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Kid's Choice Awards Noms Announced; Jack Black To Host Again



(If the guy on the left looks like Josh Peck....that's because it is!)

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 -- Slime recipient/movie star/funnyman Jack Black (DreamWorks' upcoming animated feature Kung Fu Panda) will host Nickelodeon's 21st Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Saturday, March 29 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) -- "where Hollywood meets the slime" -- live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Black, who helmed in 2006 and was doused then with the green goo, reclaims the reins at the 2008 "mini-Oscars" event where kids honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television in a star- studded live telecast. 

We couldn't be happier that Jack is back to host Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice, and we're looking forward to seeing what he'll do for an encore on the show," said Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming, Nickelodeon and an Executive Producer of the telecast. "Kids adore Jack, and his energy and unpredictability are a perfect fit for KCA. Last year's 20th milestone show broke records, but with Jack's energy and unpredictability we're expecting more surprises and more slime than ever before."

Jazzed about the return hosting gig, Black said, "I had a ball hosting The Kids Choice Awards, and I'm gearing up big-time to 'take charge' of the chaos and mess again this year. After all, I'm a second-time dad-to-be. I have a lot of secret plans, and I hope to give as good as I get when it comes to good, clean, slimy-green fun."

The ogre's odds to triumph grew tallest this year, as Shrek the Third nabbed four nominations: one for Favorite Animated Movie and three for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (Mike Meyers as Shrek, Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona and Eddie Murphy as Donkey). Murphy also notched the list for Favorite Movie Actor (Norbit). Treasured noms went to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End for Favorite Movie and its stars, Johnny Depp for Favorite Movie Actor and Keira Knightly for Favorite Movie Actress. The Bee Movie made the grade with a couple of noms for Favorite Animated Movie and Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (Jerry Seinfeld as Barry B. Benson). Two-time winner Drew Barrymore (Music and Lyrics) grabbed a nom for Favorite Movie Actress as did Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) and Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman 3).

In television, last year's Favorite TV Show, American Idol, got the nom in a new additional category this year, Favorite Reality Show. Nominee Drake Bell gets a chance to win Favorite TV Actor for the third consecutive year, and 2007's Favorite TV Actress, Miley Cyrus, could repeat her performance and also snag Favorite Female Singer this time around, while her show Hannah Montana faces off against Drake & Josh, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and first-time nominee iCarly. Five-time Favorite Cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants absorbed another nom and will square off against former Blimp winning animated family The Simpsons, who also turn up in the category of Favorite Animated Movie.

Last year's Favorite Female Singer, Beyonce, made the list again to compete against Cyrus, Alicia Keys and Fergie, whose song Big Girls Don't Cry also is nominated for Favorite Song. Last year's Kids' Choice host and Favorite Male Singer, Justin Timberlake, nabbed a nomination in that category again, and the Jonas Brothers and Boys Like Girls are among the contenders for Favorite Musical Group.

 

    The nominees for Nickelodeon's 21st Annual Kids' Choice Awards are:


MOVIES:

Favorite Movie Favorite Male Movie Star
Alvin and the Chipmunks Ice Cube (Are We Done Yet?)
Are We Done Yet? Johnny Depp (Pirates of the
Caribbean: At World's End)
The Pirates of the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (The
Caribbean: At World's End Game Plan)
Transformers Eddie Murphy (Norbit)

Favorite Animated Movie Favorite Female Movie Star
Bee Movie Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four:
Rise of the Silver Surfer)
Ratatouille Drew Barrymore (Music and Lyrics)
Shrek the Third Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman 3)
The Simpsons Movie Keira Knightley (Pirates of the
Caribbean: At World's End)


Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona, Shrek the Third)
Mike Meyers (Shrek, Shrek the Third)
Eddie Murphy (Donkey, Shrek the Third)
Jerry Seinfeld, (Barry B. Benson, Bee Movie)

MUSIC:

Favorite Song Favorite Male Singer
Beautiful Girls (Sean Bow Wow
Kingston)
Big Girls Don't Cry Chris Brown
(Fergie)
Don't Matter (Akon) Soulja Boy
Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne) Justin Timberlake

Favorite Music Group Favorite Female Singer
Boys Like Girls Beyonce
Fall Out Boy Fergie
Jonas Brothers Miley Cyrus
Linkin Park Alicia Keys

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show Favorite Reality Show

Drake & Josh America's Next Top Model
Hannah Montana American Idol
iCarly Are You Smarter Than a Fifth
Grader?
The Suite Life of Zack and Deal or no Deal?
Cody

Favorite Television Actress Favorite Television Actor
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana Drake Bell/ Drake & Josh
Emma Roberts/Unfabulous Josh Peck/ Drake & Josh
Jamie Lynn Spears/Zoey 101 Dylan Sprouse/ The Suite Life of
Zack and Cody
Raven-Symone/That's So Cole Sprouse/ The Suite Life of
Raven Zack and Cody

Favorite Cartoon
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Ed, Edd and Eddy
The Simpsons
SpongeBob SquarePants


SPORTS:

Favorite Male Athlete Favorite Female Athlete
Tony Hawk Cheryl Ford
Shaquille O'Neal Danica Patrick
Alex Rodriguez Serena Williams
Tiger Woods Venus Williams

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Video Game Favorite Book
Dance Dance Revolution Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season
Eight, Volume One: The Long Way
Home
Guitar Hero Diary of a Wimpy Kid
High School Musical: Sing It! Harry Potter series
Madden NFL '08 How to Eat Fried Worms

 

Kids will be able to cast their vote online at http://www.nick.com/kca beginning Monday, March 3 in a total of 18 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show. Kids also will be able to vote via the Nick mobile website (wap.nick.com). Beginning Monday-Friday, March 10-14, a different category will be featured on-air each day, and kids again vote for their favorite online at Nick.com.

Source

Josh FTW.




 
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