African kids to vote in Kids’ Choice Awards

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:32

Nickelodeon has 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 3 April at 6pm CAT.

A star-studded line-up will be vying for the coveted Kids’ Choice Blimps this year, as kids honour their favourites spanning the worlds of film, music, TV and sports. Beginning on 1 March, kids will be able to cast their votes in 20 total categories across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets, including as well as Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. For the first time ever, kids in Africa can also cast votes for their favourites on the website.

Wizards, Smurfs and a martial arts panda dominate the nominations in 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.

Other nominated stars include 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, Michael Phelps, Daniel Radcliffe and Adam Sandler.