Voting Underway For Kids' Choice Awards

Animated films, video games and TV shows are among the nominees for Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards, which kids can start voting on today.

Pop sensation and 2007 KCA winner Miley Cyrus and Nickelodeon's own The Naked Brothers Band will perform live at the awards show telecast from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, March 29 (8 p.m. ET; tape delay PT) with host Jack Black.

Kids will be able to cast their vote online at www.nick.com/kca beginning Monday in 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 March 10 through March 14, a different category will be featured on-air each day, and kids can vote again for their favorite online at Nick.com.

In the Favorite Cartoon category, the nominees are: AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER; ED, EDD AND EDDY; SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and THE SIMPSONS.

Favorite Movie nominees include the CG-throwback ALVIN AND THE CHIPMONKS as well as heavy vfx popcorn flicks PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END and TRANSFORMERS.

In the Favorite Animated Movie category, the nominees are: BEE MOVIE, Oscar-winner RATATOUILLE, SHREK THE THIRD and THE SIMPSONS MOVIE.

Actors Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld are nominated for their voice-over work in an animated movie.

Favorite Book nominees are: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE LONG WAY HOME, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, the HARRY POTTER series and HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS.

Nominees for Favorite Video Game are: DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION: HOTTEST PARTY, GUITAR HERO III, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: SING IT! and MADDEN NFL '08.

Stars announced today to appear include Cameron Diaz, Steve Carell, Shia LaBeouf, Harrison Ford, Chris Brown, Heidi Klum, Drake Bell, Hayden Panettiere, Ashlee Simpson, Miranda Cosgrove, America Ferrera, SNL's Amy Poehler, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Howie Mandel, Josh Peck and Ryan Seacrest.

Leading up to the award show, TurboNick, Nickelodeon's broadband video service on Nick.com, will feature a Kids' Choice Awards playlist, along with various clips from past awards shows and current promotions for the Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards.

Mini-site features of the KCA 2008 area in TurboNick will include KCA clips, quizzes, games, mash-ups and more. On the night of the live show, TurboNick will serve as the interactive broadband home base for all things Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards and will give kids an insider's look at the entire live event: on the orange carpet, backstage and at the after party. Exclusive backstage webcams will give kids control of what they want to see.

Free promotional Podcasts will be available on Nick.com for various media players. These Podcasts also will be available on the iTunes Music Store as free downloads to iPods.

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 U.S. Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards show is seen in more than 205 million households across Nickelodeon's 34 channels in the U.K., Europe, Russia, Israel, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Brazil.

Since premiering the first KCAs in the U.S. in 1987, Nickelodeon has launched eight fully localized versions around the globe starting with Meus Premios Brasil in 2000 and Mis Premios Nick Mexico in 2003.

Annual events now also take place in Sweden, Holland, Italy, China and Australia.

Last year, two new Kids' Choice Awards debuted in the biggest television markets in Europe.

For the first time ever, Nickelodeon U.K. brought the Kids' Choice Awards to the U.K. That event was produced by Nickelodeon U.K., together with the team behind MTV's European Music Awards. Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Germany took place in fall 2007.

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