Dynamic And Versatile Actor Josh Duhamel To Host Nickelodeon's 26th Annual
Kids' Choice Awards, Live From Los Angeles On Saturday, March 23
Duhamel to Helm Star-Studded, Slime Fest at USC's Galen Center
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Kids' Choice Awards slime
recipient and "Arm Fart Hall of Fame" champ, Josh Duhamel (Transformers: Dark
of the Moon, New Year's Eve and upcoming Safe Haven) will take the reins for
the first time as host of Nickelodeon's 26^th Annual Kids' Choice Awards,
Saturday, March 23 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT). Celebrated as the ultimate kid
experience where Hollywood and slime collide, kids rule and honor their
favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. The
celebrity-filled live telecast will air live from USC's Galen Center and is
tape delayed for West Coast.
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"Josh has come out to play before for Kids' Choice and as a previous 'best arm
fart' winner we know he'll do what it takes to be a great host," said Marjorie
Cohn, President, Content Development for Nickelodeon and Executive Producer of
the Kids' Choice Awards. "We promise that this year will deliver the special,
one-of-a-kind surprise-filled slimefest for which our annual telecast is
"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," said Duhamel. "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!"
One of Hollywood's leading males, Duhamel recently began production on the
drama You're Not You, alongside Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum. This month,
Duhamel will be seen in the star-studded, ensemble comedy Movie 43 alongside
Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Richard Gere, among
others. In February, Duhamel will star opposite Julianne Hough in Lasse
Hallstrom's Safe Haven, and the thriller Scenic Route. Additional film
credits include the romantic comedy Life as We Know It, Ramona and Beezus,
When in Rome and The Romantics. On television, Josh is best known for his
role as Danny McCoy on the NBC crime drama Las Vegas. Additionally, he lent
his voice to Nickelodeon's Emmy Award-winning animated series Fanboy & Chum
Chum and starred in several seasons of the long-running ABC soap opera All My
Children, in which he received three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations.
Last year, Nickelodeon's 2012 Kids' Choice Awards, ranked as basic cable's top
telecast for the week (March 26, 2012–April 1, 2012) with 6.2 million total
viewers and was the number-one telecast for the week with kids and tweens
across all TV. The celebrity filled telecast scored the most votes in the
show's history—a record 223 million (+11%, over last year). Votes were cast
across Nick.com, Nick's mobile site, a brand-new iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps,
an iPad-optimized site, an application on Nick's Facebook page and via Twitter
and custom hash tags. Beginning today, Nickelodeon kicks off the 2013 Kids'
Choice Awards digital experience on www.Nick.com/KCA13. Fans will be able to
relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and
receive updates on all things KCA. Additionally, on the day of the show, March
23, viewers can visit the site to watch a live webcast of the Kids' Choice
Orange Carpet pre-show, and stay logged on during the show to see all the
The 2013 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350
million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within
hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out
internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into
their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many
international markets, the 2013 KCAs will feature country-specific award
categories and nominees, such as Favorite Asian Act and Favorite UK TV Show.
Voting for the 2013 KCAs will span over six continents across 16 localized
voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who
takes home a coveted blimp. Ratings for the 2012 KCAs were up double-digits
YOY internationally, and the show was rated #1 in its timeslot among kids
channels in key international markets, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Mexico,
Singapore and more.
Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards are
General Mills, Hasbro Twister Rave Games and Target. Associate sponsors are
Bounty™, McDonald's®, nabi, Nintendo and Skechers.
Nickelodeon's 26^th Annual Kids' Choice Awards is being produced by
Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain,
Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers. Media outlets can
reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon's 26^th ^ Annual
Kids' Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.
Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for
kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in
everything it does. The company includes television programming and production
in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online,
recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is
seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic
cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit
www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos
are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
For downloadable photos and additional information visit: www.nickkcapress.com
Contact: Lilah Kojoori, Nickelodeon/LA, +1-310-752-8206,
Lilah.Kojoori@mtvstaff.com, or Maggie Wang, Nickelodeon/NY, +1-212-846-6381,
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