WILL SMITH, LINDSAY LOHAN, CHRIS ROCK, KELLY CLARKSON, DRAKE BELL, JAMIE LYNN SPEARS, LANCE ARMSTRONG, JESSE MCCARTNEY, "SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS," "HARRY POTTER,"
GREEN DAY AND MORE SCORE TOP HONORS
AT NICKELODEON'S 19TH ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS
Kids Cast Record-Breaking 25 Million Votes for Their Favorites in 16 Categories
Chris Rock Collects Two Blimps, Including Coveted "Wannabe" Award
Robin Williams Doused in Spectacular Superstar Sliming
Show Host Jack Black Gets the Goo, Too
U.S. Olympic Freestyle Aerial Skier Ryan St Onge Sets World Record with Gravity-Defying First-Ever Slime Ski Stunt
Los Angeles, Calif. – April 1, 2006 – Will Smith, Lindsay Lohan, Chris Rock, Kelly Clarkson, Drake Bell, Jamie Lynn Spears, Lance Armstrong, Jesse McCartney, Green Day, "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Harry Potter" and more are among those who captured coveted Kids' Choice Blimp Awards at Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, in a live telecast featuring the hottest stars of TV, movies, music and sports, Saturday, April 1 (8 p.m. ET/tape delay PT). Kids honored their favorites at this year's inimitable kudos/mess-slime fest hosted on April Fools' Day by Jack Black at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.
A record-breaking 25 million kids voted in a total of 16 categories on Nick.com and via cell phones by wireless text messaging, March 6-April 1.
Voted this year's Favorite Movie Actor for Hitch, Will Smith walked off with his fifth Blimp. Lindsay Lohan nabbed the award for Favorite Movie Actress (Herbie Fully Loaded); and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire triumphed as Favorite Movie. Chris Rock clinched Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie (Madagascar). SpongeBob SquarePants absorbed honors for the fourth consecutive year as Favorite Cartoon. Top TV awards went to Drake & Josh as Favorite Show, to title star Drake Bell as Favorite Actor and to Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101) as Favorite Actress. Lance Armstrong scored a Blimp for Favorite Athlete. In music, Green Day picked up a pair for Favorite Music Group and Favorite Song (Wake Me Up When September Ends). Jesse McCartney and Kelly Clarkson netted Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Female Singer. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling took Favorite Book honors.
In a show highlight, winner Chris Rock accepted a second special award from presenters Shawn and Marlon Wayans, the coveted "Wannabe Award," an annual honor bestowed on a celebrity role model who kids most "want to be."
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Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice set yet another world record with a breathtaking aerial skiing slime stunt. US Olympic Freestyle Aerial Skier Ryan St Onge nailed a gravity-defying freestyle ski stunt off a snowy slope, plunging into a 10,000-gallon tank of Nickelodeon's signature green slime. Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice world-record Skateboarding Slime Diver and 2003 "favorite athlete" winner Tony Hawk hosted the stunt.
To the crowd's delight, slime flowed freely throughout the show, targeting kids in the mosh pit as well as celebs. An elated Adam Sandler got down and messy. In a climactic moment of mess, slime showers splashed down on a surprised Robin Williams drenching him from head to toe. Then in a great "gotcha" moment, the impish Williams took the reins and turned to spread the goo, turning Jack Black a gleeful green. This year's stars sloshed in the footsteps of previous years' slimees, including Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen and Rosie O'Donnell.
Pumping up the volume in an exceptional "Burping with the Stars" competition, former Burp Award winners Hugh Jackman (2005) and Justin Timberlake (2003) faced off in the ultimate burp-off hosted by Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars). Judges David Spade, Rob Schneider and John Heder called it as they heard it, and so did the kid audience, who cast their votes during the show on nick.com and wireless text messaging: Justin Timberlake took the cake as the best belcher -- and his astonished opponent, Hugh Jackman, took pie in the face. Past years' Burp Award winners include Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba and Steve Irwin.
