Justin Timberlake to host Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
Justin Timberlake to Host Nickelodeon's Milestone 20th Anniversary Kids' Choice Awards Breaking the Slime Barrier Live from Los Angeles on Saturday, March 31
Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Beyonce, Jack Black, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Emma Roberts, Drake Bell, Bruce Willis, Queen Latifah, Miley Cyrus, Dakota Fanning and Many More Grab Nominations
Los Angeles, Calif. - Singer/actor/two-time Best Burp Award winner and 2007 Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards nominee Justin Timberlake will host Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Saturday, March 31 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), when kids honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television in a star-studded live, milestone telecast (tape delayed for West Coast) from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Nickelodeon's no-holds-barred kudos/mess-fest will mark two decades monumentally by breaking the slime barrier. True to tradition, kids will rule and stars will rejoice with them.
"We're celebrating Kids' Choice's 20th anniversary in record-breaking Nickelodeon style, which means this will be the biggest, loudest, messiest spectacle in the show's history, and Justin Timberlake is just the superstar to lead the fun," said Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming, Nickelodeon and an Executive Producer for the award show. "Justin is a big kid at heart, and kids love that about him. He's a Kids' Choice Award winner, presenter, performer and slime recipient. Best of all, he's a great sport who's always game for anything."
"I'm revving up to have an even bigger blast than usual at Nickelodeon's 20th Kids' Choice Awards, and I'm thrilled and proud to be hosting the 20th anniversary show," said Timberlake, who has won three Kids' Choice Blimp Awards: Favorite Musical Group ('N Sync - 1999) and Best Burp - 2003 & 2006. "There's nothing like Kids' Choice for 'un-adult-erated' fun. While honoring kids' opinions, it taps into the kid in all of us."
This year's list abounds with dual nods. Treasured noms went to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for Favorite Movie and its star, Johnny Depp for Favorite Male Movie Star. Ice Age: The Meltdown got a solid pair for Favorite Animated Movie and Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (Queen Latifah as Ellie the Wooly Mammoth), as did animated flick Over the Hedge and Bruce Willis (voice of RJ the Raccoon). Drake & Josh and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and their respective stars Drake Bell and Cole Sprouse made the list for Favorite TV Show and Favorite Male TV Star.
Beyonce picked up two nominations for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song (Irreplaceable). SpongeBob SquarePants absorbed two for Favorite Cartoon and Favorite Video Game (SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab). This year's and last year's Kids' Choice hosts with the most, Justin Timberlake and Jack Black, nabbed nominations respectively for Favorite Singer and Favorite Movie Actor. Charlotte's Web wove a nomination for Dakota Fanning as Favorite Female Movie Star, and Julia Roberts got one for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (The Ant Bully).
The nominees for Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards are:
Favorite Movie: Big Momma's House 2; Click; The Night at the Museum; The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Favorite Male Movie Star: Jack Black; Johnny Depp; Adam Sandler; Will Smith.
Favorite Animated Movie: Cars; Happy Feet; Ice Age: The Meltdown; Over the Hedge.
Favorite Female Movie Star: Halle Berry; Dakota Fanning; Keira Knightly; Sarah Jessica Parker; Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie; Ashton Kutcher/Open Season; Queen Latifah/Ice Age: The Meltdown; Julia Roberts/The Ant Bully; Bruce Willis/Over the Hedge.
Favorite Song: Bad Day (Daniel Powter); Crazy (Gnarls Barkley); Hips Don't Lie (Shakira, feat. Wyclef Jean); Irreplaceable (Beyonce).
Favorite Male Singer: Chris Brown; Jesse McCartney; Sean Paul; Justin Timberlake.
Favorite Music Group: Black Eyed Peas; Fall Out Boy; Nickelback; Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Favorite Female Singer: Christina Aguilera; Beyonce; Ciara; Jessica Simpson.
Favorite TV Show: American Idol; Drake & Josh; Fear Factor; The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Favorite Television Actress: Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana; Emma Roberts/Unfabulous; Jamie Lynn Spears/Zoey 101; Raven-Symone/That's So Raven.
Favorite Television Actor: Drake Bell/Drake & Josh; Jason Lee/My Name is Earl; Charlie Sheen/Two and a Half Men; Cole Sprouse/The Suite Life of Zack and Cody; Favorite Cartoon; The Fairly OddParents; Jimmy Neutron; The Simpsons; SpongeBob SquarePants.
