BTS, Dwayne Johnson, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Zendaya, Shawn Mendes, Millie Bobby Brown, Fifth Harmony, Stranger Things, Coco and more were among those who won coveted orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 24, 8-9:30 p.m. (ET). Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the unpredictable mess-fest was broadcast from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where kids celebrated the best of everything they love in pop culture.
This year’s festivities included Cena running through the “Upslime Down Room,” “Black Panther’s” dressing room and the wrestling ring, before slamming onto the KCA stage. Cena then performed the hottest dances — the Swish; The Rolex and BTS’ Mic Drop — with social media star Backpack Kid and kid dancers.
BTS won in the ‘Favorite Global Music Star’ category while Loisa Andalio emerged as the ‘Favorite Pinoy Newbie’.
The 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards proved to be a mega slime-fest: from Heidi Klum and Mel B getting slime-soaked on a swing set while presenting an award; to Favorite Funny YouTube Creator winner Liza Koshy getting a surprise double sliming at the podium and backstage; to Henry Danger star Jace Norman pranking Shawn Mendes with buckets of green goo after winning Favorite Male Artist; and Cena closing the show with an epic finale sliming of the audience after receiving the ultimate dousing himself.
This year’s show put the power of choice in the hands of kids at home with an interactive digital experience. Kids had the opportunity to choose what happens live during the show by casting votes to determine the outcome of multiple stunts including: Black-ish star Marsai Martin wearing “Guac Socks” in a game of “Eat It or Wear It,” and social media stars Alex Wassabi and LaurDIY taking on the “Fear Box” challenge.
Additional celebrities in attendance include: Kristen Bell, Josh Brener, Nick Cannon, Echosmith, Kat Graham, Grant Gustin, Laurie Hernandez, Jiffpom, Chloe Kim, Darci Lynne & Petunia, Omar Miller, Ne-Yo, Storm Reid, Ben Schwartz, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Yara Shahidi, Brandon Mychal Smith, Jaden Smith, Hailee Steinfeld, Channing Tatum and Zendaya.
Kids and families casted votes in 20 categories including five new ones: Favorite Pinoy Newbie, Favorite Funny YouTube Creator, Favorite Musical YouTube Creator, Favorite Dance Trend and Favorite Instagram Pet. Fans were able to cast their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Kca2018.tv and the Nickelodeon Play app (Singapore and Indonesia only) on the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. They also voted through Twitter using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee. Fans can go to Kca2018.tv to relive all of their favorite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show and flipping through event pictures.
Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.
Source: Viacom International Media Networks Asia