Movie and television star Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, The King of Queens and the upcoming films Zookeeper and Grown Ups ) will host Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, airing live from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, March 27 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT). The slime will flow for the no-holds-barred kudo/mess-fest on the night kids rule and get to honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television.”Simply put, Kevin James is hilarious,” said Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming, Nickelodeon and an Executive Producer of the telecast. “Kids love his willingness to play and be outrageous and with Kevin as our host, we’re looking forward to our funniest show ever.”

“I have been lucky enough to live more than my share of dreams — a hit TV show, a hit movie, a beautiful family, and, of course, that prize-winning watermelon I grew last summer,” said James. “Yet throughout it all, I’ve had this nagging feeling that my journey wasn’t complete. Oh, sure, it’s been quite a ride, but it lacked something something green, slimy, oozing, slippery and dangerous! That’s right — there’s been no slime until today! In short, I guess you could say hosting the Kids’ Choice Awards completes me.”

Vampires, monsters and robots dominated the movie categories with The Twilight Saga: New Moon sinking its teeth into five nominations for Favorite Movie, Favorite Book (The Twilight Series), Taylor Lautner for Favorite Movie Actor and its “Cutest Couple” duos, Rob Pattinson/Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner/Kristen Stewart. Monsters vs. Aliens nabbed three nominations for Favorite Animated Movie and Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie (Seth Rogen, Reese Witherspoon) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen crushed with three nods for Favorite Movie, Favorite Movie Actor (Shia LeBeouf) and Favorite Movie Actress (Megan Fox). Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and X-Men Origins: Wolverine also got nods for Favorite Movie, while Zac Efron (17 Again), Tyler Perry (Madea Goes to Jail), Sandra Bullock (The Proposal. The Blind Side) and Zoe Saldana (Avatar) compete in the Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Movie Actress categories.

Three-time Kids’ Choice winner Miley Cyrus, scored four nominations: one each for Favorite TV Actress (Hannah Montana), Favorite Movie Actress (Hannah Montana: The Movie), Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song (Party in the USA). Brother acts Sprouse and Jonas are television category favorites, each with three nominations for Favorite TV Show (The Suite Life on Deck) and TV Actor (Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse) and Favorite Music Group (Jonas Brothers) and TV Actor (Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas), respectively. Miranda Cosgrove, Keke Palmer and Selena Gomez round out the Favorite TV Actress nominees, with Sonny with a Chance, Wizards of Waverly Place and 2009 KCA winner iCarly also competing for Favorite TV Show.

Two time KCA winner Beyonce, makes the list again to compete in the Favorite Female Singer category against Miley Cyrus (Party in the USA), Lady Gaga (Paparazzi) and Taylor Swift (You Belong With Me), who are also nominated for Favorite Song. All newcomers to the category, Jay-Z, Sean Kingston, Mario and Ne-Yo are Favorite Male Singer nominees while Coldplay, Linkin Park, Black Eyed Peas and 2009 KCA winners Jonas Brothers are among the contenders for Favorite Musical Group.

First time Kids’ Choice nominees President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will compete in the brand new category for “Cutest Couple” against Twilight love triangle heart throbs Rob Pattinson/Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner/Kristen Stewart and Avatar hotties Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. The new category was chosen last year by kids who were asked to submit their ideas for new favorites they would most like to see added to the 2010 show.

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are:


Favorite Movie
Alvin and The Chipmunks:The Squeakquel
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
X-men Origins: Wolverine

Favorite Movie Actor
Zac Efron (17 Again)
Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga:New Moon)
Shia LeBeouf (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
Tyler Perry (Madea Goes to Jail)

Favorite Animated Movie
A Christmas Carol
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Monsters vs. Aliens

Favorite Movie Actress
Sandra Bullock (The Proposal, The Blind Side)
Miley Cyrus (Hanna Montana: The Movie)
Megan Fox (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
Zoe Saldana (Avatar)

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Jim Carrey (A Christmas Carol)
Seth Rogen (Monsters vs. Aliens)
Ray Romano (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs)
Reese Witherspoon (Monsters vs. Aliens)


Favorite Song
I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
Paparazzi (Lady Gaga)
Party in the USA (Miley Cyrus)
You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)

Favorite Male Singer
Sean Kingston

Favorite Music Group
Black Eyed Peas
Jonas Brothers
Linkin Park

Favorite Female Singer
Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift


Favorite TV Show
Sonny With A Chance
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite Reality Show
American Idol
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
So You Think You Can Dance?

Favorite Television Actress
Miranda Cosgrove
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Keke Palmer

Favorite Television Actor
Joe Jonas
Nick Jonas
Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse

Favorite Cartoon
The Penguins of Madagascar
Phineas & Ferb
The Simpsons
SpongeBob SquarePants


Favorite Male Athlete
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Ryan Sheckler
Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete
Danica Patrick
Misty May Treanor
Serena Williams
Venus Williams


Favorite Video Game
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Mario Kart
Wii Fit
Wii Sports Resort

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Twilight series
Vampire Diaries series
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Cutest Couple:
Edward & Bella (Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart) The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Jacob & Bella (Taylor Lautner & Kristen Stewart) The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Neytiri & Jake (Zoe Saldana & Sam Worthington) Avatar
President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama

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