Monday, March 31, 2014

Nickelodeon UK Tops Kids Commercial Channels Ratings With The UK Debut Of The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has announced in the following Press Release the very exciting Nick UK News that Nickelodeon UK was the most popular commercial kids channel on Sunday 30th March 2014 as the UK broadcast of the star-studded and slime-filled "Nickelodeon's 2014 Kids' Choice Awards" and Orange Carpet pre-show was watched by over 316,000 individuals (over 193,000 kids aged four-to-15)!

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards broadcast at 5:30pm won average audiences of 175,800 individuals (113,700 kids) peaking at 269,000 individuals and making the broadcast the top show of the day across all commercial kids channels.*

During the airing of the Kids' Choice Awards, the Orange Carpet pre-show and a new episode of Nickelodeon's hit original live-action comedy series "Sam & Cat", Nick UK ranked the number one kids' channel in the slot (4:30-7pm) with this strong afternoon performance contributing to a ratings result that saw Nickelodeon achieve prime position as the most popular commercial kids' channel and kids' network for the whole day.

Nickelodeon's 2014 Kids' Choice Awards took place at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids honoured their favourites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. This year over 44 million votes were cast by UK fans through kca.nick.co.uk as well as through the Nick App and on twitter using custom KCA hashtags as they decided who would triumph in categories such as UK Favourite Band (One Direction) UK Favourite Football Star (Gareth Bale) and Favourite Male Buttkicker (Robert Downey Jr.). Highlights of the UK broadcast of the show included McFly surprised by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with an honorary blimp for Favourite UK Band of the Decade, a exclusive musical performance by The Vamps, while tennis superstar Andy Murray was recognised with the UK History Maker Award and given Nickelodeon's highest honour of being slimed. The Awards show was presented by Hollywood Superstar Mark Wahlberg while Diversity stars, Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely took on presenting duties during the half-hour KCA Countdown pre-show.

The presenting international sponsor for the 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is 20th Century Fox’s Rio 2 and in the UK is Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

A full list of Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards winners is available here on NickALive!, plus the dates and times of when Nick UK will be giving repeat airings of the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards here.

* All viewership figures and comparisons based on live and VOSDAL data only. Source: BARB/ All homes/ Nickelodeon (incl. +1 channel)/ K4-15/Ind 4+

Original Nickelodeon UK Press Release:

NICKELODEON TOPS KIDS COMMERCIAL CHANNELS WITH 2014 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS

London, 31st March, 2014 - Nickelodeon UK was the most popular commercial kids channel on Sunday, 30th March as the UK broadcast of the star-studded and slime-filled Nickelodeon’s 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards and Orange Carpet pre-show was watched by over 316,000 individuals (over 193,000 kids aged four to 15). Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards broadcast at 5:30pm won average audiences of 175,800 individuals (113,700 kids) peaking at 269,000 individuals and making the broadcast the top show of the day across all commercial kids channels.*

During the airing of the Kids’ Choice Awards, the Orange Carpet pre-show and a new episode of Nickelodeon’s hit live-action sitcom Sam & Cat, Nickelodeon ranked the number one kids’ channel in the slot (4:30-7pm) with this strong afternoon performance contributing to a ratings result that saw Nickelodeon achieve prime position as the most popular commercial kids’ channel and kids’ network for the whole day.

Nickelodeon’s 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards took place at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids honoured their favourites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. This year over 44 million votes were cast by UK fans as they decided who would triumph in categories such as UK Favourite Band (One Direction) UK Favourite Football Star (Gareth Bale) and Favourite Male Buttkicker (Robert Downey Jr.). Highlights of the UK broadcast of the show included McFly surprised by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with an honorary blimp for Favourite UK Band of the Decade while tennis superstar Andy Murray was recognised with the UK History Maker Award and given Nickelodeon’s highest honour by being slimed. The Awards show was presented by Hollywood Superstar Mark Wahlberg while Diversity stars, Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely took on presenting duties during the half-hour pre-show.

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be aired in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show has been rolling out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. The presenting international sponsor for the 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is 20th Century Fox's Rio 2 and in the UK is Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Available in 14 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, Sam & Cat, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings hit international and locally-produced entertainment content to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nickelodeon +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk and the dedicated Nick app where viewers can find exclusive content which is updated daily. Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, TalkTalk channel 315 and through BT Vision.

The Nickelodeon Network brings the best in kids content to the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

* All viewership figures and comparisons based on live and VOSDAL data only. Source: BARB/ All homes/ Nickelodeon (incl. +1 channel)/ K4-15/Ind 4+

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nickelodeon UK Announces Encore Screenings For The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

If you missed the British and Irish debut of the UK version of the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, which, hosted by Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg, took place and was taped LIVE from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles, California, USA on Saturday 29th March 2014, and broadcast on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK on Sunday 30th March 2014 from 5.00pm, less than 24 hours after the event was broadcast live across North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, or want to see your favourite celebs at KCA 2014 again and have an action replay on all the epic slimings and exciting action at the 2014 KCA's, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland have announced encore screenings for both the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards Countdown (Preshow) and the main Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards ceremony!

According to Nickelodeon UK's "What's On" schedule section on Nick.co.uk, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be repeating all the exciting Kids' Choice Awards 2014 action on:

Monday 31st March 2014:

6:00pm - Kids' Choice Awards Countdown 2014
6:30pm - The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

Tuesday 1st April 2014:

4:00pm - Kids' Choice Awards Countdown 2014
4:30pm - The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

Wednesday 2nd April 2014:

7:30pm - Kids' Choice Awards Countdown 2014
8:00pm - The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

Thursday 3rd April 2014:

No airings

Friday 4th April 2014:

7:00am - Kids' Choice Awards Countdown 2014
7:30am - The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

Saturday 5th April 2014:

10:00am - Kids' Choice Awards Countdown 2014
10:30am - The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

3:30pm - Kids' Choice Awards Countdown 2014
4:00pm - The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

7:00pm - Kids' Choice Awards Countdown 2014
7:30pm - The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

Sunday 5th April 2014:

1:00pm - Kids' Choice Countdown 2014
1:30pm - The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards
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One Direction, The Vamps, Gareth Bale, Tom Daley, McFly, Andy Murray And Zoe Sugg All Win Coveted Blimps At Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2014

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has announced in the following Press Release the winners who won the UK-Specific Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards blimp awards as part of Nick UK's version of Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which, hosted by Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg, took place and was taped LIVE from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles, California, USA on Saturday 29th March 2014, and broadcast on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK on Sunday 30th March 2014 from 5.00pm, less than 24 hours after the event was broadcast live across North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand! Who won Nickelodeon UK's Favourite Band, Favourite Breakthrough Act, Favourite Fan Family, Favourite Vlogger, Favourite Football Star, Favourite Sports Star and Favourite Book blimp awards, and who got honoured by being doused in Nickelodeon's galaxy famous green slime? Find out below!


