SpongeBob Leads Kids' Choice Awards
Kids paid tribute to their favorites by casting 387million votes Feb. 14 - March 23 in 22 categories. In addition to the Kids' Choice Awards website on Nick.com, families were able to vote via the Nick mobile website (m.nick.com) and through a KCA app for the iPad. Fans were also able to vote for their favorite stars using a Facebook application on the Nickelodeon Facebook page. Users voted from a tab on the page and, for the first time ever, the entire voting experience could be embedded directly into Facebook wall posts. Also new this year, fans were able to vote for their favorite nominees on Twitter through the use of custom hash tags and SMS subscribers could vote on a category per day for the three weeks leading up to the event.
Orange blimps were presented to Johnny Depp for Favorite Movie Actor; Kristen Stewart for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker; The Hunger Games for Favorite Movie and Wreck-It Ralph for Favorite Animated Movie. Dwayne Johnson won top honors for Favorite Male Buttkicker and Adam Sandler took home the blimp for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for his role of Dracula in Hotel Transylvania. In the television categories, Favorite TV Show went to Victorious; Favorite Reality Show to Wipeout; Favorite Cartoon to SpongeBob SquarePants; Favorite TV Actor to Ross Lynch and Favorite TV Actress to Selena Gomez. In music, top honors went to Katy Perry for Favorite Female Singer; Justin Bieber for Favorite Male Singer and One Direction nabbed Favorite Music Group and Favorite Song. Most valuable players LeBron James and Danica Patrick won for Favorite Male Athlete and Favorite Female Athlete, respectively. The Hunger Games series garnered Favorite Book; Temple Run won Favorite App and Just Dance 4 won for Favorite Videogame.
The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, LeBron James, Lucy Hale, Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Benoist, Darren Criss, Big Time Rush, Cory Monteith, Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Sofia Grace and Rosie, Gabby Douglas, Zachary Gordon, Logan Lerman, Jessica Alba, Kevin Hart, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Cruikshank, Scott Baio and the cast of See Dad Run, Rico Rodriguez and many others.
E! broadcasted live from the Galen Center during an hour-long Live From the Red Carpet: 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards pre-show hosted by Terrence Jenkins and Khloé Kardashian Odom. The special captured all of the action, surprises and fun during arrivals, plus interviews with celebrities and nominees, with select moments airing on Nickelodeon.
Leading into the awards, special guest correspondents Daniella Monet (Victorious) and the four friends from Nick Studio 10 captured the orange carpet activities in a live stream on Nick.com and multiple platforms -- Android and iPhone smart phones and iPads. During The "We're Making A Pre-Show" Pre-Show, kids were able to participate in the experience with total access to live event coverage and interact with their favorite stars in many ways. Fans at home were able to submit questions to the pre-show correspondents for the celebrities and vote on different activities for them to do on the fun fan-filled carpet. In addition to a trampoline, complete with aerialists, kids got to see celebrities getting silly in the interactive GIF booth where they donned wacky wigs, costumes and props, as requested by kids on Nick’s social media platforms. The stars captured playful photos with life-size cardboard cutouts of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Fairly OddParents, and received kudos from the fan high five gauntlet. Also scattered throughout the carpet were “Do Not Touch” buttons that sprayed multi-colored streamers and triggered surprise special effects.