Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards were held on March 31, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET in Los Angeles, California in the United States, where the winners received an orange-colored blimp trophy. Big Help Award winner Taylor Swift received a special silver-colored blimp from First Lady Michelle Obama. The complete list of nominees for the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards was released on January 11, 2012, leading up to the release of Men in Black 3 on May 25, 2012. The event was hosted by MIB 3 starWill Smith, who with ten KCA blimps has won the most awards in previous telecasts. A record-breaking 223 million votes for favorites in 20 categories were cast during this year's voting period, up 11% over last year's votes.
The rating was 6.162 million viewers, leading all cable programs for the week ending April 1, 2012.
Halle Berry – After being accused of being the "Creepy Voice", she sat down in what Will Smith called the "best seat in the house ... perfect seat". Afterwards she was slimed when a person behind her dumped a bucket of it on her.
Chris Colfer – During the presentation of favorite TV actress, the special "Exploding Blimp" was placed in front of Chris Colfer and Heidi Klum; then the blimp went off covering the Glee star in slime; Heidi was lightly slimed.
Heidi Klum – During the unveiling of favorite TV actress, Heidi was lightly slimed when Chris Colfer was drenched in a torrent of slime.
Justin Bieber – At center stage, Will Smith asked him who "the secret celebrity who wants to be slimed," and told him "It's you!"; afterwards big jets of slime shot at the two celebrities and covered them in green goo.
Will Smith – Even though he was slimed during a promo of the 2012 KCAs; at the end of the show, Will too was slimed while trying to hide behind Bieber.
The Miz – At the end of the special slime championship, The Miz lost to The Big Show and was thrown over the edge of the ring and into a pool of slime.