Adele, Justin Bieber, John Boyega, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Chris Pratt, The Weeknd, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth, Selena Gomez, Daisy Ridley and Chris Evans among Superstar Nominees for Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards

Voting Kicks Off Today, Tuesday, Feb. 2, with New Categories and New
Nominees

Hosted by Blake Shelton, the Show Returns to the “Fabulous” Forum
Live on Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Tweet it: @NickelodeonTV #KCA


SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon today announced the nominations for the 2016 Kids’
Choice Awards, 
the ultimate fan celebration of the best of
everything kids love in pop culture. The nominees reflect the
entertainment that audiences see, play, listen to and read in droves,
from movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World
and Pitch Perfect 2, to a host of television shows, music,
gaming, books and more. Highlights from this year’s list of
nominees include Adele, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift,
Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Chris Pratt, The Weeknd, John Boyega, One
Direction, Sofia Vergara, Daisy Ridley, Chris Hemsworth, Nickelodeon’s
very own Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Jace Norman and more. Hosted by
Country music superstar and coach panelist on NBC’s The Voice
Blake Shelton, Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards returns to
the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif., live on Saturday, March 12,
at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Said Shelton, “The nominees are out now and I can’t wait to see who
wins. We’ve got categories for everybody – TV, movies, video games,
actors, singers, everything you can think of. It’s all in there. Make
sure you get out there and vote, and we’ll see you at the show.”

Beginning today, kids can cast their votes across 22 categories on
Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick
app on iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and select Android devices. Users will be
able to vote on Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using #KCA and the hashtag of
their favorite nominee. Fans also can join in on the slime-fest by going
to Nick.com/kca16,
the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards,
for hilarious videos, quizzes, photo galleries and get the latest KCA
news on this year’s show and nominees.

Stiff competition ignites the television categories as last year’s
favorite Modern Family finds itself neck-and-neck with The Big
Bang Theory,
garnering four nominations each. Modern Family
grabbed its nods for “Favorite Family TV Show,” Rico Rodriguez for
“Favorite Male TV Star – Family Show” and show favorite’s Sofia Vergara
and Sarah Hyland battling it out for “Favorite Female TV Star – Family
Show.” The Big Bang Theory is in contention with nominations for
“Favorite Family TV Show,” Kaley Cuoco for “Favorite Female TV Star –
Family Show” and Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki rivaling the “Favorite
Male TV Star – Family Show” title. Meanwhile, the new “Favorite Cooking
Show” category heats up, pitting the popular MasterChef Junior
and Chopped Junior against Hell’s Kitchen, Cake Boss, Cake Wars
and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

The music categories, which span an eclectic mix of genres, finds vocal
powerhouse Adele against Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran for “Favorite Song
of the Year,” and new kids on the block, Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara
competing for “Favorite New Artist.” Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and
Selena Gomez are all tied with three nominations each, while artists
Drake, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar follow closely behind with two.

In the movie categories, Jennifer Lawrence will face off against Anna
Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Scarlett Johansson for “Favorite Movie
Actress,” while Jurassic World, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Part 2
and Star Wars: The Force Awakens compete for the title
of “Favorite Movie.”

The nominees and categories for Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice
Awards 
are (*new categories):

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show
Austin & Ally
Girl
Meets World

Henry Danger
Jessie
Lab
Rats: Bionic Island

The Thundermans

Favorite Family TV Show
Marvel’s
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Modern Family
Once Upon a
Time

The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
The
Muppets

Favorite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show
Aidan
GallagherNicky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Casey
SimpsonRicky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Jace
NormanHenry Hart, Henry Danger
Jack Griffo – Max
Thunderman, The Thundermans
Ross Lynch – Austin Moon,
Austin & Ally

Tyrel Jackson Williams – Leo Dooley, Lab
Rats: Bionic Island

Favorite Male TV Star – Family Show
Anthony
Anderson – Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson, Black-ish
Ben McKenzie –
James Gordon, Gotham
Grant Gustin – Barry Allen, The Flash
Jim
Parsons – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki
– Leonard Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
Rico Rodriguez –
Manny Delgado, Modern Family

