Johannesburg/Lagos/Nairobi, 2 February 2016: Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) today revealed the nominations for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, the ultimate fan celebration of the best of everything kids love in pop culture. The nominees reflect the entertainment that audiences see, play, listen to and read in droves, from movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2, to a host of television shows, music, gaming, books and more.
Highlights from this year’s list of nominees include Adele, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Chris Pratt, The Weeknd, John Boyega, One Direction, Sofia Vergara, Daisy Ridley, Chris Hemsworth, Nickelodeon’s very own Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Jace Norman and more, while a new African voting category sees recognition for bloggers Sylvia Kamau (Kenya), Aisha Baker (South Africa), Uche Eze (Nigeria) & Theodora Lee (South Africa).
The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards premieres across Africa on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and Nicktoons (DStv channel 308) at 16:30 CAT on Wednesday 16 March 2016. The presenting sponsor for the 2016 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is the brand new comedy blockbuster “KUNG FU PANDA 3”.
“The nominees are out now and I can’t wait to see who wins. We’ve got categories for everybody – TV, movies, video games, actors, singers, everything you can think of. It’s all in there. Make sure you get out there and vote, and we’ll see you at the show.” – Blake Shelton, Country music superstar and coach panelist on NBC’s The Voice
Voting is now open for all categories on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including kca.Nickelodeonafrica.com; fans will also be able to vote on Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed @NickelodeonAfrica using #Vote #KCA followed by the hashtag of their favourite nominee.
Multiple new categories have been added to this year’s show, including “Best Blogger” (Africa), “Favourite Collaboration” and “Favourite Cooking Show”.
Stiff competition ignites the television categories as last year’s Favourite Modern Family finds itself neck-and-neck with The Big Bang Theory, garnering four nominations each. Modern Family grabbed its nods for “Favourite Family TV Show”, Rico Rodriguez for “Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show”, while Sofia Vergara and Sarah Hyland battle it out for “Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show.” The Big Bang Theory is in contention with nominations for “Favourite Family TV Show,” Kaley Cuoco for “Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show” and Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki rivaling in the “Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show” title. Meanwhile, the new “Favourite Cooking Show” category heats up, pitting the popular MasterChef Junior and Chopped Junior against Hell’s Kitchen, Cake Boss, Cake Wars and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
The music categories, which span an eclectic mix of genres, finds vocal powerhouse Adele against Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran for “Favourite Song of the Year”, and new kids on the block, Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara competing for “Favourite New Artist”. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are all tied with three nominations each, while artists Drake, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar follow closely behind with two.
In the movie categories, Jennifer Lawrence will face off against Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Scarlett Johansson for “Favourite Movie Actress”, while Jurassic World, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens compete for the title of “Favourite Movie”.
To win an all-expenses paid trip to attend the KCAs please go to www.nickelodeonafrica.com/microsite/win-a-trip-to-the-2016kca/11qkuz
The nominees and categories for the 2016 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards are (*new categories):
Favourite Blogger (Africa)*
Sylvia Kamau (Kenya) – “Style by Silvia” – http://silvianjoki.com/
Aisha Baker (South Africa) – “Baked the Blog” – http://bakedtheblog.com/
Uche Eze (Nigeria) – “Bella Naija” – http://www.bellanaija.com/
Theodora Lee (South Africa) – “Theodora Lee” – http://www.theodoralee.com/ and/or https://www.youtube.com/theodora
Favourite TV Show
Austin & Ally
Girl Meets World
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Favourite Family TV Show
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Once Upon a Time
The Big Bang Theory
Favourite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show
Aidan Gallagher – Nicky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Casey Simpson – Ricky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Jace Norman – Henry Hart, Henry Danger
Jack Griffo – Max Thunderman, The Thundermans
Ross Lynch – Austin Moon, Austin & Ally
Tyrel Jackson Williams – Leo Dooley, Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show
Anthony Anderson – Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson, Black-ish
Ben McKenzie – James Gordon, Gotham
Grant Gustin – Barry Allen, The Flash
Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki – Leonard Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
Rico Rodriguez – Manny Delgado, Modern Family
Favourite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show
Debby Ryan – Jessie Prescott, Jessie
Dove Cameron – Liv Rooney, Liv and Maddie
Kira Kosarin – Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans
Laura Marano – Ally Dawson, Austin & Ally
Lizzy Greene – Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Zendaya – K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover
Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show
Chloe Bennet – Daisy “Skye” Johnson, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jennifer Morrison – Emma Swan, Once Upon a Time
Kaley Cuoco – Penny Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
Ming-Na Wen – Melinda May, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sarah Hyland – Haley Dunphy, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family
Favourite Talent Competition Show
America’s Got Talent
Dancing with the Stars
Favourite Cooking Show*
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
Phineas & Ferb
Teen Titans Go!
The Amazing World of Gumball
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Pitch Perfect 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Favourite Movie Actor
Chris Evans – Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chris Hemsworth – Thor, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chris Pratt – Owen, Jurassic World
John Boyega – Finn, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy’s Home
Favourite Movie Actress
Anna Kendrick – Beca, Pitch Perfect 2
Daisy Ridley – Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Lily James – Cinderella, Cinderella
Rebel Wilson – Fat Amy, Pitch Perfect 2
Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Favourite Animated Movie
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Hotel Transylvania 2
The Peanuts Movie
Favourite Voice From an Animated Movie
Amy Poehler – Joy, Inside Out
Jennifer Lopez – Lucy, Home
Jim Parsons – Oh, Home
Justin Long – Alvin, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Sandra Bullock – Scarlet Overkill, Minions
Selena Gomez– Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 2
Favourite Music Group
Fall Out Boy
Favourite Male Singer
Favourite Female Singer
Favourite Song Of The Year
Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Hello – Adele
Hotline Bling – Drake
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
Favourite New Artist
WALK THE MOON
Bad Blood – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz
Good For You – Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
Where Are Ü Now – Skrillex, Justin Bieber & Diplo
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know
The Hunger Games series
The Maze Runner series
Favourite Video Game
Disney Infinity 3.0
Just Dance 2016
Minecraft: Story Mode
Super Mario Maker
Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards will roll out in international markets within hours of airing live in the United States, Canada and Australia, giving kids around the globe the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show.
Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.
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