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Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
2020 Kids' Choice Awards
Jonas Brothers KCA.jpg
Jonas Brothers performing at the 2009 show
CountryUnited States
Presented byNickelodeon
Reward(s)KCA Blimp
First awardedApril 18, 1988; 32 years ago (1988-04-18)
Websitehttp://kidschoiceawards.com
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNickelodeon
RuntimeApprox. 60–120 min. including commercials

The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (also known as the KCAs or Kids' Choice) is an annual American children's awards ceremony show that is produced by Nickelodeon. Usually held on a Saturday night in late March or early April, the show honors the year's biggest television, movie, and music acts as voted by viewers worldwide of Nickelodeon networks. Winners receive a hollow orange blimp figurine, a logo outline for much of the network's 1984–2009 era, which also functions as a kaleidoscope.[1]

The show features numerous celebrity guests and musical acts. Since 2002, slime stunts have been incorporated into the show. The KCAs also host live entertainment. It has also been known to overwhelmingly cover people with the network's trademark green slime. The series SpongeBob SquarePants has won the most KCA awards, with sixteen overall through the series' run. Individually, Selena Gomez has won the most trophies with eleven, followed by Will Smith (10) and Adam Sandler (9). Whoopi Goldberg is the only person to have won a Kids' Choice Award, along with the mainstream "EGOT" combination of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Rosie O'Donnell has hosted the show most times (8), followed by Jack Black (3), and John Cena (2).

History[edit]

Alan Goodman, Albie Hecht, and Fred Seibert created the awards show after Nickelodeon produced a show called The Big Ballot[2][3][4][5][6][7] in 1987, named for the ballots kids voted with. To vote, the viewers would send in ballots and then before the show, the ballots would be counted and the winners would tape a thank you video that would be shown during the program. Goodman, Hecht, and Seibert felt that the network needed a bigger, more exciting platform.

Hecht selected the awards logo from a series of network designs created by original logo designers Tom Corey and Scott Nash (Corey McPherson Nash, Boston), overseen by Goodman and Seibert (Fred/Alan, Inc., New York).[8] The award was configured into the current blimp shape/kaleidoscope in 1990.[9] The only change to the award since then has been a change to the embossed logotype on the side of the trophy for 2010 to fit the network's new logo typeface.

As the Internet came into widespread use, the voting eventually moved from a combination of 900 number telephone voting and filling paper ballots that were either mailed or completed at Pizza Hut locations, to being conducted exclusively on the network's website, and included text messaging by 2007. During the early years of Internet voting, there were several problems, including the digital equivalent of ballot ballot stuffing and adult voting. As a result, a new system was put into place where one vote per Nick.com account is allowed (although it is probable adults still cast votes via the texting option, which is connected to a phone number only rather than a screen name, by creating an account with a false age, or by having their children vote for a chosen subject instead). In 2010, an iPhone application and mobile browser voting were also added.[10]

The 2009 Kids' Choice Awards featured a new award called "The Big Green Help Award" which goes to the celebrity who goes above and beyond to help the Earth. The inaugural award was presented to Leonardo DiCaprio. For the 2010 awards, "The Big Green Help" award was renamed "The Big Help" award, with First Lady Michelle Obama winning the first award under the rename.

Unlike traditional awards shows, the Kids' Choice Awards uses other items to announce an award winner rather than a traditional envelope. The show sometimes uses balloons, T-shirts, models, giant letters, stickers, and even a foot.

Voting became available for Canadians in time for the 2010 ceremony, owing to the inauguration of Nickelodeon's Canadian service in November 2009.

In June 2010, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids' Choice Awards for Mexico.[11] Other countries with their own Kids' Choice Awards include Brazil, United Kingdom, Australia, and Indonesia, which are either fully original local productions, or inserted as continuity during their broadcast of the American ceremony. The Australian Kids' Choice Awards had its last local ceremony in 2012.

In August 2011, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids' Choice Awards event for Argentina.

In June 2014, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids' Choice Awards event for Colombia.

The 2020 ceremony was the first ceremony to be held in a virtual format, a change that was necessary in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.[12][13][14][15]

Awards[edit]

This table shows the awards from the past. An asterisk next to a category indicates an award has been presented in that particular category every year since the inception of the Kids' Choice Awards in 1988.

