Nickelodeon HALO Awards
|Nickelodeon HALO Awards|
|Awarded for||Teens Making a Difference in their Community to help people|
|Presented by||Nick Cannon and some Special Guest Celebrities|
|First awarded||December 11, 2009-November 26, 2017|
|Network||All of the Nickelodeon Channels.|
|Runtime||about 60 minutes|
|Produced by||Nickelodeon Productions|
The Nickelodeon HALO Awards is a TV special that airs on TeenNick but recently has been voted to be aired on all of the Nickelodeon channels except TVLand and Nick Jr. This year it will be hosted on Thanksgiving weekend, but usually is aired every December. It profiles five ordinary teens who are Helping And Leading Others (HALO). Created by chairman Nick Cannon, the show is similar to other awards shows, such as CNN's Heroes award. The HALO Awards "...flips the script and features today’s biggest celebrities giving out the awards instead of receiving them,” said Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development of Nickelodeon. It profiles five teens who are usually seniors in high school or have just started college, that sacrificed themselves to better the lives of others.
The 2014 edition aired on November 30 and received 3 million viewers.
Each teen is presented with usually $10,000 to further their education, another sum for their own charity or in cases where the teen does not have his/her own charity, they have the option of giving it to the charity of their choice. On top of that, they get to spend time with a celebrity who shares their passion. Also they work together to help others with their passion.
The Premiere of the Halo Awards
There is a special screening premiere of the HALO awards that is held a few days before the national premiere. It is an invitation only event. All the honorees are flown to the chosen city and get to meet each other for the first time. Among the attendees include the honorees families and close friends. Many celebrities have also attended. Among the celebrities that attended the previous screenings include Brad Kavanagh, Jerry Trainor, Nathalia Ramos, Jade Ramsey, Matt Shively, Mary J. Blige, Heidi Klum, Jason Derulo, Serena Williams and many more. For the past three years, the premiere has been held in New York city, Los Angeles and in Washington DC.
For the 3rd Annual HALO awards, in October 2011, Nickelodeon announced that the HALO Awards would air on Nick at Nite on November 6, 2011. It was filmed a few days earlier at the Hollywood Palladium.
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