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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 Nate Burleson and Charli D'Amelio, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, the 2023 KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS debuted on Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 7-8:30pm ET (live)/PT (tape) on Nick, with a simulcast on TeenNick, NickToons, Nick Jr, TV Land, MTV2, and CMT. Lil Baby performs "California Breeze" and Bebe Rexha sings "I'm Good (Blue)." Optimus Prime will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Adam Sander will garner the King of Comedy award. Awkwafina, Halle Bailey, Pete Davidson, Peyton List, Melissa McCarthy, MrBeast, Chris Pine, Anthony Ramos, Michelle Rodriguez, Seth Rogen, Michael Le, Bella Poarch, Lil Uzi Vert, Dove Cameron, Miranda Cosgrove, Dwayne Johnson, Jenna Ortega, Olivia Rodrigo and Kelly Rowland are also scheduled to appear on the show.


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, 2021, 2022) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • USC's Galen Center (2011-2014, 2017, 2019 - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • The Forum (2015, 2016 & 2018) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • remote/at home (2020) -
  • Microsoft Theater (2023) - Los Angeles, California USA

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.