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Kids' Choice Awards

Kids' Choice Awards

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  • Network: Nick
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Entertainment
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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1988, Nickelodeon's KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS offers kids the chance to vote for their favorites in movies, television, music, books, sports, video games and more. In 1987, Nickelodeon created the 1ST ANNUAL BIG BALLOT, the first national poll of kids' choices, which one year later transformed into the KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS in 1988. Each year since the name change, the show has been hosted by a celebrity beloved by kids. Keeping with the kids' theme, the winners are announced with surprising reveals: basketballs dropping from the ceiling, live animals, slime slushies, kids in the audience and even a bear on a unicycle. Perhaps the most unpredictable element of the KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS is what has become an annual tradition and one of the hallmarks of the show: sliming a celebrity. Regarded as Nickelodeon's highest honor, being doused with green goop has become synonymous with the network.
Hosted by Victoria Justice, the KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS 2020: CELEBRATE TOGETHER debuted on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 8-9pm ET/PT on Nick, with a simulcast on TeenNick, NickToons and Nick Jr. With kids having cast millions of votes for their favorite celebrities, movies, games and more, this year's virtually produced show reveals the winners through some of the most creative orange-blimp acceptances in KCA history. And, yes, there's still slime. Celebrities schedule to appear include: Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Dove Cameron, Tom Holland, David Dobrik, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, SSSniperWolf, and more. The one-hour event also features appearances by cast members of THE AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner); JoJo Siwa discovering slime secretly placed in every area of her home; a performance by recording artist and actor Asher Angel of his chart-topping single "All Day"; and an exclusive look at Nick's Slime in Space voyage.

During this year's show, NBA champion and global icon LeBron James receives the 2020 Generation Change Award, honoring his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education. The LeBron James Family Foundation's groundbreaking I PROMISE School serves his hometown's most at-risk students and their entire families with the support, programming and wide-ranging resources they need to succeed in the classroom and at home, creating a new model for urban, public education.

As part of its longstanding connection and dedication to kids, Nickelodeon will support the mission of No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, and present within the show a $1 million donation in support of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day that schools are closed, kids in need miss nearly 34 million school meals. No Kid Hungry is working to ensure every kid gets three meals a day during this time of crisis and all year long.


Other Titles

  • Aired in 1987 with the title: 1st Annual Big Ballot

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Nickelodeon Productions
  • In association with Bob Bain Productions


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  • remote/at home (2020) -

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • November 14, 1992: First time KIDS CHOICE AWARDS are broadcast live.
  • May 2, 2020: First remotely produced major awards show to take place during the COVID-19 pandemic.