DWAYNE JOHNSON, DEMI LOVATO, ED SHEERAN, CAMILA CABELLO, ZENDAYA, SHAWN MENDES, MILLIE BOBBY BROWN, FIFTH HARMONY, STRANGER THINGS, COCO AND MORE WIN BIG AT NICKELODEON'S 2018 KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS
BTS Named Favorite Global Music Star; and Loisa Andalio Emerged as the Favorite Pinoy Newbie
KCA Host John Cena, Shawn Mendes, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Laurie Hernandez, JoJo Siwa and Liza Koshy Among Celebs Doused with Iconic Slime
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ASIA – March 26, 2018 – Dwayne Johnson, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Zendaya, Shawn Mendes, Millie Bobby Brown, Fifth Harmony, Stranger Things, Coco and more were among those who won coveted orange blimps at Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 24, 8-9:30 p.m. (ET). Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the unpredictable mess-fest was broadcast from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where kids celebrated the best of everything they love in pop culture.
This year's festivities included Cena running through the “Upslime Down Room,” “Black Panther’s” dressing room and the wrestling ring, before slamming onto the KCA stage. Cena then performed the hottest dances--the Swish; The Rolex and BTS' Mic Drop--with social media star Backpack Kid and kid dancers.
During the show, chart-topping band N.E.R.D. performed their smash hit, “Lemon,” with a crew of kid dancers on top of a cafeteria table. Nickelodeon star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa also took the stage with a medley of her hits “Kid in a Candy Store,” “Hold the Drama” and “Boomerang,” before getting doused with green slime.
The 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards proved to be a mega slime-fest: from Heidi Klum and Mel B getting slime-soaked on a swing set while presenting an award; to Favorite Funny YouTube Creator winner Liza Koshy getting a surprise double sliming at the podium and backstage; to Henry Danger star Jace Norman pranking Shawn Mendes with buckets of green goo after winning Favorite Male Artist; and Cena closing the show with an epic finale sliming of the audience after receiving the ultimate dousing himself.
This year’s show put the power of choice in the hands of kids at home with an interactive digital experience. Kids had the opportunity to choose what happens live during the show by casting votes to determine the outcome of multiple stunts including: Black-ish star Marsai Martin wearing “Guac Socks” in a game of “Eat It or Wear It,” and social media stars Alex Wassabi and LaurDIY taking on the “Fear Box” challenge.
Additional celebrities in attendance include: Kristen Bell, Josh Brener, Nick Cannon, Echosmith, Kat Graham, Grant Gustin, Laurie Hernandez, Jiffpom, Chloe Kim, Darci Lynne & Petunia, Omar Miller, Ne-Yo, Storm Reid, Ben Schwartz, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Yara Shahidi, Brandon Mychal Smith, Jaden Smith, Hailee Steinfeld, Channing Tatum and Zendaya.
Kids and families casted votes in 20 categories including five new ones: Favorite Pinoy Newbie, Favorite Funny YouTube Creator, Favorite Musical YouTube Creator, Favorite Dance Trend and Favorite Instagram Pet. Fans were able to cast their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Kca2018.tv and the Nickelodeon Play app (Singapore and Indonesia only) on the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. They also voted through Twitter using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee. Fans can go to Kca2018.tv to relive all of their favorite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show and flipping through event pictures.
Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards will air in Asia on Monday, 26 March at 4pm (WIB) and 5pm (MY, PH, SG) with a same-day encore at 7pm (WIB) and 8pm (MY, PH, SG).
FAVORITE PINOY NEWBIE:
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Favorite Movie Actor
Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Favorite Movie Actreess
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle “MJ” Jones, Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Favorite Animated Movie
Favorite Music Group
Favorite Male Artist
Favorite Female Artist
“Shape Of You” (Ed Sheeran)
Favorite Breakout Artist
Favorite Global Music Star
Favorite TV Show
Favorite TV Actor
Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger)
Favorite TV Actress
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
Favorite Funny YouTube Creator
Favorite Musical YouTube Creator
Favorite Instagram Pet
Favorite Dance Trend
Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2018
The presenting international sponsor for the 2018 Nickelodeon’s Kids' Choice Awards is Heelys.
Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the leading 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 special events, consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's brands reach 1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 170 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com.
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