Nickelodeon aired the 2017 “Kids Choice Awards” this week, with Ellen DeGeneres, Fifth Harmony, The Ghostbusters, Kevin Hart, Chris Hemsworth, Jace Norman and Zendaya winning in top categories. The coveted orange blimps were handed out during the Kids’ Choice Awards on March 11, 2017, with WWE Superstar John Cena serving as host for the evening. The event was broadcast live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, where kids celebrated the best of everything they love in pop culture.
This year’s festivities kicked off with Henry Danger star Jace Norman transporting himself from the set of Henry Danger to the orange carpet, where he ran into Kel Mitchell, JoJo Siwa, and Black-ish cast members Miles Brown and Marsai Martin, before spotting Cena. Cena then made his way to the show stage through a maze of cheering kids, slime and music.
During the show, musical performers Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello took the KCA stage to perform their platinum-selling number-one single, “Bad Things,” against the backdrop of a lighting and projection spectacle. International music sensation Little Mix performed a medley of their hit singles, “Touch” and “Shout Out to My Ex,” right before taking home the blimp for Favorite Global Music Star.
The 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards proved to be a mega slime fest: from Demi Lovato being slime-soaked by a Smurfy set piece; to Chris Pratt getting a surprise sliming in the Kids’ Choice control room; to Kevin Hart getting doused with the coveted green goo after his triple win for Favorite Villain, Most Wanted Pet and BFFs; to the Power Rangers (Becky G., Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery) sliming the audience; and Cena receiving the ultimate green surprise while elevated above the stage at the end of the show.
This year kids had the opportunity to choose what happens live during the show by casting votes to determine the outcome of multiple stunts including: Jack Griffo and Kira Kosarin competing in the “chubby bunny” challenge; Big Sean and Bethany Mota tossing t-shirts into the audience; DJ Khaled putting the cast of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Mace Coronel, Lizzy Greene, Casey Simpson) against Cena in a messy arm wrestle; and Cena and Nick Cannon competing in a hip-hop dance battle.
Additional celebrities who appeared at the show include: Nikki Bella; Dove Cameron; Miranda Cosgrove; Noah Cyrus; Ellen DeGeneres; the Fuller House cast; Gal Gadot; Heidi Klum; Isabela Moner; Chris Pine; Zoe Saldana; John Stamos; Gwen Stefani; Nat Wolff; Maddie Ziegler; and Zendaya, plus stars from Nick’s hit series Game Shakers (Cree Cicchino, Thomas Kuc, Madisyn Shipman); and School of Rock (Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Breanna Yde).
Following are Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards winners:
Favorite TV Show – Kids’ Show : Henry Danger
Favorite TV Show – Family Show : Fuller House
Favorite Reality Show : America’s Got Talent
Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Male TV Star : Jace Norman (Henry, Henry Danger)
Favorite Female TV Star: Zendaya (K.C., K.C. Undercover)
Favorite Movie : Ghostbusters
Favorite Movie Actor: Chris Hemsworth (Kevin, Ghostbusters)
Favorite Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy (Abby, Ghostbusters)
Favorite Animated Movie: Finding Dory
Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie: Ellen DeGeneres (Dory, Finding Dory)
Favorite Villain: Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets)
Favorite Butt-Kicker: Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)
BFFs (Best Friends Forever): Kevin Hart & Dwayne Johnson (Bob/Calvin, Central Intelligence)
Favorite Frenemies: Ginnifer Goodwin & Jason Bateman (Judy/Nick, Zootopia)
Most Wanted Pet: Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets (Kevin Hart)
#Squad: Finding Dory – Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Willem Dafoe, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy
Favorite Music Group: Fifth Harmony
Favorite Male Singer: Shawn Mendes
Favorite Female Singer: Selena Gomez
Favorite Song: Work from Home – Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Favorite New Artist: Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Music Video: Juju on That Beat – Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall
Favorite DJ/EDM Artist: Calvin Harris
Favorite Soundtrack: Suicide Squad
Favorite Viral Music Artist: JoJo Siwa
Favorite Global Music Star: Little Mix
Favorite Video Game : Just Dance 2017