Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Kristen Stewart, Dwayne Johnson, LeBron James, SpongeBob SquarePants,

   Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Kristen Stewart,
 Dwayne Johnson, LeBron James, SpongeBob SquarePants, Johnny Depp, The Hunger
 Games And More Win Coveted Orange Blimps At Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids'
                                Choice Awards


KCA Host Josh Duhamel, Sandra Bullock, Josh Hutcherson, Dwight Howard,
Pitbull, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon Among Celebs
Doused with Slime

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mega-stars including Katy Perry,
Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Kristen Stewart, Dwayne Johnson,
LeBron James and Johnny Depp reigned as this year's favorites, winning top
honors at the live telecast of Nickelodeon's 26^th Annual Kids' Choice Awards,
Saturday, March 23, 8 - 9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). Hosted by
the biggest kid in Hollywood, Josh Duhamel, the awards were broadcast from the
Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids honored their favorites from the
worlds of film, music, sports and television. This year, a record-breaking
387 million votes were cast around the world in 22 categories.

"Nothing was off-limits for first-timeKids' Choice Awardshost Josh Duhamel,
from ziplining across the arena to donning a milkshake costume and SpongeBob's
square pants. This year's host took funny to an entirely new level," said
Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon.

In the spirit of the star-studded slimefest, Duhamel kicked off the
celebration by singing a special Kids' Choice Awards version of Pitbull's
smash hit "Don't Stop the Party," as he made his way from the dressing room to
the main stage. Experiencing a series of random celebrity encounters along
the way, Duhamel thumb wrestled with Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, was tackled by
Jerry Trainor dressed as a Yeti, wore the same dress as Fergie, scatted with
Steven Tyler and played an elaborate game of Rock Paper Scissors withMegan
Fox, only to be transformed into Pitbull himself at the end.

For the first time ever, a special camera gave the fans a 360-degree view of
all the action on stage. Also a first for the messfest, Nickelodeon debuted
the "Kids' Choice Mustache Cam," a take on the popular "kissing cam," which
featured kids and celebs including Miranda Cosgrove, Debby Ryan and Bridgit
Mendler wearing fake funny mustaches, with Duhamel singling out Judd Apatow
for having the best real mustache. In a display of his athletic prowess,
Duhamel hit the stage wearing Dwight Howard's LA Lakers uniform and challenged
Howard to a "Slime Dunk" contest with the winner, Howard, getting a face full
of the green goo. With the wave of a magic wand, Sandra Bullock and Neil
Patrick Harris  attempted to create a slime-free zone, but their plan
backfired and the two were honored with a dual sliming at the presenters
podium. Duhamel teamed up with Nick Cannon for the Tandem Buttkicking Zipline
Sumo Spectacular in a slime-tastic finale thanks to blimp recipient Dwayne
Johnson, but Josh Hutcherson and Amanda Seyfried took the prize for the most
epic sliming on the show.

In addition to "Don't Stop the Party," global superstar Pitbull performed his
explosive hit "Feel This Moment" with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Christina
Aguilera and a crew of mini lookalike dancers, and found himself drenched by a
massive slime fountain triggered by Aguilera at the end of the song.
International music sensation Ke$ha rocked the stage amid confetti and disco
balls, with a medley of "We R Who We R" and her new single "C'Mon." Not to be
outdone, Duhamel, decked out in a milkshake costume, got his groove on with
Jaden Smith and kids in the audience during a special impromptu "Kids' Choice
Shake" dance party.

Kids paid tribute to their favorites by casting 387million votes Feb. 14 -
March 23 in 22 categories. In addition to the Kids' Choice Awards website on
Nick.com, families were able to vote via the Nick mobile website (m.nick.com)
and through a KCA app for the iPad. Fans were also able to vote for their
favorite stars using a Facebook application on the Nickelodeon Facebook page.
Users voted from a tab on the page and, for the first time ever, the entire
voting experience could be embedded directly into Facebook wall posts. Also
new this year, fans were able to vote for their favorite nominees on Twitter
through the use of custom hash tags and SMS subscribers could vote on a
category per day for the three weeks leading up to the event.

Orange blimps were presented to Johnny Depp for Favorite Movie Actor; Kristen
Stewart for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker; The Hunger
Games for Favorite Movie and Wreck-It Ralph for Favorite Animated Movie.
Dwayne Johnson won top honors for Favorite Male Buttkicker and Adam Sandler
took home the blimp for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for his role of
Dracula in Hotel Transylvania. In the television categories, Favorite TV Show
went to Victorious; Favorite Reality Show to Wipeout; Favorite Cartoon to
SpongeBob SquarePants; Favorite TV Actor to Ross Lynch and Favorite TV Actress
to Selena Gomez. In music, top honors went to Katy Perry for Favorite Female
Singer; Justin Bieber for Favorite Male Singer and One Direction nabbed
Favorite Music Group and Favorite Song. Most valuable players LeBron James
and Danica Patrick won for Favorite Male Athlete and Favorite Female Athlete,
respectively. The Hunger Games series garnered Favorite Book; Temple Run won
Favorite App and Just Dance 4 won for Favorite Videogame.

