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article imageKids' Choice Awards nominations give insight into another world

By Tim O'Brien     Mar 19, 2013 in Entertainment
The older generation often shakes it collective head over what the youngsters like as far as music, TV and movies are concerned.
However, that is not lost on business and advertisers. With Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, which airs March 23 on Nick, it can be an insightful look to their world. Oh, a world everybody was once in.
It also might explain why certain movies do well even though adults stayed away are were dragged to by a young one. Many are the one which end up at the top of the box office as the year ends. They are also the books that sell and the music, too.
To the stars, they do like this show. Performing will be Pitbull, featuring Grammy Award-Christina Aguilera, and Ke$ha. “Kids’ Choice is always one of the most fun awards shows of the year,” said Ke$ha. “I can’t wait to come out and party with all of my ANIMALS!!!”
Even host Josh Duhamel cannot wait to get going. “I have a lot of secret plans for when I host the awards, but I can tell you I’m excited to lead millions of kids into total crazy fun, chaos ...and, of course, endless slime," said Duhamel.
So, here are the nominations.
MOVIES
Favorite Movie
"The Amazing Spider-Man"
"The Avengers"
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days"
"The Hunger Games"
Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp ("Dark Shadows")
Andrew Garfield ("The Amazing Spider-Man")
Zachary Gordon ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days")
Will Smith ("Men in Black 3")
Favorite Movie Actress
Vanessa Hudgens ("Journey 2: The Mysterious Island")
Scarlett Johansson ("The Avengers")
Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games")
Kristen Stewart ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2")
Favorite Animated Movie
"Brave"
"Ice Age: Continental Drift"
"Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted"
"Wreck-It Ralph"
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Chris Rock ("Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted")
Adam Sandler ("Hotel Transylvania")
Ben Stiller ("Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted")
Taylor Swift ("The Lorax")
Favorite Male Buttkicker
Robert Downey Jr. ("The Avengers")
Andrew Garfield ("The Amazing Spider-Man")
Chris Hemsworth ("The Avengers")
Dwayne Johnson ("Journey 2: The Mysterious Island")
Favorite Female Buttkicker
Anne Hathaway ("The Dark Knight Rises")
Scarlett Johansson ("The Avengers")
Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games")
Kristen Stewart ("Snow White and the Huntsman")
Favorite TV Show
"Good Luck Charlie"
"iCarly"
"Victorious"
"Wizards of Waverly Place"
Favorite Reality Show
"America’s Got Talent"
"American Idol"
"The Voice"
"Wipeout"
Favorite Cartoon
"The Fairly OddParents"
"Phineas and Ferb"
"SpongeBob SquarePants"
"Tom and Jerry"
Favorite TV Actor
Jake T. Austin ("Wizards of Waverly Place")
Lucas Cruikshank ("Marvin Marvin")
Ross Lynch ("Austin & Ally")
Carlos Pena ("Big Time Rush")
Favorite TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove ("iCarly")
Selena Gomez ("Wizards of Waverly Place")
Victoria Justice ("Victorious")
Bridgit Mendler ("Good Luck Charlie")
MUSIC
Favorite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Bon Jovi
Maroon 5
One Direction
Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Blake Shelton
Usher
Favorite Female Singer
Adele
Katy Perry
P!nk
Taylor Swift
Favorite Song
“Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Gangnam Style” (PSY)
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Taylor Swift)
“What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)
SPORTS
Favorite Male Athlete
LeBron James
Michael Phelps
Tim Tebow
Shaun White
Favorite Female Athlete
Gabrielle Douglas
Danica Patrick
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
OTHER CATEGORIES
Favorite Villain
Reed Alexander ("iCarly")
Simon Cowell ("The X Factor")
Tom Hiddleston ("The Avengers")
Julia Roberts ("Mirror Mirror")
Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
The Hunger Games series
Magic Tree House series
Favorite Videogame
Just Dance 4
Mario Kart 7
Skylanders Giants
Wii Sports
Favorite App
Angry Birds
Fruit Ninja
Minecraft
Temple Run
This is the show that features the famous green slime. Who will get slimed this year? Tune in March 23 on Nick to find out. Or ask the kids later. . “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is a great event that celebrates kids by honoring their opinions and taps into the kid in all of us," added Duhamel.
It airs live from USC’s Galen Center from 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST.
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