Nickelodeon's 16TH Annual Kids' Choice Awards Takes Stars, Music and Mess to the Next Level on Saturday, April 12 Live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica


Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Adam Sandler, No Doubt, Dixie Chicks, Amanda Bynes, Matt Damon, Nelly, Pink, Mike Myers *NSYNC, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Creed and Aerosmith Among Nominees
Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Ice Age, Spiderman and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Garner Top Nods


Los Angeles, Calif. - Feb. 13, 2003

- Who will out-burp reigning champs Jessica Alba and Steve Irwin? Who will be this year's favorite butt-kicker? What brand-new slime world record will be attempted? The answer to these questions and more will be revealed as kids' get the opportunity to honor their favorites at Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Rosie O'Donnell returns for a seventh year to host, joined by an array of celebrities from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. The event - which has evolved into a pint-sized Oscars--will air live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Saturday, April 12, from 8-9:30PM ET/PT (tape delayed for West Coast).

"This year's awards will take the stars, music and mess to the next level with a video-game theme that will make our viewers feel like they're virtually part of the show," said Cyma Zarghami, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon. "Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards celebrates the best of being a kid, and Rosie is back as the quintessential host to entertain and energize our audience like only she can."

This year's show will feature edgy, state-of-the-art technology that will replicate a live video game--filled with stars, music and mess. Celebrity presenters will complete fantastical challenges and face-off with virtual-reality nemeses. Kids at home will also be invited to participate in the live show through real-time voting.

"I love being a part of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards because it's the voice of America's kids," said host O'Donnell. "And believe me, when you're in a venue filled with thousands of excited kids, it's not hard to hear what they have to say!"

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ice Age and Spiderman tied for the top spot on the list of kids' favorite film titles this year. Harry Potter garnered three nominations for favorite movie, favorite book and favorite video game. Ice Age earned three nods total including one for favorite movie and two for favorite voice from an animated movie (Dennis Leary and Ray Romano), while Spiderman received accolades in the favorite movie, favorite video game and favorite male butt-kicker (Tobey Maguire) categories. Three-time nominee Jennifer Lopez ranks as this year's most nominated female entertainer with recognition for favorite song, favorite movie actress and favorite singer. Justin Timberlake leads the men with a total of three nominations: one for favorite male singer and two-shared nominations with his *NSYNC band members for favorite music group and favorite song.


Favorite Movie

Austin Powers 3
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Ice Age
Spiderman
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Favorite Movie Actor

Jackie Chan (The Tuxedo)
Mike Myers (Austin Powers 3)
Adam Sandler (Mr. Deeds)
Will Smith (Men In Black 2)
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Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie

Matt Damon (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron)
Dennis Leary (Ice Age)
Ray Romano (Ice Age)
Adam Sandler (8 Crazy Nights)
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Favorite Movie Actress

Halle Berry (James Bond 007: Die Another Day)
Amanda Bynes (Big Fat Liar)
Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman)
Jennifer Lopez (Maid In Manhattan)
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Favorite Song

"Dilemma" (Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland)
"Girlfriend" (*NSYNC featuring Nelly)
"Jenny from the Block" ( Jennifer Lopez)
"SK8er Boi" (Avril Lavigne)
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Favorite Male Singer

Bow Wow
Lil' Romeo
Nelly
Justin Timberlake
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Favorite Singing Group

Baha Men
B2K
Destiny's Child
*NSYNC
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Favorite Female Singer

Ashanti
Jennifer Lopez
Pink
Britney Spears
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Favorite Band

Aerosmith
Creed
Dixie Chicks
No Doubt
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Favorite Television Show

All That
Friends
Lizzie McGuire
7th Heaven
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Favorite Television Actor

Nick Cannon (The Nick Cannon Show)
Adam Lamberg (Lizzie McGuire)
Bernie Mac (The Bernie Mac Show)
Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle)
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Favorite Cartoon

Kim Possible
Rugrats
The Simpsons
SpongeBob Squarepants
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Favorite Television Actress

Jennifer Aniston (Friends)
Amanda Bynes (The Amanda Show)
Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire)
Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina The Teenage Witch)
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Favorite Sports Team

Anaheim Angels
Los Angeles Lakers
Miami Dolphins
New York Yankees
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Favorite Female Athlete

Mia Hamm
Michelle Kwan
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
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Favorite Male Sports Star

Tony Hawk
Kobe Bryant
Shaquille O'Neal
Tiger Woods
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Favorite Video Game

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Mario Party 4
Spiderman: The Movie
SpongeBob Squarepants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman
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Favorite Book

Captain Underpants Series
Double Fudge
Harry Potter series
Series of Unfortunate Events series
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Favorite Male Butt-Kicker

Jackie Chan (The Tuxedo)
Tobey Maguire (Spiderman)
The Rock (Scorpion King)
Elijah Wood (Lord Of The Rings)
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Favorite Female Butt-Kicker

Halle Berry (James Bond 007: Die Another Day)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Tuxedo)
Beyonce Knowles (Austin Powers 3)
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Kids will be able to vote both on and off air in a total of 20 categories. In addition, surprise awards will be announced during the show. Voting kicks off on March 10th online on Nick.com. Beginning March 24 through March 28, kids can also vote by calling a toll-free number displayed on the screen during programming on Nickelodeon. Additionally, this year's Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards nominees will receive aGame Boy Advance SP that will officially notify them of their nomination after they havesuccessfully navigated a spacecraft through giant globs of slime in a massive Slime Field.

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 120 million households on Nickelodeon's international channels in the U.K., Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Brazil, as well as the U.S.

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Mike Burg and Marjorie Cohn are Executive Producers. General Mills, Burger King, Hershey's and Hasbro are title sponsors of Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

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