Kids’ Choice Awards races include loads of first-time nominees

While the nominations for the 24th annual Kids’ Choice Awards are filled with many returning favorites, there are a slew of first-time contenders as well. Winners will be chosen via popular vote and revealed on April 8 in a ceremony hosted by Jack Black for the third time and airing on Nickelodeon.

Reigning two-time Favorite TV Series champ “iCarly” contends against “The Suite Life on Deck” and “Wizards of Waverly Place” and newcomer “Big Time Rush.” That last entry, a Nickelodeon hit, also vies for Favorite Music Group against Black Eyed Peas, Jonas Brothers and another first-time nominee Lady Antebellum.

Other rookie nominees include two-time Oscar champ Tom Hanks (Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for “Toy Story 3”), Robert Downey Jr. (Favorite Butt-Kicker for “Iron Man 2”), Bruno Mars (Favorite Male Singer), Train (Favorite Song for “Hey, Soul Sister”) and Olympian Lindsey Vonn (Favorite Female Athlete).


Favorite TV Show
“Big Time Rush”
“The Suite Life on Deck”
“Wizards of Waverly Place”

Favorite Reality Show
“American Idol”
“America’s Funniest Home Videos”
“America’s Got Talent”

Favorite TV Actor

Joe Jonas
Nick Jonas
Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse

Favorite TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Victoria Justice

Funniest TV Sidekick
David Henrie
Jennette McCurdy
Noah Munck
Brenda Song

Favorite Cartoon
“The Penguins of Madagascar”
“Phineas & Ferb”
“Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated”
“SpongeBob SquarePants”


Favorite Movie
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
“The Karate Kid”

Favorite Movie Actor

Jack Black (“Gulliver’s Travels”)
Johnny Depp (“Alice in Wonderland) “
Dwayne Johnson (“Tooth Fairy”)
Jaden Smith (“The Karate Kid”)

Favorite Movie Actress
Miley Cyrus (“The Last Song”)
Ashley Judd (“Tooth Fairy”)
Kristen Stewart (“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”)
Emma Watson (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”)

Favorite Animated Movie

“Despicable Me”
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“Shrek Forever After”
“Toy Story 3”

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

Tim Allen (“Toy Story 3”)
Cameron Diaz (“Shrek Forever After”)
Tom Hanks (“Toy Story 3”)
Eddie Murphy (“Shrek Forever After”)

Favorite Butt-Kicker
Steve Carell (“Despicable Me)
Jackie Chan (“The Karate Kid”)
Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man 2”)
Will Ferrell (“Megamind”)


Favorite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Black Eyed Peas
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Male Singer

Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Singer
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
“Baby”(by Justin Bieber, featuring Ludacris)
“California Gurls” (by Katy Perry, featuring Snoop Dogg)
“Hey, Soul Sister” (by Train)
“Mine” (by Taylor Swift)


Favorite Male Athlete
Peyton Manning
Shaquille O’Neal
Michael Phelps
Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete
Danica Patrick
Lindsey Vonn
Serena Williams
Venus Williams


Favorite Book

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series
“Dork Diaries”
“Vampire Academy” series
“Witch and Wizard” series

Favorite Videogame

“Just Dance 2”
“Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem”
“Need for Speed:  Hot Pursuit”
“Super Mario Galaxy 2”

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