1988 Kids' Choice Awards

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1st Kids' Choice Awards
Date April 25, 1988
Location Candlestick Park
Hosted by Tony Danza , Debbie Gibson , Brian Robbins , Dan Schneider
Television/radio coverage
Network Nickelodeon

On April 25, 1988, Nickelodeon held the first official Kids' Choice Awards event. Technically, the first ever Kids' Choice Awards event occurred in 1987 as The Big Ballot.

Tony Danza co-hosted the ceremony
Debbie Gibson co-hosted the ceremony and performed
Eddie Murphy - Favorite Movie Actor
Whoopi Goldberg - Favorite Movie Actress
Michael J. Fox - Favorite TV Actor
Alyssa Milano - Favorite TV Actress
Jon Bon Jovi - Favorite Male Vocalist
Madonna - Favorite Female Vocalist
Los Lobos - Favorite Song "La Bamba"
Hulk Hogan - Favorite Male Athlete

Presenters, performers, and stunts[edit]


Musical performances[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and in boldface.


Favorite Movie
Favorite Movie Actor
Favorite Movie Actress

Films with multiple nominations[edit]

Nominations Film
2 Beverly Hills Cop II
Adventures in Babysitting

Films with multiple wins[edit]

Wins Film
2 Beverly Hills Cop II


Favorite TV Show
Favorite TV Actor
Favorite TV Actress
Favorite Cartoon

Television Series with multiple nominations[edit]

Nominations Series
3 The Cosby Show
Growing Pains


Favorite Male Vocalist
Favorite Female Vocalist
Favorite Song


Favorite Male Athlete
Favorite Female Athlete
Favorite Sports Team

Events within the show[edit]

Stunts, Events[edit]

  • Mackenzie Astin taking the Blindfold Ice Cream Challenge...on his face.
  • Wil Wheaton taking the Head-To-Head Giant Beach Ball Challenge.

Slimed Celebrities[edit]

  • Les Lye - The only celebrity to be slimed during the show, Les Lye was slimed during the initial 90 seconds of the show.