Every year, Nickelodeon gives kids a chance to express their opinions with the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Kids vote for their favorites from categories pertaining to movies, music, sports, and other entertainment. Nickelodeon then announces the winners during the annual awards show, which features a lot of celebrities, pranks, and buckets of slime.
This year, 2008, the awards show will be hosted by Jack Black, who also hosted the slimy ceremony in 2006. Star-studded performances will feature artists such as Miley Cyrus and The Naked Brothers Band, and celebs like Cameron Diaz, Steve Carell, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Chris Brown, and Hayden Panettiere will make appearances and hand out awards.
Considering the age demographics of Nickelodeon viewers - the most populous demographic group being kids ages 6-11 - the Kids' Choice Awards are an interesting commentary on today's youth and what they are watching and listening to.
Here are the 2008 nominees for Nickelodeon’s 21st Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (Winners are in bold with a *):
Favorite Female Movie Star:
*Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
Drew Barrymore (Music and Lyrics)
Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman 3)
Keira Knightley (The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End )
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie:
Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona, Shrek the Third )
Mike Meyers (Shrek, Shrek the Third )
*Eddie Murphy (Donkey, Shrek the Third )
Jerry Seinfeld, (Barry B. Benson, Bee Movie )
"Beautiful Girls" (Sean Kingston)
"Big Girls Don't Cry" (Fergie)
"Don't Matter" (Akon)
*"Girlfriend" (Avril Lavigne)]
Favorite Male Singer:
Favorite Female Singer:
Favorite Music Group:
Boys Like Girls
Fall Out Boy
Favorite Reality Show:
America's Next Top Model
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Deal or no Deal?
Favorite Television Actress:
* Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana
Jamie Lynn Spears/Zoey 101
Raven-Symone/That's So Raven
Favorite Male Athlete:
Favorite Female Athlete:
Favorite Video Game:
Dance Dance Revolution
High School Musical: Sing It!
*Madden NFL '08
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume One: The Long Way Home
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
*Harry Potter series
How to Eat Fried Worms
This year, the awards show will air on Saturday, March 29 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT). For more information on the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards, visit Nick.com.