“Coco” was the favorite cartoon feature, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was named best movie, and buckets and buckets of green slime were poured on famous people at Saturday evening’s Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards.
Coveted orange blimps were awarded to Dwayne Johnson, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Zendaya, Shawn Mendes, Millie Bobby Brown, Fifth Harmony, Stranger Things, and “Coco,” during the nationally-cablecast festivities.
“The unpredictable mess-fest was broadcast live from the Forum in Inglewood, where kids celebrated the best of everything they love in pop culture,” one publicist gushed.
During the show, the chart-topping band N.E.R.D. performed their smash hit “Lemon” with a crew of kid dancers on top of a school cafeteria table.
Among the slimings: Heidi Klum and Mel B got gooed on a swing set while presenting an award, Favorite Funny YouTube Creator winner Liza Koshy got a surprise double sliming at the podium and backstage, and “Henry Danger” star Jace Norman pranking Shawn Mendes with buckets of green goo
Cena got the ultimate dousing with the flourescent green goo, before closing the show with an epic finale sliming of the audience, a publicist said.
For the awards, kids and families voted in 19 categories, including four new ones: Favorite Funny YouTube Creator, Favorite Musical YouTube Creator, Favorite Dance Trend and Favorite Instagram Pet.
Other Nickelodeon 2018 Kids’Choice Awards winners included:
— Dwayne Johnson, playing Dr. Smolder Bravestone in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” favorite movie actor,
— Zendaya, playing Anne Wheeler in “The Greatest Showman” and Michelle Jones in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” favorite actress,
— Jace Norman, favorite TV actor, playing Henry Hart in “Henry Danger,”
— Millie Bobby Brown, favorite TV actress, playing Eleven in “Stranger Things,”
— Fifth Harmony, favorite musical group,
— Shawn Mendes, favorite male artist,
— Demi Lovato, favorite female artist,
— “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran, favorite song,
— Camila Cabello, favorite breakout artist,
— “Stranger Things,” favorite TV show,
— “SpongeBob SquarePants, favorite TV cartoon,
— Jiffpom, favorite Instagram pet,
— ” Backpack Kid, favorite dance trend, and
–“Just Dance 2018,” favorite dance video.