March 9, 2018
By Ang Yi An
SINGAPORE – Nickelodeon announced the superstar nominees and a one-of-a-kind performance for the highly-anticipated 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, which will air in Asia on Monday, 26 March at 4pm (WIB) and 5pm (MY, PH, SG) with a same-day encore at 7pm (WIB) and 8pm (MY, PH, SG).
Celebrating kids’ favorites across movies, television, music and digital, this year’s nominees include: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Millie Bobby Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth, Ed Sheeran, Coco, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Wonder Woman, among others.
WWE Superstar John Cena returns as host of Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and
Nickelodeon star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa will perform a medley of hits, including her triple-platinum smash “Boomerang,” with has garnered over 500 million views on YouTube.
Nickelodeon will roll out a brand-new, four-week voting wave, where new categories will be revealed each week leading up to the show. This year, four Pinoy celebrities – Gabbi Garcia, Inigo Pascual, Joshua Garcia, Loisa Andalio – vie for the coveted orange blimp under the “Favorite Pinoy Newbie” category. Fans can cast their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Kca2018.tv and the Nickelodeon Play app (Singapore only) on iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. They can also vote through Twitter using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee.
Fans can go to kidschoiceawards.com, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, trivia, polls, word scrambles, and photos, and to get the latest KCA news on this year’s show, nominees and attendees.
The presenting international sponsor for the 2018 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is Heelys.
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The nominees and categories for Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards are (*new categories):
FAVORITE PINOY STAR*: (Voting begins Tuesday, February 27)
FILM: (Voting for the film categories begin Tuesday, February 27)
Beauty and the Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Pitch Perfect 3
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
Favorite Movie Actor
Ben Affleck (Batman, Justice League)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Ragnarok)
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)
Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Will Ferrell (Brad, Daddy’s Home 2)
Favorite Movie Actress
Anna Kendrick (Beca, Pitch Perfect 3)
Daisy Ridley (Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Emma Watson (Belle, Beauty and the Beast)
Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman & Justice League)
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle, Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)
Favorite Animated Movie
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Despicable Me 3
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Emoji Movie
The Lego Batman Movie
MUSIC: (Voting for the music categories begin Tuesday, March 6)
Favorite Music Group
Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Male Artist
Favorite Female Artist