March 16, 2017
By Thanussha Priyah
Los Angeles– Ellen DeGeneres, Fifth Harmony, The Ghostbusters, Kevin Hart, Chris Hemsworth, Jace Norman, Zendaya and more were among those who won coveted orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards. Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the unpredictable celebrity mess-fest was broadcast live from USC’s Galen Centre in Los Angeles, where kids celebrated the best of everything they love in pop culture.
This year’s festivities kicked off with Henry Danger star Jace Norman transporting himself from the set of Henry Danger to the orange carpet, where he ran into Kel Mitchell, JoJo Siwa, and Black-ish cast members Miles Brown and Marsai Martin, before spotting Cena. Cena then made his way to the show stage through a maze of cheering kids, slime and music. During the show, musical performers Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello took the KCA stage to perform their platinum-selling number-one single, Bad Things, against the backdrop of a lighting and projection spectacle. International music sensation Little Mix performed a medley of their hit singles, Touch and Shout Out to My Ex, right before taking home the blimp for Favourite Global Music Star. The 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards proved to be a mega slime fest: from Demi Lovato being slime-soaked by a Smurfy set piece; to Chris Pratt getting a surprise sliming in the Kids’ Choice control room; to Kevin Hart getting doused with the coveted green goo after his triple win for Favourite Villain, Most Wanted Pet and BFFs; to the Power Rangers sliming the audience; and Cena receiving the ultimate green surprise while elevated above the stage at the end of the show.