Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards (international) 2019 witnessed a starry affair including Chris Pratt, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Sandler, Robert Downey Jr. and many others, who won the coveted orange blimps on 23 March.
Hosted by music mogul DJ Khaled and assisted by Kylie Jenner and the Jonas Brothers, the awards show was broadcast live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, where kids celebrated their favourites in pop culture, television, music, social media and movies.
This year’s party kicked off with DJ Khaled’s arrival with a ride in a Rolls Royce Phantom, followed by a cruise on a luxury yacht, and a trip on board the ‘Kids’ Force One’ helicopter, before landing at the Kids’ Choice Awards.
There were no shortage of epic moments from this year’s show as Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott from Disney’s Aladdin arrived on a magic carpet and made the audience’s wishes come true. DJ Khaled had to don a JoJo bow after losing a dance battle to JoJo Siwa in a live vote. He also surprised the audience by unboxing social media sensation Ryan of Ryan ToysReview
Besides that, Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez and Michael Peña, from Dora and the Lost City of Gold, world premiered the trailer for the upcoming Paramount Players live-action movie. Social media star David Dobrik, Chris Pratt, Josh Peck and Adam Sandler were soaked from head to toe and the show culminated with DJ Khaled turning up the volume one last time with the biggest sliming of the night, blanketing the first-time host and the crowd.
Additional celebrities in attendance consisted of Paris Berelc, Ally Brooke, Lana Condor, Joel Courtney, Jennifer Hudson, Jack & Jack, Liza Koshy, Caleb McLaughlin, Janelle Monáe, Shameik Moore, Bebe Rexha, Kiernan Shipka, Lilly Singh, SSSniperWolf, Jason Sudeikis; cast members of Shazam! -Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Zachary Levi), and Fuller House -Andrea Barber, Soni Nicole Bringas, Candace Cameron Bure, Michael Campion, Elias Harger, Jodie Sweetin and Scott Weinger); as well as Nickelodeon stars from Henry Danger, Cousins For Life and Knight Squad.
Multi-platinum hip-hop trio Migos performed their hits Walk It Talk It and Stir Fry, along with rising single Pure Water, accompanied by DJ Durel. Members of the original Broadway cast of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical Allan Washington (Plankton), Brian Ray (Mr. Krabs), Christina Sajous (Sandy), Danny Skinner (Patrick), Ethan Slater (SpongeBob) and Gavin Lee (Squidward), also made their KCA debut with a medley of ‘Best Day Ever’ and the animated show’s iconic theme song.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Favorite Funny TV Show: Fuller House
Favorite TV Drama: Riverdale
Favorite Reality Show: America’s Got Talent
Favorite TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
Favorite TV Judges: Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)
Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Male TV Star: Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)
Favorite Female TV Star: Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)
Favorite Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Favorite Movie Actor: Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)
Favorite Movie Actress: Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)
Favorite Superhero: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)
Favorite Butt-Kicker: Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
Favorite Animated Movie: Incredibles 2
Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie: Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie: Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favorite Music Group: Maroon 5
Favorite Male Artist: Shawn Mendes
Favorite Female Artist: Ariana Grande
Favorite Song: thank u, next (Ariana Grande)
Favorite Breakout Artist: Billie Eilish
Favorite Collaboration: No Brainer (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)
Favorite Social Music Star: JoJo Siwa
Favorite Global Music Star North America: Taylor Swift
Favorite Video Game: Just Dance (2019)
Favorite Social Star: David Dobrik
Favorite Gamer: SSSniperWolf
Sponsored by Barbie, Chobani Gimmies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Goldfish Epic Crunch, Lysol and The LEGO Group, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey and Jay Schmalholz serve as executive producers. Production is overseen by Unscripted Content executive vice president Rob Bagshaw.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 will see a repeat telecast tonight 8pm (ET/PT). Fans can go to KCA2019.com or the Nick App to relive all of their favourite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show and flipping through live event pictures.