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Nickelodeon (305) revealed the nominations for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards.

Nickelodeon (305) has revealed the nominations for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awardsthe ultimate fan celebration of the best of everything kids love in pop culture. The nominees reflect the entertainment that audiences see, play, listen to and read in droves, from movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2, to a host of television shows, music, gaming, books and more.

Highlights from this year’s list of nominees include AdeleJennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Chris Pratt, The Weeknd, John Boyega, One Direction, Sofia Vergara, Daisy Ridley, Chris Hemsworth, Nickelodeon’s very own Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Jace Norman and more, while a new African voting category sees recognition for bloggers Sylvia Kamau (Kenya), Aisha Baker (South Africa), Uche Eze (Nigeria) and Theodora Lee (South Africa).

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards premieres across Africa on Nickelodeon (305) and Nicktoons (308) at 16:30 CAT on Wednesday 16 March 2016. The presenting sponsor for the 2016 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is the brand new comedy blockbuster Kung Fu Panda 3.

“The nominees are out now and I can’t wait to see who wins. We’ve got categories for everybody – TV, movies, video games, actors, singers, everything you can think of. It’s all in there. Make sure you get out there and vote, and we’ll see you at the show.” – Blake Shelton, Country music superstar and coach panelist on NBC’s The Voice

Voting is now open for all categories on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including kca.Nickelodeonafrica.com; fans will also be able to vote on Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed @NickelodeonAfrica using #Vote #KCA followed by the hashtag of their favourite nominee.

Multiple new categories have been added to this year’s show, including Best Blogger (Africa), Favourite Collaboration and Favourite Cooking Show.

Stiff competition ignites the television categories as last year’s favourite Modern Family finds itself neck-and-neck with The Big Bang Theory, garnering four nominations each. Modern Family grabbed its nods for Favourite Family TV Show, Rico Rodriguez for Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show, while Sofia Vergara and Sarah Hyland battle it out for Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show. The Big Bang Theory is in contention with nominations for Favourite Family TV Show, Kaley Cuoco for“Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show and Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki rivaling in the Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show title. Meanwhile, the new Favourite Cooking Show category heats up, pitting the popular MasterChef Junior and Chopped Junior against Hell’s Kitchen, Cake Boss, Cake Wars and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

The music categories, which span an eclectic mix of genres, finds vocal powerhouse Adele against Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran for Favourite Song of the Year, and new kids on the block Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara competing for Favourite New Artist. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are all tied with three nominations each, while artists Drake, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar follow closely behind with two.

In the movie categories, Jennifer Lawrence will face off against Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Scarlett Johansson for Favourite Movie Actress, while Jurassic World, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens compete for the title of Favourite Movie.

To win an all-expenses paid trip to attend the KCAs please go to www.nickelodeonafrica.com/microsite/win-a-trip-to-the-2016kca/11qkuz.

The nominees and categories for the 2016 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards are (*new categories):

Blogging:

Favourite Blogger (Africa)*

Sylvia Kamau (Kenya) – Style by Silvia - http://silvianjoki.com/

Aisha Baker (South Africa) – Baked the Blog -  http://bakedtheblog.com/

Uche Eze (Nigeria) – Bella Naija - http://www.bellanaija.com/

Theodora Lee (South Africa) – Theodora Lee -  http://www.theodoralee.com/ and/or https://www.youtube.com/theodora

 

Televison:

Favourite TV Show

Austin & Ally (Monday – Thursday at 18:15 on Disney)

Girl Meets World (Weekdays at 14:55 on Disney)

Henry Danger (Wednesdays at 19:35 on Nickelodeon)

Jessie (Weekdays at 17:50 on Disney)

Lab Rats: Bionic Island (Watch Lab Rats weekdays at 17:15 on Disney XD)

The Thundermans (Weekdays at 13:35 on Nickelodeon)

 

Favourite Family TV Show

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Modern Family (Wednesdays at 19:30 on M-Net, also available on DStv Now)

Once Upon a Time

The Big Bang Theory (Wednesdays at 20:00 on M-Net, also available on DStv Now) 

The Flash (Tuesdays at 20:30 on VUZU AMP, also available on DStv Now)

The Muppets

 

Favourite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show

Aidan Gallagher – Nicky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Casey Simpson – Ricky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Jace Norman – Henry Hart, Henry Danger

Jack Griffo – Max Thunderman, The Thundermans

Ross Lynch – Austin Moon, Austin & Ally

Tyrel Jackson Williams – Leo Dooley, Lab Rats: Bionic Island

 

Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show

Anthony Anderson – Andre 'Dre' Johnson, Black-ish (Thursdays at 19:30 on VUZU AMP, also available on DStv Now)

