Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards broadcast live to Aussie and Kiwi viewers from Los Angeles’ legendary “Fabulous” Forum over the weekend.
In a world-first, Rebel Wilson was awarded the Australian Honorary Big Kid award, which celebrates role models who encourage kids to be themselves and to be proud of their individuality.
“Kids in Australia and New Zealand, I love you, and as your honorary big kid and now rebel commander, I command you guys to get out there, get crazy messy and have the most wild fun you can,” Rebel said on receiving her award.
Adele, Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Bieber, Sofia Vergara, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Zendaya, The Voice, SpongeBob SquarePants, Fifth Harmony and more were among others who won coveted orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards. Hosted by country music superstar and coach on NBC’s The Voice, Blake Shelton, the awards were broadcast from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California, where kids celebrated the best of everything they love in pop culture.
This year’s festivities kicked off with Shelton getting hosting pep talks from celebrity friends including Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Chewbacca and BB-8. After being alerted that the Stormtroopers were trying to take over the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, Shelton jumped into action and battled his way onto the show stage via a super-charged chair from The Voice.
During the show, singer-songwriter Charlie Puth and hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa performed a medley of “One Call Away” and “See You Again,” right before taking home the blimp for Favourite Collaboration. Rapper Silento appeared the night of Kids’ Choice Awards to sing his mega-hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” and DNCE closed the show with a performance of their chart-topping single “Cake by the Ocean” that culminated with an ultimate slime dousing of the audience.
The 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards proved to be a mega slime fest, from kids in the audience awarding Shelton with an epic finale sliming, to Jace Norman dumping a bucket of green goo on John Stamos, to Fifth Harmony getting drenched after their win for Favourite Music Group, and Shelton welcoming Jason Sudeikis and Josh Gad to the green side.
Additional celebrities in attendance included: Robert Downey Jr., Amy Poehler, Rob Gronkowski, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Heidi Klum, Keke Palmer, Anthony Anderson, John Stamos, Chloe Bennet, Buddy Valastro, Sarah Hyland, Dove Cameron, Grant Gustin, Laura Marano, Zendaya, Will Arnett, Debby Ryan, and cast members from Dance Moms, plus stars of Nick’s hit series Game Shakers (Kel Mitchell, Benjamin Flores Jr., Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Thomas Kuc) and The Thundermans (Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin).
In addition to the live votes, Nick’s digital platforms offered games and exclusive real-time updates with photos and videos from the Orange Carpet and backstage. From Facebook to Snapchat and everything in between, Nickelodeon’s social channels captured all of the best snaps, memes, GIFs, videos and pics from the night. Fans can go to Nick.com or the Nick App to relive all of their favourite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show and flipping through live event pictures.
Kids and families cast votes in 22 categories, including two new ones, Favourite Cooking Show and Favourite Collaboration. Fans were able to vote for their top picks across all of Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick app and on iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and select Android devices plus Twitter using #KCA.
AUSSIE AND KIWI CATEGORIES
Favourite Pop Sensation
5 Seconds of Summer (AUS)
Favourite Sports Star
Kayla Cullen (NZ)
Favourite Sports Team
Australian Diamonds (AUS)
Favourite Old Fart**
Scott Cam (AUS)
**Nickelodeon specifies that anyone over the age of 25 is considered an Old Fart according to our extensive research* into all things kids! …however not from our research… just from the word on the playground!
Favourite Social Media Star
Troye Sivan (AUS)
Favourite TV Show
Favourite Family TV Show
Favourite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show
Ross Lynch – Austin Moon, Austin & Ally
Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show
Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Favourite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show
Zendaya – K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover
Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show
Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family
Favourite Talent Competition Show
Favourite Cooking Show
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Favourite Movie Actor
Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy’s Home
Favourite Movie Actress
Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Favourite Animated Movie
Hotel Transylvania 2
Favourite Voice From an Animated Movie
Amy Poehler – Joy, Inside Out
Favourite Music Group
Favourite Male Singer
Favourite Female Singer
Favourite Song Of The Year
“Hello” – Adele
Favourite New Artist
“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series
Favourite Video Game
Just Dance 2016