AFRICAN KIDS GET INVOLVED IN NICKELODEON’S 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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Nickelodeon recently announced the nominees for the milestone 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA), helmed by international superstar Will Smith and taking place in Los Angeles’ Galen Center on Saturday, 31 March 2012. The show premieres on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) on 3rd April at 18:00 CAT.

A star-studded line-up will be vying for the coveted Kids’ Choice Blimps at this year’s show, as kids honour their favourites spanning the worlds of film, music, TV and sports, including Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Jack Black, Ty Burrell, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Victoria Justice, Bruno Mars, Taylor Lautner, Danica Patrick, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, LMFAO, Taylor Swift, Daniel Radcliffe, Sophia Vergara, Adam Sandler and Kristen Stewart.

Beginning March 1, kids will be able to cast their votes in 20 total categories across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets, including www.2012KCA.com as well as Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. For the first time ever, kids in Africa can cast their votes for their favourites by logging on to www.2012KCA.com!

Wizards, Smurfs and martial arts panda dominated the movie categories, with the Harry Potter franchise conjuring up top nods with four nominations for Favourite Movie, Favourite Book (the Harry Potter series), Daniel Radcliffe for Favourite Movie Actor and Emma Watson for Favourite Movie Actress. The Smurfs nabbed three nominations, including Favourite Movie, Sofia Vergara for Favourite Movie Actress and Katy Perry for Favourite Voice in an Animated Movie. The mega-hit Kung Fu Panda franchise ate up nominations for Favourite Movie, Favourite Cartoon and Jack Black for Favourite Voice in an Animated Movie.

This year’s dual nods include The Muppets for Favourite Movie and Amy Adams for Favourite Movie Actress and the Twilight franchise for Favourite Book (the Twilight series) and Kristen Stewart for Favourite Movie Actress. In the music categories, international superstars LMFAO, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift go head-to-head, all receiving two nods for Favourite Group/Female Singer and Favourite Song.

In television, the stars of Nickelodeon’s hit comedy iCarly – Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor – duke it out as they dominate the Funniest TV Sidekick category. Additionally, American Idol grabs its eighth nomination for Favourite Reality Show up against returning contenders, America’s Funniest Home Videos, America’s Got Talent and Wipeout.

Check out the complete Nominees list.

TELEVISION

Favourite TV Show
Good Luck Charlie
iCarly
Victorious
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favourite Reality Show
American Idol
America’s Funniest Home Videos
America’s Got Talent
Wipeout

Favourite TV Actor
Tim Allen
Ty Burrell
Alex Heartman
Jake Short

Favourite TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove
Selena Gomez
Victoria Justice
Bridgit Mendler

Funniest TV Sidekick
Nathan Kress
Jennette McCurdy
Jennifer Stone
Jerry Trainor

Favourite Cartoon
Kung Fu Panda
Phineas & Ferb
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated
SpongeBob SquarePants

SPORTS

Favourite Male Athlete
Derek Jeter
Michael Phelps
Tim Tebow
Shaun White

Favourite Female Athlete
Kelly Clark
Danica Patrick
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

FILM

Favourite Movie
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The Muppets
The Smurfs

Favourite Movie Actor
Jim Carrey (Mr. Popper’s Penguins)
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2)
Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill)

Favourite Movie Actress
Amy Adams (The Muppets)
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)
Sofia Vergara (The Smurfs)
Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2)

Favourite Animated Movie
Cars 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rio

Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie
Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots)
Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda 2)
Johnny Depp (Rango)
Katy Perry (The Smurfs)

MUSIC

Favourite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Black Eyed Peas
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO

Favourite Male Singer
Justin Bieber
Toby Keith
Bruno Mars
Usher

Favourite Female Singer
Lady Gaga
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Favourite Song
Born this Way (by Lady Gaga)
Firework (by Katy Perry)
Party Rock Anthem (by LMFAO)
Sparks Fly (by Taylor Swift)

OTHER CATEGORIES

Favourite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
Hunger Games series
Twilight series

Favourite Videogame
Just Dance 3
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Mario Kart 7
Super Mario Galaxy

Favourite Buttkicker
Jessica Alba
Tom Cruise
Kelly Kelly
Taylor Lautner

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