Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards 2015: Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Beyonce make the list
Proving once again that there is no award out of Meryl Streep’s reach, the three-time Oscar winner has received her first nomination for a NICKELODEON Kid’s Choice Award. The popular award show added four new categories this year, first time nominees include Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Angelina Jolie, 5 Seconds of Summer, Channing Tatum, Meghan Trainor, Chris Pratt, Fifth Harmony, Echosmith, Jessie J, Liam Hemsworth, Elle Fanning, Imagine Dragons, Kira Kosarin and Laura Marano.
More common nominees to the program include Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, OneRepublic, Hugh Jackman, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Ben Stiller, One Direction, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner, Maroon 5 and Scarlett Johansson.
Nick Jonas is set to host the celebration live on Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) from The “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Beginning Friday, Feb. 20, kids can cast their votes across 21 categories, including new additions Favorite Talent Competition Show, Favorite Family TV Show, Most Addicting Game and Favorite New Artist across all of Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick app on Android, iOS and Kindle.
Superheroes dominated the movie categories this year with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past going head-to-head with five nominations each. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 webbed its nods for Favorite Movie, Emma Stone for Favorite Movie Actress, Andrew Garfield for Favorite Male Action Star and Jamie Foxx for Favorite Villain and Favorite Movie Actor. X-Men: Days of Future Past garnered nominations for Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Ellen Page who will battle it out for Favorite Female Action Star and Hugh Jackman for Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Male Action Star. Receiving four nominations are Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. and Maleficent whose star, Angelina Jolie, earned two nominations for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Villain.
In the music categories, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea both scored three nominations. Taylor Swift will go up against Ariana Grande for Favorite Female Singer, while Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor duel for Favorite New Artist. Favorite Male Singer Justin Timberlake returns to defend his title against Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton and Bruno Mars.
In television, The Big Bang Theory competes against Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, Modern Family, Gotham and The Flash in the Favorite Family TV Show category, while Favorite Talent Competition Show puts giants American Idol and The Voice against America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Next Top Model.
You can cast your vote and checkout all the nominees by visiting the official voting portal at nick.com