Ben McKenzie – James Gordon, Gotham (Sundays at 21:00 on M-Net City)

Grant Gustin – Barry Allen, The Flash

Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

Johnny Galecki – Leonard Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory

Rico Rodriguez – Manny Delgado, Modern Family

 

Favourite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show

Debby Ryan – Jessie Prescott, Jessie

Dove Cameron – Liv Rooney, Liv and Maddie (Weekdays 17:25 on Disney)

Kira Kosarin – Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans 

Laura Marano – Ally Dawson, Austin & Ally 

Lizzy Greene – Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Zendaya – KC Cooper, KC Undercover (Weekdays at 16:25 on Disney XD) 

 

Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show

Chloe Bennet – Daisy “Skye” Johnson, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Jennifer Morrison – Emma Swan, Once Upon a Time

Kaley Cuoco – Penny Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory

Ming-Na Wen – Melinda May, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Sarah Hyland – Haley Dunphy, Modern Family

Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family

 

Favourite Talent Competition Show

America’s Got Talent (Thursdays at 19:30 on M-Net Family)

American Idol (Fridays at 20:30 on VUZU AMP)

Dance Moms (Mondays at 20:00 on Lifetime)

Dancing with the Stars 

The Voice (Fridays at 20:30 on VUZU)

 

Favourite Cooking Show*

Cake Boss (Weekdays at 16:50 on TLC Entertainment) 

Cake Wars 

Chopped Junior (Watch Chopped on Wednesdays at 20:00 on Food Network) 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Weekdays at 23:00 on Food Network)

Hell’s Kitchen (Mondays at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle)

MasterChef Junior 

 

Favourite Cartoon

ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks

Gravity Falls

Ninjago (Weekdays at 15:45 on Cartoon Network)

Phineas & Ferb (Weekdays at 12:30 on Disney XD)

SpongeBob SquarePants (Weekdays at 14:25 on Nickelodeon)

Steven Universe (Weekdays at 11:50 on Cartoon Network)

Teen Titans Go! 

The Amazing World of Gumball (Weekdays at 14:35 on Cartoon Network)

 

Film:

Favourite Movie

Ant-Man (Available on to rent on BoxOffice)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (Saturday 6 February at 20:00 on M-Net Movies Premiere, also available on DStv Now

Cinderella (Monday 8 February at 19:00 on M-Net Movies Premiere) 

Daddy’s Home

Jurassic World 

Pitch Perfect 2

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

 

Favourite Movie Actor

Chris Evans – Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Age of Ultron

Chris Hemsworth – Thor, Avengers: Age of Ultron

Chris Pratt – Owen, Jurassic World

John Boyega – Finn, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Robert Downey Jr – Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron

Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy’s Home

 

Favourite Movie Actress

Anna Kendrick – Beca, Pitch Perfect 2

Daisy Ridley – Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Lily James – Cinderella, Cinderella

Rebel Wilson – Fat Amy, Pitch Perfect 2

Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Favourite Animated Movie

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Home

Hotel Transylvania 2

Inside Out (Available to rent on BoxOffice)

Minions (Available to rent on BoxOffice)

The Peanuts Movie

 

Favourite Voice From an Animated Movie

Amy Poehler – Joy, Inside Out

Jennifer Lopez – Lucy, Home

Jim Parsons – Oh, Home

Justin Long – Alvin, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Sandra Bullock – Scarlet Overkill, Minions

Selena Gomez- Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 2

 

Music:

Favourite Music Group

Fall Out Boy

Fifth Harmony

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction

Pentatonix

 

Favourite Male Singer

Blake Shelton

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Nick Jonas

The Weeknd

 

Favourite Female Singer

Adele

Ariana Grande

Meghan Trainor

Nicki Minaj

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

 

Favourite Song Of The Year

Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Taylor Swift

Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Hello – Adele

Hotline Bling - Drake

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber

 

Favourite New Artist

Alessia Cara

DNCE

OMI

Shawn Mendes

Silento

Walk the Moon

 

Favourite Collaboration*

Bad Blood – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar

Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz

Good For You - Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky

Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend

See You Again – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

Where Are Ü Now – Skrillex, Justin Bieber & Diplo  

 

Other Categories:

Favourite Book

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Harry Potter series

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

The Hunger Games series

The Maze Runner series

 

Favourite Video Game

Disney Infinity 3.0

Just Dance 2016

Minecraft: Story Mode

Skylander SuperChargers

SpongeBob HeroPants

Super Mario Maker

 

Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards will roll out in international markets within hours of airing live in the United States, Canada and Australia, giving kids around the globe the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show.