African Kids Get Involved In Nickelodeon’s 25TH Annual Kid’s Choice Awards


…As Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga and other top international stars receive nominations for awards hosted by mega-star Will Smith.

…Show holds on Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lagos| Nigeria, Nickelodeon announced today the nominees for the milestone 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA), helmed by international superstar Will Smith and taking place in  Los Angeles’ Galen Center on Saturday, 31 March 2012.  The show premieres on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) on 3rd April at 18:00 CAT.

A star-studded line-up will be vying for the coveted Kids’ Choice Blimps at this year’s show, as kids honour their favourites spanning the worlds of film, music, TV and sports, including Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Jack Black, Ty Burrell, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Victoria Justice, Bruno Mars, Taylor Lautner, Danica Patrick, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, LMFAO, Taylor Swift, Daniel Radcliffe, Sophia Vergara, Adam Sandler and Kristen Stewart.

Beginning March 1, kids will be able to cast their votes in 20 total categories across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets, including as well as Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.  For the first time ever, kids in Africa can cast their votes for their favourites by logging on!

Wizards, Smurfs and a martial arts panda dominated the movie categories, with the Harry Potter franchise conjuring up top nods with four nominations for Favourite Movie, Favourite Book (the Harry Potter series), Daniel Radcliffe for Favourite Movie Actor and Emma Watson for Favourite Movie Actress.  The Smurfs nabbed three nominations, including Favourite Movie, Sofia Vergara for Favourite Movie Actress and Katy Perry for Favourite Voice in an Animated Movie. The mega-hit Kung Fu Panda franchise ate up nominations for Favourite Movie, Favourite Cartoon and Jack Black for Favourite Voice in an Animated Movie.

This year’s dual nods include The Muppets for Favourite Movie and Amy Adams for Favourite Movie Actress and the Twilight franchise for Favourite Book (theTwilight series) and Kristen Stewart for Favourite Movie Actress. In the music categories, international superstars LMFAO, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift go head-to-head, all receiving two nods for Favourite Group/Female Singer and Favourite Song.

In television, the stars of Nickelodeon’s hit comedy iCarly – Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor – duke it out as they dominate the Funniest TV Sidekick category.  Additionally, American Idol grabs its eighth nomination for Favourite Reality Show up against returning contenders, America’s Funniest Home Videos, America’s Got Talent and Wipeout.

The complete list of nominees for Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is as follows:


Favourite TV Show

Good Luck Charlie



Wizards of Waverly Place


Favourite Reality Show

American Idol

America’s Funniest Home Videos

America’s Got Talent



Favourite TV Actor

Tim Allen

Ty Burrell

Alex Heartman

Jake Short


Favourite TV Actress

Miranda Cosgrove

Selena Gomez

Victoria Justice

Bridgit Mendler


Funniest TV Sidekick

Nathan Kress

Jennette McCurdy

Jennifer Stone

Jerry Trainor


Favourite Cartoon

Kung Fu Panda

Phineas & Ferb

Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated

SpongeBob SquarePants




Favourite Male Athlete

Derek Jeter

Michael Phelps

Tim Tebow

Shaun White


Favourite Female Athlete

Kelly Clark

Danica Patrick

Serena Williams

Venus Williams




Favourite Movie

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

The Muppets

The Smurfs


Favourite Movie Actor

Jim Carrey (Mr. Popper’s Penguins)

Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2)

Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill)


Favourite Movie Actress

Amy Adams (The Muppets)

Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)

Sofia Vergara (The Smurfs)

Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2)


Favourite Animated Movie

Cars 2

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots



Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie

Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots)

Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda 2)

Johnny Depp (Rango)

Katy Perry (The Smurfs)




Favourite Music Group

Big Time Rush

Black Eyed Peas

Lady Antebellum



Favourite Male Singer

Justin Bieber

Toby Keith

Bruno Mars



Favourite Female Singer

Lady Gaga

Selena Gomez

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift


Favourite Song

Born this Way (by Lady Gaga)

Firework (by Katy Perry)

Party Rock Anthem (by LMFAO)

Sparks Fly (by Taylor Swift)




Favourite Book

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Harry Potter series

Hunger Games series

Twilight series


Favourite Videogame

Just Dance 3

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Mario Kart 7

Super Mario Galaxy


Favourite Buttkicker

Jessica Alba

Tom Cruise

Kelly Kelly

Taylor Lautner