Nickelodeon Announces 2009 Kids' Choice Award Nominees

Kid faves/superstars who've notched a spot among the A-list of nominees for coveted Kids' Choice Blimp trophies in Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards -- the kudos/mess-fest to be telecast live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Saturday, March 28 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) -- include: Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce, Jack Black, Chris Brown, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, America Ferrera, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, The Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, George Lopez, Michael Phelps, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff and Tiger Woods. And this year, when kids honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, TV and sports -- and go green amid massive slime showers -- action star host, Dwayne Johnson, will rock at the helm.

Making the grade again with kids, five-time Kids' Choice winners/former slimees Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler and Will Smith all nabbed nominations for Favorite Movie Actor: Carrey for YES MAN, Sandler for BEDTIME STORIES and Smith for HANCOCK. In fact, dual nominee Carrey's up for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (Horton in HORTON HEARS A WHO), too. First-timer George Lopez squares off against the trio of vets. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Aniston got her seventh KCA nom with MARLEY & ME, and current Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway got her first, for GET SMART. Former KCA hosts Jack Black and Ben Stiller are back, this time with noms for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (respectively Po in KUNG FU PANDA and Alex in MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA), and their flicks duke it out with the likes of BOLT and WALL-E. Meanwhile, THE DARK KNIGHT and IRON MAN face BEDTIME STORIES and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR for Favorite Movie.

Miley Cyrus, who took home two Blimps last year, not only picked up a pair of noms for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie (Penny in BOLT), her HANNAH MONTANA grabbed one for Favorite TV Show. Miranda Cosgrove clinched a nom for Favorite TV Actress, and her show, ICARLY is up against the likes of HANNAH, ZOEY 101 and THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY, whose stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse face each other, Nat Wolff and Jason Lee for Favorite TV Actor. Last year's Favorite Reality Show, AMERICAN IDOL, could take that title again, and five-time Favorite Cartoon SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS absorbed yet another nomination, and will square off again against former Blimp winning animated family THE SIMPSONS.

The nominees for Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards are:

Favorite Movie

BEDTIME STORIESTHE DARK KNIGHTHIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEARIRON MAN

Favorite Movie Actor

Jim Carrey (YES MAN)George Lopez (BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA)Adam Sandler (BEDTIME STORIES)Will Smith (HANCOCK)

Favorite Animated Movie

BOLTKUNG FU PANDAMADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICAWALL-E

Favorite Female Movie Star

Jennifer Aniston (MARLEY & ME)Anne Hathaway (GET SMART)Vanessa Hudgens (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR)Reese Witherspoon (FOUR CHRISTMASES)

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

Jack Black (Po, KUNG FU PANDA)Jim Carrey (Horton, DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO!)Miley Cyrus (Penny, BOLT)Ben Stiller, (Alex, MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA)

Favorite Song"I Kissed a Girl" (Katy Perry)"Don't Stop the Music" (Rihanna)"Kiss Kiss" (Chris Brown featuring T Pain)"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" (Beyonce)

Favorite Male Singer

Chris BrownJesse McCartneyKid RockT-Pain

Favorite Music Group

DaughtryJonas BrothersLinkin ParkPussycat Dolls

Favorite Female Singer

BeyonceMiley CyrusAlicia KeysRihanna

Favorite TV Show

HANNAH MONTANAICARLYTHE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODYZOEY 101

Favorite Reality Show

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODELAMERICAN IDOLARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER?DEAL OR NO DEAL?

Favorite Television ActressMiranda Cosgrove/ICARLYMiley Cyrus/HANNAH MONTANAAmerica Ferrera/UGLY BETTYSelena Gomez/WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE

Favorite Television Actor

Jason Lee/MY NAME IS EARLDylan Sprouse/THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODYCole Sprouse/THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODYNat Wolff/THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND

Favorite Cartoon

THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTSPHINEAS AND FERBTHE SIMPSONSSPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

Favorite Male Athlete

LeBron JamesMichael PhelpsPeyton ManningTiger Woods

Favorite Female Athlete

Candace ParkerDanica PatrickSerena WilliamsVenus Williams

Favorite Video Game

GUITAR HERO WORLD TOURMARIO KART WIIMARIO SUPER SLUGGERSROCK BAND 2

Favorite Book

DIARY OF A WIMPY KIDDIARY OF A WIMPY KID DO IT YOURSELF BOOKHARRY POTTER seriesTWILIGHT series

Kids will be able to cast their vote online at http://www.nick.com/kca beginning Monday, March 2 in a total of 18 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show. Kids also will be able to vote via the Nick mobile website (wap.nick.com). Beginning Monday-Friday, March 2-6, a different category will be featured on-air each day, and kids again vote for their favorite online at Nick.com.

Leading up to the award show, the Kids' Choice Awards site at Nick.com will feature video highlights from past awards shows and current promotions for Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Additional special features will include KCA video clips, games, quizzes, polls, games, printables, downloads, message boards and more.

On the night of the live show, the KCA site will serve as the interactive broadband home base and will give kids an insider's look at the entire live event. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. (ET) with an exclusive one-hour live pre-show webcast from the Orange Carpet. Also, webcams will offer multiple views of the event, giving kids control of what they want to see.

Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group will host a special package of On Demand content in March that will incorporate Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards related content. The Nick Hotel will host a screening party on-site.

The U.S. Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards is broadcast in more than 228 million households across Nickelodeon's 50 channels in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America. Nickelodeon also produces 11 fully localized Kids Choice Awards in the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia and China.

Nickelodeon's 2009 Kids' Choice Awards will be produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE veteran Beth McCarthy will direct. Bob Bain and Marjorie Cohn are exec producers. Paula Kaplan is co-exec producer.

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