Singapore – Who will vie for the coveted blimp in a year marked by a slew of first-time celebrity nods? Fans have voiced their favourites as Nickelodeon announces the nominations for the 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. With four new global categories and one new Favorite Chinese Act category for Asia added, this year’s new nominees include Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Angelina Jolie, 5 Seconds of Summer, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Meghan Trainor, Chris Pratt, Fifth Harmony, Echosmith, Jessie J, Liam Hemsworth, Elle Fanning, Imagine Dragons, Kira Kosdearin and Laura Marano. Kids also picked superstar nominees Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, OneRepublic, Hugh Jackman, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Ben Stiller, One Direction, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner, Maroon 5, Scarlett Johansson and more. Multi-talented singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas will host the celebration live on Saturday, 28 March from The “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California. The show premieres in Asia on Monday, 30 March at 10am (TH/WIB), 11am (HK/MY/SG) and 6pm (PH).
Kids can cast their votes across 23 categories, including new additions Favorite Talent Competition Show, Favorite Family TV Show, Most Addicting Game and Favorite New Artist across all of Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick-Asia.com and Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using #KCA. Furthermore, fans can join in on the slime-fest by going to kca2015.com, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, with hilarious videos, quizzes, photo galleries, weekly polls and get the latest KCA news on this year’s show and nominees.
Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be a global event with localised international categories. Fans across Asia will be given the opportunity to support their regional artists by voting in two Asian exclusive categories, Favorite Asian Act and Favorite Chinese Act. The Favorite Asian Act category features four of Asia’s most popular artists, JKT48 (Indonesia), Jinnyboy (Malaysia), Daniel Padilla (Philippines) and Tosh Zhang (Singapore). The Favorite Chinese Act, a brand new category introduced this year counts entertainers BiBi Zhou (China), Qi Wei (China), Sean Zhang (China) and MAYDAY (Taiwan) who join the star-studded line-up of incredible artists from all over the world.
Superheroes dominated the movie categories this year with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past going head-to-head with five nominations each. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 webbed its nods for Favorite Movie, Emma Stone for Favorite Movie Actress, Andrew Garfield for Favorite Male Action Star and Jamie Foxx for Favorite Villain and Favorite Movie Actor. X-Men: Days of Future Past garnered nominations for Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Ellen Page who will battle it out for Favorite Female Action Star and Hugh Jackman for Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Male Action Star. Receiving four nominations are Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Maleficent whose star, Angelina Jolie, earned two nominations for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Villain.
In the music categories, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea both scored three nominations. Taylor Swift will go up against Ariana Grande for Favorite Female Singer, while Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor duel for Favorite New Artist. Favorite Male Singer Justin Timberlake returns to defend his title against Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton and Bruno Mars.