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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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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 John Cena, the 30th Annual KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS aired live from USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8pm ET (live)/PT (tape delay) on Nickelodeon, with simulcasts on TeenNick and NickToons, and live stream on and the Nick app. Scheduled performers include Little Mix, Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello, who will be performing their platinum-selling number-one single, "Bad Things." The event also features appearances by celebrities including: Nikki & Brie Bella; The Chainsmokers; Nick Cannon; Ellen DeGeneres; Chris Evans; Gal Gadot; Kevin Hart; DJ Khaled; Demi Lovato; Isabela Moner; Chris Pine; Chris Pratt; Rico Rodriguez; Zoe Saldana; JoJo Siwa and Zendaya; plus stars from Nick's hit series HENRY DANGER (Jace Norman); GAME SHAKERS (Thomas Kuc, Madisyn Shipman, Benjamin Flores Jr.); NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN (Mace Coronel, Aidan Gallagher, Lizzy Greene, Casey Simpson); THE POWER RANGERS (Becky G., Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery ); THE THUNDERMANS (Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin) and SCHOOL OF ROCK (Breanna Yde, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Aidan Miner and Lance Lim).


Other Titles

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

Production & Distribution

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


  • Universal Studios Hollywood (1996) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Grand Olympic Auditorium (1997) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Pauley Pavilion (1998-1999, 2004-2010) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Hollywood Bowl (2000) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Barker Hangar (2001-2003) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • USC's Galen Center (2011-2014, 2017 - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • The Forum (2015 & 2016) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • November 14, 1992: First time KIDS CHOICE AWARDS are broadcast live.