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

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Santa Monica, Calif.–Feb. 2, 2016–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 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, 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):



Favorite TV Show
  Austin & Ally
  Girl Meets World
  Henry Danger
  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 Delgado-Pritchett, 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
  Phineas & Ferb
  SpongeBob SquarePants
  Steven Universe
  Teen Titans Go!
  The Amazing World of Gumball


Favorite Movie
  Avengers: Age of Ultron
  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
  Hotel Transylvania 2
  Inside Out
  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



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

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

Favorite Female Singer
  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
  Shawn Mendes

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  


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

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