Will Smith Hosting Kids' Choice Awards

02/17/2012
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Nickelodeon has released the nominee list and details for their 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which will be hosted by Will Smith and will air live from USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast).

Here is what they had to say followed by the list: A star-studded line-up will be vying for the coveted Kids' Choice Blimps at this year's show, as kids honor their favorites 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, Daniel Radcliffe, 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 Nick.com, Nick Mobile app as well as Nickelodeon's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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

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

TELEVISION

Favorite TV Show
Good Luck Charlie
iCarly
Victorious
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite Reality Show
American Idol
America's Funniest Home Videos
America's Got Talent
Wipeout

Favorite TV Actor
Tim Allen
Ty Burrell
Alex Heartman
Jake Short

Favorite TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove
Selena Gomez
Victoria Justice
Bridgit Mendler

Funniest TV Sidekick
Nathan Kress
Jennette McCurdy
Jennifer Stone
Jerry Trainor

Favorite Cartoon
Kung Fu Panda
Phineas & Ferb
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated
SpongeBob SquarePants

SPORTS

Favorite Male Athlete
Derek Jeter
Michael Phelps
Tim Tebow
Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete
Kelly Clark
Danica Patrick
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

FILM

Favorite Movie
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The Muppets
The Smurfs

Favorite 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)

Favorite 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)

Favorite Animated Movie
Cars 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rio

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots)
Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda 2)
Johnny Depp (Rango)
Katy Perry (The Smurfs)

MUSIC

Favorite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Black Eyed Peas
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber
Toby Keith
Bruno Mars
Usher

Favorite Female Singer
Lady Gaga
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
Born this Way (by Lady Gaga)
Firework (by Katy Perry)
Party Rock Anthem (by LMFAO)
Sparks Fly (by Taylor Swift)

OTHER CATEGORIES

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
Hunger Games series
Twilight series

Favorite Videogame
Just Dance 3
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Mario Kart 7
Super Mario Galaxy

Favorite Buttkicker
Jessica Alba
Tom Cruise
Kelly Kelly
Taylor Lautner

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