Event Recap – Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards

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Angelina Jolie Pitt, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, One Direction, Selena Gomez,SpongeBob SquarePants, Fifth Harmony,The VoiceandAustin & Allywere among this years fan favorites, winning orange blimps atNickelodeons 28thAnnual Kids ChoiceAwards, Saturday, March 28, 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). Hosted by recording artist/actor and kids pick for Favorite Male Singer Nick Jonas, the awards were broadcast from Los Angeles legendary Fabulous Forum, where kids celebrated their favorites from the worlds of film, music, television and more. Kids from around the world cast more than 500 million votes, a record-breaking tally.

Multi-talented host Jonas opened the show with a stunning performance of his Billboard Top 10 smash, Chains, and number-one radio hit, Jealous. Backed by tween metal trio Unlocking the Truth, his theatrical set also featured a celeb-filled video montage, 3D elements and aerialists. Hip-hop phenomenon Iggy Azalea was joined by Academy Award- and Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson onstage in a bold and dynamic rendition of their hit Trouble, which continued the storyline of their popular music video. In an epic finale, Aussie pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summers powerful performance of What I Like About You literally blew out the slime-filled speakers, flooding the stage with thousands of gallons of slime.
This yearsKids Choice Awardsproved to be as messy as ever, from Jennifer Lopez presenting Jonas with his award and a surprise sliming; to the Favorite Family TV Show stars ofModern Familygetting doused in goo; Jonas chugging a mug of slime in a Dare or Dare slime challenge; and a backstage pie fight between Chris Pratt and the cast ofHenry Danger.
The stars ofThe Thundermanscleaned up the special live vote during the show, which garnered over 7 million votes. They beat out the casts ofBella and the BulldogsandNicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawnand received the deluxe treatment from the first-ever human slime car wash complete with conveyer, spinning brushes, swinging flaps, spraying nozzles and, of course, tons of slime.
Kids and families paid tribute to their favorites by casting votes in 21 categories, from Feb. 20-March 28, including the newly introducedFavorite Talent Competition Show, Favorite Family TV Show, Most Addicting Game and Favorite New Artist. Fans were able to vote for their favoritesacross all of Nickelodeons digital platforms includingNick.com; the Nick App on Android, iOS and Kindle; and throughTwitterusing #KCA.
The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Liam Hemsworth, Chris Rock, Zendaya, Echosmith, Josh Gad, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Grant Gustin, Debby Ryan, Chloe Bennet, Fifth Harmony, Joe Jonas, Nick Cannon, Shawn Mendes, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kevin James, Mone Davis, Skylar Diggins, Ross Lynch, Quvenzhan Wallis, Meghan Trainor, Jennette McCurdy, Laura Marano, Katherine Herzer, Jennette McCurdy and Bethany Mota, plus cast members fromThe Haunted Hathaways,Instant Mom,SpongeBob SquarePants, and many others.

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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