2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards – Nominees Announced!

8B-Kids-Choice-Sports-Awards-2014-HRNickelodeon today announced the nominees and categories for the inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports awards show, in which the nation’s kids will choose their favorite athletes from among a wide range of kid-centric categories.  Hosted and executive produced by Michael Strahan (LIVE with Kelly and Michael, Fox NFL Sunday) Kids’ Choice Sports 2014 will be telecast live on Thursday, July 17 (8 pm ET/PT) from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.  Not only are the top athletes in the world coming to Kids’ Choice Sports to play, but their biggest celebrity fans will come to compete alongside them.  Beginning June 12, kids will be able to cast their votes in 15 categories on Nick.com/sports.

The nominees for Kids’ Choice Sports were selected based on two methods: analysis of Q scores – which rank the most recognizable and well-liked athletes according to kids, and the input of the Kids’ Choice Sports Council – a group of professionals, athletes and others, from the world of sports.  The council includes: Cal Ripken Jr. (Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer and 19-time All-Star); Deion Sanders (NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer); Misty May-Treanor (three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist); Baron Davis ( two-time NBA All-Star); Ken Griffey Jr. (13-time Major League Baseball All-Star); Lisa Leslie (former WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medal winner); Andy Elkin (Agent, Creative Artists Agency); Howard Handler (Chief Marketing Officer, MLS); Tracy Perlman (VP Entertainment Marketing and Promotions, NFL); Jeff Schwartz (President and Founder, Excel Sports Management); Jill Smoller (SVP, William Morris Endeavor); Leah Wilcox (VP, Talent Relations, NBA); and Alan Zucker (SVP, IMG Clients Group).

Nick.com/sports will serve as the official kids’ destination for Kids’ Choice Sports. Beginning June 5th, kids will be able to watch online, and via the Nick app, hilarious short-form sports video content featuring their favorite Nick shows, access photo galleries of athletic all-stars, and play brand new Kids’ Choice Sports games. On June 12, kids will be able to start casting their votes for their favorite athletes and moments this year. And, on the day of the big event, kids can watch a live video stream straight from the Orange Carpet, and see pictures of all the athletes in action, with photo coverage across all of Nickelodeon’s digital platforms.

The categories and nominees are:



  • Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)
  • Kevin Durant (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)
  • LeBron James (NBA, Miami Heat)
  • Derek Jeter (MLB, New York Yankees)
  • Peyton Manning (NFL, Denver Broncos)
  • Dwyane Wade (NBA, Miami Heat)
  • Tiger Woods (Golf)



  • Gabby Douglas (US Gymnastics)
  • Gracie Gold (US Figure Skater)
  • Candace Parker (WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks)
  • Danica Patrick (NASCAR)
  • Hope Solo (NWSL, Seattle Reign FC)
  • Lindsey Vonn (US Skiing)
  • Serena Williams (WTA)



  • Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Tulsa Shock)
  • Bryce Harper (MLB, Washington Nationals)
  • Yasiel Puig (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • Sloane Stephens (WTA)
  • Mike Trout (MLB, Anaheim Angels)
  • Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)



  • Dez Bryant (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Calvin Johnson (NFL, Detroit Lions)
  • Yaisel Puig (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • Mike Trout (MLB, Anaheim Angels)



  • Tim Howard (English club Everton and the United States Men’s National Team)
  • Henrik Lundqvist (NHL, New York Rangers)
  • Ryan Miller (NHL, St. Louis Blues)
  • Jonathan Quick (NHL, Los Angeles Kings)
  • Hope Solo (NWSL, Seattle Reign FC)



  • Carmelo Anthony (NBA, New York Knicks)
  • Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Tulsa Shock)
  • Kevin Durant (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)
  • LeBron James (NBA, Miami Heat)
  • Marshawn Lynch (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
  • David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)
  • Abby Wambach (NWSL, The Western NY Flash)



  • Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)
  • Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy and the United States Men’s National Team)
  • Blake Griffin (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
  • Lionel Messi  (Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentine Men’s National Team)
  • Alex Morgan (NWSL, Portland Thorns)
  • Alexander Ovechkin (NHL, Washington Capitals)
  • Chris Paul (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
  • Adrian Peterson (NFL, Minnesota Vikings)



  • Nyjah Huston (American professional street skateboarder)
  • Travis Pastrana (motorsports competitor)
  • Kelly Slater (Surfer)
  • Lindsey Vonn  (US Skiing)
  • Shaun White (American professional snowboarder and skateboarder)



  • Detroit Red Wings Fans
  • Green Bay Packers Fans
  • Oakland Raiders Fans
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Fans
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Fans
  • Seattle Seahawks Fans


PARTY LIKE A SPORTS STAR (Best Victory Celebration)

  • Victor Cruz (NFL, New York Giants)
  • Knowshon Moreno (NFL, Miami Dolphins)
  • Rafael Nadal (ATP)
  • Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Spanish club Real Madrid and Portugal Men’s National Team)
  • Abby Wambach (NWSL, The Western NY Flash)



  • Eric Decker (NFL, New York Jets)
  • Henrik Lundqvist (NHL, New York Rangers)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Spanish club Real Madrid and Portugal Men’s National Team)
  • Amar’e Stoudemire (NBA, New York Knicks)
  • Dwyane Wade (NBA, Miami Heat)
  • Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)



  • Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Tulsa Shock)
  • Gabby Douglas (US Gymnast)
  • Lolo Jones (US Track and Field and Bobsled)
  • Maria Sharapova (WTA)
  • Lindsey Vonn (US Skiing)
  • Serena Williams (WTA)



  • Novak Djokovic (ATP)
  • Clayton Kershaw (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
  • Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)
  • Ben Roethlisberger (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Justin Verlander (MLB, Detroit Tigers)
  • Serena Williams (WTA)



  • Bethany Hamilton (Surfer)
  • Peyton Manning (NFL, Denver Broncos)
  • Adrian Peterson (NFL, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Albert Pujols (MLB, Anaheim Angels)
  • Rajon Rondo (NBA, Boston Celtics)
  • Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)



  • Dufour-Lapointe sisters (Olympic Mogul Skiing, Justine, Chloe and Maxime)
  • Gasol brothers (NBA, Pau (LA Lakers), Marc (Memphis Grizzlies))
  • Gronkowski brothers (NFL, Rob (NE Patriots), Dan (Detroit Lions) and Chris (San Diego Chargers))
  • Lopez brothers (NBA, Brook (NJ Nets), Robin (Portland Trailblazers))
  • Manning brothers (NFL, Peyton (Denver Broncos), Eli (NY Giants))
  • Staal brothers (NHL, Eric (Carolina Hurricanes), Marc (NY Rangers), Jordan (Carolina Hurricanes), Jared (Carolina Hurricanes))
  • Upton brothers (MLB, Atlanta Braves, BJ and Justin)
  • Williams sisters (WTA , Venus and Serena)

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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