1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Favorite Movie* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Movie Actor* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Movie Actress* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite TV Show Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Favorite Male TV Star Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Female TV Star Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Music Group No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Male Athlete Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes
Favorite Female Athlete Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes
Most Enthusiastic Athlete No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
Favorite Video Game No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Sports Team Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Hall of Fame Award No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Wannabe Award No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
Big Help/Big Green Help Award No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Favorite Animal Star No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Cutest Couple No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Favorite Book No No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Favorite Reality Show No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Favorite TV Sidekick No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
Favorite Cartoon No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Animated Movie No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Favorite Buttkicker No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No
Favorite Male Buttkicker No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Favorite Female Buttkicker No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Favorite Male Singer No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Female Singer No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Song Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite App No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Favorite Funny Star No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
Lifetime Achievement Award No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
Favorite Kids TV Show No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Favorite Family TV Show No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Most Addicting Game No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No
Favorite Villain No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No Yes No No No
Favorite Talent Competition Show No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No
Favorite Male Action Star No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No
Favorite Female Action Star No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No
Favorite New Artist No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Cooking Show No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
Favorite Collaboration No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Favorite Male TV Star - Kids' Show No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
Favorite Male TV Star - Family Show No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
Favorite Female TV Star - Kids' Show No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
Favorite Female TV Star - Family Show No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
Favorite Global Music Star No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Favorite Social Music Star No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes
BFFs (Best Friends Forever) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Favorite Frenemies No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Most Wanted Pet No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
#Squad No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Favorite Music Video No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Favorite DJ/EDM Artist No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Favorite Soundtrack No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Favorite Viral Music Artist No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Favorite Dance Trend No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No
Favorite Funny YouTube Creator No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No
Favorite Musical YouTube Creator No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No
Favorite Instagram Pet No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No
Favorite TV Host No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes
Favorite TV Judges No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Favorite Superhero No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes
Favorite Gamer No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes
How Do You Want to Help? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Favorite Social Star No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes

Locations[edit]

Finishing up with the "Orange Carpet" for the Kids' Choice Awards outside of Pauley Pavilion, UCLA campus

The Kids' Choice Awards are typically held in and around Southern California. Previous ceremonies have been held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, the Hollywood Bowl, the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, and Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, but mostly at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus. After renovations to Pauley beginning in 2011, the show was moved to the Galen Center at USC;[16] it was expected to be a temporary home, but the network retained Galen for the 2012-14 ceremonies due to the construction of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference and Guest Center, making it difficult to have the "Orange Carpet"; the smaller Kids' Choice Sports had its first ceremony in 2014 at Pauley. For the 2015 and 2016 shows, the ceremony occurred at the remodeled Forum in Inglewood, California. Between the 2017 and 2019 shows, the venue alternated between the Galen Center and The Forum.[17]

The 2020 awards, previously scheduled for March 22, were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; a spokesperson said that Nickelodeon "will have further information about a new date in the future."[13] The ceremony was later moved to May 2 to be held virtually.[14][15] The 2020 show was planned to serve as a tie-in with Nickelodeon's Slimefest event.[12]

Year Location
1988 Universal Studios Hollywood
1989
1990
1991 Pauley Pavilion
1992 Universal Studios Hollywood
1994 Pantages Theatre[18]
Universal Studios Florida
1995 Barker Hangar[19]
1996 Universal Pictures
1997 Grand Olympic Auditorium
1998 Pauley Pavilion
1999
2000 Hollywood Bowl
2001 Barker Hangar
2002
2003
2004 Pauley Pavilion
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 Galen Center
2012
2013
2014
2015 The Forum
2016
2017 Galen Center
2018 The Forum
2019 Galen Center
2020 Virtual show[a]

Note

  1. ^ The ceremony was originally planned to be held at The Forum, but moved to a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ceremony hosts[edit]

The 1987 Big Ballot studio show was unhosted.

Year Host(s)
1988[20] Tony Danza
Debbie Gibson
Brian Robbins
Dan Schneider
1989[21] Nicole Eggert
Wil Wheaton[22]
1990[23] Dave Coulier
Candace Cameron[24]
David Faustino
1991[25] Corin Nemec
1992[26] Holly Robinson
Brian Austin Green
Tori Spelling[27]
1994 Joey Lawrence
Candace Cameron
Marc Weiner
1995 Whitney Houston
1996 Whitney Houston
Rosie O'Donnell
1997 Rosie O'Donnell
1998
1999
2000 Rosie O'Donnell
LL Cool J
David Arquette
Mandy Moore
Frankie Muniz
2001 Rosie O'Donnell
2002
2003
2004 Cameron Diaz
Mike Myers
2005 Ben Stiller
2006 Jack Black
2007 Justin Timberlake
2008 Jack Black
2009 Dwayne Johnson
2010 Kevin James
2011 Jack Black
2012 Will Smith
2013 Josh Duhamel
2014 Mark Wahlberg
2015 Nick Jonas
2016 Blake Shelton
2017 John Cena
2018
2019 DJ Khaled
2020 Victoria Justice[a]

Note

  1. ^ Chance the Rapper was originally set to host the ceremony before moving to a virtual ceremony.

