‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Smurfs’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda’ lead Kids’ Choice Awards nominations

The “Harry Potter” franchise leads with four nominations for the Kids’ Choice Awards. The final film in the series “Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows: Part 2” contends for Favorite Movie while stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson vie for Favorite Actor and Actress respectively and J.K. Rowling‘s novels are up for Favorite Book.

Another franchise — “Kung Fu Panda” — begat both Favorite Movie (“Kung Fu Panda 2”) and Favorite TV Cartoon nominees while Jack Black vies for Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie. 

“The Smurfs” reaped three bids: Favorite Movie, Favorite Movie Actress (Sofia Vergara) and Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie (Katy Perry). 

“The Muppets” has two bids: Favorite Movie and Favorite Movie Actress (Amy Adams) as does the “Twilight franchise: Favorite Movie Actress (Kristen Stewart) and Favorite Book.

Johnny Depp is looking for a third win as Favorite Movie Actor, after picking up this prize last year and in 2008. He also contends for the first time for Favorite Voice for his work on “Rango” which is nominated for Favorite Animated Movie. 

Reigning three-time Favorite TV Series champ “iCarly” contends against “Good Luck Charlie,” “Victorious” and “Wizards of Waverly Place.”

Three-time winner Selena Gomez (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) defends her title of TV actress. However, Dylan Sprouse (“The Suite Life on Deck”) who won TV Actor for the past three years running was snubbed as was his brother Cole Sprouse who has been an also-ran all those times. 

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift go head-to-head for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song.

Winners will be chosen via popular vote that begins March 1 and revealed on March 31 in a ceremony hosted by Will Smith and airing on Nickelodeon.


TV Show
“Good Luck Charlie”
“Wizards of Waverly Place”

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

TV Actor
Tim Allen
Ty Burrell
Alex Heartman
Jake Short

TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove
Selena Gomez
Victoria Justice
Bridgit Mendler

Funniest TV Sidekick
Nathan Kress
Jennette McCurdy
Jennifer Stone
Jerry Trainor

“Kung Fu Panda”
“Phineas & Ferb”
“Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated”
“SpongeBob SquarePants”


“Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”
“The Muppets”
“The Smurfs”

Movie Actor
Jim Carrey (“Mr. Popper’s Penguins”)
Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”)
Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”)
Adam Sandler (“Jack & Jill”)

Movie Actress
Amy Adams (“The Muppets”)
Kristen Stewart (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”)
Sofia Vergara (“The Smurfs”)
Emma Watson (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”)

Favorite Animated Movie
“Cars 2”
“Kung Fu Panda 2”
“Puss in Boots”

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Antonio Banderas (“Puss in Boots”)
Jack Black (“Kung Fu Panda 2”)
Johnny Depp (“Rango”)
Katy Perry (“The Smurfs”)

Favorite Buttkicker
Jessica Alba
Tom Cruise
Kelly Kelly
Taylor Lautner


Favorite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Black Eyed Peas
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber
Toby Keith
Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Singer
Lady Gaga
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
Lady Gaga, “Born this Way”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem”
Taylor Swift, “Sparks Fly”


Male Athlete
Derek Jeter
Michael Phelps
Tim Tebow
Shaun White

Female Athlete
Kelly Clark
Danica Patrick
Serena Williams
Venus Williams


Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
The Hunger Games series
Twilight series

Favorite Videogame
Just Dance 3
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Mario Kart 7
Super Mario Galaxy

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