Nick Kids Name Nemo, SpongeBob No. 1

Add another big award to the growing list of laurels heaped upon the Disney/Pixar blockbuster Finding Nemo. Youngsters everywhere phoned in and voted the CG adventure/comedy their favorite movie in the 2004 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Voters also looked under the sea to find their favorite cartoon in Cartoon Network’s SpongeBob SquarePants.

Mike Meyers and Cameron Diaz, the voice stars of DreamWorks’ upcoming animated feature Shrek 2, hosted the annual awards ceremony on Saturday, April 3. The two are likely to end up being nominated for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie next year, but this year that distinction went to Ellen DeGeneres for the role of Dory in Finding Nemo.

SpongeBob also scored a win with young gamers when SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom was singled out as the Favorite Video Game. No word yet on whether or not the yellow sponge will be cutting the cheese in his upcoming feature film, but this year’s award for Favorite Fart from a Movie went to Warner Bros.’ Kangaroo Jack, which features a CG marsupial created by Asylum.

To see a full list of 2004 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards winners and view nominee clips, visit www.nick.com.