Taylor Swift. File photo
Taylor Swift. File photo

Adele, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Chris Pratt, The Weeknd, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth and Selena Gomez are among the nominees announced Tuesday for Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards.

According to Nickelodeon, the nominees reflect the entertainment that kids see, play, listen to and read, from movies like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and “Pitch Perfect 2” to a host of television shows, music, gaming and books.

Beginning today, kids can cast their votes across 22 categories via Nickelodeon’s digital platforms, including Nick.com and the Nick app on iPad, iPhone, Kindle and select Android devices, as well as via Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee.

Hosted by country music star Blake Shelton, a coach panelist on NBC’s “The Voice,” the ceremony will be held at The Forum in Inglewood on March 12.

“The nominees are out now and I can’t wait to see who wins,” Shelton said. “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.”

In television, last year’s favorite “Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory” both scored four nominations. “Modern Family” got nods for Favorite Family TV Show, Rico Rodriguez is up for Favorite Male TV Star Family Show, and Sofia Vergara and Sarah Hyland will battle it out for Favorite Female TV Star Family Show.

“The Big Bang Theory” is in contention for Favorite Family TV Show, with Kaley Cuoco up for Favorite Female TV Star Family Show and Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki getting nods in the Favorite Male TV Star Family Show category.

In the new Favorite Cooking Show category, “MasterChef Junior” and “Chopped Junior” are up against “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Cake Boss,” “Cake Wars” and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

In the music categories, Adele will compete against Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran for Favorite Song of the Year, and new kids on the block, Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara are up for Favorite 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 Favorite Movie Actress, while “Jurassic World,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” are in contention for Favorite Movie.

The full list of nominees follows:


Favorite TV Show

— “Austin & Ally”

— “Girl Meets World”

— “Henry Danger”

— “Jessie”

— “Lab Rats: Bionic Island”

— “The Thundermans”

Favorite Family TV Show

— “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

— “Modern Family”

— “Once Upon a Time”

— “The Big Bang Theory”

— “The Flash”

— “The Muppets”

Favorite Male TV Star-Kids’ Show

— Aidan Gallagher, “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”

— Casey Simpson, “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”

— Jace Norman, “Henry Danger”

— Jack Griffo, “The Thundermans”

— Ross Lynch, “Austin & Ally”

— Tyrel Jackson, “Lab Rats: Bionic Island”

Favorite Male TV Star-Family Show

— Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”

— Ben McKenzie, “Gotham”

— Grant Gustin, “The Flash”

— Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

— Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory”

— Rico Rodriguez, “Modern Family”

Favorite Female TV Star Kids’ Show

— Debby Ryan, “Jessie”

— Dove Cameron, “Liv and Maddie”

— Kira Kosarin, “The Thundermans”

— Laura Marano, “Austin & Ally”

— Lizzy Greene, “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”

— Zendaya, “K.C. Undercover”

Favorite Female TV Star-Family Show

— Chloe Bennet, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

— Jennifer Morrison, “Once Upon a Time”

— Kaley Cuoco, “The Big Bang Theory”

— Ming-Na Wen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

— Sarah Hyland, “Modern Family”

— Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Favorite Talent Competition Show

— “America’s Got Talent”

— “American Idol”

— “Dance Moms”

— “Dancing with the Stars”

— “The Voice”

Favorite Cooking Show

— “Cake Boss”

— “Cake Wars”

— “Chopped Junior”

— “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”

— “Hell’s Kitchen”

— “MasterChef Junior”

Favorite Cartoon

— “ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks”

— “Gravity Falls”

— “Ninjago”

— “Phineas & Ferb”

— “SpongeBob SquarePants”

— “Steven Universe”

— “Teen Titans Go!”

— “The Amazing World of Gumball”


Favorite Movie

— “Ant-Man”

— “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

— “Cinderella”

— “Daddy’s Home”

— “Jurassic World”

— “Pitch Perfect 2”

— “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

— “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”

Favorite Movie Actor

— Chris Evans, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

— Chris Hemsworth, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

— Chris Pratt, “Jurassic World”

— John Boyega, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

— Robert Downey Jr., “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

— Will Ferrell, “Daddy’s Home”

Favorite Movie Actress

— Anna Kendrick, “Pitch Perfect 2”

— Daisy Ridley, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

— Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”

— Lily James, “Cinderella”

— Rebel Wilson, “Pitch Perfect 2”

— Scarlett Johansson, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Favorite Animated Movie

— “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”

— “Home”

— “Hotel Transylvania 2”

— “Inside Out”

— “Minions”

— “The Peanuts Movie”

Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie

— Amy Poehler, “Inside Out”

— Jennifer Lopez, “Home”

— Jim Parsons, “Home”

— Justin Long, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”

— Sandra Bullock, “Minions”

— Selena Gomez, “Hotel Transylvania 2”


Favorite Music Group

— Fall Out Boy

— Fifth Harmony

— Imagine Dragons

— Maroon 5

— One Direction

— Pentatonix

Favorite Male Singer

— Blake Shelton

— Drake

— Ed Sheeran

— Justin Bieber

— Nick Jonas

— The Weeknd

Favorite Female Singer

— Adele

— Ariana Grande

— Meghan Trainor

— Nicki Minaj

— Selena Gomez

— Taylor Swift

Favorite 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

Favorite New Artist

— Alessia Cara



— Shawn Mendes

— Silento

Favorite 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 U Now,” Skrillex, Justin Bieber & Diplo


Favorite 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

Favorite Video Game

— Disney Infinity 3.0

— Just Dance 2016

— Minecraft: Story Mode

— Skylander SuperChargers

— SpongeBob HeroPants

— Super Mario Maker

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