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2013 Kids’ Choice Award Nominees Announced

Nickelodeon announces the nominees for the 2013 Kid’s Choice Awards which will be hosted by Josh Duhamel on March 23.

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Los Angeles, CA -- Nickelodeon fans have spoken! Voting for their favorites in television, sports, music and film, kids everywhere have made their voices heard as the network announces the nominees for Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, airing Saturday, March 23.  Vying for the sought-after blimp award are mega-stars Adele, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Bon Jovi, Miranda Cosgrove, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice, Jennifer Lawrence, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, Julia Roberts, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, and Venus and Serena Williams.  Hollywood’s biggest kid, Josh Duhamel, will be hosting the slime-fest, telecast live from USC’s Galen Center from 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, kids will be able to cast their votes in 22 categories, including the newly introduced nominations for Favorite App and Favorite Villain, across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets: Nick.com, all desktop and mobile devices, and Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. On Facebook, users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into wall posts, and on Twitter users be able to vote using custom KCA hashtags. 

It’s a fight to the cinematic finish as Kids' Choice Awards former host and winner Will Smith, Johnny Depp¸ Zachary Gordon and newcomer Andrew Garfield nabbed nominations for Favorite Movie Actor: Smith for Men in Black 3, Depp for Dark Shadows, Gordon for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and Garfield for The Amazing Spider-Man.  Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson kicked butt with dual nominations for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, while The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hunger Games and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days are all up for Favorite Movie.

In television, Miranda Cosgrove, Bridgit Mendler, Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice round out the Favorite TV Actress nominees, with iCarly, Good Luck Charlie, Wizards of Waverly Place and 2012 KCA winner Victorious also competing for Favorite TV Show. First time nominees Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush), Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin), Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) and Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) were tapped for Favorite TV Actor.

Taylor Swift scored three nominations: one for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (The Lorax), Favorite Song (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”) and Favorite Female Singer.  Last year’s Favorite Music Group Big Time Rush made the list again and are up against Maroon 5, Bon Jovi and One Direction whose single “What Makes You Beautiful”is also nominated for Favorite Song.

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are: 

Television

Favorite TV ShowGood Luck CharlieiCarlyVictoriousWizards of Waverly Place

Favorite Reality Show America’s Got Talent American Idol The Voice Wipeout

Favorite Cartoon The Fairly OddParents Phineas and Ferb SpongeBob SquarePants Tom and Jerry

Favorite TV Actor Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin) Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush)

Favorite TV Actress Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) Victoria Justice (Victorious) Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie)

Film

Favorite Movie The Amazing Spider-Man The Avengers Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days The Hunger Games

Favorite Movie Actor 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 Actress 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 Movie Brave Ice Age: Continental Drift Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Wreck-It Ralph

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie 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 Buttkicker Robert Downey Jr. (The Avengers) Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)

Favorite Female Buttkicker Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)

Music

Favorite Music Group Big Time Rush Bon Jovi Maroon 5 One Direction 

Favorite Male Singer Justin Bieber Bruno Mars Blake Shelton Usher

Favorite Female SingerAdeleKaty Perry P!nk 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) 

Sports

Favorite Male Athlete LeBron James Michael Phelps Tim Tebow Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete Gabrielle Douglas Danica Patrick Serena Williams Venus Williams

Other Categories

Favorite Villain Reed Alexander (iCarly) Simon Cowell (The X Factor) Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) Julia Roberts (Mirror Mirror)

Favorite Book Diary of a Wimpy Kid series Harry Potter series The Hunger Games series Magic Tree House series

Favorite Videogame Just Dance 4 Mario Kart 7 Skylanders Giants Wii Sports

Favorite App Angry Birds Fruit Ninja Minecraft Temple Run

Nickelodeon kicks off the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards digital experience on www.Nick.com/KCA13. Fans are able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA. Additionally, on the day of the show, March 23, viewers can visit the site to watch a live webcast of the Kids' Choice Orange Carpet pre-show, and stay logged on during the event to see all the backstage action.

Source: Nickelodeon

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