India’s only award show by the kids, for the kids and of the kids Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2018 recognized and celebrated the best in the world of entertainment across film, television, mobile gaming, sports etc. The evening which took place on 13 December 2018 at NSCI Dome, Mumbai saw the brightest actors of Bollywood and Television like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Kartik Aaryan, Huma Qureshi amongst others dazzle at the orange carpet. The starry evening created some memorable moments with performances by the Bollywood stars along with the kids’ favourite Nicktoons.
Hosted by actor Kartik Aryan along with three children draped as popular nursery rhyme’s little stars, the show began with signature moves over the rising cacophony of children dressed in yellow seated in the barricaded first row. With children running rings around the much-taller Aryan, the contrast of three little kiddies outwitting the host made for an amusing presentation to begin with. Designed as a space station with intricate shuttles and revolving planets, the show’s proverbial astronomical vibe enhanced further with children poised as astronauts. As the show progressed, Aryan cottoned up to children with his endearing charm and child-like demeanour as other Bollywood stars joined in later.
The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards prides itself as the only awards show in the country that empowers kids and allows this future generation to decide on who would win the coveted “Nickelodeon Blimp”. This year saw nearly 350,000 votes making this a truly inclusive award and a perfect representation of kids and their choices.
The star-studded evening saw actor Varun Dhawan, who descended on the stage in what looked like a replica of an airplane strung to the roof in a grand performance over the elated hoots of children, walk away with the Favourite Movie Actor (Male) award. Alia Bhatt who also bagged the coveted Favorite Movie Actor (Female) award was seen springing forth from a space-rocket portal in a school uniform amidst children and dancing to children’s beloved jingles and songs. Tiger Zinda Hai won in the Favourite Film category. Actor Ishaan Khatter won the New Kid on the Block award and Swag Se Swagat that had the nation dance to its tunes was voted as the Favourite Bollywood Movie Song by kids. Motu and Shin Chan won the Favorite Indian toon Character and Favorite Show of the year award respectively.
Keeping in line with the tradition internationally that saw Hollywood icons like Hugh Jackman, Justin Bieber and Nicole Kidman get slimed, Kids Choice Awards India too created some fun moments with slime. Varun, Alia, Kartik and others were slimed green as a mark of honour on winning the prestigious blimp.
Speaking on the current edition of Kids Choice Awards, Viacom18 business head Hindi mass entertainment and kids TV network said, “Nickelodeon is at the forefront of curating unique entertainment experiences for kids. The one of a kind Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards is a truly pioneering initiative that empowers kids to voice their choices. We are certain that the larger than life awards ceremony with dazzling celebrity and Nicktoons performances would leave kids and families spellbound with a lifetime of wonderful memories.”
Commenting about the evening, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan said, “Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards is a special award like none other that celebrates kids. It is always fun performing with and for the kids along with their favourite toons. This year too my act was unique with it being an adventurous aerial act and is sure to be loved by all. Apart from the performance, being slimed green was super fun and as always, brought out the child in me.”
Actress Deepika Padukone surprised children by making an appearance as she ascended the stage and spoke about how we should follow our hearts and have fun whilst pursuing our goals and put our heart and soul to everything that we do.
Talking about her act at Kids’ Choice Awards the Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt said, “Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards is like home now since I have been a part of this super cool event for the last three years. Performing for my young fans is always fun and each year of this unique awards has been much more entertaining and exciting than the previous. Being recognized by kids and being slimed as a mark of honour was a lot of fun and an amazing experience”
The Awards will premiere on Nickelodeon on 6th Jan 2019 followed by Sonic, Nick Jr. and Nick HD+. KCA will also see the entire Viacom18 network come together to telecast the much-awaited awards across network channels- Colors, Rishtey, Colors Marathi, Colors Gujarati, Colors Bangla and Viacom18’s leading Video on Demand platform VOOT.
Here is the list of winners:-
- Favourite Movie Actor (Male) – Varun Dhawan
- Favourite Movie Actor (Female) – Alia Bhatt
- Favourite Bollywood Movie – Tiger Zinda Hai
- Favourite Bollywood Movie Song – Swag Se Swagat – Tiger Zinda Hai
- Favourite Dancing Star – Tiger Shroff
- Favourite TV Character (Male) – Dilip Joshi as Jethalal – Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- Favourite TV Character (Female) – Munmun Dutta as Babita Iyer – Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- Favourite TV Show – Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- Favourite Child Entertainer on TV – Aakriti Sharma as Kulfi – Kulfi Kumar Bajewala
- Favourite Entertainer (Films) – Varun Dhawan
- Favourite Show On Kids Channel – Shin Chan
- Favourite Indian Toon Character – Motu
- Favourite Mobile Game – Subway Surfers
- SPECIAL AWARD: Ishaan Khatter – New Kid on the Block
- SPECIAL AWARD: Manish Paul – Sultan of the Stage
- SPECIAL AWARD: Deepika Padukone – Power House Performer of the year
- SPECIAL AWARD: Huma Qureshi – Mazedaar Judge
- SPECIAL AWARD: Kartik Aaryan – Dynamic Performer award
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2018 is all set to premiere on 6 January from 6:30 pm onwards on Nickelodeon.