Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande & Taylor Swift Dominate Nominations at the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards – List Inside!

Blake Shelton during the Kids Choice Awards 2016 Promo Shoot in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday October 29, 2015 (Christopher Polk/@polkimaging/Getty Images)

Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Nickelodeon

The day has finally come — the nominees for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards

“The nominees are out now and I can’t wait to see who wins,” says host Blake Shelton. “We’ve got categories for everybody – TV, movies, video games, actors, singers, everything you can think of. It’s all in there. Make sure you get out there and vote, and we’ll see you at the show.”

The ultimate fan celebration of the best of everything kids love in pop culture, the nominees include movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2, Adele, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Chris Pratt, The Weeknd, John Boyega, One Direction, Sofia Vergara, Daisy Ridley, Chris Hemsworth, Nickelodeon’s very own Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Jace Norman and more.

Beginning today, kids can cast their votes across 22 categories on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick app on iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and select Android devices. Users will be able to vote on Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee.

Hosted by Country music superstar and coach panelist on NBC’s The Voice Blake Shelton, Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards returns to the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif., live on Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).


The nominees and categories for Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards are:



Favorite TV Show

  • Austin & Ally
  • Girl Meets World
  • Henry Danger
  • Jessie
  • Lab Rats: Bionic Island
  • The Thundermans


Favorite Family TV Show

  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Modern Family
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Flash
  • The Muppets


Favorite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show

  • Aidan GallagherNicky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
  • Casey SimpsonRicky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
  • Jace NormanHenry Hart, Henry Danger
  • Jack Griffo – Max Thunderman, The Thundermans
  • Ross Lynch – Austin Moon, Austin & Ally
  • Tyrel Jackson Williams – Leo Dooley, Lab Rats: Bionic Island


Favorite Male TV Star – Family Show

  • Anthony Anderson – Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson, Black-ish
  • Ben McKenzie – James Gordon, Gotham
  • Grant Gustin – Barry Allen, The Flash
  • Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
  • Johnny Galecki – Leonard Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
  • Rico Rodriguez – Manny Delgado, Modern Family


Favorite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show

  • Debby Ryan – Jessie Prescott, Jessie
  • Dove Cameron – Liv Rooney, Liv and Maddie
  • Kira Kosarin – Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans
  • Laura Marano – Ally Dawson, Austin & Ally
  • Lizzy Greene – Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
  • Zendaya – K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover


Favorite Female TV Star – Family Show

  • Chloe Bennet – Daisy “Skye” Johnson, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Jennifer Morrison – Emma Swan, Once Upon a Time
  • Kaley Cuoco – Penny Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
  • Ming-Na Wen – Melinda May, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Sarah Hyland – Haley Dunphy, Modern Family
  • Sofia Vergara – Gloria DelgadoPritchett, Modern Family


Favorite Talent Competition Show

  • America’s Got Talent
  • American Idol
  • Dance Moms
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • The Voice


Favorite Cooking Show

  • Cake Boss
  • Cake Wars
  • Chopped Junior
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • MasterChef Junior


Favorite Cartoon

  • ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
  • Gravity Falls
  • Ninjago
  • Phineas & Ferb
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Steven Universe
  • Teen Titans Go!
  • The Amazing World of Gumball



Favorite Movie

  • Ant-Man
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Cinderella
  • Daddy’s Home
  • Jurassic World
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2


Favorite Movie Actor

  • Chris Evans – Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Chris Hemsworth – Thor, Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Chris Pratt – Owen, Jurassic World
  • John Boyega – Finn, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy’s Home


Favorite Movie Actress

  • Anna Kendrick – Beca, Pitch Perfect 2
  • Daisy Ridley – Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
  • Lily James – Cinderella, Cinderella
  • Rebel Wilson – Fat Amy, Pitch Perfect 2
  • Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Age of Ultron


Favorite Animated Movie

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • Home
  • Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Inside Out
  • Minions
  • The Peanuts Movie


Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie

  • Amy PoehlerJoy, Inside Out
  • Jennifer LopezLucy, Home
  • Jim ParsonsOh, Home
  • Justin LongAlvin, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • Sandra BullockScarlet Overkill, Minions
  • Selena Gomez- Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 2




Favorite Music Group

  • Fall Out Boy
  • Fifth Harmony
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction
  • Pentatonix


Favorite Male Singer

  • Blake Shelton
  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Nick Jonas
  • The Weeknd


Favorite Female Singer

  • Adele
  • Ariana Grande
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Selena Gomez
  • Taylor Swift


Favorite Song Of The Year

  • Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Taylor Swift
  • Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
  • Hello – Adele
  • Hotline Bling – Drake
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber


Favorite New Artist

  • Alessia Cara
  • DNCE
  • OMI
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Silento


Favorite Collaboration

  • Bad Blood – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
  • Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz
  • Good For You – Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky
  • Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend
  • See You Again – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
  • Where Are Ü Now – Skrillex, Justin Bieber & Diplo



Favorite Book

  • Diary of a Minecraft Zombie
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
  • Harry Potter series
  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know
  • The Hunger Games series
  • The Maze Runner series


Favorite Video Game

  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • Just Dance 2016
  • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • Skylander SuperChargers
  • SpongeBob HeroPants
  • Super Mario Maker
Juliet Schroder

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.