Multiple year hosts[edit]

The ceremony has been hosted multiple times by four individuals, with Candace Cameron Bure hosting in 1990 and 1994, Whitney Houston consecutively in 1995 and 1996, then Rosie O'Donnell (who co-hosted with Houston in 1996) alone from 1997 until 2003 (with four other hosts in 2000). This was followed by Jack Black in 2006, 2008 and 2011, and then John Cena, who has hosted consecutively for 2017 and 2018.

Special colored awards[edit]

These blimps are not orange like the regular blimps and the winners are chosen by the Nickelodeon staff, not the viewers. There is the gold Hall of Fame Award (1991–2000), the silver Wannabe Award (2001–2008), the green Big Green Help Award (2009), the silver glitter Big Help Award (2010–2012), and the Lifetime Achievement Award (2014).

The Hall of Fame Award[edit]

The Hall of Fame Award (a gold version of the Blimp award) was presented to those whose accomplishments, fame and popularity set them above everyone else. Initially, the award was chosen by the kids from a slate of nominees. Actors, athletes and singers were all eligible for the award, with ballots containing nominees from multiple categories.

Hall of Fame Award winners[edit]

Year Winner(s)
1991 Paula Abdul
1992 Arnold Schwarzenegger
1994 Michael Jordan
1995 Boyz II Men[28][19][29]
1996 Tim Allen
1997 Will Smith
1998 Tia & Tamera Mowry
1999 Jonathan Taylor Thomas
2000 Rosie O'Donnell

The Wannabe Award[edit]

The Wannabe Award (a silver version of the Blimp award) is presented to the best celebrity role model or inspiration (or the person whom the kids want to be like). The winner is determined prior to the awards without voter input. As of 2009, the only person to have won the Wannabe award and the Hall of Fame award is Will Smith. These awards replaced the Hall of Fame awards following the show in 2000.

Wannabe Award winners[edit]

Year Winner
2001 Tom Cruise
2002 Janet Jackson
2003 Will Smith
2004 Adam Sandler
2005 Queen Latifah
2006 Chris Rock
2007 Ben Stiller
2008 Cameron Diaz

The Big Help Award[edit]

The Big Green Help (The Big Help) Award (originally a green-colored trophy, silver in 2012) is presented to a person who goes above and beyond to help the environment.[30] It is based on Nickelodeon's The Big Help initiative.

Big Green Help (The Big Help) Award winners[edit]

Year Winner
2009 Leonardo DiCaprio
2010 Michelle Obama
2011 Justin Timberlake
2012 Taylor Swift

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

The Nickelodeon Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a network employee on or off camera that has contributed heavily to the network's success and entertained children with their work.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners[edit]

Year Winner
2014 Dan Schneider

Kids' Choice Sports[edit]

In July 2014, Nickelodeon presented the first annual Kids' Choice Sports, honoring kids' favorite athletes, teams, and sports moments from the year. Michael Strahan produced and hosted the inaugural ceremony.[31]

Ceremonies[edit]

Year Host(s) Location
2014 Michael Strahan Pauley Pavilion
2015 Russell Wilson
2016
2017
2018 Chris Paul Barker Hangar
2019 Michael Strahan

Slimed celebrities[edit]

The final slime at the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards

During a ceremony, sometimes a celebrity presenter or award winner might not know when they are going to be slimed onstage or offstage, though as the years went on, getting slimed became more of an honor, and less of a comedic humiliation akin to the early Nickelodeon series You Can't Do That on Television, from whence the concept originated. Hosts of the show have also been slimed, and occasionally celebrities not attending the awards have been slimed via video segment, such as when Rosie O'Donnell tricked Melissa Joan Hart into getting slimed on the set of Sabrina the Teenage Witch in 2001, or when Amanda Seyfried and Josh Hutcherson were slimed at a KCA watch party in 2013. Celebrities sitting in the audience are also fair game for being slimed, as Mandy Moore first learned in 2007, and Halle Berry later found out in 2012.

