Boyfriend" and a cover of The Beach Boys’ song "Dance, Dance, Dance . "  Actor/comedian Russell Brand, who will lend his voice to the upcoming animated feature Hop  due out April 1st and will also star in the remake of Arthur  alongside Helen Mirren on April 8th, guest stars as himself with additional appearances by Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Gage Golightly (The Troop).  Following is a clip from "Big Time Beach Party": http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/a3e0ib

A co-production with Sony Music, the series premiere of Big Time Rush  set a new record as the highest-rated and most-watched live-action premiere with kids, tweens and total viewers (6.8 million) in the history of Nickelodeon.  Their debut album BTR,  which consists of original songs from the hit series, entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 3.  They have now sold over 1.7 million combined digital tracks to date, and their single "Boyfriend" featuring Snoop Dogg is exclusively available for purchase on iTunes.  The video is available at: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/a3e0ib.

About Nickelodeon

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED AS JACK BLACK HOSTS NICKELODEON’S 2011 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS AIRING LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2, AT 8PM ET

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Nominees Include Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift, Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Tim Allen, Miranda Cosgrove, Will Ferrell, Selena Gomez, Big Time Rush, Jack Black, Victoria Justice, Steve Carell, Cameron Diaz and More!

Santa Monica, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2011) – Always unpredictable and full of surprises, actor/comedian Jack Black will take viewers on a wild ride as he returns to host Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards, premiering live on Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast).  Back by popular demand, Black, who will star in the upcoming film Kung Fu Panda 2, returns for the third time (2006 and 2008) to host the ultimate kid experience from the all-new venue, the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles. Honoring the hottest celebrities from music, TV, sports and film, viewers will embark on the most extreme, slime-tastic night to remember.

“Jack Black is the perfect mix of comedy, rock and star-power that will set the tone for an amazing show,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development. Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group and Executive Producer of the show. “Jack is always an exciting host because of his unpredictability, incredible comedic timing and ability to connect with our audience. We’re really excited to have him back.”

This year, first-time nominees rule the categories as Nickelodeon’s very own Big Time Rush nabbed two – one for Favorite TV Show (up against iCarly, The Suite Life on Deck and Wizards of Waverly Place), the other in the Favorite Music Group category (against Black Eyed Peas, Jonas Brothers and first-time nominee Lady Antebellum). Recording artist Train (nominated for “Hey, Soul Sister” in the Favorite Song category,) Bruno Mars (nominated for Favorite Male Singer) and Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks (nominated for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for Toy Story 3) also scored first-time nominations. Gold medal Olympian Lindsey Vonn made her debut in the Favorite Female Athlete category against Danica Patrick, Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

Viewers will also vote on who kicked the most butt in film this year as Jackie Chan (The Karate Kid), Steve Carell (Despicable Me), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2 and first-time nominee) and Will Ferrell (Megamind) compete for the Favorite Butt-Kicker award.

The animated movie categories are filled with star power as Cameron Diaz (Shrek Forever After), Eddie Murphy (Shrek Forever After), Tom Hanks (Toy Story 3) and Tim Allen (Toy Story 3) all received nominations for Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie.

In television, American Idol returns for its seventh nomination in Favorite Reality Show, up against America’s Funniest Home Videos, America’s Got Talent and Wipeout, while TV sidekicks battle it out as David Henrie, Jennette McCurdy, Noah Munck and Brenda Song compete for the Funniest Sidekick Category.

2011 KCA Nominees:

The complete list of nominees for Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards are:

TELEVISION

Favorite TV Show

  • Big Time Rush
  • iCarly
  • The Suite Life on Deck
  • Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite Reality Show

  • American Idol
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos
  • America’s Got Talent
  • Wipeout

Favorite TV Actor

  • Joe Jonas
  • Nick Jonas
  • Cole Sprouse
  • Dylan Sprouse

Favorite TV Actress

  • Miranda Cosgrove
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Selena Gomez
  • Victoria Justice

Funniest TV Sidekick

  • David Henrie
  • Jennette McCurdy
  • Noah Munck
  • Brenda Song

Favorite Cartoon

  • The Penguins of Madagascar
  • Phineas & Ferb
  • Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
SPORTS

Favorite Male Athlete

  • Peyton Manning
  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • Michael Phelps
  • Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete

  • Danica Patrick
  • Lindsey Vonn
  • Serena Williams
  • Venus Williams
FILM

Favorite Movie

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • The Karate Kid

Favorite Movie Actor

  • Jack Black (Gulliver’s Travels)
  • Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Tooth Fairy)
  • Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid)

Favorite Movie Actress

  • Miley Cyrus (The Last Song)
  • Ashley Judd (Tooth Fairy)
  • Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  • Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1)

Favorite Animated Movie

  • Despicable Me
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Toy Story 3

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

  • Tim Allen (Toy Story 3)
  • Cameron Diaz (Shrek Forever After)
  • Tom Hanks (Toy Story 3)
  • Eddie Murphy (Shrek Forever After)

Favorite Butt-Kicker

  • Steve Carell (Despicable Me)
  • Jackie Chan (The Karate Kid)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2)
  • Will Ferrell (Megamind)
MUSIC

Favorite Music Group

  • Big Time Rush
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Lady Antebellum

Favorite Male Singer

  • Justin Bieber
  • Bruno Mars
  • Jay-Z
  • Usher

Favorite Female Singer

  • Miley Cyrus
  • Selena Gomez
  • Katy Perry
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Song

  • “Baby” (by Justin Bieber, featuring Ludacris)
  • “California Gurls” (by Katy Perry, featuring Snoop Dogg)
  • “Hey, Soul Sister” (by Train)
  • “Mine” (by Taylor Swift)
OTHER CATEGORIES

Favorite Book

  • Diary of Wimpy Kid series
  • Dork Diaries
  • Vampire Academy series
  • Witch and Wizard series

Favorite Videogame

  • Just Dance 2
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem

 

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