Original Nickelodeon UK Press Release:

ONE DIRECTION, THE VAMPS, GARETH BALE, TOM DALEY, McFLY, ANDY MURRAY AND ZOE SUGG ALL WIN AT NICKELODEON'S 27th ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS

Host Mark Wahlberg, Pharrell Williams, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Austin Mahone, Cody Simpson and Andy Murray Among Superstars Doused with Slime Encore Broadcast of Star-Studded Awards at 6:00pm on Monday, 31st March on Nickelodeon

** For the EPK and still photos from Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, please visit: www.NickKCApress.com.

London, 30th March, 2014 – Pop sensations, One Direction took home three blimps at the 27th Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. The group received Favourite Music Group and Favourite Song for "Story of My Life" in the international categories as well as UK Favourite Band. One Direction's legion of devoted fans, the Directioners, were also recognized as they won UK Favourite Fan Family.



The UK's Favourite Breakthrough band The Vamps performing during Nickelodeon's 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

Other UK winners at this year's Kids' Choice Awards included The Vamps (UK Favourite Breakthrough), Tom Daley (UK Favourite Sports Star), Gareth Bale (UK Favourite Football Star) and Zoe Sugg (UK Favourite Vlogger). Four Children and IT by Jacqueline Wilson won UK Favourite Book. McFly were surprised with an honorary blimp for Favourite UK Band of the Decade presented by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while Tennis Superstar, Andy Murray, was recognised with the UK History Maker Award and was given Nickelodeon's highest honour by being slimed. Fans that missed the premiere broadcast of the awards this evening will have another chance to catch the slime and star-filled Awards Show when it encores at 6:00pm on Monday, 31st March.



Jordan Banjo with freshly slimed UK History Maker and British Tennis champ Andy Murray

Hosted by Mark Wahlberg, the award show was kicked off by internet sensation Todrick Hall with a pop performance medley featuring celeb cameos by Pharrell Williams, Austin Mahone and Cody Simpson, along with aerialists, cheerleaders and a step team. Celebrated magician David Blaine made his live awards show debut and faced his greatest challenge ever – slime – in an unforgettable moment that literally knocked his head off.



The UK's Favourite Breakthrough band The Vamps with their Orange Blimp award

Wahlberg maintained throughout the show that he would be an unslimeable host, a challenge that was put to the test against worthy opponents like Pharrell Williams, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Jack Reynor, all of whom got doused themselves in green goo. Ultimately, not even Optimus Prime could save Wahlberg from the massive drenching delivered by none other than Kevin Hart and the host's own kids.



Dan Schneider holding his Nickelodeon Lifetime Achievement Golden Blimp Award

Kids' TV hitmaker Dan Schneider received a special Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him by the stars of his mega-hit series iCarly (Nathan Kress, Noah Munck), Drake & Josh (Drake Bell, Josh Peck), Victorious (Victoria Justice, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett), Sam & Cat (Ariana Grande, Cameron Ocasio, Maree Cheatham, Zoran Korach), Kenan & Kel (Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell) and Zoey 101 (Chris Massey).



The Favourite UK Band of the Decade, McFly, with Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Top-selling recording artist Aloe Blacc took the stage with a medley of his hit songs, "Wake Me Up" and newest single "The Man," while Brooklyn-based rock group American Authors closed the night with a multi-colored neon slime-filled performance of their #1 smash, "Best Day of My Life."

In the international categories, orange blimps were presented to Adam Sandler for Favourite Movie Actor; Jennifer Lawrence for Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Female Buttkicker; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for Favourite Movie and Frozen for Favourite Animated Movie. Robert Downey Jr. won top honours for Favourite Male Buttkicker and Miranda Cosgrove took home the blimp for Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie for her role of Margo in Despicable Me 2. In the television categories, Favourite TV Show went to Sam & Cat, Favourite Cartoon to SpongeBob SquarePants; Favourite TV Actor to Ross Lynch and Favourite TV Actress to Ariana Grande. In music, orange blimps went to Selena Gomez for Favourite Female Singer; Justin Timberlake for Favourite Male Singer and One Direction nabbed Favorite Music Group and "Story of My Life" for Favorite Song. Despicable Me: Minion Rush won Favourite App Game; Just Dance 2014 won for Favourite Videogame; Kevin Hart nabbed the blimp for Favourite Funny Star while Patrick Star won Favourite Animated Animal Sidekick.

The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Chris Rock, Robert Downey Jr., Jim Parsons, Jayma Mays, Kristen Bell, Chris Evans, Nicola Peltz, Shaun White, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Selena Gomez, Queen Latifah, Michael Strahan, Carlos PenaVega, Zendaya, Debby Ryan, Andy Samberg, America Ferrera, Sophia Grace and Rosie from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Will Arnett, Bella Thorne, Jake Short, Lea Michele, LL Cool J, James Maslow, Peta Murgatroyd, John Cena, The Bella Twins, Ross Lynch, Kendall Schmidt, cast members from The Haunted Hathaways, The Thundermans, and many others.

Kids and families paid tribute to their favourites by casting votes from Feb. 24 - March 29. Votes were cast through kca.nick.co.uk as well as through the Nick App and on twitter using custom KCA hashtags.