Although Les Lye was the only celebrity to be slimed at the 1988 awards, a video was shown during the show of then Nickelodeon president Geraldine Laybourne saying the magic words and getting slimed with the original YCDTOTV recipe, much to her dismay, proving that not even the network president was safe from the slime.[32]

Below is a list of all the celebrities that have been slimed over the past years at the Kids' Choice Awards.

Year Slimed Celebrity(ies)
1988 Les Lye[33]
1989 Bill Kirchenbauer[34]
1990 Wil Wheaton[34][35]
1991 Corin Nemec
Bart Simpson (animated segment)
1992 Jonathan Taylor Thomas[36]
Zachery Ty Bryan[36]
Taran Noah Smith[36]
1994 James Earl Jones[34][18][37]
1995 Mark Curry[34][38][39][40]
1996 Queen Latifah[38][39][41]
1997 Rosie O'Donnell[42]
1998 Sean "Diddy" Combs[34]
1999 Randy Savage
Chilli
Stephanie Bellars
2000 Will Smith
2001 Tom Cruise
*NSYNC
Melissa Joan Hart
Rosie O'Donnell
2002 Adam Sandler
Pink
2003 Jim Carrey
Rosie O'Donnell
2004 Mike Myers
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
2005 Will Ferrell
Johnny Depp
Ben Stiller
2006 Robin Williams
Jack Black
2007 Chris Tucker
Jackie Chan
Mandy Moore
Steve Carell
Tobey Maguire
Vince Vaughn
Justin Timberlake
2008 Orlando Bloom
Brendan Fraser
Harrison Ford
Jack Black
2009 Jesse McCartney
Hugh Jackman
Sandra Bullock
Dwayne Johnson
Jonas Brothers
2010 Jackson Rathbone
Jerry Trainor
Katy Perry
Fred Figglehorn
Tina Fey
Steve Carell
Kevin James
2011 Russell Brand
Rico Rodriguez
Snoop Dogg
Kaley Cuoco
Heidi Klum
Jason Segel
Josh Duhamel
Jim Carrey
Jack Black
Po (animated segment)
Jewel and Blu (animated segment)
2012 Halle Berry
Chris Colfer
Taylor Lautner
The Miz
The Big Show
Jeff Sutphen
Santino Marella
Justin Bieber
Will Smith
2013 Pitbull
Dwight Howard
Neil Patrick Harris
Sandra Bullock
Amanda Seyfried
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Duhamel
Nick Cannon
2014 Pharrell Williams
Kaley Cuoco
Jack Reynor
Austin Mahone
Cody Simpson
David Blaine
Shaun White
Jukka Hildén
Dave England
Mark Wahlberg
2015 Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Sarah Hyland
Ariel Winter
Nolan Gould
Rico Rodriguez
Shawn Mendes
Jack Griffo
Kira Kosarin
Diego Velazquez
Addison Riecke
Josh Gad
Nick Jonas
5 Seconds of Summer
2016 John Stamos
Fifth Harmony
Jason Sudeikis
Josh Gad
Cameron Dallas
Blake Shelton
2017 Demi Lovato
Chris Pratt
Kevin Hart
John Cena
2018 Liza Koshy
Heidi Klum
Mel B
JoJo Siwa
Laurie Hernandez
Barbie (animated segment)
Shawn Mendes
John Cena
2019 Chris Pratt
Will Smith
David Dobrik
Josh Peck
Janelle Monáe
Adam Sandler
DJ Khaled
2020 JoJo Siwa
David Dobrik
Victoria Justice

Slime stunts[edit]

Beginning in 2002, the show began its annual World Record Slime Stunts. Olympians, extreme sports stars and daredevils participated in special stunts performed live on national television—often landing into the trademark green slime.

