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ONE DIRECTION, ZOE SUGG, RIXTON, ANT & DEC, AND PRINCE ESSEX
ALL WIN AT NICKELODEON'S KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS

Host Nick Jonas, 5 Seconds of Summer, Shawn Mendes, Diversity and Ant and Dec
All Doused with Slime

Kids Cast Record-Breaking 500 Million Votes Globally

Encore Broadcast of Star-Studded Awards at 6:30pm on Monday, 30th March on Nickelodeon

** For the EPK and still photos from Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, please visit: www.nickkcapress.com

London, 29th March 2015 6:40pm –  Global pop phenomenon, One Direction and the group’s legions of fans were recognised at 28th Annual Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. The group took home two blimps, winning Favourite Music Group in the international vote as well as UK Favourite Music Act. Devoted fans of the group, the Directioners, were also recognised as they won UK Favourite Fan Family.

Other UK winners at this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards included Rixton (UK Favourite Breakthrough) and Alexis Sánchez (UK Favourite Football Star). Zoella (Zoe Sugg) repeated her victory of last year, winning UK Favourite Vlogger for the second year in a row. In the new categories for the year, The Diamond Mine Cart, took the blimp for UK Favourite Tipster while pet of Joey Essex, Prince Essex, proved himself ‘the cat’s meow,’ by being voted UK Favourite Celebrity Animal.  Recognising their outstanding contribution to entertainment, Ant and Dec were awarded the honorary UK TV Legends Award. Fans that missed the premiere broadcast of the Awards this evening will have another chance to catch the slime and star-filled Awards Show when it encores at 6:30pm on Monday, 30th March. The Awards will air through the week on Nickelodeon and, for the very first time, on Channel 5 on Sunday, 5th April.

Hosted by recording artist/actor and kids’ pick for Favourite Male Singer Nick Jonas, the awards were broadcast from Los Angeles’ legendary “Fabulous” Forum, where kids celebrated their favourites from the worlds of film, music, television and more.  Kids from around the world cast more than 500 million votes, a record-breaking tally.

Multi-talented host Jonas opened the show with a stunning performance of his Billboard Top 10 smash, “Chains” and radio hit, “Jealous.”  Backed by tween-metal trio Unlocking the Truth, his theatrical set also featured a celeb-filled video montage, 3D elements and aerialists.  Hip-hop phenomenon Iggy Azalea was joined by Academy Award- and Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson onstage in a bold and dynamic rendition of their hit “Trouble.”  In the epic Awards finale, Aussie pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer’s powerful performance of “What I Like About You” literally blew out the slime-filled speakers, flooding the stage with thousands of gallons of slime.

This year’s Kids’ Choice Awards proved to be as messy as ever: from Diversity being caught in a slime shower in the Awards introduction to Jennifer Lopez presenting Jonas with his award and a surprise sliming. Backstage Chris Pratt and the cast of Nickelodeon show Henry Danger took each other on in a pie fight, while Ant and Dec were coated in the green goo by UK hosts Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely presented them with Nickelodeon’s first ever Kids’ Choice Award UK TV Legends honorary Award.

The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Liam Hemsworth, Chris Rock, Zendaya, Debby Ryan, Chloe Bennet, Fifth Harmony, Joe Jonas, Nick Cannon, Shawn Mendes, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kevin James, Mo’ne Davis, Skylar Diggins, Ross Lynch, Quvenzhané Wallis, Meghan Trainor, Jennette McCurdy plus cast members from The Haunted Hathaways, SpongeBob SquarePants, and many others.

Kids and families paid tribute to their favourites by casting across seven UK specific and additional international categories online, on The Nick App and via Twitter using the hashtag #KCA. Fans can catch up on all of the gossip from the slime-fest by going to kca.nick.co.uk, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, with hilarious videos, photo galleries, games and all of the latest KCA news on this year’s show.