The 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and will be aired in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. The presenting international sponsor for the 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is 20th Century Fox's Rio 2 and in the UK is Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

The following are Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards winners (winners in bold):

UK Categories

UK Favourite Band
* One Direction
* Little Mix
* The Wanted
* Union J

UK Favourite Breakthrough
* The Vamps
* Little Nikki
* Elyar Fox
* Neon Jungle

UK Favourite Fan Family
* One Direction (Directioners)
* The Wanted (TWFanmily)
* Austin Mahone (Mahomies)
* Ariana Grande (Arianators)

UK Favourite Vlogger
* Marcus Butler (MarcusButlerTV)
* Tanya Burr (Tanya Burr)
* Charlie McDonnell (charlieissocoollike)
* Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

UK Favourite Football Star
* Wayne Rooney
* Gareth Bale
* Steven Gerrard
* Theo Walcott

UK Favourite Sports Star
* Nicola Adams
* Tom Daley
* Laura Robson
* Lewis Hamilton

UK Favourite Book
* How to Betray a Dragon's Hero – Cressida Cowell
* Demon Dentist – David Walliams
* Four Children and IT – Jacqueline Wilson
* Horrid Henry's Nightmare – Francesca Simon

International Categories

Favourite TV Show
* The Big Bang Theory
* Good Luck Charlie
* Jessie
* Sam & Cat

Favourite Reality Show
* America's Got Talent
* American Idol
* The Voice
* Wipeout

Favourite Cartoon
* Adventure Time
* Phineas & Ferb
* SpongeBob SquarePants
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Favourite TV Actor
* Benjamin Flores, Jr.
* Jack Griffo
* Ross Lynch
* Jake Short

Favourite TV Actress
* Ariana Grande
* Jennette McCurdy
* Bridgit Mendler
* Debby Ryan

Favourite Movie
* The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
* Iron Man 3
* Oz the Great and Powerful
* The Smurfs 2

Favourite Movie Actor
* Johnny Depp
* Robert Downey, Jr
* Neil Patrick Harris
* Adam Sandler

Favourite Movie Actress
* Sandra Bullock
* Mila Kunis
* Jennifer Lawrence
* Jayma Mays

Favourite Animated Movie
* Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
* Despicable Me 2
* Frozen
* Monsters University

Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie
* Steve Carell
* Miranda Cosgrove
* Billy Crystal
* Katy Perry

Favourite Male Buttkicker
* Johnny Depp
* Robert Downey, Jr
* Hugh Jackman
* Dwayne Johnson

Favourite Female Buttkicker
* Sandra Bullock
* Jennifer Lawrence
* Evangeline Lilly
* Jena Malone

Favourite Music Group
* Maroon 5
* One Direction
* One Republic
* Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favourite Male Singer
* Bruno Mars
* Pitbull
* Justin Timberlake
* Pharrell Williams

Favourite Female Singer
* Lady Gaga
* Selena Gomez
* Katy Perry
* Taylor Swift

Favourite Song
* "I Knew You Were Trouble"
* "Roar"
* "Story of My Life"
* "Wrecking Ball"

Favourite Book
* Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
* Harry Potter series
* The Hobbit
* The Hunger Games series

Favourite Videogame
* Angry Birds Star Wars
* Disney Infinity
* Just Dance 2014
* Minecraft

Favourite App Game
* Angry Birds Star Wars II
* Candy Crush Saga
* Despicable Me: Minion Rush
* Temple Run

Favourite Funny Star
* Kaley Cuoco
* Kevin Hart
* Andy Samberg
* Sofia Vergara

Favourite Animated Animal Sidekick
* Patrick Star
* Perry the Platypus
* Sparky
* Waddles

Most Enthusiastic Athlete
* Dwight Howard
* Cam Newton
* David Ortiz
* Richard Sherman

Available in 14 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, Sam & Cat, Victorious, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings hit international and locally-produced entertainment content to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nickelodeon +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk and the dedicated Nick app where viewers can find exclusive content which is updated daily. Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, TalkTalk channel 315 and through BT Vision.

The Nickelodeon Network brings the best in kids content to the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards UK Winners

The slimiest event of the year, the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, is finally here in the UK! During the event, I'll be posting the UK winners of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014, hosted by Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg, as they are announced here right on NickALive! Keep refreshing the page to make sure your up-to-date with who's won which award at the 2014 KCAs! You can find a list of winners of the worldwide version of the Nickelodeon 2014 KCA's here on NickALive! The main Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards ceremony starts on Nick UK at 5:30pm!


Note - This NickALive! blog post contains spoilers about the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards that some NickALive! readers may prefer to avoid. Please scroll down the page if you wish to continue.

Remember to use the Nickelodeon UK's dedicated KCA hashtag #KCA on Twitter!

Who will win Nickelodeon UK's Favourite Band, Favourite Breakthrough Act, Favourite Fan Family, Favourite Vlogger, Favourite Football Star, Favourite Sports Star and Favourite Book blimp awards? And who will get slimed? It's time to find out!

UK Favourite Band

One Direction

UK Favourite Breakthrough Act

The Vamps

UK Favourite Fan Family

One Direction (Directioners)! Share your 1D pride by adding a exclusive Twibbon to your Twitter pic! http://twb.ly/P74SlI

UK Favourite Vlogger

Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

UK Favourite Football Star

Gareth Bale

UK Favourite Sports Star

Tom Daley

UK Favourite Book

Four Children and IT – Jacqueline Wilson

Favourite UK Band of the Decade
McFly

UK History Maker
Andy Murray

Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr., One Direction, "Sam & Cat", Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart, Patrick Star, Dwight Howard and More Win Top Honors at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2014

Note - This NickALive! blog post contains spoilers about the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, such as which celebrity's got covered in Nickelodeon's famous slime and who won the famous coveted Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards blimps, that some readers may prefer to avoid. Please scroll down the page if you wish to continue.


Nickelodeon UK viewers - Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards on Sunday 30th March 2014 (TODAY!), starting with the Kids' Choice Awards Countdown 2014 at 5.00pm, where Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely will be bringing you backstage access to the biggest party on the planet, and all the stars on the orange carpet, and the main ceremony at 5.30pm (all repeated one hour later on Nick UK's plus one (+1) timeshift channel Nick +1)! Find out who will win Nickelodeon UK's Favourite Band, Favourite Breakthrough Act, Favourite Fan Family, Favourite Vlogger, Favourite Football Star, Favourite Sports Star and Favourite Book blimp awards, live from 5pm BST, only Nick UK!

I'll also be Tweeting KCA news and gossip from the UK version of the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards LIVE on NickALive!'s Twitter profile page, @DailyNickNews, as the awards are broadcast on Nickelodeon UK! You'll also be able to find a list of Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014 UK award winners here on NickALive! after the show!

International Nickelodeon viewers - Click here to find out when your local Nickelodeon television channel will premiere and broadcast the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards in your countries, or visit your local official Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards website at kca2014.com!