Year Celebrity (ies) Stunt synopsis
2002 Dave Mirra The BMX pro-biker broke his own record for a double back flip on a BMX bike and landed in a 5,000 gallon tank of green slime.
2003 Tony Hawk The skateboarding champion skateboarded into an 11,000 gallon tank of green slime.
2004 Mat Hoffman The BMX pro performed the "World Record Skydiving Bike Jump" landing in a lakefull of green slime.
2005 Donald Trump The billionaire, at the time enjoying a resurgence of popularity with his TV series The Apprentice, "fired" a human cannonball into the air, landing in a net laced with green slime.
2006 Ryan St. Onge In a live remote from the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah, the U.S. Olympic Freestyle Aerial Skier skied into 10,000 gallons of green slime.
2007 Ron Jones Bungee jumping into a pool of slime.
2008 Jack Black
Orlando Bloom
Kids Choice 2008 had many slime stunts all hosted by professional boxer Laila Ali. Depending on the outcome of the stunt, a certain amount of green slime was added to a slime vat backstage which was referred to throughout as the "Slime Meter". The slime was used later on at the end of the show, in what was supposedly the "World's Longest Celebrity Sliming," in which Orlando Bloom joined host Jack Black to be slimed for one solid minute. Host Black even made a remark about how the grand total of 27 tons of slime could fit in a vat that only held 25 tons.
Akon In the first stunt, affectionately called the "Slime-o-Lition Derby", the pop star had 45 seconds to ride the Kids' Choice Bobble Head Kart. The choices were the shark-themed "Jaws Jalopy", a hot dog-shaped "Weiner Wagon" and the winner, the Jack Black Bobble Head Kart which was essentially a go-kart with a giant Jack Black head on the top. Akon successfully completed the course adding 10 tons of slime to the vat, "plus 5 for finishing" bringing the total to 15 tons.
Usher The famous R&B singer performed the second stunt manning a "slime hose," firing at a sumo wrestler and propelling him in costume along a long platform. The amount of slime added to the vat was determined by how far the "human target" was propelled by the spray of slime. Viewers voting online picked the sumo wrestler over his competitor, the Scuba diver. The "human target" was launched all the way to the 5-ton mark bringing the total of slime in the vat to 20 tons.
Heidi Klum The last stunt was performed by the supermodel or as host Black called her "Heidi the Human Dart". Klum was attached by a harness to a long cable, allowing her to swing freely in which she did. Armed with a pad of spikes, she swung between her platform and what was a trampoline-like wall covered in slime balloons. For every slime balloon Klum popped in 30 seconds, one more ton of slime was added to the vat. Kids voted online to determine exactly what type of spike pad Klum would use to pop the balloons. The choices were the hand-worn "mittens" and the winner the "butt pad" which unanimously beat out the mittens. Klum popped 7 balloons on the wall, adding 7 more tons of slime to the vat and bringing the total of slime in the vat to 27 tons.
2009 Will Ferrell The comedian-actor slid down a slime-covered slide that was placed on top of Janss Steps on the UCLA campus, on a luge head first into a pool of slime.
2010 Apolo Anton Ohno Two stunts were featured at the 2010 awards. First, eight-time Olympic medalist Ohno was catapulted into slime by sling shot with the help of WWE wrestler John Cena.
Jerry Trainor
Jackson Rathbone
Nicola Peltz
For the second stunt, to promote The Last Airbender stars Peltz and Rathbone along with iCarly star Trainor were featured in a bending-slime event. Since Peltz's character is a "water-bender", she bent the slime towards Trainor and Rathbone.
2011 Kelvin Ramer[43] Ramer's monster truck, rebodied and relivered for the event, jumps over a 50-foot Nickelodeon blimp award into a pool of slime. It was hosted by Paul "The Big Show" Wight who said that it was the most dangerous Kids' Choice slime stunt ever.
2012 Big Show and The Miz A slime themed wrestling match between Big Show and The Miz. When either The Big Show or The Miz hits the special cannons on each corner of the ring, slime shoots out and covers the audience. The Big Show defeated The Miz when he threw him over the ring and into a pool of slime. Afterwards, The Big Show was slimed for his ultimate reward.
2014 Dave England & Jukka Hilden Kids got to pick between three slime stunts and the one with the highest number of votes would win. It was between an Ultimate Slime Rodeo, a High Speed Bathtub Race, or a Slippery Obstacle Course. The Ultimate Slime Rodeo won as both Dave and Jukka rode on electronic riding horses that had slime hoses in their mouths and whoever held on the longest would win. Dave eventually held on the longest and won.
2015 Cast of The Thundermans An online vote was held during the show, in which kids chose between The Thundermans, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, and Bella and the Bulldogs. The cast of the show with the most votes would go through a car wash with slime being fired at every direction.
2016 Bethany Mota & Cameron Dallas As part of the ceremony's website/app voting system set up for the show, kids voted for the best internet personality. They had to choose between YouTuber Bethany Mota and YouTuber, Vine star, TikTok star, and Netflix actor Cameron Dallas. Both of them went on to partake in the Slime Soakers stunt but only one of them was to get slimed, which the kids had to vote for on Nick.com and in the Nick app. Towards the end of the show, the winner, Cameron Dallas, was revealed and proceeded to get slimed.
2020 Astronauts European Space Agency Astronaut Col. Luca Parmitano and NASA Astronaut Christina Koch opened and played with the first ever slime in space inside the International Space Station.

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