The following are Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards winners (in bold):

UK Categories
UK Favourite Music Act
Ed Sheeran
Jessie J
Little Mix
One Direction

UK Favourite Celebrity Animal
Hot Lips (Lady Di, Eastenders)
Pippin & Percy (Zoella’s Guinea Pigs)
Prince Essex (Joey Essex’s Cat)
Pudsey the Dog

UK Favourite Football Star
Alexis Sánchez
Diego Costa
Raheem Sterling
Wayne Rooney

UK Favourite Tipster
The Diamond Mine Cart
Sean Thorne (Fun Kids Radio)
Spencer FC
Mr. Stampy Cat

UK Favourite Breakthrough
Ella Henderson
Ella Eyre
George Ezra
Rixton

UK Favourite Fan Family
Arianators
Directioners
Swifties
Vampettes

UK Favourite Vlogger
Zoella
Niomi Smart
Caspar Lee
Alfie Deyes

International Categories

Favourite Kids TV Show
Austin & Ally
Dog With a Blog
Every Witch Way
Henry Danger
Jesse
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Favourite TV Actor
Benjamin Flores Jr.
Charlie McDermott
Grant Gustin
Jack Griffo
Jim Parsons
Ross Lynch

Favourite TV Actress
Chloe Bennett
Debby Ryan
Jennifer Morrison
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
Kira Kosarin
Laura Marano

Favourite Cartoon
Adventure Time
Fairly Odd Parents
Phineas &Ferb
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teens Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Favourite Reality Show
American Ninja Warrior
Cupcake Wars
Dance Moms
Masterchef Jr.
Shark Tank
Wipeout

Favourite Talent Competition Show
American Idol
America’s Got Talent
Americas Next Top Model
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

Favourite Family TV Show
Big Bang Theory
Gotham
Marvel’s Agents of Shield
Modern Family
Once Upon A Time
The Flash

FILM:
Favourite Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy
Maleficent
The Amazing Spiderman 2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Favourite Villain
Angeline Jolie
Cameron Diaz
Donald Sutherland
Jamie Foxx
Lee Pace
Meryl Streep

Favourite Movie Actor
Ben Stiller
Hugh Jackman
Jamie Foxx
Mark Wahlberg
Steve Carrell
Will Arnett

Favourite Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie
Cameron Diaz
Elle Fanning
Emma Stone
Jennifer Garner
Megan Fox

Favourite Animated Movie
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Penguins of Madagascar
Rio 2
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water

Favourite Male Action Star
Andrew Garfield
Channing Tatum
Chris Evans
Chris Pratt
Hugh Jackman
Liam Hemsworth

Favourite Female Action Star
Ellen Page
Evangeline Lilly
Halle Berry
Jennifer Lawrence
Scarlett Johansson
Zoe Saldana

MUSIC:
Favourite Music Group

Coldplay
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
One Republic

Favourite Male Singer
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Nick Jonas
Pharrell Williams
Sam Smith

Favourite Female Singer
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Favourite Song Of The Year
All About That Bass
Bang Bang (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)
Dark Horse
Fancy
Problem
Shake It Off

Favourite New Artist
5 Seconds of Summer
Echosmith
Fifth Harmony
Iggy Azalea
Jessie J
Meghan Trainor

OTHER CATEGORIES:
Most Addicting Game
Angry Birds Transformers
Candy Crush
Disney Infinity 2.0
Mario Kart 8
Minecraft
Skylander’s Trap Team

Favourite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Divergent: The Book Series
Heroes of Olympus Book Series
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
The Fault in Our Stars
The Maze Runner

The 2015 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 431 million households in 160 countries and territories around the globe.  Within hours of airing live in the United States, Canada and Australia, the show will roll out in internationally giving kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show.  Voting for the 2015 KCAs spanned six continents across 19 localised voting sites, in addition to Twitter hashtag voting (#KCA), giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.

The presenting international sponsors of the 2015 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards are Heelys, Why Walk? and Dreamworks’ comedy movie, HOME. The UK sponsor is Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Jay Schmalholz, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard, Andrew Llinares and Paula Kaplan are executive producers. Ben Thursby is co-executive producer.

Nickelodeon
Available in 13 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, The Haunted Hathaways, The Thundermans, SpongeBob SquarePants and Sam & Cat. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings hit international and locally-produced entertainment content to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nickelodeon +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk and the dedicated Nick app where viewers can find exclusive content updated daily. Viewers can watch Nickelodeon on Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk, BT Vision, YouView, VUTV on Freeview and on UPC in the Republic of Ireland.
The Nickelodeon Network brings the best in kids’ content to the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in 13 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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Nickelodeon:
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Communications Director, Nickelodeon UK
Kate.Dickson@nickelodeon.co.uk

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