Below is Nickelodeon USA's official Press Release, from Business Wire, announcing the winners and highlights of Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which, hosted by Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg, took place and was broadcast live from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles, California, USA on Saturday 29th March 2014!:

Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr., One Direction, Sam & Cat, Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart, Patrick Star, Dwight Howard and More Win Top Honors at Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards

Host Mark Wahlberg, Pharrell Williams, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Austin Mahone and Cody Simpson, Among Superstars Doused with Slime

Celebrated Magician David Blaine Makes Live Awards Show Debut

** For the EPK and still photos from Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, please visit: www.NickKCApress.com.

March 29, 2014 10:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time



Host Mark Wahlberg gets slimed at Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, March 29, 2014, at USC's Galen Center. Photo credit: Kevin Winter

LOS ANGELES --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Superstars including Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr., One Direction, Sam & Cat, Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart, Patrick Star, Dwight Howard and more, won top honors at this year's ultimate kid experience, Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Saturday, March 29, 8 - 9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). Hosted by Oscar® and Golden Globe®-nominated actor/producer Mark Wahlberg, the awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids honored their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports, television, and more.

This year's KCAs featured a new design – dual stages, a 360 degree mosh pit, a slime fountain delivering winner envelopes and a slime river snaking throughout the venue. Kicking off the star-studded celebration was internet sensation Todrick Hall with a pop performance medley featuring celeb cameos by Pharrell Williams, Austin Mahone and Cody Simpson, along with aerialists, cheerleaders and a step team. Celebrated magician David Blaine made his live awards show debut tonight by facing his greatest challenge ever – slime – in an unforgettable moment that literally knocked his head off.

New to this year's telecast, kids and families were able to influence multiple slimings in the live show. In the pre-show vote for a daring slime stunt, they chose the Slime Rodeo, an attempt to harness the power of slime in a new way -- by riding it. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, Dave England bested fellow daredevil, Jukka Hilden, by staying on his bucking slime-horse hose the longest. In a special live vote during the show, kids spoke up and declared both Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone slime-worthy.

Wahlberg maintained throughout the show that he would be an unslimeable host, a challenge that was put to the test against worthy opponents like Williams, Kaley Cuoco and Jack Reynor -- all of whom got doused themselves in green goo. Ultimately, not even Optimus Prime could save Wahlberg from the massive drenching delivered by none other than Kevin Hart and the host's own kids.

Kids' TV hitmaker Dan Schneider received a special Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him by the stars of his mega-hit series iCarly (Nathan Kress, Noah Munck), Drake & Josh (Drake Bell, Josh Peck), Victorious (Victoria Justice, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett), Sam & Cat (Ariana Grande, Cameron Ocasio, Maree Cheatham, Zoran Korach), Kenan & Kel (Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell) and Zoey 101 (Chris Massey).

Top-selling recording artist Aloe Blacc took the stage with a medley of his hit songs, "Wake Me Up" and newest single "The Man," while Brooklyn-based rock group American Authors closed the night with a multi-colored neon slime-filled performance of their #1 smash, "Best Day of My Life."

Kids and families paid tribute to their favorites by casting votes in 22 categories, from Feb. 24 - March 29, including the newly introduced Favorite Funny Star, Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick, and Most Enthusiastic Athlete. Fans were able to vote for their favorites across all of Nickelodeon's digital outlets: Nick.com desktops and mobile devices, as well as the Nick app on iOS, Kindle, and Android. Users were also able to vote on Nickelodeon's Twitter feed using custom KCA hashtags.

Orange blimps were presented to Adam Sandler for Favorite Movie Actor; Jennifer Lawrence for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for Favorite Movie and Frozen for Favorite Animated Movie. Robert Downey Jr. won top honors for Favorite Male Buttkicker and Miranda Cosgrove took home the blimp for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for her role of Margo in Despicable Me 2. In the television categories, Favorite TV Show went to Sam & Cat; Favorite Reality Show to Wipeout; Favorite Cartoon to SpongeBob SquarePants; Favorite TV Actor to Ross Lynch and Favorite TV Actress to Ariana Grande. In music, orange blimps went to Selena Gomez for Favorite Female Singer; Justin Timberlake for Favorite Male Singer and One Direction nabbed Favorite Music Group and "Story of My Life" for Favorite Song. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series garnered Favorite Book; Despicable Me: Minion Rush won Favorite App Game; Just Dance 2014 won for Favorite Videogame; Kevin Hart nabbed the blimp for Favorite Funny Star; Patrick Star for Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick; and Dwight Howard took home the prize for Most Enthusiastic Athlete.

The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Chris Rock, Robert Downey Jr., Jim Parsons, Jayma Mays, Kristen Bell, Chris Evans, Nicola Peltz, Shaun White, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Selena Gomez, Queen Latifah, Michael Strahan, Carlos PenaVega, Zendaya, Debby Ryan, Andy Samberg, America Ferrera, Sophia Grace and Rosie from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Will Arnett, Bella Thorne, Jake Short, Lea Michele, LL Cool J, James Maslow, Peta Murgatroyd, John Cena, The Bella Twins, Ross Lynch, Kendall Schmidt, cast members from The Haunted Hathaways, Instant Mom, The Thundermans, and many others.

Leading into the awards, special guest correspondents Jeff Sutphen, Instant Mom's Sydney Park and See Dad Run's Ryan Newman captured all the orange carpet activities in a live webcast on Nick.com and the Emmy-winning Nick App. In addition to a performance by pop star Austin Mahone of his new single "Mmm Yeah," the orange carpet featured a giant Venus "Slime" Trap, a talking zebra and a slime swing suspended over an oozing green moat. Kids also got to see celebrities getting silly in the GIF booth, while a Vine 360 booth showcased everyone's fashionable outfits from every angle.

Nickelodeon upped the digital presence of the 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, offering cross-platform interactive experiences before, during and after the big show on Nickelodeon websites, Twitter, Facebook, and mobile and iOS devices. This year's ceremony brought together the on-air and online experience closer than ever before with select categories announced on Nick.com, allowing kids and families everywhere to be a part of the night's festivities. Exclusive Nick cameras offered multiple viewing angles and were featured alongside interactive polls, real-time updates and photos from the orange carpet and backstage. Coverage during the event included a live companion stream backstage, and interviews during the main show and on Nick.com. Fans can relive their favorite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show, flipping through orange carpet, live event and performance photos and read through recaps. The app and website feature clips and photos from past Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards shows, along with promotional spots, dedicated information pages on Wahlberg and nominees, a KCA news blog, trivia, personality quizzes and new KCA-themed online games.

