Who will vie for the coveted blimp in a year marked by a slew of first-time celebrity nods? Fans have voiced their favourites as Nickelodeon announces the nominations for the 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. With four new global categories and one new Favorite Chinese Act category for Asia added, this year’s new nominees include Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Angelina Jolie, 5 Seconds of Summer, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Meghan Trainor, Chris Pratt, Fifth Harmony, Echosmith, Jessie J, Liam Hemsworth, Elle Fanning, Imagine Dragons, Kira Kosdearin and Laura Marano. Kids also picked superstar nominees Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, OneRepublic, Hugh Jackman, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Ben Stiller, One Direction, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner, Maroon 5, Scarlett Johansson and more. Multi-talented singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas will host the celebration live on Saturday, 28 March from The “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California. The show premieres in Asia on Monday, 30 March at 10am (TH/WIB), 11am (HK/MY/SG) and 6pm (PH).

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MAYDAY

 

 

Beginning Friday, 20 February, kids can cast their votes across 23 categories, including new additions Favorite Talent Competition Show, Favorite Family TV Show, Most Addicting Game and Favorite New Artist across all of Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick-Asia.com and Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using #KCA. Furthermore, fans can join in on the slime-fest by going to kca2015.com, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, with hilarious videos,quizzes, photo galleries, weekly polls and get the latest KCA news on this year’s show and nominees.

Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be a global event with localized international categories. Fans across Asia will be given the opportunity to support their regional artists by voting in two Asian exclusive categories, Favorite Asian Act and Favorite Chinese Act. The Favorite Asian Act category features four of Asia’s most popular artists, JKT48 (Indonesia), Jinnyboy (Malaysia), Daniel Padilla (Philippines) and Tosh Zhang (Singapore). The Favorite Chinese Act, a brand new category introduced this year counts entertainers BiBi Zhou (China), Qi Wei (China), Sean Zhang (China) and MAYDAY (Taiwan) who join the star-studded line-up of incredible artists from all over the world.

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Jinnyboy

 

Superheroes dominated the movie categories this year with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past going head-to-head with five nominations each. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 webbed its nods for Favorite Movie, Emma Stone for Favorite Movie Actress, Andrew Garfield for Favorite Male Action Star and Jamie Foxx for Favorite Villain and Favorite Movie Actor. X-Men: Days of Future Past garnered nominations for Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Ellen Page who will battle it out for Favorite Female Action Star and Hugh Jackman for Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Male Action Star. Receiving four nominations are Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Maleficent whose star, Angelina Jolie, earned two nominations for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Villain.

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Daniel Padilla

 

In the music categories, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea both scored three nominations. Taylor Swift will go up against Ariana Grande for Favorite Female Singer, while Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor duel for Favorite New Artist. Favorite Male Singer Justin Timberlake returns to defend his title against Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton and Bruno Mars.

In television, The Big Bang Theory competes against Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, Modern Family, Gotham and The Flash in the Favorite Family TV Show category, while Favorite Talent Competition Show puts giants American Idol and The Voice against America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Next Top Model.

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Sean Zhang

 

The 2015 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will roll out in international markets within hours of airing live in the United States, Canada and Australia, giving kids around the globe the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show. Voting for the 2015 KCAs will span six continents across 19 localized voting sites in addition to Twitter hashtag voting (#KCA) giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp.

The presenting international sponsor for the 2015 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is Dreamworks’ comedy movie, HOME.

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are (*new categories):

Favorite Asian Act

JKT48 (Indonesia) #VoteJKT48ID

Jinnyboy (Malaysia) #VoteJinnyboyMY

Daniel Padilla (Philippines) #VoteDanielPH

Tosh Zhang (Singapore) #VoteToshSG

Favorite Chinese Act*

BiBi Zhou (China) #VoteBiBiZhou周笔畅

Qi Wei (China) #VoteQiWei戚薇

Sean Zhang (China) #VoteSeanZhang张亮

MAYDAY (Taiwan) #VoteMAYDAY五月天

Favorite Talent Competition Show*

America’s Got Talent

American Idol

America’s Next Top Model

Dancing with the Stars

So You Think You Can Dance

The Voice

Favorite Family TV Show*

Gotham

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Modern Family

Once Upon a Time

The Big Bang Theory

The Flash

Most Addicting Game*

Angry Birds Transformers

Candy Crush Saga

Disney Infinity 2.0

Mario Kart 8

Minecraft

Skylanders: Trap Team

Favorite New Artist*

5 Seconds of Summer

Echosmith

Fifth Harmony

Iggy Azalea

Jessie J

Meghan Trainor

Favorite Kids TV Show

Austin & Ally

Dog with a Blog

Every Witch Way

Henry Danger

Jessie

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Favorite TV Actor

Benjamin Flores Jr. (The Haunted Hathaways)

Charlie McDermott (The Middle)

Grant Gustin (The Flash)

Jack Griffo (The Thundermans)

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)

Favorite TV Actress

Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Debby Ryan (Jessie)

Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time)

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory)

Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans)

Laura Marano (Austin & Ally)

Favorite Cartoon

Adventure Time

Phineas & Ferb

SpongeBob SquarePants

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teen Titans Go!

The Fairly OddParents

Favorite Reality Show

American Ninja Warrior

Cupcake Wars

Dance Moms

MasterChef Junior

Shark Tank

Wipeout

Favorite Movie

Guardians of the Galaxy

Maleficent

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Favorite Villain

Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)

Cameron Diaz (Annie)

Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)

Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

Favorite Movie Actor

Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)

Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction)

Steve Carell (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)

Will Arnett (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Lego Movie)

Favorite Movie Actress

Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)

Cameron Diaz (Annie)

Elle Fanning (Maleficent)

Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

Jennifer Garner (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)

Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Favorite Animated Movie

Big Hero 6

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Penguins of Madagascar

Rio 2

The Lego Movie

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Favorite Male Action Star

Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending)

Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)

Favorite Female Action Star

Ellen Page (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies)

Halle Berry (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Favorite Music Group

Coldplay

Fall Out Boy

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction

OneRepublic

Favorite Male Singer

Blake Shelton

Bruno Mars

Justin Timberlake

Nick Jonas

Pharrell Williams

Sam Smith

Favorite Female Singer

Ariana Grande

Beyoncé

Katy Perry

Nicki Minaj

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

Favorite Song Of The Year

“All About That Bass” (Meghan Trainor)

“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)

“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry)

“Fancy” (Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX)

“Problem” (Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea)

“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift)

Favorite Book

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Divergent series

The Heroes of Olympus series

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

The Fault in Our Stars

The Maze Runner

Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Jay Schmalholz, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Andrew Llinares are executive producers. Ben Thursby is co-executive producer.

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About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year globally and 17th year in Asia, is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. Creating surprising and playful entertainment experiences everywhere it goes, Nickelodeon has a portfolio that includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon’s brands are seen globally in more than 450 million households in over 100 territories via more than 70 locally programmed channels and syndication. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com.

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