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Nickelodeon Announces '2018 Kids’ Choice Awards' Nominations [Updated]

Update - Original Nickelodeon USA Press:

NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES 2018 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS


DWAYNE JOHNSON, GAL GADOT, BEYONCÉ, KEVIN HART, TAYLOR SWIFT, CAMILA CABELLO, LUIS FONSI, JACE NORMAN, SHAWN MENDES,


ZENDAYA, CHRIS PRATT, KHALID, COCO, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE AND MORE RECEIVE NODS


NICKELODEON STAR AND SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION JOJO SIWA SET TO PERFORM


Brand-New, Four-Week Voting Wave Kicks Off Today, Monday, Feb. 26;


WWE Superstar John Cena to Host Live Show on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)


Share it: #KCA @nickelodeon


BURBANK, Calif.,--Feb. 26, 2018--Nickelodeon today announced the superstar nominees and a one-of-a-kind performance for the highly-anticipated 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards. Celebrating kids’ favorites across movies, television, music and digital, this year’s nominees include: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Millie Bobby Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth, Ed Sheeran, Coco, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Wonder Woman, among others. WWE Superstar John Cena returns as host of Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.


Nickelodeon star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa will perform a medley of hits, including her triple-platinum smash “Boomerang,” with has garnered over 500 million views on YouTube.

Said Siwa, “I am so excited about this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Not only will I be performing for the first time at the KCA’s, but I am also super excited about my nomination for Favorite Musical YouTube Creator. Bring on the slime, I am soooooo ready!!”

Beginning today, Nickelodeon will roll out a brand-new, four-week voting wave, where new categories will be revealed each week leading up to the show. Kids can cast their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital site kidschoiceawards.com, using special KCA hashtags and the hashtag of their favorite nominee. In addition, kids will have the chance to influence the show in real time with all-new live votes.

Fans can go to kidschoiceawards.com, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, trivia, polls, word scrambles, and photos, and to get the latest KCA news on this year’s show, nominees and attendees.

Sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards include Barbie®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch ™, Lysol®, Swiffer®, Toyota and Walmart. The presenting international sponsor for the 2018 Nickelodeon’s Kids' Choice Awards is Heelys.

Stay up to date on all Kids’ Choice Awards news by liking Nickelodeon on Facebook and following @Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram.

The nominees and categories for Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards are (*new categories):

FILM: (Voting for the film categories begin today, Feb. 26)

Favorite Movie

Beauty and the Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Pitch Perfect 3
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
Wonder Woman

Favorite Movie Actor

Ben Affleck (Batman, Justice League)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Ragnarok)
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)
Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Will Ferrell (Brad, Daddy’s Home 2)

Favorite Movie Actress

Anna Kendrick (Beca, Pitch Perfect 3)
Daisy Ridley (Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Emma Watson (Belle, Beauty and the Beast)
Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman & Justice League)
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle, Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)

Favorite Animated Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Coco
Despicable Me 3
Ferdinand
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Emoji Movie
The Lego Batman Movie

MUSIC: (Voting for the music categories begin Monday, March 5)

Favorite Music Group

Coldplay
Fifth Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Male Artist

Bruno Mars
DJ Khaled
Ed Sheeran
Luis Fonsi
Kendrick Lamar
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Female Artist

Beyoncé
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
P!NK
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song

Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
I’m The One – DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
It Ain’t Me – Selena Gomez & Kygo
Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Thunder – Imagine Dragons

Favorite Breakout Artist

Alessia Cara
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Harry Styles
Khalid
Noah Cyrus

Favorite Global Music Star

Black Coffee (Africa)
BTS (Asia)
Lorde (Australia/New Zealand)
Maluma (South America)
Taylor Swift (North America)
The Vamps (UK)
Zara Larsson (Europe)

TELEVISION: (Voting for the television categories begin Monday, March 12)

Favorite TV Show

Fuller House
Henry Danger
K.C. Undercover
Saban’s Power Rangers Ninja Steel
Stranger Things
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
The Thundermans

Favorite Cartoon

ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Loud House
The Simpsons

Favorite TV Actor

Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead)
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)
Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger)
Jack Griffo (Max Thunderman, The Thundermans)
Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)
William Shewfelt (Brody Romero/Red Ninja Steel Ranger, Power Rangers Ninja Steel)

Favorite TV Actress

Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)
Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)
Kira Kosarin (Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans)
Lizzy Greene (Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)

OTHER CATEGORIES: (Voting begins Monday, March 19)

Favorite Video Game

Just Dance 2018
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Minecraft: Java Edition
Star Wars Battlefront II
Super Mario Odyssey

Favorite Funny YouTube Creator

Alex Wassabi
DanTDM
Dude Perfect
Liza Koshy
Markiplier
Miranda Sings

Favorite Musical YouTube Creator

Ayo & Teo
Jack & Jack
Jacob Sartorius
Johnny Orlando
JoJo Siwa
Why Don’t We

Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.

Media outlets can access photos and video for Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto Nickpress.com.