Additionally, Nickelodeon launched an interactive, digital Kids' Choice Awards-themed Book, the first-ever dedicated book produced for a live awards show, available exclusively on iBooks. The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards: The Official Multi-Touch Book offers fans an inside look at the irreverent show before and after the star-studded event. The book features fun facts about this year's nominees and host, Oscar® and Golden Globe®-nominated actor and producer, Mark Wahlberg; video clips from Kids' Choice Awards throughout the years; behind-the-scenes videos of Nick stars; photo galleries of the most memorable show moments throughout the years; quizzes, unexpected surprises and more. The book will be updated following the big event to highlight all the winners. Download the book for free at www.iTunes.com/KCA.

The live broadcast of Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards encores Saturday, March 29 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite, and Sunday, March 30 at 12 p.m. (ET/PT). Replays of the awards will also air on TeenNick at 8 p.m. (ET) on Monday, March 31, and on Nicktoons at 8 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, April 1. Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards will be available on Nickelodeon On Demand beginning Sunday, March 30.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Nerf Rebelle™ and Target. Associate sponsors are Bounty®, Capri Sun, McDonald's®, Toyota and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX.

The following are Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards winners:

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show
Sam & Cat

Favorite Reality Show
Wipeout

Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite TV Actor
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)

Favorite TV Actress
Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat)

FILM:

Favorite Movie
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Favorite Movie Actor
Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2)

Favorite Movie Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Favorite Animated Movie
Frozen

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Miranda Cosgrove (Despicable Me 2)

Favorite Male Buttkicker
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 3)

Favorite Female Buttkicker
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

MUSIC:

Favorite Music Group
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Singer
Selena Gomez

Favorite Song
"Story of My Life" (One Direction)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Favorite Videogame
Just Dance 2014

Favorite App Game
Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Favorite Funny Star
Kevin Hart

Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick
Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)

Most Enthusiastic Athlete
Dwight Howard

The 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2014 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Sveriges Favoritstjärna (Favorite Swedish Star) and Migliore Cantante Italiano (Favorite Italian Singer). Voting for the 2014 KCAs will span six continents across 17 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. The 2013 KCAs was the highest-rated ever among kids in many international markets, including the UK, Germany and Singapore. Ratings for the 2013 KCAs were up double-digits YOY internationally, and the show was rated #1 in its timeslot among kids' channels in key international markets, including the UK, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, and more.

Nickelodeon's 27thAnnual Kids' Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Jay Schmalholz, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCAPress.com

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

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Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards Winners

Catch the UK and Irish premiere of the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards today from 5pm, only on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland/HD!!


The stage is set, the slime is ready, and the orange carpet has been rolled out! The slimiest event of the year, the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, is finally here! During the event, I'll be posting the winners of Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg, as they are announced here on NickALive! Keep refreshing the page to make sure your up-to-date with who's won which blimp award at the 2014 KCAs! Bring on the slime!

Who you think will win a coveted Nickelodeon Blimp award? Who do you want to see slimed? Let NickALive! know on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, on Instagram, and/or Facebook!

Note - This NickALive! blog post contains spoilers about the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards that some NickALive! readers may prefer to avoid. Please scroll down the page if you wish to continue.

Update - KCA is sadly over for another year. Roll on Kids' Choice Sports 2014 and the Nickelodeon 2015 Kids' Choice Awards (Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards)!


The winners of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2014 are:


Favorite TV Show

Sam & Cat

Favorite Reality Show

Wipeout

Favorite Cartoon

SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite TV Actor

Ross Lynch

Favorite TV Actress

Ariana Grande

Favorite Movie

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Favorite Movie Actor

Adam Sandler

Favorite Movie Actress

Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite Animated Movie

Frozen

Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie

Miranda Cosgrove - DESPICABLE ME 2

Favorite Male Buttkicker

Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Female Buttkicker

Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Favorite Music Group

One Direction

Favorite Male Singer

Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Singer

Selena Gomez

Favorite Song

"Story of My Life" - One Direction

Favorite Book

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Favorite Video Game

Just Dance 2014

Favorite App Game

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Favorite Funny Star

Kevin Hart

Favorite Animated Animal Sidekick

Patrick Star from SpongeBob SquarePants

Most Enthusiastic Athlete

Dwight Howard

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014 Notes:


Selenators (Selena Gomez fans) has won Nickelodeon's 2014 Kids' Choice Awards Fan Armies Challenge! (Source)

Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and Pharrell Williams opened the show!

Pharrell Williams wore a SpongeBob onesie!

Kaley Cuoco and Pharrell Williams got totally SLIMED at the Kids' Choice Awards!!

NickHeads have voted that the Slime Stunt for the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards will be the Slime Rodeo!

Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell present Dan Schneider with Gold Orange Blimp Lifetime Achievement Award!

Both Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone got slimed!
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nickelodeon News Round-Up - Kids' Choice Awards 2014 Special

The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards are almost here, which means it's time to unroll the Orange Carpet, polish the Blimps and get that slime river flowing!


In celebration of the greatest, wildest and slimiest show on earth, the 2014 Kids Choice Awards, this edition of NickALive!'s Nickelodeon News Round-Up is dedicated to all things KCA 2014! Below is a round-up of the latest news and gossip about the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014, Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, airing live on Nick USA on Saturday 29th March 2014 at 8pm (ET/PT) from the University of Southern California's Galen Center, and Internationally within hours of the live show!

UK and Irish NickHeads can catch the premiere of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014 on Sunday 30th March 2014 from 5pm, only on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland!

UK and Irish NickHeads - Make sure all your votes are in by midnight tonight for #KCA 2014! Keep voting at kca.nick.co.uk and on Twitter!

Countdown To Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2014! The Slime Begins In:



Make your KCA 2014 TV watching experience complete - Click here to download and print out plans to make your very own Kids' Choice Awards blimps!

