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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 again by John Cena, the KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS aired live from the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8pm ET (live)/PT (tape delay) on Nickelodeon, with simulcasts on TeenNick and NickToons, and live stream on and the Nick app. Nickelodeon star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa will perform a medley of hits, including her triple-platinum smash "Boomerang," which has garnered over 500 million views on YouTube. N.E.R.D and Pharrell Williams are also scheduled to perform. Celebrity presenters include Zendaya, Yara Shahidi, Kristen Bell, Chloe Bennet, Nick Cannon, Laurie Hernandez, Channing Tatum, and more. Plus, Cameron Bure, Shawn Mendes, Miranda Sings, Dwayne Johnson, Camila Cabello, Anthony Anderson, Candace Marsai Martin, and more are all scheduled to attend.


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 & 2018) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

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