The star-studded telecast featured celebrity participants including Bruce Willis, Cameron Diaz, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Adam Sandler, Shaun White, Hilary Duff, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, the Wayans brothers (Shawn and Marlon), Hugh Jackman, Sasha Cohen, Apolo Anton Ohno, Eve, Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lynn Spears, Lance Armstrong, Romeo, Ludacris, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nelly, Jon Heder, Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Emma Roberts, Jesse McCartney, Avril Lavigne, Ryan Seacrest, Tony Hawk, Tom Kenny, Nick Cannon, Kristin Cavallari, Kevin James, Toby Dawson and Devon Werkheiser.
Jack Black opened the show a la "School of Rock" with five kid band members. Later, music superstars/platinum selling recording artists Pink, Chris Brown and Bow Wow rocked the house with their hits. In her second Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice appearance since 2002, Pink performed "Stupid Girls." First-time ever Nickelodeon's Kids Choice performer Brown ignited the kid-crowd with his song "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)." Bow Wow performed "Fresh AzImIz." And Brown and Bow Wow joined musical forces to wow the crowd with a special remixed "Run It."
One of the biggest events in Hollywood, boasting a massive popular vote and sweeping audience participation, Kids' Choice is the only award show that gives kids the power to vote for their favorites in movies, television, music, sports and much more – and honors their opinions with a live show filled with the stars they love.
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A unique star-studded pre-show telecast hosted by Pick Boy, TEENick's J. Boogie and JoJo (Aquamarine) kicked off the night, and the orange carpet arrivals interlaced a SpongeBob SquarePants marathon (6-8 p.m. ET/PT). A special SpongeBob episode premiere (7:30-8 pm. ET/PT) led directly into the awards telecast. The entire awards telecast will encore Sunday, April 2 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m. Kids Choice Awards: Best of the Mess, a 30-minute program, will air Tuesday, April 4 at 5 p.m.; Thursday, April 6 at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m. (all times are ET/PT). Kids can also catch a half-hour version of the awards show on TurboNick, Nickelodeon's broadband video service on Nick.com, the week after the live event.
Following are Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards winners:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Lindsay Lohan FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
FAVORITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Chris Rock (Madagascar)
FAVORITE MUSIC GROUP
FAVORITE FEMALE SINGER
Kelly Clarkson FAVORITE MALE SINGER
Wake Me Up When September Ends (Green Day)
FAVORITE TV SHOW
Drake & Josh
FAVORITE TV ACTRESS
Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101) FAVORITE TV ACTOR
Drake Bell (Drake & Josh)
FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
Madagascar: Operation Penguin
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
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On April 1, Nickelodeon's TurboNick served as the interactive broadband home base for all things Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. For the first time in kids' broadband history, Nickelodeon simulcasted live the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on TurboNick. The broadband video service on Nick.com also offered kids an opportunity to personalize their Kids' Choice Awards experience, allowing users to choose from several webcams capturing the awards show to choose various camera angles such as behind-the-scenes, audience cam, and more. TurboNick also featured three Kids' Choice Awards themed skins that kids can choose for their broadband video player on their computers while watching the event. Multiple themed playlists, exclusive clips, mini-games and links to the official Kids' Choice Awards website were also available.
In addition, free promotional KCA Podcasts were available on Nick.com for various media players. These Podcasts also were available on the iTunes Music Store (www.itunes.com) for download to iPods.
Nickelodeon joined forces with Comcast's broadband platform Comcast.net to feature a half-hour Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards nominee special running on the Fan ™ (Comcast's multimedia broadband player on its consumer portal, Comcast.
Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 200 million households on Nickelodeon's international channels across the UK, Europe, Russia, Israel, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Brazil, as well as the US. There are seven fully localized versions of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards around the world. The most recent to launch, Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Honours on CCTV in China, reached more than 300 million households across the country.
Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards was produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Mike Burg and Marjorie Cohn are executive producers. Paula Kaplan is co-executive producer. Kia Motors, Hasbro, General Mills and Burger King are the presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, with Firefly Mobile and Pepperidge Farm serving as associate sponsors. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.
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