The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014 will feature a Vine 360 Booth on the Orange Carpet, as demonstrated by Nick Star Matt Bennett!:



Austin Mahone has announced in a Tweet on Twitter that he will be performing on Nickelodeon's world famous Orange Carpet at Kids' Choice Awards 2014!:
I'M PERFORMING ON THE ORANGE CARPET AT THE @NickelodeonTV #KCA'S LIVE ON SATURDAY!!! #THEREWILLBESLIME [...] #MMMYEAH.
Todrick Hall has announced on Instagram that he will be the opening act of the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards 2014!:
SO BEYOND EXCITED to finally announce that I will be the opening act of the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards this year. I would not be here with the support from my loyal followers and I just can't thank you enough. I'm a hot mess sometimes but you guys have been there every step of the way. DON'T MISS THIS STEP! Make sure you tune in THIS SATURDAY, March 29th! It's going to be live and I'm going to give you guys everything I've got. Love ya, and see ya on tv! [...]

Nickelodeon USA has announced that Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Drake Bell and Miranda Cosgrove will be joining the rest of the "Victorious", "Drake & Josh", and "iCarly" crews for an EPIC cast reunion. Why? We'll have to watch to find out!

Plus, this years KCA will have slime magic! Magician David Blaine is taking slime to a whole new level with a never before seen SLIME STUNT. He'll have the audience on the edge of their seats. It's going to be EPIC.

Nickelodeon has also announced that KCA 2014 is going to feature an EPIC multicolor slime invasion finale that EVERYONE will be talking about!

"Big Time Rush" star and band member James Maslow has also announced on Twitter that he'll be attending the 2014 Kids Choice Awards!
Heading to the 2014 Kids Choice Awards tomorrow! Who's going to be watching @NickelodeonTV? I hear @mark_wahlberg is ready to get slimed!
Nickelodeon has revealed that the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards will feature a swing set on the Orange Carpet, plus Venus Slime Traps!

Nick has also revealed that viewers will be able to vote on who gets slimed at the KCAs!! But NickHeads won't be sliming just anybody... they'll be picking between two of the coolest singers on the charts. That's right, this is their chance to slime either Cody Simpson or Austin Mahone!


Nickelodeon UK presenter Anna Williamson (Nick UK's "Camp Orange", "Jamie's & Anna's Big Weekend", "UPick Summer", "N-View") has announced that she'll be in LA covering all the latest 2014 Kids' Choice Awards news for Digital Spy!

Are you throwing a Kids' Choice Awards-themed party for the 2014 KCAs? M Magazine has all the ingredients!
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Nickelodeon UK To Show A Sneak-Peek Of New Show "The Thundermans" Straight After The Premiere Of The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards On Sunday 30th March 2014

Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has announced the exciting Nick UK news in the What's On schedule section on their official website, nick.co.uk, that, to celebrate Nick UK starting to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new superhero-themed comedy series "The Thundermans" on Monday 7th April 2014 and as part of a special KCA Weekend, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be airing a super sneak peek preview of "The Thundermans" on Sunday 30th March 2014 at 6:50pm (repeated at 7:50pm on Nick+1), straight after the UK and Irish premiere of the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards at 5:00pm (replayed from 6pm on Nickelodeon+1)!:
6:50pm - All New All Nick: The Thundermans - Join us for a sneak peek of Nickelodeon's brand new show The Thundermans, a series about an unusual family of superheroes, coming soon! [subtitles]

As part of KCA Weekend 2014, Nick UK and Eire and Nick HD UK will also be premiering the brand-new episode of "Sam & Cat" titled "#OscarTheOuch" at 4:30pm, just before the UK debut of Nickelodeon's 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, starting with the "Kids' Choice Awards Countdown 2014" at 5pm, where Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely will be getting the latest Orange Carpet gossip, and the biggest and slimiest awards ceremony ever, "The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards", at 5:30pm! Nick UK will also be airing special episodes of popular Nickelodeon shows, including the "iCarly" finale "iGoodbye", and a selection of Original Nickelodeon TV Movies, including "Jinxed", as part of KCA Weekend!
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Nickelodeon UK Slimes Tennis Superstar Andy Murray As He Receives Honorary Kids' Choice Award

To help make the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards the biggest and slimiest ever, Nickelodeon UK has slimed British tennis champion Andy Murray as the sportsman accepted a prestigious Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Award for UK History Maker! Congratulations, Andy!!



Jordan Banjo with freshly slimed UK History Maker and British Tennis champ Andy Murray

UK Awards host Jordan Banjo surprised Murray at a press conference at the Sony Open at Key Biscayne in Florida to present him with the accolade in acknowledgement of an outstanding year and for being an inspiration to kids across the UK. Viewers can watch Murray get slimed and accepting his Orange Blimp, the highest honours Nickelodeon can bestow, on Sunday 30th March 2014 at 5:00pm on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK!



Andy Murray being slimed at Miami Masters 2014. Photo from Daily Mail and Copyright Larry Marano

Nickelodeon created the UK History Maker Award especially for Andy Murray after 2013 saw him become the first British male in 77 years to win Wimbledon. Murray also triumphed at the 2013 Miami Masters and completed a year of sporting glory by winning the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Murray's previous sporting highlights include success at the 2012 London Olympics when he won gold in the men's tennis singles and silver in the mixed doubles.



British Tennis ace Andy Murray slimed at the 2014 Miami Masters. Picture from Daily Mail and Copyright Larry Marano

"I feel incredibly privileged to receive Nickelodeon's UK History Maker Kids' Choice Award at this year's KCAs. Getting slimed is definitely the most outrageous award acceptance I've ever done, it was pretty good fun," said Andy Murray. "The support I received from a young age has been integral to my career and I hope this award will encourage kids across the UK and beyond to pursue their own aspirations."



UK History Maker Andy Murray holding his KCA 2014 Orange Blimp award. Picture from Daily Mail and Copyright Larry Marano

Kids from all over the globe have been voting at kca2014.com and on Twitter for their favourite films, songs, sport and television stars and it will be down to host Mark Wahlberg and a roster of special guests including Chris Evans, Lea Michele and Kaley Cuoco to announce the winners at the 27th Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. UK viewers can watch the show on Sunday 30th March 2014 from 5:00pm on Nickelodeon, where UK hosts, Diversity's Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely will be getting all of the behind-the-scenes action and Orange Carpet gossip.



Andy Murray and Jordan Banjo. Photo from and copyright Jordan Banjo.

The 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and will be aired in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever.

