2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards: ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 3,’ ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Ariana Grande are top winners

March 23, 2018

With two awards each, the superhero film “Avengers: Infinity War,” the animated movie sequel “Hotel Transylvania 3,” the NBC reality series “America’s Got Talent” and singer Ariana Grande were the top winners at Nickelodeon’s 32nd annual Kids’ Choice Awards, which took place on March 23, 2019, at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, and was telecast by Nickelodeon.  DJ Khaled hosted the show for the first time.

Performers at the ceremony were Migos and the cast of “SpongeBob SquarePantsL The Musical.”

Presenters included Liza Koshy, Jason Sudeikis, Bebe Rexha, Janelle Monáe, Joey King, Jennifer Hudson, Kiernan Shipka, Josh Peck, Riel Downs, Jace Norman, Lilly Singhy, Caleb McLaughlin, Ryan ToysReview, Lana Condor, Shameik Moore, Daniella Perkins, Owen Joyner Lilimar Hernandez,

“Aladdin” stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott introduced a preview clip of the movie.  Meanwhile, Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez and Michael Peña showed a preview clip from their movie “Dora and the City of Lost Gold.” “The Secret Lives of Pets 2” stars Scarlet Spencer and Dallas Dupree Young did the same for their movie.The Kids’ Choice Awards show is famous for pouring green slime on unsuspecting celebrities. This year, the stars who got “slimed” were Chris Pratt, Smith, Josh Peck, David Dobrik, Adam Sandler, DJ Khaled and Monáe.

Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards was produced by Nickelodeon Productions.  Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey and Jay Schmalholz were executive producers. Production of the show was overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Nickelodeon’s executive VP of unscripted content.

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The winners and nominees for Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards are:



Favorite Movie


Avengers: Infinity War*

Black Panther

Mary Poppins Returns

The Kissing Booth

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before


Favorite Movie Actor

Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther, Black Panther)

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Infinity War)

Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Infinity War)

Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer, Skyscraper)

Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Aquaman)

Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)*


Favorite Movie Actress

Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns)

Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)*

Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia, Black Panther)

Rihanna (Nine Ball, Ocean’s 8)

Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War)

Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Avengers: Infinity War)


Favorite Superhero*

Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther, Black Panther)

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Infinity War)

Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Infinity War)

Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Aquaman)

Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)*

Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War)


Favorite Butt-Kicker

Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)*

Danai Gurira (Okoye, Black Panther)

Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer, Skyscraper)

Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra, Solo: A Star Wars Story)

Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Johnson, Creed II)

Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Avengers: Infinity War)


Favorite Animated Movie

The Grinch

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Incredibles 2*

Peter Rabbit

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie

Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)*

Andy Samberg (Johnny, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Grinch, The Grinch)

Channing Tatum (Migo, Smallfoot)

James Corden (Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit)

Shameik Moore (Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)


Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie

Gal Gadot (Shank, Ralph Breaks the Internet)

Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Kristen Bell (Jade Wilson, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies)

Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)*

Yara Shahidi (Brenda, Smallfoot)

Zendaya (Meechee, Smallfoot)



Favorite Music Group

The Chainsmokers

Fall Out Boy

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5*


twenty one pilots


Favorite Male Artist

Bruno Mars

DJ Khaled


Justin Timberlake

Luke Bryan

Shawn Mendes*


Favorite Female Artist

Ariana Grande*


Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift


Favorite Song

Delicate (Taylor Swift)

In My Blood (Shawn Mendes)

In My Feelings (Drake)

Natural (Imagine Dragons)

thank u, next (Ariana Grande)*

Youngblood (5 Seconds of Summer)


Favorite Breakout Artist

Billie Eilish*

Cardi B

Dan + Shay

Juice WRLD

Kane Brown

Post Malone


Favorite Collaboration

Girls Like You (Maroon 5, featuring Cardi B)

Happier (Marshmello, featuring Bastille)

I Like It (Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin)

Meant to Be (Bebe Rexha, featuring Florida Georgia Line)

No Brainer (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)*

SICKO MODE (Travis Scott, featuring Drake)


Favorite Social Music Star

Baby Ariel

Chloe x Halle

Jack & Jack

JoJo Siwa*

Max & Harvey

Why Don’t We


Favorite Global Music Star

Africa: Davido


Australia/New Zealand: Troye Sivan

Europe: David Guetta

North America: Taylor Swift*

Latin America: J Balvin

United Kingdom: HRVY



Favorite Funny TV Show

The Big Bang Theory


Fuller House*

Henry Danger

Modern Family

Raven’s Home


Favorite TV Drama

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The Flash


Stranger Things

The Walking Dead


Favorite Reality Show

America’s Got Talent*

American Idol

American Ninja Warrior

Dancing with the Stars: Juniors

Double Dare

The Voice


Favorite TV Host

Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)*

Kevin Hart (TKO: Total Knock Out)

Liza Koshy & Marc Summers (Double Dare)

Nick Cannon & JoJo Siwa (Lip Sync Battle Shorties)

Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)

Tyra Banks (America’s Got Talent)


Favorite TV Judges

Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)*

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie (American Idol)

Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, (Dancing with the Stars)

Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor (THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM)

Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton (The Voice)

Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO (World of Dance)


Favorite Cartoon

ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks

The Boss Baby: Back in Business

The Loud House

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

SpongeBob SquarePants*

Teen Titans Go!


