AT LONG LAST, THREE-TIME OSCAR® WINNER MERYL STREEP NOMINATED FOR COVETED NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE AWARD

Other First-Time Nominees Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Angelina Jolie, 5 Seconds of Summer, Channing Tatum, Meghan Trainor, Chris Pratt, Fifth Harmony, Jessie J, Liam Hemsworth, Imagine Dragons, Elle Fanning and Echosmith Join Fan Favorites Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez and More Nick Jonas to Host Live From The “Fabulous” Forum on Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

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Santa Monica, Calif. – (February 20, 2015) – Who will vie for the coveted blimp in a year marked by a slew of first-time celebrity nods? Fans have voiced their favorites as Nickelodeon announces the nominations for the 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. With four new categories added, this year’s new nominees include Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Angelina Jolie, 5 Seconds of Summer, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Meghan Trainor, Chris Pratt, Fifth Harmony, Echosmith, Jessie J, Liam Hemsworth, Elle Fanning, Imagine Dragons, Kira Kosdearin and Laura Marano. Kids also picked superstar nominees Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, OneRepublic, Hugh Jackman, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Ben Stiller, One Direction, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner, Maroon 5, Scarlett Johansson and more. Multi-talented singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas will host the celebration live on Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) from The “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Beginning Friday, Feb. 20, kids can cast their votes across 21 categories, including new additions Favorite Talent Competition Show, Favorite Family TV Show, Most Addicting Game and Favorite New Artist across all of Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick app on Android, iOS and Kindle. Users will be able to vote on Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using #KCA. Furthermore, fans can join in on the slime-fest by going to Nick.com/kca15, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, with hilarious videos, quizzes, photo galleries, weekly polls and get the latest KCA news on this year’s show and nominees. Superheroes dominated the movie categories this year with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past going head-to-head with five nominations each. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 webbed its nods for Favorite Movie, Emma Stone for Favorite Movie Actress, Andrew Garfield for Favorite Male Action Star and Jamie Foxx for Favorite Villain and Favorite Movie Actor. X-Men: Days of Future Past garnered nominations for Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Ellen Page who will battle it out for Favorite Female Action Star and Hugh Jackman for Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Male Action Star. Receiving four nominations are Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. and Maleficent whose star, Angelina Jolie, earned two nominations for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Villain. In the music categories, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea both scored three nominations. Taylor Swift will go up against Ariana Grande for Favorite Female Singer, while Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor duel for Favorite New Artist. Favorite Male Singer Justin Timberlake returns to defend his title against Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton and Bruno Mars. In television, The Big Bang Theory competes against Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, Modern Family, Gotham and The Flash in the Favorite Family TV Show category, while Favorite Talent Competition Show puts giants American Idol and The Voice against America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Next Top Model. The 2015 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will roll out in international markets within hours of airing live in the United States, Canada and Australia, giving kids around the globe the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show. Voting for the 2015 KCAs will span six continents across 19 localized voting sites in addition to Twitter hashtag voting (#KCA) giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition, General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, Gogurt® & Fruit Snacks, Hasbro DohVinci, and Walmart. Associate sponsors are Bounty®, Capri Sun, McDonald’s®, Nintendo and Toyota. The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are (*new categories): Favorite Talent Competition Show* America’s Got Talent American Idol America’s Next Top Model Dancing with the Stars So You Think You Can Dance The Voice Favorite Family TV Show* Gotham Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Modern Family Once Upon a Time The Big Bang Theory The Flash Most Addicting Game* Angry Birds Transformers Candy Crush Saga Disney Infinity 2.0 Mario Kart 8 Minecraft Skylanders: Trap Team Favorite New Artist* 5 Seconds of Summer Echosmith Fifth Harmony Iggy Azalea Jessie J Meghan Trainor Favorite Kids TV Show Austin & Ally Dog with a Blog Every Witch Way Henry Danger Jessie Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Favorite TV Actor Benjamin Flores Jr. (The Haunted Hathaways) Charlie McDermott (The Middle) Grant Gustin (The Flash) Jack Griffo (The Thundermans) Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) Favorite TV Actress Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) Debby Ryan (Jessie) Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory) Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans) Laura Marano (Austin & Ally) Favorite Cartoon Adventure Time Phineas & Ferb SpongeBob SquarePants Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teen Titans Go! The Fairly OddParents Favorite Reality Show American Ninja Warrior Cupcake Wars Dance Moms MasterChef Junior Shark Tank Wipeout Favorite Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Maleficent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Transformers: Age of Extinction Favorite Villain Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) Cameron Diaz (Annie) Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1) Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy) Meryl Streep (Into the Woods) Favorite Movie Actor Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past) Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction) Steve Carell (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) Will Arnett (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Lego Movie) Favorite Movie Actress Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) Cameron Diaz (Annie) Elle Fanning (Maleficent) Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) Jennifer Garner (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Favorite Animated Movie Big Hero 6 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Penguins of Madagascar Rio 2 The Lego Movie The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Favorite Male Action Star Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending) Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past) Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1) Favorite Female Action Star Ellen Page (X-Men: Days of Future Past) Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) Halle Berry (X-Men: Days of Future Past) Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past) Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy) Favorite Music Group Coldplay Fall Out Boy Imagine Dragons Maroon 5 One Direction OneRepublic Favorite Male Singer Blake Shelton Bruno Mars Justin Timberlake Nick Jonas Pharrell Williams Sam Smith Favorite Female Singer Ariana Grande Beyoncé Katy Perry Nicki Minaj Selena Gomez Taylor Swift Favorite Song Of The Year “All About That Bass” (Meghan Trainor) “Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj) “Dark Horse” (Katy Perry feat. Juicy J) “Fancy” (Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX) “Problem” (Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea) “Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift) Favorite Book Diary of a Wimpy Kid series Divergent series The Heroes of Olympus series Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods The Fault in Our Stars The Maze Runner Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Jay Schmalholz, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Andrew Llinares are executive producers. Ben Thursby is co-executive producer. Nickelodeon, now in its 35th 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 20 consecutive years. 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