Pharrell Williams and his hat is the belle of the award show balls these days. Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at USC Galen Center on March 29 saw One Direction win favorite music group and favorite song for “Story of My Life,” and teen Selena Gomez and seasoned Nick vet Justin Timberlake were named favorite female and male respectively at the fan-voted awards. Williams suffered a classic sliming too. This year’s KCAs featured a new design – dual stages, a 360 degree mosh pit, a slime fountain delivering winner envelopes and a slime river snaking throughout the venue. Kicking off the star-studded celebration was internet sensation Todrick Hall with a pop performance medley featuring celeb cameos by Pharrell Williams, Austin Mahone and Cody Simpson, along with aerialists, cheerleaders and a step team. Celebrated magician David Blaine made his live awards show debut tonight by facing his greatest challenge ever – slime – in an unforgettable moment that literally knocked his head off. New to this year’s telecast, kids and families were able to influence multiple slimings in the live show. In the pre-show vote for a daring slime stunt, they chose the Slime Rodeo, an attempt to harness the power of slime in a new way — by riding it. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, Dave England bested fellow daredevil, Jukka Hilden, by staying on his bucking slime-horse hose the longest. In a special live vote during the show, kids spoke up and declared both Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone slime-worthy.
The telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Chris Rock, Robert Downey Jr., Jim Parsons, Jayma Mays, Kristen Bell, Chris Evans, Nicola Peltz, Shaun White, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Selena Gomez, Queen Latifah, Michael Strahan, Carlos PenaVega, Zendaya, Debby Ryan, Andy Samberg, America Ferrera, Sophia Grace and Rosie from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Will Arnett, Bella Thorne, Jake Short, Lea Michele, LL Cool J, James Maslow, Peta Murgatroyd, John Cena, The Bella Twins, Ross Lynch, Kendall Schmidt, cast members from The Haunted Hathaways, Instant Mom, The Thundermans, and many others. The band One Direction actually won two awards, and many past and present Nick teenage stars turned out to honor uber producer Dan Schneider. Schneider received the first Kids’ Choice Awards lifetime achievement award Saturday night during the live telecast from Los Angeles. Schneider is responsible for”iCarly,” “Kenan & Kel” and “Sam & Cat,” a current Nickelodeon hit that won favorite TV show and favorite TV actress for star Ariana Grande. Singer Aloe Blacc led the crowd in a sing-along of his Avicii-produced hit “Wake Me Up” before singing with a children’s choir on his hit “The Man.”
Nick’s Full List of Winners:
Favorite Song One Direction “Story of My Life” Favorite Music Group One Direction Favorite Male Singer Justin Timberlake Favorite Female Singer Selena Gomez Favorite Movie ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Favorite Animated Movie ‘Frozen’ Favorite Male Buttkicker Robert Downey Jr. Favorite Female Buttkicker Jennifer Lawrence Favorite Movie Actor Adam Sandler Favorite Movie Actress Jennifer Lawrence Favorite TV Show ‘Sam & Cat’ Favorite TV Actor Ross Lynch Favorite TV Actress Ariana Grande Favorite Funny Star Kevin Hart Favorite Reality Show Wipeout Favorite Cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie Miranda Cosgrove Favorite Book ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series Favorite Video Game ‘Just Dance 2014′ Favorite App Game Despicable Me: Minion Rush Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick Patrick Star Most Enthusiastic Athlete Dwight Howard