Kids' Choice Awards 2012 Nominees
TOM CRUISE, LADY GAGA, TIM TEBOW, JOHNNY DEPP, BIG TIME RUSH, DANIEL RADCLIFFE AND OTHER TOP STARS RECEIVE NOMINATIONS FOR NICKELODEON’S 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS HOSTED BY MEGA-STAR WILL SMITH
INAUGURAL “FAVOURITE AUSSIE SUPERSTAR” NOMINEES INCLUDE HUGH JACKMAN, CHRIS HEMSWORTH, MIRANDA KERR & CODY SIMPSON
Katy Perry, LMFAO and Taylor Swift Score Multiple Nominations;
Bruno Mars, Kristen Stewart, Justin Bieber, Miranda Cosgrove and Sofia Vergara Also Nominated
TELECAST FAST-TRACKED IN NEW ZEALAND, SUNDAY APRIL 1 AT 6.30PM
Los Angeles; Auckland – February 17, 2012 – Nickelodeon announced the nominees for the milestone 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, helmed by international superstar Will Smith in Los Angeles and fast-tracked within hours to broadcast in New Zealand on Sunday April 1 at 6.30pm on Nickelodeon. 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, Daniel Radcliffe, 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 2012KCA.com, Nick Mobile app as well as Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Wizards, Smurfs and a 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.
For the first time ever, Aussie stars will shine brightly on the U.S. stage as Nick Australia will produce a local award category to be broadcast in Australia as part of the U.S. show: Favourite Aussie Superstar. The nominees for Favourite Aussie Superstar have been revealed today as Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, Miranda Kerr and Cody Simpson.
The complete list of nominees for Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is as follows:
Favourite TV Show
Good Luck Charlie
Wizards of Waverly Place
Favourite Reality Show
America’s Funniest Home Videos
America’s Got Talent
Favourite TV Actor
Favourite TV Actress
Funniest TV Sidekick
Kung Fu Panda
Phineas & Ferb
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated
Favourite Male Athlete
Favourite Female Athlete
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
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
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie
Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots)
Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda 2)
Johnny Depp (Rango)
Katy Perry (The Smurfs)
Favourite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Black Eyed Peas
Favourite Male Singer
Favourite Female Singer
Born this Way (by Lady Gaga)
Firework (by Katy Perry)
Party Rock Anthem (by LMFAO)
Sparks Fly (by Taylor Swift)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
Hunger Games series
Just Dance 3
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Mario Kart 7
Super Mario Galaxy
Favourite Aussie Superstar
In addition to 2012KCA.com, fans can vote for their Favourite stars beginning Mar. 1 using a Facebook application that will live on the Nickelodeon Facebook page. Users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and, for the first time ever, the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into Facebook wall posts. Also new this year, fans will be able to vote for their Favourite nominees on Twitter through the use of custom hash tags.
This year, kids not only pick the winners, but they get to help host Will Smith pull off the greatest slime event in KCA history. Through a brand-new iPad, iPhone and iPod app, and the KCA website, kids need to find slime hidden throughout the photo galleries, news, and videos. If kids collect enough slime, Will Smith will pull off the biggest slime event ever in this year’s show. Aided by weekly mission videos featuring Jennette McCurdy, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress, kids will have the chance to earn digital rewards and move up the slime operative ranks.
Leading up to the show, the apps and website will also feature daily KCA news, an exclusive weekly video update hosted by Zach Sang, photo galleries and videos from past KCAs, behind the scenes video of this year’s preparations, and dedicated information pages on the host and nominees. In addition, the entire Orange Carpet pre-show will be streamed live through the apps and website, followed by a live backstage companion stream during the main show.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is more global than ever in 2012, seen in over 300 million households around the world. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out in additional international markets, providing kids around the world the opportunity to
tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. Voting for the 2012 KCAs will span over six continents across 15 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.
The international sponsor of the 2012 KCAs broadcast is The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and the Australian sponsor is Bratz.
Nickelodeon’s 25thAnnual 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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