Nickelodeon Unfolds Luminous List of 2009 Kids’ Choice Award Nominees

Kid faves/superstars who’ve notched a spot among the A-list of nominees for coveted Kids’ Choice Blimp trophies in Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards — the kudo/mess-fest to be telecast live from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion Saturday, March 28 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) — include: Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce, Jack Black, Chris Brown, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, America Ferrera, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, The Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, George Lopez, Michael Phelps, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff and Tiger Woods. And this year, when kids honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, TV and sports — and go green amid massive slime showers — action star host, Dwayne Johnson, will rock at the helm.

Making the grade again with kids, five-time Kids’ Choice winners/former slimees Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler and Will Smith all nabbed nominations for Favorite Movie Actor: Carrey for Yes Man, Sandler for Bedtime Stories and Smith for Hancock. In fact, dual nominee Carrey’s up for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (Horton in Horton Hears a Who), too. First-timer George Lopez squares off against the trio of vets. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Aniston got her seventh KCA nom with Marley & Me, and current Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway got her first, for Get Smart. Former KCA hosts Jack Black and Ben Stiller are back, this time with noms for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (respectively Po in Kung Fu Panda and Alex in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), and their flicks duke it out with the likes of Bolt and Wall-e. Meanwhile, The Dark Knight and Iron Man face Bedtime Stories and High School Musical 3: Senior Year for Favorite Movie.

Miley Cyrus, who took home two Blimps last year, not only picked up a pair of noms for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie (Penny in Bolt), her Hannah Montana grabbed one for Favorite TV Show. Miranda Cosgrove clinched a nom for Favorite TV Actress, and her show, iCarly is up against the likes of Hannah, Zoey 101 and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, whose stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse face each other, Nat Wolff and Jason Lee for Favorite TV Actor. Last year’s Favorite Reality Show, American Idol, could take that title again, and five-time Favorite Cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants absorbed yet another nomination, and will square off again against former Blimp winning animated family The Simpsons.

Last year’s Favorite Musical Group, The Jonas Brothers, are contenders in that category, competing against Linkin Park and KCA newcomers Pussycat Dolls and Daughtry. Beyonce, who grabbed a pair of Blimps in 2007 (Favorite Female Singer and Song) got dual noms (Single Ladies). She’ll face off against former KCA winners Cyrus and Alicia Keys and Rihanna whose Don’t Stop the Music also is nominated for Favorite Song. Chris Brown, who seized a Blimp last year, is up again for Favorite Male Singer.

    The nominees for Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards are:


Favorite Movie Favorite Movie Actor
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Bedtime Stories Jim Carrey (Yes Man)
The Dark Knight George Lopez Beverly Hills Chihuahua)
High School Musical 3: Senior Year Adam Sandler (Bedtime Stories)
Iron Man Will Smith (Hancock)

Favorite Animated Movie Favorite Female Movie Star
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Bolt Jennifer Aniston (Marley & Me)
Kung Fu Panda Anne Hathaway (Get Smart)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Vanessa Hudgens (High School
Wall-e Musical 3: Senior Year)
Reese Witherspoon (Four Christmases)

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Jack Black (Po, Kung Fu Panda)
Jim Carrey (Horton, Horton Hears a Who)
Miley Cyrus (Penny, Bolt)
Ben Stiller, (Alex, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa)


Favorite Song Favorite Male Singer
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I Kissed a Girl (Katy Perry) Chris Brown
Don't Stop the Music (Rihanna) Jesse McCartney
Kiss Kiss (Chris Brown featuring T Pain) Kid Rock
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) (Beyonce) T-Pain

Favorite Music Group Favorite Female Singer
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Daughtry Beyonce
Jonas Brothers Miley Cyrus
Linkin Park Alicia Keys
Pussycat Dolls Rihanna


Favorite TV Show Favorite Reality Show
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Hannah Montana America's Next Top Model
iCarly American Idol
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Zoey 101 Deal or no Deal?

Favorite Television Actress Favorite Television Actor
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Miranda Cosgrove/iCarly Jason Lee/My Name Is Earl
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana Dylan Sprouse/The Suite Life of
America Ferrera/Ugly Betty Zack and Cody
Selena Gomez/Wizards of Waverly Cole Sprouse/The Suite Life of
Zack and Cody
Nat Wolff/The Naked Brothers Band

Favorite Cartoon
The Fairly OddParents
Phineas and Ferb
The Simpsons
SpongeBob SquarePants


Favorite Male Athlete Favorite Female Athlete
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LeBron James Candace Parker
Michael Phelps Danica Patrick
Peyton Manning Serena Williams
Tiger Woods Venus Williams


Favorite Video Game Favorite Book
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Guitar Hero World Tour Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Mario Kart Wii Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do It Yourself Book
Mario Super Sluggers Harry Potter series
Rock Band 2 Twilight series

Kids will be able to cast their vote online at beginning Monday, March 2 in a total of 18 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show. Kids also will be able to vote via the Nick mobile website ( Beginning Monday-Friday, March 2-6, a different category will be featured on-air each day, and kids again vote for their favorite online at

Leading up to the award show, the Kids’ Choice Awards site at will feature video highlights from past awards shows and current promotions for Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. Additional special features will include KCA video clips, games, quizzes, polls, games, printables, downloads, message boards and more.

On the night of the live show, the KCA site will serve as the interactive broadband home base and will give kids an insider’s look at the entire live event. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. (ET) with an exclusive one-hour live pre-show webcast from the Orange Carpet. Also, webcams will offer multiple views of the event, giving kids control of what they want to see.


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