Nickelodeon Announces 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations

Nickelodeon Announces 2017 Kids' Choice Awards NominationsNickelodeon Announces 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Kevin Hart and Justin Timberlake Earn Most Nods across 28 Categories

Voting Began Today, Thursday, Feb. 2, with WWE Superstar John Cena Hosting Show, Live on Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nickelodeon today announced the nominees for the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, the only live event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed. Celebrating kids’ favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture, this year’s all-star list of nominations include: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Daya, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Megan Fox, Lukas Graham, Kevin Hart, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Jones, Anna Kendrick, Bruno Mars, Melissa McCarthy, JoJo Siwa, The Chainsmokers, Justin Timberlake, Twenty One Pilots and more.

Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards Air Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Highly regarded as an unpredictable, celebrity-filled mess-fest, Kids’ Choice Awards this year features nine new categories guaranteed to be unique to this awards season, like “Favorite Frenemies,” “Most Wanted Pet” and “#Squad.” Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards airs live on Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles.

Beginning today, kids can cast their votes across 28 categories with a brand-new voting experience on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick app on iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and Android devices. Users will also be able to vote through Twitter and Facebook using special KCA hashtags and the hashtag of their favorite nominee. Fans also can join in on the slime-fest by going to Nick.com/kca17, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, the KCA Creator game, quizzes and pictures, and to get the latest KCA news on this year’s show, nominees and attendees.

In television, kids will have the opportunity to vote for first-time nominees, Black-ish, Fuller House, Supergirl, Paradise Run and The Loud House, along with their choice between America’s Got Talent, Shark Tank, The Voice, America’s Funniest Home Videos and American Ninja Warrior for “Favorite Reality Show.” Nickelodeon’s Jace Norman was nominated for “Favorite Male TV Star” in Henry Danger and Breanna Yde is up for “Favorite Female TV Star” in School of Rock. Additionally, in the “Favorite Cartoon” category, kids will choose between ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teen Titans Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Amazing World of Gumball and The Loud House.

Stars will vie for the blimp across ten music categories, with Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Twenty One Pilots topping the list with four nominations each. After ruling the Billboard and iTunes charts, The Chainsmokers make their Kids’ Choice Awards nominee debut with two nods for “Favorite Music Group” and “Favorite New Artist.” Adele, Beyoncé, Meghan Trainor and Fifth Harmony also garnered two nominations each, while internet sensations Carson Lueders, Jacob Sartorius, Johnny Orlando, JoJo Siwa, Matty B and Tiffany Alvord battle it out in the new category of “Favorite Viral Music Artist.” For the first time ever, the KCAs will also feature a new music category for “Favorite Global Music Star,” which features six artists from around the world battling it out for the honor of a blimp.

Superheroes, trolls and turtles dominated the movie categories with Captain America: Civil War, conjuring up top affirmations with eight nominations. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice followed closely behind with seven, while Ghostbusters and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story garnered five each. Stars receiving first time nods in the film category include, Justin Timberlake for “Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie” in Trolls (bringing his total nominations to seven), Kristen Wiig for “Favorite Movie Actress” in Ghostbusters, and Felicity Jones for “Favorite Butt-Kicker” in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Kevin Hart makes a double appearance in the new category “BFF’s (Best Friends Forever),” nominated for Central Intelligence and Ride Along 2 bringing his total 2017 KCA nominations to six.

While this will be Cena’s first time hosting the global show, he is beloved worldwide by the Nickelodeon family, having previously hosted Australia’s Kids’ Choice Awards in 2008, as well as undergoing a sliming at the first UK Kids’ Choice Awards in 2007.

Sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards include Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, Crest®, Hot Wheels®, Nintendo, Skechers®, Toyota and Walmart.

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The nominees and categories for Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards are (*new categories):

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show – Kids’ Show

Game Shakers

Girl Meets World

Henry Danger

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

The Thundermans

Favorite TV Show – Family Show

Big Bang Theory

Black-ish

Fuller House

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Supergirl

The Flash

Favorite Reality Show

America’s Funniest Home Videos

America’s Got Talent

American Ninja Warrior

Paradise Run

Shark Tank

The Voice

Favorite Cartoon

ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks

SpongeBob SquarePants

Teen Titans Go!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Amazing World of Gumball

The Loud House

Favorite Male TV Star

Benjamin Flores Jr. (Triple G, Game Shakers)

Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)

Jack Griffo (Max, The Thundermans)

Jace Norman (Henry, Henry Danger)

Casey Simpson (Ricky, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)

Tyrel Jackson Williams (Leo, Lab Rats)

Favorite Female TV Star

Rowan Blanchard (Riley, Girl Meets World)

Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie, Liv and Maddie)

Lizzy Greene (Dawn, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)

Kira Kosarin (Phoebe, The Thundermans)

