Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers Are Tapped as Co-Hosts of Nickelodeon's 17TH Annual Kids' Choice Awards Live Telecast Saturday, April 3

Brad Pitt, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Beyonce, Bruce Willis, Queen Latifah, Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Lynn Spears, SpongeBob SquarePants, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake and Hilary Duff Also Notch Long Nominee List


Finding Nemo, Friends, Elf, All That, Harry Potter, The Simpsons, The Fairly OddParents Garner Nods Too

Los Angeles, Calif. - Jan. 19, 2004 - Former Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Blimp Award winners Mike Myers (Austin Powers:Goldmember, 2003) and Cameron Diaz (Best Burp, 2001) will join forces as the new hosts of Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards Saturday, April 3 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), when kids honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. It's the night Hollywood's biggest stars will get Nick'd in a no-holds-barred event airing live from Los Angeles (tape delayed for West Coast).

"Kids love Cameron and Mike not only because they're superstars, but for their unique kid-like energy and humor," said Cyma Zarghami, President of Nickelodeon Television. "We know our audience will be as thrilled as we are to welcome them back to Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards as the new hosts."

Also a nominee for Favorite Movie Actress, Diaz affirmed, "Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards rock. I've had a blast every time I've gone to the show, and I'm looking forward to hanging with the kids and hosting with Mike this year."

"Kids are the biggest, best audience in the world and they deserve to have their say. And they say it all and say it loud at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards," said Myers, also a nominee for Favorite Movie Actor. "I'm ready for the screaming!"

The feature film Finding Nemo topped the list of kids' favorites this year, garnering three nominations for Favorite Movie, Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (Ellen DeGeneres) and Favorite Video Game. Pairs of nods went to Ashton Kutcher for Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite TV Actor; Friends for Favorite TV Show and Favorite TV Actress (Jennifer Aniston); Daddy Daycare and Bruce Almighty for

Favorite Movie and Favorite Male Actor (respectively Eddie Murphy and Jim Carrey); SpongeBob SquarePants for Favorite Cartoon and Favorite Video Game; Harry Potter for Favorite Book Series and Favorite Video Game; All That and Lizzie McGuire for Favorite TV Show and Favorite TV Actress (respectively Jamie Lynn Spears, Hilary Duff); LA Lakers and Chicago Cubs for Favorite Sports Team and Favorite Male Athlete (respectively Shaquille O'Neal and Sammy Sosa); and Beyonce for Favorite Female Singer.

The nominees for Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards are:

MOVIES:


Favorite Movie
Finding Nemo
Daddy Daycare
Elf
Bruce Almighty


Favorite Movie Actor
Eddie Murphy
Mike Myers
Ashton Kutcher
Jim Carrey

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Bruce Willis (Rugrats Go Wild)
Brad Pitt (Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas)
John Goodman (Jungle Book 2)
Ellen DeGeneres (Finding Nemo)

Favorite Movie Actress
Halle Berry
Amanda Bynes
Cameron Diaz
Queen Latifah

MUSIC


Favorite Song
Bump Bump (B2K)
Hey Ya (Outkast)
Crazy in Love (Beyonce), (featuring Jay Z)
Where Is The Love (Black Eyed Peas) (featuring Justin Timberlake)

Favorite Male Singer
Bow Wow
Nick Cannon
Nelly
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Music Group
Outkast
B2K
Good Charlotte
No Doubt

Favorite Female Singer
Ashanti
Jennifer Lopez
Beyonce
Hilary Duff

TELEVISION


Favorite Television Show
All That
Friends
Lizzie McGuire
Fear Factor

Favorite Television Actor
Lil Romeo (Romeo!)
Ashton Kutcher (That 70s Show, Punk'd)
Bernie Mac (The Bernie Mac Show)
Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle)

Favorite Cartoon
The Fairly OddParents
Proud Family
The Simpsons
SpongeBob Squarepants

Favorite Television Actress
Jennifer Aniston (Friends)
Jamie Lynn Spears (All That)
Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire)
Raven Symone (That's So Raven)

SPORTS


Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Lakers
Miami Dolphins
New York Yankees

Favorite Female Athlete
Mia Hamm
Kelly Clark
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Favorite Male Sports Star
Tony Hawk
Sammy Sosa
Shaquille O'Neal
Tiger Woods

OTHER CATEGORIES


Favorite Video Game
Harry Potter:Quidditch
Finding Nemo
Super Mario: Advance 4
SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

Favorite Book
Captain Underpants Series
Holes
Harry Potter series
The Lord of the Rings



Kids will be able to vote both on and off air. Beginning March 8, kids can vote online on Nick.com, where more than 20 million kids cast their votes for their favorites last year. In addition, surprise awards will be announced during the show. Beginning March 24 through March 28, kids can also vote by calling a toll-free number displayed on the screen during programming on Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 281.5 million households in 162 territories world wide on Nickelodeon's international channels and branded blocks across Africa, Asia and the Pacific Rim, CIS/Baltic Republics, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

Nickelodeon's 17th 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, and Hasbro are presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, with Keebler and Reebok serving as associate sponsors. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

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