Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards means slime and blimps for celebrities

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards means slime and blimps for celebrities

Josh Duhamel will host the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles this evening. The show, which gives winners orange blimps to winners and dumps green slime on celebrities, is expected to attract tween favorites Taylor Swift and One Direction as attendees, and 350 million viewers in 25 languages.

Kids vote for the winners in categories encompassing television, film, music and sports, as well as for favorite book, video game and app. Nickelodeon reports that it has received more than 300 million votes from around the globe, a new record.

The show, in its 26th year, is televised live on Nickelodeon on Saturday, March 23 a 8 pm Eastern and it will also be live streamed on Kids vote for the winners, and this is a popular event on the tween scene.

For tween parents, it's a glimpse inside the pop culture universe of tweens, and a chance to talk with your tweens about what is popular, what they like and why. Pick a category and ask how they feel. It's also a great chance to talk about media, its influence and how it targets kids.

If your child isn't into the nominees or doesn't like any of those listed, have your own Kids' Choice Awards in your family or among your kids' friends. It can be very interesting to see what they list as their four favorites in the categories. You don't have to have all the categories, but even doing favorite book, movie, athlete and song is a well-rounded look into their world. While they may not let on, your kids will appreciate parents taking an interest in what they like.

The 2013 Kids' Choice Awards nominees are listed below. (Post Updated: Winners of the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards are in bold.)

Favorite TV ShowGood_Luck_Charlie_cast

Good Luck Charlie



Wizards of Waverly Place


Favorite Reality Showamericas-got-talent

America’s Got Talent

American Idol

The Voice



Favorite CartoonTomandJerryTitleCardc

The Fairly OddParents

Phineas and Ferb

SpongeBob SquarePants

Tom and Jerry


Favorite TV Actorcarlos-pena

Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place)

Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin)

Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)

Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush)


Favorite TV Actressselena-gomez

Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly)

Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)

Victoria Justice (Victorious)

Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie)


Favorite Moviespiderman

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Avengers

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

The Hunger Games


Favorite Movie Actorzachary-gordon

Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows)

Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man)

Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days)

Will Smith (Men in Black 3)


Favorite Movie Actressjennifer-lawrence-hunger-games

Vanessa Hudgens (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)

Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2)


Favorite Animated Moviebrave


Ice Age: Continental Drift

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Wreck-It Ralph



Favorite Voice from an Animated Movielorax

Chris Rock (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted)

Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania)

Ben Stiller (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted)

Taylor Swift (The Lorax)


Favorite Male ButtkickerRobert_Downey,_Jr._2012

Robert Downey Jr. (The Avengers)

Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man)

Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers)

Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)


Favorite Female Buttkickerscarlett-johanssen

Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)

Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)


Favorite Music GroupMaroon-5.jpg

Big Time Rush

Bon Jovi

Maroon 5

One Direction



Favorite Male SingerJustin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Bruno Mars

Blake Shelton



Favorite Female Singeradele


Katy Perry


Taylor Swift



Favorite Song

“Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen)

“Gangnam Style” (PSY)

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Taylor Swift)

“What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)


Favorite Male AthleteMichael-Phelps

LeBron James

Michael Phelps

Tim Tebow

Shaun White


Favorite Female AthleteSerena_Williams

Gabrielle Douglas

Danica Patrick

Serena Williams

Venus Williams


Favorite Villainjulia-roberts-mirror-mirror

Reed Alexander (iCarly)

Simon Cowell (The X Factor)

Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)

Julia Roberts (Mirror Mirror)


Favorite Bookharrypotterbook

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Harry Potter series

The Hunger Games series

Magic Tree House series


Favorite Videogame250px-Mario_Kart_7_box_art

Just Dance 4

Mario Kart 7

Skylanders Giants

Wii Sports


Favorite Appfruit-ninja

Angry Birds

Fruit Ninja


Temple Run


Hope you enjoy the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards if you're tuning in and that your and your tweens' favorites take home the blimp.

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