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. Once again, kids made their voices heard as the nominees for the 27th Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA) were announced. Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg will host this year’s event, live on Saturday, 29 March at 8pm from USC’s Galen Center. The show will premiere on Wednesday, 2 April at 4pm.
The star-studded lineup vying for the sought-after blimp include Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Katy Perry, One Direction, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and many more.
Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be a global event with localized international categories. Fans across Asia can join in the fun and support their regional artists by voting in the exclusive Favorite Asian Act category. Joining the list of nominees are four of Asia’s most popular music acts and first-time nominees: China’s G.E.M., Indonesia’s Coboy Junior, Malaysia’s Lisa Surihani and the Philippines’ very own Anne Curtis.
Kids can cast their votes in 23 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, all desktop and mobile devices and Nickelodeon’s Twitter page (@NickelodeonTV) where they can vote using custom KCA hashtags.
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 Mendler(Good Luck Charlie) and 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 willface-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.
Let your voice be heard and cast in your vote for Anne Curtis, the country’s bet this year. Take part in the biggest ever slime-fest and watch hilarious short form videos, take fun quizzes, browse through photo galleries, engage with weekly polls, and get the latest news on this year’s show and nominees by heading to nick.com/kca14 today!
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.
About 2014 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards
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.
The presenting international sponsor for the 2014 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is 20th Century Fox’s Rio 2.