Adele, Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Bieber, Sofia Vergara, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Zendaya, The Voice, SpongeBob SquarePants, Fifth Harmony and More Win Big at Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards

Host Blake Shelton, John Stamos, Fifth Harmony, Jason Sudeikis, Josh
Gad, Cameron Dallas and Jace Norman Drenched with Slime

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adele, Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Bieber, Sofia Vergara, Will Ferrell,
Amy Poehler, Zendaya, The Voice, SpongeBob SquarePants, Fifth
Harmony and more were among those who won coveted orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s
2016 Kids’ Choice Awards
on Saturday, March 12, 8-9:30
p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). Hosted by country music superstar
and coach on NBC’s The Voice, Blake Shelton, the awards were
broadcast from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where kids
celebrated the best of everything they love in pop culture.

This year’s festivities kicked off with Shelton getting hosting pep
talks from celebrity friends including Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams,
Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Chewbacca and BB-8. After being alerted that
the Stormtroopers were trying to take over the 2016 Kids’ Choice
Shelton jumped into action and battled his way onto the show
stage via a super-charged chair from The Voice.

During the show, singer-songwriter Charlie Puth and hip-hop star Wiz
Khalifa performed a medley of “One Call Away” and “See You Again,” right
before taking home the blimp for Favorite Collaboration. Rapper Silento
appeared the night of Kids’ Choice Awards to sing his mega-hit
“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” and DNCE closed the show with a performance
of their chart-topping single “Cake by the Ocean” that culminated with
an ultimate slime dousing of the audience.

The 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards proved to be a mega slime fest, from
kids in the audience awarding Shelton with an epic finale sliming, to
Jace Norman dumping a bucket of green goo on John Stamos, to Fifth
Harmony getting drenched after their win for Favorite Music Group, and
Shelton welcoming Jason Sudeikis and Josh Gad to the green side.

This year’s show put the power of choice in the hands of kids at home
with an interactive digital experience like never before. Kids had the
opportunity to choose what happens live during the show by casting votes
to see four different outrageous moments play out: Shelton and Norman
pranking DNCE with toilet paper in their dressing room; Cameron Dallas
getting super soaked in slime; Shelton donning a unicorn outfit; and the
stage environment changing to underwater.

Additional celebrities in attendance included: Robert Downey Jr.,
Amy Poehler, Rob Gronkowski, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Meghan
Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Heidi Klum, Keke Palmer, Anthony Anderson, John
Stamos, Chloe Bennet, Buddy Valastro, Sarah Hyland, Dove Cameron, Grant
Gustin, Laura Marano, Zendaya, Will Arnett, Debby Ryan, and cast members
from Dance Moms, plus stars of Nick’s hit series Game Shakers
(Kel Mitchell, Benjamin Flores Jr., Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman,
Thomas Kuc) and The Thundermans (Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin).

In addition to the live votes, Nick’s digital platforms offered games
and exclusive real-time updates with photos and videos from the Orange
Carpet and backstage. From Facebook to Snapchat and everything in
between, Nickelodeon’s social channels captured all of the best snaps,
memes, GIFs, videos and pics from the night. Fans can go to or
the Nick App to relive all of their favorite show moments by watching
video highlights from the live show and flipping through live event

Kids and families casted votes in 22 categories, including two new ones,
Favorite Cooking Show and Favorite Collaboration. Fans were able to vote
for their top picks across all of Nickelodeon’s digital platforms
including and the Nick
app and on iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and select Android devices; along with Twitter
using #KCA.

Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards will encore tonight at
10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and Sunday, March 13, at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on
Nickelodeon. Replays of the awards will also air on TeenNick
Tuesday, March 15, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and on Nicktoons
Thursday, March 17, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’
Choice Awards
will be available on Nickelodeon On Demand on March 13.

The following are Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards winners:


Favorite TV Show
The Thundermans

Favorite Family TV Show
The Muppets

Favorite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show
Ross Lynch – Austin Moon,
Austin & Ally

Favorite Male TV Star – Family Show
Jim Parsons – Sheldon
Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show
Zendaya – K.C. Cooper,
K.C. Undercover

Favorite Female TV Star – Family Show
Sofia Vergara – Gloria
DelgadoPritchett, Modern Family

Favorite Talent Competition Show
The Voice

Favorite Cooking Show
Cake Boss

Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants


Favorite Movie
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Favorite Movie Actor
Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker,
Daddy’s Home

Favorite Movie Actress
Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen,
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Favorite Animated Movie
Hotel Transylvania 2

Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie
Amy PoehlerJoy,
Inside Out


Favorite Music Group
Fifth Harmony

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Singer
Ariana Grande

Favorite Song Of The Year
Hello – Adele

Favorite New Artist
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Collaboration
See You Again – Wiz
Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth


Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2016

The 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 180
countries and territories around the globe. Within hours of airing live
in the United States, Canada and Australia, the show will roll out in
internationally giving kids around the world the opportunity to tune
into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show. In many
international markets, the 2016 KCAs will feature
country-specific award categories and nominees such as UK’s Favorite
Tipster, Favorite Pinoy Personality and Estrella Latina Favorita
(Favorite Latin Artist). Voting spanned six continents across local
Nickelodeon websites and Twitter hashtag voting (#KCA), giving kids
practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted

Sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards include
Amazon Fire Tablet, Fruit by the Foot™, Yoplait® GoGurt®, Lucky Charms,
Hot Wheels®, McDonald’s® USA, Skechers, and Toyota.

Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by
Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly
Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.

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entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by
putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes
television programming and production in the United States and around
the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature
films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than
90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable
network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit
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