Nickelodeon today announced the superstar nominees and a one-of-a-kind performance for the highly-anticipated 2018 Kids' Choice Awards. Celebrating kids' favorites across movies, television, music and digital, this year's nominees include: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Millie Bobby Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth, Ed Sheeran, Coco, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Wonder Woman, among others. WWE Superstar John Cena returns as host of Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180226006280/en/
JoJo SiwaNickelodeon star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa will perform a medley of hits, including her triple-platinum smash "Boomerang," with has garnered over 500 million views on YouTube. Said Siwa, "I am so excited about this year's Kids' Choice Awards. Not only will I be performing for the first time at the KCA's, but I am also super excited about my nomination for Favorite Musical YouTube Creator. Bring on the slime, I am soooooo ready!!" Beginning today, Nickelodeon will roll out a brand-new, four-week voting wave, where new categories will be revealed each week leading up to the show. Kids can cast their votes on Nickelodeon's digital site kidschoiceawards.com, using special KCA hashtags and the hashtag of their favorite nominee. In addition, kids will have the chance to influence the show in real time with all-new live votes. Fans can go to kidschoiceawards.com, the official destination for everything Kids' Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, trivia, polls, word scrambles, and photos, and to get the latest KCA news on this year's show, nominees and attendees. Sponsors of Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards include Barbie®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch ™, Lysol®, Swiffer®, Toyota and Walmart. The presenting international sponsor for the 2018 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is Heelys. Stay up to date on all Kids' Choice Awards news by liking Nickelodeon on Facebook and following @Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram. The nominees and categories for Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards are (*new categories): FILM: (Voting for the film categories begin today, Feb. 26) Favorite Movie Beauty and the Beast Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Pitch Perfect 3 Spider-Man: Homecoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Greatest Showman Wonder Woman Favorite Movie ActorBen Affleck (Batman, Justice League)Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Ragnarok)Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)Will Ferrell (Brad, Daddy's Home 2) Favorite Movie ActressAnna Kendrick (Beca, Pitch Perfect 3)Daisy Ridley (Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi)Emma Watson (Belle, Beauty and the Beast)Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman & Justice League)Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle, Spider-Man: Homecoming)Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2) Favorite Animated Movie Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Cars 3 Coco Despicable Me 3 Ferdinand Smurfs: The Lost Village The Emoji Movie The Lego Batman Movie MUSIC: (Voting for the music categories begin Monday, March 5) Favorite Music GroupColdplayFifth HarmonyImagine DragonsMaroon 5The ChainsmokersTwenty One Pilots Favorite Male ArtistBruno MarsDJ KhaledEd SheeranLuis FonsiKendrick LamarShawn Mendes Favorite Female ArtistBeyoncéDemi LovatoKaty PerryP!NKSelena GomezTaylor Swift Favorite Song Despacito (Remix) - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar I'm The One - DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne It Ain't Me - Selena Gomez & Kygo Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran That's What I Like - Bruno Mars Thunder - Imagine Dragons Favorite Breakout ArtistAlessia CaraCamila CabelloCardi BHarry StylesKhalidNoah Cyrus Favorite Global Music StarBlack Coffee (Africa)BTS (Asia)Lorde (Australia/New Zealand)Maluma (South America)Taylor Swift (North America)The Vamps (UK)Zara Larsson (Europe) TELEVISION: (Voting for the television categories begin Monday, March 12) Favorite TV Show Fuller House Henry Danger K.C. Undercover Saban's Power Rangers Ninja Steel Stranger Things The Big Bang Theory The Flash The Thundermans Favorite Cartoon ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks SpongeBob SquarePants Teen Titans Go! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Loud House The Simpsons Favorite TV ActorAndrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead)Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger)Jack Griffo (Max Thunderman, The Thundermans)Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)William Shewfelt (Brody Romero/Red Ninja Steel Ranger, Power Rangers Ninja Steel) Favorite TV ActressCandace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)Kira Kosarin (Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans)Lizzy Greene (Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover) OTHER CATEGORIES: (Voting begins Monday, March 19) Favorite Video Game Just Dance 2018 Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Minecraft: Java Edition Star Wars Battlefront II Super Mario Odyssey Favorite Funny YouTube CreatorAlex WassabiDanTDMDude PerfectLiza KoshyMarkiplierMiranda Sings Favorite Musical YouTube CreatorAyo & TeoJack & JackJacob SartoriusJohnny OrlandoJoJo SiwaWhy Don't We Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers. Media outlets can access photos and video for Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards by logging onto Nickpress.com. In addition to his hosting duties, Cena is also breaking new ground at Nickelodeon with two firsts: he will get into character by lending his voice to an original villain named Baron Draxum in the brand-new 2D animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, premiering late 2018; and he is executive producing the brand-new competition series, Keep It Spotless, where teams of kids go head-to-head in a battle to stay clean. Nickelodeon, now in its 38 th 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, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids' basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. 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