In addition to his hosting duties, Cena is also breaking new ground at Nickelodeon with two firsts: he will get into character by lending his voice to an original villain named Baron Draxum in the brand-new 2D animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, premiering late 2018; and he is executive producing the brand-new competition series, Keep It Spotless, where teams of kids go head-to-head in a battle to stay clean.

Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Additional categories:

Favorite Instagram Pet:
itsDougthePug
Jiffpom
Juniperfoxx
Nala_Cat
Realdiddykong
RealGrumpyCat

Favorite Dance Trend:
The Backpack Kid
The Lemon
The Milly Rock
The Rolex
The Shoot Dance
The Stir Fry

Original post:

Nickelodeon on Monday unveiled the nominees for its upcoming 2018 Kids' Choice Awards in a handful of categories!

Meanwhile, Nickelodeon star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa is set to perform during the show, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed!

Siwa, who also is nominated as favorite musical YouTuber, will perform a medley of hits, including her triple-platinum single "Boomerang," with has garnered more than 500 million views on YouTube. She'll perform surrounded by an oversized rainbow, giant colorful candies and inflatable ice cream cones.

"I am so excited about this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards," Siwa said. "Not only will I be performing for the first time at the KCAs, but I am also super excited about my nomination for favorite musical YouTuber. Bring on the slime, I am soooooo ready!"

The kids-voted awards show is set for Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m., airing live from the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Awards will be handed out in categories encompassing movies, television, music and digital. WWE superstar John Cena is returning as host.

Beginning Monday, Nickelodeon will roll out a brand-new, four-week voting wave, where new categories will be revealed each week leading up to the show. Kids can cast their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick App. In addition, kids will have the chance to influence the show in real time with new live votes.

Following is a partial list of nominees that will be updated as more categories are announced.

Voting in the TV categories begins March 12, while voting in the YouTubers categories begins March 19.

Favorite TV Actress

Candace Cameron-Bure (D.J. Tanner, Fuller House)
Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)
Kira Kosarin (Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans)
Lizzy Greene (Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)

Favorite TV Actor

Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead)
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)
Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger)
Jack Griffo (Max Thunderman, The Thundermans)
Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)
William Shewfelt (Brody Romero/Red Ranger, Power Rangers Ninja Steel)

Favorite Funny YouTube Creator

Alex Wassabi
Dan TDM
Dude Perfect
Liza Koshy
Markiplier
Miranda Sings

Favorite Musical YouTube Creator

Ayo & Teo
Jack & Jack
Jacob Sartorius
Johnny Orlando
JoJo Siwa
Why Don't We

Favorite Movie
Beauty and the Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Pitch Perfect 3
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
Wonder Woman

Favorite Movie Actor

Ben Affleck (Batman, Justice League)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor Ragnarok)
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / Star Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Will Ferrell (Brad, Daddy's Home 2)

Favorite Movie Actress

Anna Kendrick (Beca, Pitch Perfect 3)
Daisy Ridley (Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Emma Watson (Belle, Beauty and the Beast)
Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman & Justice League)
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler & MJ, The Greatest Showman & Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)

Favorite Animated Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Coco
Despicable Me 3
Ferdinand
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Emoji Movie
The Lego Batman Movie

Favorite TV Show

Fuller House
Henry Danger
K.C. Undercover
Power Rangers Ninja Steel
Stranger Things
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
The Thundermans

Favorite Breakout Artist
Alessia Cara
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Harry Styles
Khalid
Noah Cyrus

Favorite Music Group
Coldplay
Fifth Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Song

“Despacito" by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber
“Humble.” by Kendrick Lamar
“I’m the One” by DJ Khaled, featuring Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne
“It Ain’t Me,” by Selena Gomez & Kygo
“Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift
“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran
“That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
“Thunder” by Imagine Dragons

Favorite Global Musical Star

Taylor Swift (North America)
Black Coffee (Africa)
BTS (Asia)
Lorde (Australia/New Zealand)
Maluma (South America)
The Vamps (U.K.)
Zara Larsson (Europe)

Favorite Female Artist

Taylor Swift
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Pink
Demi Lovato
Beyoncé

Favorite Male Artist

Bruno Mars
DJ Khaled
Ed Sheeran
Luis Fonsi
Kendrick Lamar
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Cartoon

Alvin!!! And the Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Loud House
The Simpsons

Favorite Video Game

Just Dance 2018
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Minecraft: Java Edition
Star Wars Battlefront II
Super Mario Odyssey

Alessia Cara is already excited about her big nomination and gave the following statement to E! News:

"Thanks so much Kids' Choice Awards for nominating me this year. It's really cool to be considered, especially by a demographic that has been so supportive of my music"

Click HERE for a awesome video from the show's host, John Cena himself!

DJ Khaled is pumped about his nomination, and shared an exclusive clip with Billboard!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Announces '2018 Kids’ Choice Awards' Nominations!

Originally published: Monday, February 26, 2018
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