Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards were celebrated on Saturday, with host WWE Superstar John Cena bringing the slime in a big way to the pop-culture fete. This year’s big animation winners were TV’s SpongeBob SquarePants and the movies Finding Dory and The Secret Life of Pets, with voice star Kevin Hart scoring three awards between Pets and his turn in Central Intelligence. Ghostbusters won Favorite Movie as well as Favorite Movie Actor/Actress (Chris Hemsworth and Melissa McCarthy).
The KCAs kicked off with Henry Danger star Jace Norman arriving fresh from the set to open the ceremony with the help of Kel Mitchell, JoJo Siwa, and Black-ish cast members Miles Brown and Marsai Martin. And this year’s musical performances included Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello performing “Bad Things,” and a medley by Little Mix.
This year’s festivities also featured more kid-power than ever, with young viewers live voting on what would happen as celebs took the stage for a variety of oddball stunts, and Nick’s digital platforms offering real-time play alongs, interactive polls, and real-time updates with photos and videos.
The 2017 KCAs were broadcast live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. Replays are set this week for TeenNick on Monday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and on Nicktoons on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. The show is also on Nickelodeon On Demand.
The animated winners of Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards are:
Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Animated Movie: Finding Dory
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie: Ellen DeGeneres (Dory, Finding Dory)
Favorite Villain: Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets)
Favorite Frenemies: Ginnifer Goodwin & Jason Bateman (Judy/Nick, Zootopia)
Most Wanted Pet: Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets (Kevin Hart)
#Squad: Finding Dory (Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Willem Dafoe, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy)
Favorite Video Game: Just Dance 2017
Sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Crest, Hot Wheels, Nintendo, Skechers, Toyota, Walmart and Verizon. The 2017 KCA was produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.