The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants,
including: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, LeBron James, Lucy Hale, Kaley Cuoco,
Melissa Benoist, Darren Criss, Big Time Rush, Cory Monteith, Jennette McCurdy,
Ariana Grande, Sofia Grace and Rosie, Gabby Douglas, Zachary Gordon, Logan
Lerman, Jessica Alba, Kevin Hart, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Cruikshank, Scott Baio
and the cast of See Dad Run, Rico Rodriguez and many others.

E! broadcasted live from the Galen Center during an hour-long Live From the
Red Carpet: 2013 Kids' Choice Awards pre-show hosted by Terrence Jenkins and
Khloe Kardashian Odom. The special captured all of the action, surprises and
fun during arrivals, plus interviews with celebrities and nominees, with
select moments airing on Nickelodeon.

Leading into the awards, special guest correspondents Daniella Monet
(Victorious) and the four friends from Nick Studio 10 captured the orange
carpet activities in a live stream on Nick.com and multiple platforms --
Android and iPhone smart phones and iPads. During The "We're Making A
Pre-Show" Pre-Show, kids were able to participate in the experience with total
access to live event coverage and interact with their favorite stars in many
ways. Fans at home were able to submit questions to the pre-show
correspondents for the celebrities and vote on different activities for them
to do on the fun fan-filled carpet. In addition to a trampoline, complete
with aerialists, kids got to see celebrities getting silly in the interactive
GIF booth where they donned wacky wigs, costumes and props, as requested by
kids on Nick's social media platforms. The stars captured playful photos with
life-size cardboard cutouts of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles and The Fairly OddParents, and received kudos from the fan high five
gauntlet. Also scattered throughout the carpet were "Do Not Touch" buttons
that sprayed multi-colored streamers and triggered surprise special effects.

Nickelodeon upped the digital presence of the 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
across a variety of platforms that included cross-platform interactive
experiences, before and after the big show, on Nickelodeon websites, Twitter,
Facebook, Instagram and mobile and iOS devices. Exclusive Nick cameras
offered multiple viewing angles and were featured alongside celebrity tweets,
interactive polls, real-time updates and photos from the orange carpet and
backstage. Coverage during the event included a live backstage companion
stream and interviews during the main show and on Nick.com. Fans can relive
their favorite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show,
flipping through orange carpet, live event and performance photos and read
through recaps. The app and website feature clips and photos from past
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards shows, along with promotional spots, dedicated
information pages on Duhamel and nominees, a KCA news blog, trivia,
personality quizzes and two new KCA-themed online games.

The live broadcast of Nickelodeon's 26^th Annual Kids' Choice Awards encores
Sunday, March 24 at 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Replays of the awards will
also air on TeenNick at 10 p.m. (ET) on Monday, March 25, and on Nicktoons at
9 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, March 26. Nickelodeon's 26^th Annual Kids' Choice
Awards will be available on Nickelodeon On Demand beginning Sunday, March 24.

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, Wii U from Nintendo, Toyota and Skechers.

The following are Nickelodeon's 26^th Annual Kids' Choice Awards winners:


Favorite TV Show

Favorite Reality Show

Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite TV Actor
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)

Favorite TV Actress
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)


Favorite Movie
The Hunger Games

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows)

Favorite Movie Actress
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2)

Favorite Animated Movie
Wreck-It Ralph

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania)

Favorite Male Buttkicker
Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)

Favorite Female Buttkicker
Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)


Favorite Music Group
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Singer
Katy Perry

Favorite Song
"What Makes You Beautiful" (One Direction)


Favorite Male Athlete
LeBron James

Favorite Female Athlete
Danica Patrick


Favorite Villain
Simon Cowell (The X Factor)

Favorite Book
The Hunger Games series

Favorite Videogame
Just Dance 4

Favorite App
Temple Run

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350
million households around the world and will be translated in to 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. In
many international markets, the Kids' Choice Awards will feature
country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Favorite Asian Act and
Favorite UK TV Show. Voting for the Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice
Awards spanned over six continents across 15 localized voting sites, giving
kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who took home a coveted
blimp. Ratings for the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards were up double-digits year
over year internationally, and the show was rated number-one in its timeslot
among kids' channels in key international markets, including the UK, Italy,
Spain, Mexico, Singapore and more.

Nickelodeon's 26^thAnnual Kids' Choice Awards is 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.

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