To celebrate the biggest and slimiest award show, NickALive! will be Tweeting along with the UK premiere of the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards on Sunday 30th March 2014 from 5:00pm! Be sure to join NickALive! at @DailyNickNews and Tweet along using the custom hashtag #KCA!

The presenting international sponsor for the 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is 20th Century Fox's Rio 2 and in the UK is Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Original Nickelodeon UK Press Release:

NICKELODEON SLIMES TENNIS SUPERSTAR ANDY MURRAY AS HE RECEIVES HONORARY KIDS' CHOICE AWARD

ANDY MURRAY IS SERVED WITH A WORLD-FAMOUS NICKELODEON SLIMING AT THE KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS ON SUNDAY 30TH MARCH AT 5:00PM

London, 28th March 2014 – Nickelodeon slimed British tennis champion Andy Murray as the sportsman accepted Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Award for UK History Maker. UK Awards host Jordan Banjo surprised Murray at a press conference to present him with the accolade in acknowledgement of an outstanding year and for being an inspiration to kids across the UK. Viewers can watch Murray get slimed on Sunday 30th March at 5:00pm on Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon created the UK History Maker Award especially for Murray after 2013 saw him become the first British male in 77 years to win Wimbledon. Murray also triumphed at the 2013 Miami Masters and completed a year of sporting glory by winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Murray's previous sporting highlights include success at the 2012 London Olympics when he won gold in the men's tennis singles and silver in the mixed doubles.

“I feel incredibly privileged to receive Nickelodeon's UK History Maker Kids' Choice Award at this year's KCAs. Getting slimed is definitely the most outrageous award acceptance I've ever done, it was pretty good fun,” said Andy Murray. “The support I received from a young age has been integral to my career and I hope this award will encourage kids across the UK and beyond to pursue their own aspirations.”

Kids from all over the globe have been voting for their favourite films, songs, sport and television stars and it will be down to host Mark Wahlberg and a roster of special guests including Chris Evans, Lea Michele and Kaley Cuoco to announce the winners at the 27th Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. UK viewers can watch the show on Sunday 30th March from 5:00pm on Nickelodeon, where UK hosts, Diversity's Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely will be getting all of the behind-the-scenes action and Orange Carpet gossip.

The 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and will be aired in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. The presenting international sponsor for the 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is 20th Century Fox's Rio 2 and in the UK is Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Available in 14 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, Sam & Cat, Victorious, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings hit international and locally-produced entertainment content to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nickelodeon +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk and the dedicated Nick app where viewers can find exclusive content which is updated daily. Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, TalkTalk channel 315 and through BT Vision.

The Nickelodeon Network brings the best in kids content to the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Nickelodeon Land At Blackpool Pleasure Beach To Hold Special Treasure Hunt This Easter

Get set for an egg-stra egg-citing time at Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach this Easter!


To celebrate the 2014 British and Irish Easter school holidays, everyone's favourite Nickelodeon characters have been busy hiding Easter Eggs around Nickelodeon Land for a very special Easter Treasure Hunt, and it's up to visitors to find them! Could they be on SpongeBob's SplashBash or lurking in Dora's World Voyage or in the Bikini Bottom Bus – who knows?

There's prizes galore for all entrants, simply pick up a free Treasure Hunt trail guide from a member of Team Nick to take part and find all the 14 eggs around the six-acre attraction, the UK's ONLY Nickelodeon Land!

The Nickelodeon Land Treasure Hunt runs throughout the Easter holidays until Monday 21st April 2014!

To further celebrate the Easter holidays, Pleasure Beach Blackpool is open until 8pm every night over the Easter weekend – that means there's even more time to enjoy all of the rides, attractions and shows!

Below is Blackpool Pleasure Beach's full press release announcing the planet's most ride-intensive amusement park Easter highlights, from Longridge and Ribble Valley News and Advertiser:

Pleasure beach open late

It's all set for an egg-stra egg-citing time at Blackpool Pleasure Beach this Easter!

The planet's most ride-intensive amusement park is open until 8pm every night over the Easter weekend – that means there’s even more time to enjoy all of the rides, attractions and shows.

And if you book 10 days or more in advance you can save even more on full park unlimited ride wristbands with juniors from just £17.99 and adults from £19.99.

As it's Easter there's even more fun to be had with all your favourite characters across the park.

At the UK's only Nickelodeon Land the characters have been busy hiding some eggs for this year's Treasure Hunt – and it's up to you guys to find them. Could they be on SpongeBob's SplashBash or lurking in Dora's World Voyage or in the Bikini Bottom Bus – who knows?

There's prizes galore for all our entrants, just pick up a free Treasure Hunt trail guide from a member of Team Nick to take part and find the 14 eggs around the six-acre attraction.

The Treasure Hunt runs throughout the Easter holidays until April 21st.

This year's annual Ice Skating Festival returns to the Pleasure Beach Arena for a week-long ice fest from April 7th to the 11th. For more information please visit www.icearenablackpool.com

Entertainment is in full swing this Easter with Ken Webster back for another hypnotic season at Pleasure Beach with his adult only Mentalist Hypnotist Show in the Horseshoe every Saturday from April 19th. You can also join Michael Jordan and his High Jinx magic show over the Easter weekend (except Saturday). For tickets call 0871 222 9090.

Also there's Ripley's Believe It or Not! on Ocean Boulevard open every day and why not test your golfing skills at the amazing 12-hole Adventure Golf course and if you are feeling peckish try out The Grill at the Casino Building.

Notes to editors:

The attraction will be open until 6pm on Good Friday (April 18th)

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has introduced a new pricing structure for 2014 which includes booking 10-days or more in advance of visit for even greater online savings; great deals on family wristbands for families of three to eight and gate prices frozen at 2013 rates.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nickelodeon UK Unveils Findings On How To Perform The Perfect Sliming

It's been a question on everybody's lips - how to perform the perfect sliming. It's the highest honour that Nickelodeon can bestow and stars including Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry and Jim Carrey have all been subject to a baptism of the green goo! But now, Nickelodeon can reveal that they have discovered just what it takes to come up with the perfect sliming, just in time for Nickelodeon's 2014 Kids' Choice Awards airing on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK on Sunday 30th March 2014 from 5:00pm!


Working with Dr. Hadley, tutor in the physics department of Warwick University, Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has uncovered the science behind the perfect sliming - one that covers the target with goo and results in an impressive slime spray!