Favorite Athlete: LeBron James; Shaquille O'Neal; Alex Rodriguez; Tiger Woods.
Favorite Video Game: Madden NFL 07; Mario Kart; New Super Mario Bros.; SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab.
Favorite Book: Harry Potter (series); How to Eat Fried Worms; Island of the Blue Dolphins; A Series of Unfortunate Events (series).
Kids will be able to vote in advance in a total of 16 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show. Voting begins online March 5 on Nick.com. Kids also will be able to vote via their cell phones. Beginning Sunday, March 11 in TEENick with the Kids' Choice Awards nominee a different category will be featured on-air each week, and kids can then cast their vote online at Nick.com.
Leading up to the award show, TurboNick, Nickelodeon's broadband video service on Nick.com, will feature a Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards playlist, along with various clips from past awards shows and current promotions for the 20th Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. Mini-site features of the KCA 2007 area in TurboNick will include KCA clips, quizzes, games, mash-ups and more. On the night of the live show, TurboNick will serve as the interactive broadband home base for all things Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards and will give kids an insider's look at the entire live event: on the orange carpet, backstage and at the after party. Exclusive backstage webcams will give kids control of what they want to see. Free promotional Podcasts will be available on Nick.com for various media players. These Podcasts also will be available on the iTunes Music Store (www.itunes.com) as free downloads to iPods.
In addition to the ever-popular Kids' Choice Awards nominee special, Nickelodeon will be celebrating the 20th year of the Awards with a special retrospective called "Deep inside the KCAs" in TEENick on Sunday, March 18, hosted by Emma Roberts (Unfabulous). Both specials will be a part of Comcast's expanded VOD package for March. Nickelodeon also will join forces with Comcast's broadband platform Comcast.net to feature the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards nominee special running on the FanTM (Comcast's multimedia broadband player on its consumer portal, Comcast.net).
Nickelodeon's 7th Annual Kids' Choice Awards was the first to air internationally in 1994 on Nickelodeon's channel in the UK and now, more than a decade later, the US show is seen in more than 205 million households across Nickelodeon's 34 channels in the UK, Europe, Russia, Israel, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Brazil. Since premiering the first KCAs in the US in 1987, Nickelodeon has launched eight fully localized versions around the globe starting with Meus Premios Brasil in 2000 and Mis Premios Nick Mexico in 2003. Annual events now also take place in Sweden, Holland, Italy, China and Australia.
The franchise's 20th year will see the debut of two new Kids' Choice Awards in the biggest television markets in Europe. For the first time ever, Nickelodeon UK is bringing the Kids' Choice Awards to the UK later this year. The UK event will be produced by Nickelodeon UK, together with the team behind MTV's European Music Awards. The UK event date and all-star lineup will be announced this spring. Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Germany will take place in fall 2007.
The official Kids' Choice Awards - Volume 3 CD will be released on March 1 and will be available exclusively at Walmart locations. The CD is a compilation of recent hit songs selected by kids from a who's who of popular artists.
Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Mike Burg and Marjorie Cohn are executive producers. Paula Kaplan is co-executive producer. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.
Multi-platinum recording artist and two-time Grammy Award winner Timberlake (2004 Best Pop Vocal Album, Justified; 2004 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Cry Me a River) came to fame and teen idol status as the frontman of pop band 'N Sync (1995-2002). Proving its immense popularity with even younger fans, the phenomenal band clinched a Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Award as Favorite Musical Group in 1999.
The following year, its No Strings Attached album became the fastest-selling of all time. In 2002, Timberlake launched a solo career and debuted with the hit song Like I Love You before releasing his solo album Justified, which sold over seven million copies worldwide. As a solo artist, he collaborated with the Black Eyed Peas on Where Is the Love? which received a Grammy nomination. His second solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, released last year, debuted at number-one on the Billboard chart with the hit singles SexyBack featuring Timbaland — which has sold over 4 million copies worldwide — and My Love featuring T.I. Timberlake's acting career has blossomed of late as well. He stars in the current release Alpha Dog, will appear in the upcoming release Black Snake Moan and Southland Tales and voices a young King Arthur in the upcoming Shrek the Third.
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