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NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES 2017 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

UK STARS LITTLE MIX, CALVIN HARRIS, IDRIS ELBA AND HENRY CAVILL ALL UP FOR NOMINATIONS

Voting begins today with nine all-new categories

Kids’ Choice Awards premiere on Nickelodeon UK Sunday 12th March at 10:00am

London, 2nd February, 2017 - 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’ favourites from across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture, this year’s all-star list of nominations include:  Little Mix, Calvin Harris, Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck,  Daya, Chris Evans, Megan Fox, Lukas Graham, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Bruno Mars, Melissa McCarthy, The Chainsmokers, Justin Timberlake and more. Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards airs live in the US on Saturday 11th March followed by the UK premiere on Sunday, 12th March, from 10:00am to 11:30 am (encore from 5:30pm to 7:00pm).

Highly regarded as an unpredictable, celebrity-filled mess-fest, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards this year features nine new categories guaranteed to be unique to this awards season, like “Favourite Frenemies,” “Most Wanted Pet” and  “#Squad.”

Starting today, fans can cast their votes across 28 categories on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including kca2017.nick.com and Nick Play available on iOS and Android. Users will also be able to vote through Twitter and Facebook. Fans can join in on the slime-filled action by going to kca2017.nick.com, the official UK 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.

The presenting international sponsor of the Kids’ Choice Awards 2017 is Heelys.

Older fans can stay up to date with Kids’ Choice Awards news by liking Nickelodeon on Facebook and following @NickelodeonUK on Twitter and Instagram

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

TELEVISION:

Favourite TV Show – Kids’ Show
Game Shakers
Girl Meets World
Henry Danger
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
The Thundermans

Favourite TV Show – Family Show
Big Bang Theory
Black-ish
Fuller House
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Supergirl
The Flash

Favourite Reality Show
America’s Funniest Home Videos
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Paradise Run
Shark Tank
The Voice

Favourite Cartoon
ALVINNN!!! And The Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Loud House

Favourite 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)

Favourite 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:

Favourite 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

Favourite 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)

Favourite 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)

Favourite Animated Movie
Finding Dory
Moana
Sing
The Secret Life of Pets
Trolls
Zootopia

Favourite 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)

Favourite 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)

Favourite 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)

Favourite Frenemies*
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 War - Chris 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:

Favourite Music Group
The Chainsmokers
Fifth Harmony
Maroon 5
OneRepublic
Pentatonix
Twenty One Pilots

Favourite Male Singer
Drake
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Justin Timberlake
The Weeknd

Favourite Female Singer
Adele
Beyoncé
Ariana Grande
Selena Gomez
Rihanna
Meghan Trainor

Favourite 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

Favourite New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Daya
Lukas Graham
Solange
Rae Sremmurd
Hailee Steinfeld
Twenty One Pilots

Favourite 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

Favourite DJ/EDM Artist*
Martin Garrix
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
Skrillex
DJ Snake
Zedd

Favourite Soundtrack*
Hamilton
Me Before You
Moana
Sing
Suicide Squad
Trolls

Favourite Viral Music Artist*
Tiffany Alvord
Matty B
Carson Lueders
Johnny Orlando
Jacob Sartorius
JoJo Siwa  

Favourite 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:

Favourite 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. 

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