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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

BRITISH TALENT NOMINATED: COLDPLAY, DAISY RIDLEY, ED SHEERAN, HARRY STYLES, MILLIE BOBBY BROWN AND THE VAMPS

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 show, airing on Sunday 25th March at 10:30am on Nickelodeon.

Share it: #KCA and @NickelodeonUK 

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 Sunday 25th March at 10:30am on Nickelodeon.

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 favourite 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.

The presenting international sponsor for the 2018 Nickelodeon’s Kids' Choice Awards is Heelys.

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

GLOBAL NOMINEES
FILM: (Voting for the film categories begin today, 26th February)

Favourite 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

Favourite 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)

Favourite 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)

Favourite 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 5th March)

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

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

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

Favourite 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

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

Favourite 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 12th March)

Favourite 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

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

Favourite 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)

Favourite 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, 19th March)

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

Favourite Funny YouTube Creator
Alex Wassabi
DanTDM
Dude Perfect
Liza Koshy
Markiplier
Miranda Sings

Favourite 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. 

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Contacts:
Ariana Urbont (Nickelodeon US)                    
+310-752-8079            
ariana.urbont@nick.com

Jazz Chappell (Nickelodeon UK)
0203 580 3122
Jazz.Chappell@nickelodeon.co.uk


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