Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actor/producer Mark Wahlberg will host this year’s ultimate kid experience, Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards premiering on Wednesday, April 2 at 4PM. The eminent slime-tastic night will return to the University of Southern California’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 take the stage 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 IneTreatment. 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 this year, as they get to vote for their favorite actors, shows, movies, and musicians in all new ways. Viewers can also log on to kca.nick-asia.com 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.
Last year, Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards was a slime-tastic extravaganza where 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 Preshow).
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. Voting for the 2014 KCAs will span six continents across 17 localized voting sites, giving kids everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp