• 5SOS slimed during finale performance (top)
Angelina Jolie Pitt, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, One Direction, Selena Gomez, SpongeBob SquarePants, Fifth Harmony, The Voice and Austin & Ally were among this year’s fan favorites, winning orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on the weekend. Hosted by recording artist/actor and kids’ pick for Favorite Male Singer Nick Jonas, the awards were broadcast from Los Angeles’ legendary Forum, where kids celebrated their favourites from the worlds of film, music, television and more. Kids from around the world cast more than 500 million votes, a record-breaking tally.
In an epic finale, Aussie pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer’s powerful performance of “What I Like About You” literally blew out the slime-filled speakers, flooding the stage with thousands of gallons of slime.
This year’s Kids’ Choice Awards proved to be as messy as ever, from Jennifer Lopez presenting Jonas with his award and a surprise sliming; to the Favorite Family TV Show stars of Modern Family getting doused in goo; Jonas chugging a mug of slime in a “Dare or Dare” slime challenge; and a backstage pie fight between Chris Pratt and the cast of Henry Danger.
Kids and families paid tribute to their favourites by casting votes in 21 categories, from February 20-March 28, including the newly introduced Favourite Talent Competition Show, Favourite Family TV Show, Most Addicting Game and Favourite New Artist. Fans were able to vote for their favourites across all of Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com; the Nick App on Android, iOS and Kindle; and through Twitter using #KCA.
The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Liam Hemsworth, Chris Rock, Zendaya, Echosmith, Josh Gad, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Grant Gustin, Debby Ryan, Chloe Bennet, Fifth Harmony, Joe Jonas, Nick Cannon, Shawn Mendes, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kevin James, Mo’ne Davis, Skylar Diggins, Ross Lynch, Quvenzhané Wallis, Meghan Trainor, Jennette McCurdy, Laura Marano, Katherine Herzer, Jennette McCurdy and Bethany Mota, plus cast members from The Haunted Hathaways, Instant Mom, SpongeBob SquarePants, and many others.
Nickelodeon upped the digital presence during the 28th 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 a live stream of the broadcast, allowing kids and families everywhere to be a part of the night’s festivities. Additionally, Nick Digital platforms offered exclusive real-time updates and photos from the carpet and backstage.
Users were also able to participate in this year’s live vote to determine which Nick cast would go through the first-ever human slime car wash! Fans can relive their favourite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show and flipping through orange carpet, live event and performance photo recaps. The app and website feature clips and photos from past Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards shows, along with promotional spots, original video, information about Nick Jonas, nominees, quizzes, and a KCA-themed game.
The following are Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards winners:
Favorite Kids TV Show
Austin & Ally
Favorite TV Actor
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)
Favorite TV Actress
Laura Marano (Austin & Ally)
Favorite Reality Show
Favorite Talent Competition Show
Favorite Family TV Show
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Angelina Jolie Pitt (Maleficent)
Favorite Movie Actor
Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)
Favorite Movie Actress
Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Favorite Animated Movie
Big Hero 6
Favorite Male Action Star
Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)
Favorite Female Action Star
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Favorite Music Group
Favorite Male Singer
Favorite Female Singer
Favorite Song Of The Year
“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)
Favorite New Artist
Most Addicting Game
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series