Nickelodeon announced the superstar nominees and a one-of-a-kind performance for the highly-anticipated 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards. Celebrating kids’ favorites across movies, television, music and digital, this year’s nominees include: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Millie Bobby Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth, Ed Sheeran, Coco, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Wonder Woman, among others.
WWE Superstar John Cena returns as host of Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and the show will air in Asia on Monday, 26 March at 4pm (WIB) and 5pm (MY, PH, SG) with a same-day encore at 7pm (WIB) and 8pm (MY, PH, SG).
In addition to his hosting duties, Cena is also breaking new ground at Nickelodeon with two firsts: he will get into character by lending his voice to an original villain named Baron Draxum in the brand-new 2D animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, premiering in Asia in 2019; and he is executive producing the brand-new competition series, Keep It Spotless, where teams of kids go head-to-head in a battle to stay clean.
Nickelodeon star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa will perform a medley of hits, including her triple-platinum smash “Boomerang,” with has garnered over 500 million views on YouTube.
Said Siwa, “I am so excited about this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Not only will I be performing for the first time at the KCA’s, but I am also super excited about my nomination for Favorite Musical YouTube Creator. Bring on the slime, I am soooooo ready!!”
Nickelodeon will roll out a brand-new, four-week voting wave, where new categories will be revealed each week leading up to the show. This year, four Pinoy celebrities – Gabbi Garcia, Inigo Pascual, Joshua Garcia, Loisa Andalio – vie for the coveted orange blimp under the “Favorite Pinoy Newbie” category. Fans can cast their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Kca2018.tv and the Nickelodeon Play app (Singapore only) on iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. They can also vote through Twitter using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee.
Fans can go to kidschoiceawards.com, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, trivia, polls, word scrambles, and photos, and to get the latest KCA news on this year’s show, nominees and attendees.
The presenting international sponsor for the 2018 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is Heelys.
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The nominees and categories for Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Pinoy stars are:
Gabbi Garcia #KCA #FavPinoyNewbieGabbi
Inigo Pascual #KCA #FavPinoyNewbieInigo
Joshua Garcia #KCA #FavPinoyNewbieJoshua
Loisa Andalio #KCA #FavPinoyNewbieLoisa
Voting begins Tuesday, February 27.