Favorite Male TV Star

Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things)

Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)

Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)*

Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)

Karan Brar (Ravi Ross, BUNK’D)

Neil Patrick Harris (Count Olaf, A Series of Unfortunate Events)


Favorite Female TV Star

Candace Cameron Bure (DJ Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)

Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)

Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack, Andi Mack)

Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home)

Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)*



Favorite Video Game

Just Dance 2019*

LEGO® The Incredibles

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate

Super Mario Party™


Favorite Social Star

David Dobrik*

Emma Chamberlain

Guava Juice

Lilly Singh

Miranda Sings

Ryan ToysReview


Favorite Gamer








How Do You Want to Help? 

Help People in Need (homes, food and more)

Help Schools (supplies, STEM and more)

Help the Environment (clean water, recycling and more)

Help Animals (rescue, wildlife and more)*

Help Prevent Bullying (positivity, respect and more)

NBC launches its first NBC FanFest

April 27, 2017

NBC FanFest

The following is an excerpt from an NBC press release:

  • NBC is taking its most popular summer programming on the road and directly to the fans with the unveiling of “NBC FanFest,” set for May 8 and May 9, 2017 in Cleveland Public Square and May 23 and May 24, 2017  in Denver’s Lincoln Park at Civic Center.

    This unique two-day fan activation will feature hands-on activities showcasing several of the network’s most popular series, including “American Ninja Warrior,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The Voice,” “Little Big Shots,” “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” and the upcoming dance competition series “World of Dance.”

    “NBC FanFest” will be set up adjacent to the “American Ninja Warrior” course in both Cleveland and Denver as the show tapes episodes for the new season, which premieres Monday, June 12, 2017 (8 p.m. ET/PT).

    “We are incredibly excited to provide viewers an opportunity to interact with our shows through FanFest,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “From the thrill of taking on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ and ‘Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge’ obstacles, to becoming a part of ‘The Voice’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ panels, fans will truly experience their favorite NBC shows.”

    The event is free to the public and attendees are invited to engage in a variety of activities from a 120-foot inflatable “American Ninja Warrior” course to a 12-foot cargo net climb from “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge.”

    “American Ninja Warrior” hosts Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila and co-host Kristine Leahy, along with popular ninjas from the show, will be on hand. Former contestants from “America’s Got Talent,” “The Voice” and other shows will also make special appearances.

    Additional activities include:

  • A unique photo opportunity with the iconic red chair from
  • “The Voice” and the “America’s Got Talent” judges, as well as NBC’s upcoming “Red Nose Day” special.
  • A shareable photo on the “Little Big Shots” sofa.
  • A “World of Dance” motion photo opportunity.
  • Giveaways, food trucks, merchandise sales and more.

Tyra Banks tapped to host ‘America’s Got Talent’ and returns as host of ‘America’s Top Model’

March 16, 2017

by Carla Hay

Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks (Photo courtesy of VH1)

Supermodel/producer/entrepreneur Tyra Banks has been named the new host of the talent contest “America’s Got Talent.” In addition, Banks is returning as host of “America’s Top Model,” the reality show modeling contest that she launched in 2003. Season 12 of “AGT” (which airs in the U.S. on NBC) begins filming in March 2017, while Cycle 24 of “ANTM” (which airs in the U.S. on VH1) begins filming in the summer of 2017.

Banks was a host and a judge on “ANTM” from 2003 to 2015, when it was cancelled by The CW. She remained an executive producer of the show when it was revived in 2016 on VH1 with host Rita Ora and judges Ashley Graham, Drew Elliott and Law Roach. Although Banks did not host “ANTM” that season, she made guest appearances on the show. The judges for Cycle 24 of “ANTM” are to be announced.

Banks commented about returning to host “ANTM” in a statement: “I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the intensity of the ‘ANTM’ fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart. After giving it a lot of thought, I realized that remaining behind the camera wasn’t enough because ‘ANTM’ is woven into my DNA.”

In a separate statement, Banks commented on her “AGT” hosting gig: “Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible. I love how ‘AGT’ brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true. I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed. And maybe I’ll get one or two performers to smize for the audience!”

On “AGT,” Banks replaces Nick Cannon, who hosted the show from 2009 to 2016. Cannon quit “AGT” in February 2017. He made the announcement on February 13, 2017, in a lengthy post on his Facebook page, claiming that he was”threatened with termination by executives ” after he made a racial joke on his Showtime stand-up comedy special “Nick Cannon: Stand Up, Don’t Shoot,” which premiered on February 10, 2017.

Cannon said in his Facebook announcement: “There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity. I have loved hosting ‘America’s Got Talent’ for the last 8 seasons, watching talented, brave, and courageous Americans accomplish their dreams in front of millions has been nothing but a joy, and everyone has been a pleasure to work with but my soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.

“Not to get too detailed but this isn’t the first time executives have attempted to ‘put me in my place’  for so called unruly actions. I will not stand for it. My moral principles will easily walk away from the millions of dollars they hang over my head. It’s never been about the money for me, what is difficult to walk away from is the fans, the people who love me on the show.”

In early March 2017, Marlon Wayans confirmed reports that he was being considered as a replacement for Cannon, but Wayans (who is known for his profanity-laced, adult humor) told the media that he didn’t think he would be right for the job, since “America’s Got Talent” is a family viewing show. Tone Bell and Mychal Smith were also named in media reports as being possible candidates to host “AGT.”

On March 14, 2017, Banks posted a photo on her Twitter account  of a bouquet of flowers with the accompanying note: “Tyra, congratulations and good luck on AGT! Love, Nick C.” Banks posted her reaction to the kind gesture by saying it “made me smile.”

Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel have returned as judges on “AGT.” Cowell (who is also an executive producer of the show) has signed  on to be a judge on “AGT” through 2019.

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