Nick Kids’ Choice Awards: 8 Animated Features, 6 TV Toons Nominated

2018 Kids' Choice Awards
2018 Kids' Choice Awards

Nickelodeon has announced the nominees who will vie for the coveted orange blimps at the 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, with eight animated features and six animated TV series in competition in their respective categories. For the first time, Nickelodeon star and nominated YouTube creator JoJo Siwa will perform a medley of songs, including her triple-platinum hit “Boomerang.” WWE Superstar John Cena returns to host this year’s ceremony, which will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

A four-week voting wave has begun, with new categories revealed to fans each week in the lead-up to the awards show. Kids can vote for their favorite contenders on kidschoiceawards.com, using special KCA hashtags and the hashtag of their nominee of choice. This year will also introduce live votes, allowing young viewers to influence the show in real time.

Brush up on last year’s winners here.

The big animation and VFX nominees for the 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards are:

FILM (voting open now)
Favorite Animated Movie
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Coco
Despicable Me 3
Ferdinand
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Emoji Movie
The Lego Batman Movie

Favorite Movie
Beauty and the Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Pitch Perfect 3
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
Wonder Woman

TELEVISION (voting opens March 12)
Favorite Cartoon
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Loud House
The Simpsons

Favorite TV Show
Fuller House
Henry Danger
K.C. Undercover
Saban’s Power Rangers Ninja Steel
Stranger Things
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
The Thundermans

OTHER (voting opens March 19)
Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2018
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Minecraft: Java Edition
Star Wars Battlefront II
Super Mario Odyssey

This year’s sponsors include Barbie, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lysol, Swiffer, Toyota and Walmart. The presenting international sponsor is Heelys. Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.

2018 Kids' Choice Awards

2018 Kids’ Choice Awards

John Cena

John Cena

Jojo Siva

Jojo Siva