LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon fans have spoken! Voting for their favorites in television, sports, music and film, kids everywhere have made their voices heard as the network announces the nominees for Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards , airing Saturday, March 23. Vying for the sought-after blimp award are mega-stars Adele, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Bon Jovi, Miranda Cosgrove, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice, Jennifer Lawrence, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, Julia Roberts, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, and Venus and Serena Williams. Hollywood's biggest kid, Josh Duhamel, will be hosting the slime-fest, telecast live from USC's Galen Center from 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, kids will be able to cast their votes in 22 categories, including the newly introduced nominations for Favorite App and Favorite Villain, across all of Nickelodeon's digital outlets: Nick.com, all desktop and mobile devices, and Nickelodeon's Facebook page and Twitter feed. On Facebook, users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into wall posts, and on Twitter users be able to vote using custom KCA hashtags.
It's a fight to the cinematic finish as Kids' Choice Awards former host and winner Will Smith, Johnny Depp¸ Zachary Gordon and newcomer Andrew Garfield nabbed nominations for Favorite Movie Actor: Smith for Men in Black 3, Depp for Dark Shadows, Gordon for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and Garfield for The Amazing Spider-Man. Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson kicked butt with dual nominations for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, while The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hunger Games and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days are all up for Favorite Movie.In television, Miranda Cosgrove, Bridgit Mendler, Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice round out the Favorite TV Actress nominees, with iCarly, Good Luck Charlie, Wizards of Waverly Place and 2012 KCA winner Victorious also competing for Favorite TV Show. First time nominees Carlos Pena ( Big Time Rush), Lucas Cruikshank ( Marvin Marvin ), Jake T. Austin ( Wizards of Waverly Place) and Ross Lynch ( Austin & Ally) were tapped for Favorite TV Actor. Taylor Swift scored three nominations: one for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie ( The Lorax), Favorite Song ("We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together") and Favorite Female Singer. Last year's Favorite Music Group Big Time Rush made the list again and are up against Maroon 5, Bon Jovi and One Direction whose single "What Makes You Beautiful" is also nominated for Favorite Song. 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 and Skechers. The nominees for Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards are: TELEVISION: