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Nickelodeon Unveils 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominees


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Nickelodeon Unveils 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominees
Roster of Nods Includes:
Chris Hemsworth, Adele, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Taylor Swift, Miranda Cosgrove, Bon Jovi, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice, Jennifer Lawrence, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, Julia Roberts, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller,
Venus and Serena Williams, and More

Beginning this Saturday 16th February, Kids Can Cast Their Votes on KCA2013.com
Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Hosted by Josh Duhamel
EVENT HELD LIVE IN LA, SATURDAY MARCH 23
TELECAST EXPRESS FROM THE U.S. - TO AIR IN NEW ZEALAND ON NICKELODEON,
SUNDAY MARCH 24 AT 6.00PM

February 15, 2013 – Nickelodeon fans have spoken! Voting their favourites in television, sports and film, kids everywhere have made their voices heard as the network announces the nominees for Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, airing in New Zealand on Sunday March 24, only on Nickelodeon. Vying for the sought-after blimp award are mega-stars from stage, screen and sports, including Adele, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Bon Jovi, Miranda Cosgrove, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice, Jennifer Lawrence, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, Julia Roberts, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, and Venus and Serena Williams. Hollywood’s biggest kid, Josh Duhamel, will be hosting the slime-bash, telecast live in the US from USC’s Galen Center from 8-9:30 pm ET/PT.

Beginning this Saturday, kids will be able to cast their votes in 22 categories across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets, including KCA2013.com and mobile site, as well as Nickelodeon Australia’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. Users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into Facebook wall posts.

It’s a fight to the cinematic finish as Kids' Choice Awards former host and winner Will Smith, Johnny Depp and newcomer Andrew Garfield nabbed nominations for Favourite Movie Actor: Smith for Men in Black 3, Depp for Dark Shadows and Garfield for The Amazing Spider-Man. Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson kicked butt with dual nominations for Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Female Butt-kicker, while The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hunger Games and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days are all up for Favourite Movie.

Australia’s Chris Hemsworth is up for Favourite Butt-Kicker for The Avengers, against fellow cast-mate Robert Downey, Jr., Andrew Garfield for The Amazing Spider-Man, and Dwayne Johnson for Journey 2: Mysterious Island.

In television, Miranda Cosgrove, Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice round out the Favourite TV Actress nominees, with iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place and 2012 KCA winner Victorious also competing for Favourite TV Show. First time nominees Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush), Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin), Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly) and Ross Lynch (Austin &Ally) were nommed for Favourite TV Actor.

Taylor Swift scored three nominations: one for Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie (The Lorax), Favourite Song (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”) and Favourite Female Singer. Last year’s Favourite Music Group, Big Time Rush made the list again, up against Maroon 5, Bon Jovi and One Direction, whose single “What Makes You Beautiful” is also nominated for Favourite Song.

New Zealand favourites Guy Sebastian, Reece Mastin and Justice Crew join Cody Simpson in the battle for a 2013 blimp trophy in the category of Aussie’s Fave Homegrown Act , one of five Aussie categories.

The complete list of nominees for Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards follows:

TELEVISION:

Favourite TV Show

Good Luck Charlie
iCarly
Victorious
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favourite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
American Idol
The Voice
Wipeout

Favourite Cartoon

The Fairly OddParents
Phineas and Ferb
SpongeBob SquarePants
Tom and Jerry

Favourite Male TV Star

Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin)
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)
Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush)

Favourite Female TV Star
Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly)
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Victoria Justice (Victorious)
Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie)

FILM:
Favourite Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
The Hunger Games

Favourite Movie Actor

Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows)
Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man)
Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days)
Will Smith (Men in Black 3)

Favourite Movie Actress

Vanessa Hudgens (Journey 2: Mysterious Island)
Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2)

Favourite Animated Movie
Brave
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Wreck-It Ralph

Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie
Chris Rock (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted)
Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania)
Ben Stiller (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted)
Taylor Swift (The Lorax)

Favourite Male Butt-kicker

Robert Downey, Jr. (The Avengers)
Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man)
Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers)
Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: Mysterious Island)

Favourite Female Butt-kicker
Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)

MUSIC:
Favourite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Bon Jovi
Maroon 5
One Direction

Favourite Male Singer
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Blake Shelton
Usher

Favourite Female Singer
Adele
Katy Perry
P!nk
Taylor Swift

Favourite Song
“Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Gangnam Style” (PSY)
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Taylor Swift)
“What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)

SPORTS:
Favourite Male Athlete
LeBron James
Michael Phelps
Tim Tebow
Shaun White

Favourite Female Athlete

Gabrielle Douglas
Danica Patrick
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
AUSSIE FAVES:
Aussie’s Fave Music Act:
One Direction
PSY
Carly Rae Jepson
Taylor Swift

Aussie’s Fave Homegrown Act:
Cody Simpson
Justice Crew
Reece Mastin
Guy Sebastian

Aussie’s Fave Nick Star*:
Jennette McCurdy (Sam)
Ariana Grande (Cat)
Lucas Cruikshank (Fred)
Victoria Justice (Tori)
*Presented on stage by Nickelodeon Australia hosts, Luke & Wyatt

Aussie’s Fave Song:
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
Gangnam Style – PSY
One Thing – One Direction
I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift

Aussie’s Fave Hottie:
Justin Bieber
Harry Styles (One Direction)
Victoria Justice
Selena Gomez


OTHER CATEGORIES:
Favourite Villain
Reed Alexander (iCarly)
Simon Cowell (The X Factor)
Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)
Julia Roberts (Mirror Mirror)

Favourite Book

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
The Hunger Games series
Magic Tree House series

Favourite Videogame
Just Dance 4
Mario Kart 7
Skylanders Giants
Wii Sports

Favourite App
Angry Birds
Fruit Ninja
Minecraft
Temple Run

Nickelodeon kicks off the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards digital experience on KCA2013.com. Fans are able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA.

Last year, Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards, hosted by Will Smith, ranked in the U.S. as basic cable’s top telecast for the week (March 26, 2012–April 1, 2012) with 6.2 million total viewers. The show also ranked as the week’s top telecast with kids and tweens on all TV. Votes were cast across Nick.com, Nick’s mobile site, brand-new iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps, an iPad-optimised site, an application on Nick’s Facebook page and via Twitter and custom hash tags.
The 2013 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350 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 2013 KCAs will span over six continents across 16 localised voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.
Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.


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