The equation for the perfect sliming is:


tThrow is the time the slime is in the air (seconds)
d is the distance to celeb (metres)
v is the velocity of throw (metres per second)
Ø is the angle of the throw from horizontal (degrees)
g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8m/s2)

The main two factors for a perfect sliming are the throw and the consistency of the slime itself:

For the throw, the slime should hit the lucky recipient at an angle of 45 degrees (Ø). A slime strike at 45 degrees ensures complete coverage of the target, leaving them thoroughly doused.



Justin Bieber being slimed at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in 2012

How the slime sticks to the honoured celebrity is determined by the slime density and viscosity. The type of slime that sticks on a celebrity has a viscosity of 10,000 cP (Centipose) similar to the consistency of mayonnaise. To get a good spray of slime, a thinner slime is used with a viscosity closer to 1,000 cP.



Halle Berry being slimed at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in 2012

Past Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards have seen celebs surprised by slime showers, slime slingshots and slime balloons. This year, the awards will feature a 'slime river' on stage as well as a three metre-wide slime waterfall. Over 75,000 litres of slime will be used in the awards show hosted by Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg and featuring musical performances from American Authors and Aloe Blacc with special guests including Lea Michele, Chris Evans and Kaley Cuoco.



Taylor Lautner being slimed at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in 2012

UK viewers can watch the show on Sunday, 30th March from 5:00pm on Nickelodeon where UK hosts, Diversity's Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, will be getting all of the behind-the-scenes slimey action and Orange Carpet gossip. Fans can still place their vote at kca.nick.co.uk and through the Nick App. available here. Additionally, as part of KCA 2014, the English pop rock band McFly will be the first-ever group to receive an honorary Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favourite UK Band of the Decade!



Sandra Bullock and Neil Patrick Harris slimed at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in 2013

The 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and will be aired in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. The presenting international sponsor for the 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is 20th Century Fox's Rio 2 and in the UK is Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Original Nickelodeon UK Press Release:

NICKELODEON UNCOVERS THE SCIENCE OF SLIME

NICKELODEON UK DETERMINES THE SECRET OF THE PERFECT CELEB SLIMING IN TIME FOR THE 2014 KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS HOSTED BY MARK WAHLBERG

London, 27th March 2014 – It is the highest honour that Nickelodeon can bestow and stars including Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry and Jim Carrey have all been subject to a baptism of the green goo but now Nickelodeon knows what it takes to come up with the perfect sliming, just in time for Nickelodeon's 2014 Kids' Choice Awards airing on Nickelodeon UK on Sunday, 30th March from 5:00pm.

Working with Dr Hadley, tutor in the physics department of Warwick University, Nickelodeon UK uncovered the science behind the perfect sliming - one that covers the target with goo and results in an impressive slime spray:


Where:

tThrow is the time the slime is in the air (seconds)
d is the distance to celeb (metres)
v is the velocity of throw (metres per second)
Ø is the angle of the throw from horizontal (degrees)
g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8m/s2)

The main two factors for a perfect sliming are the throw and the consistency of the slime itself:

For the throw, the slime should hit the lucky recipient at an angle of 45 degrees (Ø). A slime strike at 45 degrees ensures complete coverage of the target, leaving them thoroughly doused.

How the slime sticks to the honoured celebrity is determined by the slime density and viscosity. The type of slime that sticks on a celebrity has a viscosity of 10,000 cP (Centipose) similar to the consistency of mayonnaise. To get a good spray of slime, a thinner slime is used with a viscosity closer to 1,000 cP.

Past Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards have seen celebs surprised by slime showers, slime slingshots and slime balloons. This year, the awards will feature a 'slime river' on stage as well as three metre-wide slime waterfall. Over 75,000 litres of slime will be used in the awards show hosted by Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg and featuring musical performances from American Authors and Aloe Blacc with special guests including Lea Michele, Chris Evans and Kaley Cuoco. UK viewers can watch the show on Sunday, 30th March from 5:00pm on Nickelodeon where UK hosts, Diversity's Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, will be getting all of the behind-the-scenes slimey action and Orange Carpet gossip. Fans can still place their vote at kca.nick.co.uk and through the Nick App. available here.

The 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and will be aired in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. The presenting international sponsor for the 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is 20th Century Fox's Rio 2 and in the UK is Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Available in 14 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, Sam & Cat, Victorious, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings hit international and locally-produced entertainment content to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nickelodeon +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk and the dedicated Nick app where viewers can find exclusive content which is updated daily. Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, TalkTalk channel 315 and through BT Vision.

The Nickelodeon Network brings the best in kids content to the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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Nickelodeon Movies Unveils First "Ninja Turtles" Teaser Trailer

To celebrate Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures upcoming "Ninja Turtles" movie, Nick and Paramount have today, Thursday 27th March 2014, released the first teaser trailer for their brand-new TMNT film!


The film, directed by Michael Bay ("Transformers"), is an reboot of the iconic franchise and will feature a origins story for the Heroes in a Half Shell, with Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard and Noel Fisher stepping into the shells of Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo respectively. "Ninja Turtles" also stars Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick and Whoopi Goldberg as Bernadette Thompson.


The "Ninja Turtles" teaser trailer establishes William Fichtner (The Shredder) as a shadowy evil businessman figure and Megan Fox as journalist April O'Neil. TCRI Laboratories are the people behind the mutagen seen in one shot, which could indicate that they're also the guys behind the turtles' mutation!


"Ninja Turtles" will be released in theatres and RealD 3D in the USA on Friday 8th August 2014 and in Digital 3D and 2D in cinemas across the UK on Friday 17th October 2014!

To compliment the movie, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures have also launched the official "Ninja Turtles" US and UK websites and Facebook pages! ShellHeads in the USA can visit TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMovie.com and Facebook.com/TMNT for the latest "Ninja Turtles" news, whilst ShellHeads in the UK can find the latest news about "Ninja Turtles" at TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMovie.co.uk and Facebook.com/TMNTfilm (or TMNT.film). Nick and Paramount have also announced that the official custom hashtags to talk about "Ninja Turtles" in #NinjaTurtles and #TMNTmovie!

You can watch both the US and UK versions of Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures' first "Ninja Turtles" teaser trailer in the online streaming video clips below!

TMNT Movie Trailer (USA):



TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - Official Teaser Trailer - UK (HD):



Sources: Licensing.biz, Empire
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