And the KCA 2011 Nominees Are….

Always unpredictable and full of surprises, actor/comedian Jack Black will take viewers on a wild ride as he returns to host Nickelodeons 2011 Kids Choice Awards, premiering live on Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast). Back by popular demand, Black, who will star in the upcoming film Kung Fu Panda 2, returns for the third time (2006 and 2008) to host the ultimate kid experience from the all-new venue, the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles. Honoring the hottest celebrities from music, TV, sports and film, viewers will embark on the most extreme, slime-tastic night to remember.

Jack Black is the perfect mix of comedy, rock and star-power that will set the tone for an amazing show, said Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development. Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group and Executive Producer of the show. Jack is always an exciting host because of his unpredictability, incredible comedic timing and ability to connect with our audience. Were really excited to have him back.

This year, first-time nominees rule the categories as Nickelodeons very own Big Time Rush nabbed two one for Favorite TV Show (up against iCarly, The Suite Life on Deck and Wizards of Waverly Place), the other in the Favorite Music Group category (against Black Eyed Peas, Jonas Brothers and first-time nominee Lady Antebellum). Recording artist Train (nominated for Hey, Soul Sister in the Favorite Song category,) Bruno Mars (nominated for Favorite Male Singer) and Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks (nominated for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for Toy Story 3) also scored first-time nominations. Gold medal Olympian Lindsey Vonn made her debut in the Favorite Female Athlete category against Danica Patrick, Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

Viewers will also vote on who kicked the most butt in film this year as Jackie Chan ( The Karate Kid), Steve Carell ( Despicable Me), Robert Downey Jr. ( Iron Man 2 and first-time nominee) and Will Ferrell ( Megamind) compete for the Favorite Butt-Kicker award.

The animated movie categories are filled with star power as Cameron Diaz ( Shrek Forever After), Eddie Murphy ( Shrek Forever After), Tom Hanks ( Toy Story 3) and Tim Allen ( Toy Story 3) all received nominations for Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie.

In television, American Idol returns for its seventh nomination in Favorite Reality Show, up against Americas Funniest Home Videos, Americas Got Talent and Wipeout, while TV sidekicks battle it out as David Henrie, Jennette McCurdy, Noah Munck and Brenda Song compete for the Funniest Sidekick Category.

 

2011 KCA Nominees:

The complete list of nominees for Nickelodeons 2011 Kids Choice Awards are:


TELEVISION

 

Favorite TV Show

Big Time Rush

iCarly

The Suite Life on Deck

Wizards of Waverly Place

 

Favorite Reality Show

American Idol

Americas Funniest Home Videos

Americas Got Talent

Wipeout

 

Favorite TV Actor

Joe Jonas

Nick Jonas

Cole Sprouse

Dylan Sprouse

 

Favorite TV Actress

Miranda Cosgrove

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Victoria Justice

 

Funniest TV Sidekick

David Henrie

Jennette McCurdy

Noah Munck

Brenda Song

 

Favorite Cartoon

The Penguins of Madagascar

Phineas & Ferb

Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated

SpongeBob SquarePants

 

SPORTS

Favorite Male Athlete

Peyton Manning

Shaquille ONeal

Michael Phelps

Shaun White

 

Favorite Female Athlete

Danica Patrick

Lindsey Vonn

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

 

FILM

Favorite Movie

Alice in Wonderland

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

The Karate Kid

 

Favorite Movie Actor

Jack Black (Gullivers Travels)

Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland)

Dwayne Johnson (Tooth Fairy)

Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid)

 

Favorite Movie Actress

Miley Cyrus (The Last Song)

Ashley Judd (Tooth Fairy)

Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

Emma Watson

(Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1)

 

Favorite Animated Movie

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

Shrek Forever After

Toy Story 3

 

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

Tim Allen (Toy Story 3)

Cameron Diaz (Shrek Forever After)

Tom Hanks (Toy Story 3)

Eddie Murphy (Shrek Forever After)

 

Favorite Butt-Kicker

Steve Carell (Despicable Me)

Jackie Chan (The Karate Kid)

Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2)

Will Ferrell (Megamind)

 

MUSIC

 

Favorite Music Group

Big Time Rush

Black Eyed Peas

Jonas Brothers

Lady Antebellum

 

Favorite Male Singer

Justin Bieber

Bruno Mars

Jay-Z

Usher

 

Favorite Female Singer

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift

 

Favorite Song

Baby (by Justin Bieber, featuring Ludacris)

California Gurls (by Katy Perry, featuring Snoop Dogg)

Hey, Soul Sister (by Train)

Mine (by Taylor Swift)

 

OTHER CATEGORIES

 

Favorite Book

Diary of Wimpy Kid series

Dork Diaries

Vampire Academy series

Witch and Wizard series

 

Favorite Videogame

Just Dance 2

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Super Mario Galaxy 2

 

KCA Voting

Kids will be able to cast their votes online at http://www.nick.com/kca11 beginning March 7 in a total of 20 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show. Kids also will be able to vote via the Nick mobile website http://m.nick.com/kca11 and through a brand-new iPhone application. For the first time ever, KCA voting will be extended to an iPad-optimized site,TeenNick.com, and the Nickelodeon Facebook page, facebook.com/nickelodeon.

 

Leading up to the show, viewers can access clips and photos from past Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on www.Nick.com/kca11, along with current promotions for the show, dedicated information pages on the host and nominees, digital Fan Kits, a KCA news blog, behind-the-scenes video of stars prepping for the KCAs, daily polls, quizzes and two new KCA-themed online games. In addition, fans can enter onNick.com to get the chance to walk the Orange Carpet with Big Time Rush in this years KCA sweepstakes.

Nickelodeons Kids Choice Awards will be available on Video On Demand beginning April 3. KCA clips and shorts will also be available on Nickelodeons mobile VOD and online syndication partners.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeons 2011 Kids Choice Awards are Burger King, General Mills, Hasbro and General Motors. Associate sponsors are Nintendo, Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Skechers and Kmart.

 

Last year, Nickelodeon’s 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards hosted by Kevin James slimed its way to stand as the second biggest KCAs ever in the shows 23-year history, averaging 7.6 million total viewers (P2+.) With kids, the live telecast scored 10.5/3.7 million K2-11. The star-studded telecast scored the most votes in the show’s historya record 118 million (+30%, over last year) votes were cast from Feb. 25 March 27.Nick.com celebrated its highest trafficked day ever on March 27, driven by 38.4 million page views (+3%). The KCA site also garnered 1.2 million visitors on March 27th, up +10% over last years performance. The KCA live webcams also generated 1.5 million streams, up +240% over the previous year.

 

The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards is broadcast in more than 300 million households globally on Nickelodeon channels around the world. Nickelodeon in Canada will air the 2011 KCAs live and especially produced localized versions of the show, featuring regional categories and winners, will air in select markets across Europe. Fans around the world will have the opportunity to vote online, through local web sites, to decide which of their favorite nominees takes home the coveted KCA blimp.

 

Written by Juliet Schroder

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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