Favorite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show
Debby
Ryan – Jessie Prescott, Jessie
Dove Cameron – Liv Rooney,
Liv and Maddie

Kira Kosarin – Phoebe Thunderman, The
Thundermans

Laura Marano – Ally Dawson, Austin & Ally
Lizzy
Greene – Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Zendaya
– K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover

Favorite Female TV Star – Family Show
Chloe
Bennet – Daisy “Skye” Johnson, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jennifer
Morrison – Emma Swan, Once Upon a Time
Kaley Cuoco – Penny
Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
Ming-Na Wen – Melinda May,
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Sarah Hyland – Haley Dunphy,
Modern Family

Sofia Vergara – Gloria DelgadoPritchett,
Modern Family

Favorite Talent Competition Show
America’s
Got Talent

American Idol
Dance Moms
Dancing
with the Stars

The Voice

Favorite Cooking Show*
Cake Boss
Cake
Wars

Chopped Junior
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Hell’s
Kitchen

MasterChef Junior

Favorite Cartoon
ALVINNN!!! and The
Chipmunks

Gravity Falls
Ninjago
Phineas
& Ferb

SpongeBob SquarePants
Steven Universe
Teen
Titans Go!

The Amazing World of Gumball

FILM:

Favorite Movie
Ant-Man
Avengers:
Age of Ultron

Cinderella
Daddy’s Home
Jurassic
World

Pitch Perfect 2
Star Wars: The Force
Awakens

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Favorite Movie Actor
Chris Evans –
Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chris
Hemsworth – Thor, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chris Pratt – Owen,
Jurassic World

John Boyega – Finn, Star Wars: The Force
Awakens

Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers:
Age of Ultron

Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy’s Home

Favorite Movie Actress
Anna Kendrick –
Beca, Pitch Perfect 2
Daisy Ridley – Rey, Star Wars: The
Force Awakens

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

Lily James – Cinderella,
Cinderella

Rebel Wilson – Fat Amy, Pitch Perfect 2
Scarlett
Johansson – Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Age of Ultron

Favorite Animated Movie
Alvin and
the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Home
Hotel
Transylvania 2

Inside Out
Minions
The
Peanuts Movie

Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie
Amy
PoehlerJoy, Inside Out
Jennifer LopezLucy,
Home

Jim ParsonsOh, Home
Justin LongAlvin,
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Sandra BullockScarlet
Overkill, Minions
Selena Gomez- Mavis, Hotel Transylvania
2

MUSIC:

Favorite Music Group
Fall Out Boy
Fifth
Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
Pentatonix

Favorite Male Singer
Blake Shelton
Drake
Ed
Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Nick Jonas
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Singer
Adele
Ariana
Grande
Meghan Trainor
Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez
Taylor
Swift

Favorite Song Of The Year
Bad Blood
(feat. Kendrick Lamar) –
Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel My Face –
The Weeknd
Hello – Adele
Hotline Bling – Drake
Thinking
Out Loud –
Ed Sheeran
What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber

Favorite New Artist
Alessia Cara
DNCE
OMI
Shawn
Mendes
Silento
WALK THE MOON

Favorite Collaboration*
Bad Blood – Taylor
Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan
Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz
Good
For You –
Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky
Like I’m
Gonna Lose You –
Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend
See
You Again –
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
Where
Are Ü Now –
Skrillex, Justin Bieber & Diplo

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Book
Diary of a Minecraft
Zombie

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter
series

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know
The
Hunger Games series

The Maze Runner series

Favorite Video Game
Disney Infinity
3.0

Just Dance 2016
Minecraft: Story Mode
Skylander
SuperChargers

SpongeBob HeroPants
Super Mario
Maker

Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards will roll out in
international markets within hours of airing live in the United States,
Canada and Australia, giving kids around the globe the opportunity to
tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show.

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.

Media outlets can access photos and video for Nickelodeon’s 2016
Kids’ Choice Awards
by logging onto NickKCApress.com.

About Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one
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 almost 100
million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network
for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.
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Contacts

NICKELODEON
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or
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Kojoori, 310-752-8206
Lilah.Kojoori@nick.com
or
BLAKE
SHELTON

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