Breanna Yde (Tomika, School of Rock)

Zendaya (K.C., K.C. Undercover)

FILM:

Favorite Movie

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Captain America: Civil War

Ghostbusters

Pete’s Dragon

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Favorite Movie Actor

Ben Affleck (Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Will Arnett (Vernon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)

Henry Cavill (Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Captain America: Civil War)

Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)

Chris Hemsworth (Kevin, Ghostbusters)

Favorite Movie Actress

Amy Adams (Lois, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Megan Fox (April, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War)

Felicity Jones (Jyn, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Melissa McCarthy (Abby, Ghostbusters)

Kristen Wiig (Erin, Ghostbusters)

Favorite Animated Movie

Finding Dory

Moana

Sing

The Secret Life of Pets

Trolls

Zootopia

Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie

Ellen DeGeneres (Dory, Finding Dory)

Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets)

Dwayne Johnson (Maui, Moana)

Anna Kendrick (Poppy, Trolls)

Justin Timberlake (Branch, Trolls)

Reese Witherspoon (Rosita, Sing)

Favorite Villain

Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen, Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Idris Elba (Krall, Star Trek Beyond)

Will Ferrell (Mugatu, Zoolander 2)

Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets) *Note: animated

Charlize Theron (Ravenna, The Huntsman: Winter’s War)

Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Favorite Butt-Kicker

Ben Affleck (Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Henry Cavill (Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)

Chris Hemsworth (The Huntsman, The Huntsman: Winter’s War)

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War)

Felicity Jones (Jyn, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique, X-Men: Apocalypse)

Zoe Saldana (Lieutenant Uhura, Star Trek Beyond)

BFF’s (Best Friends Forever)*

Ruby Barnhill & Mark Rylance (Sophie/BFG, The BFG)

Kevin Hart & Dwayne Johnson (Bob/Calvin, Central Intelligence)

Kevin Hart & Ice Cube (Ben/James, Ride Along 2)

Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Captain Kirk/Spock, Star Trek Beyond)

Neel Sethi & Bill Murray (Mowgli/ Baloo, Jungle Book)

Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson (Derek/Hansel, Zoolander 2)

Favorite Frenemies*

Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake (Poppy/Branch, Trolls)

Ben Affleck & Henry Cavill (Batman/Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Chris Evans & Robert Downey Jr. (Captain America/Iron Man, Captain America: Civil War)

Ginnifer Goodwin & Jason Bateman (Judy/Nick, Zootopia)

Dwayne Johnson & Auli’I Cravalho (Moana/Maui, Moana)

Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake (Poppy/Branch, Trolls)

Charlize Theron & Emily Blunt (Ravenna/Freya, The Huntsman: Winter’s War)

Most Wanted Pet*

Baloo from The Jungle Book (Bill Murray)

Dory from Finding Dory (Ellen DeGeneres)

Po from Kung Fu Panda 3 (Jack Black)

Red from The Angry Birds Movie (Jason Sudeikis)

Rosita from Sing (Reese Witherspoon)

Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets (Kevin Hart)

#Squad*

Captain America: Civil WarChris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan,Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman

Finding Dory – Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Willem Dafoe, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy

Ghostbusters Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson

X-Men: Apocalypse – James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Ben Hardy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Olivia Munn

MUSIC:

Favorite Music Group

The Chainsmokers

Fifth Harmony

Maroon 5

OneRepublic

Pentatonix

Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Male Singer

Drake

Justin Bieber

Bruno Mars

Shawn Mendes

Justin Timberlake

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Singer

Adele

Beyoncé

Ariana Grande

Selena Gomez

Rihanna

Meghan Trainor

Favorite Song

24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

Heathens – Twenty One Pilots

Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele

Side to Side – Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj

Work from Home – Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign

Favorite New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Daya

Lukas Graham

Solange

Rae Sremmurd

Hailee Steinfeld

Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Music Video*

24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

Formation – Beyoncé

Juju On That Beat – Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall

Me Too – Meghan Trainor

Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots

Favorite DJ/EDM Artist*

Martin Garrix

Calvin Harris

Major Lazer

Skrillex

DJ Snake

Zedd

Favorite Soundtrack*

Hamilton

Me Before You

Moana

Sing

Suicide Squad

Trolls

Favorite Viral Music Artist*

Tiffany Alvord

Matty B

Carson Lueders

Johnny Orlando

Jacob Sartorius

JoJo Siwa

Favorite Global Music Star*

5 Seconds of Summer (Australia/New Zealand)

BIGBANG (Asia)

Bruno Mars (North America)

Little Mix (UK)

Shakira (South America)

Zara Larsson (Europe)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Video Game

Just Dance 2017

Lego Marvel’s Avengers

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Minecraft: Story Mode

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Pokémon Moon

Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.

About Nickelodeon

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