Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 was an epic night filled with a record-breaking 1,000 slimings on Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Hosted by actress Miranda Cosgrove and NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski, the 2022 Awards featured show-stopping performances, celebrity appearances and exciting surprises!
As for the awards themselves, Disney’s Encanto danced away with the prize for Favorite Animated Movie, while Nickelodeon’s evergreen series SpongeBob SquarePants won its staggering 19th award for Favorite Cartoon — 14th in a row! And blockbuster star Scarlett Johansson was named Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for her portrayal of Ash in Universal-Illumination’s Sing 2.
Highlights from the celebration included:
- Special appearance from First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden, speaking to the resilience of today’s youngest generation, especially children of military members and veterans, and encouraging America’s youth to keep growing, learning and giving back to their communities.
- Medley performances from Kid Cudi of his new single “Stars in the Sky” (check out the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 music video here!) and smash hit “Pursuit of Happiness” as well as Jack Harlow with his chart-topping hit “Industry Baby,” and the latest singles from his upcoming album Come Home the Kids Miss You, “Nail Tech” and “First Class.”
- 1,000 outrageous slimings, including: University of Southern California Marching Band; Chance the Rapper and Westcott Elementary School in Chicago; Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana; iconic landmarks across the U.S.; MrBeast; Charlie Puth; Dixie D’Amelio; the cast of Danger Force and Warped!; KCA hosts Cosgrove and Gronkowski, and more.
- Exclusive teaser clips of animated action-adventure feature film, DC League of Super-Pets, presented by voice cast members Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson; and martial arts animated comedy film, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, presented by voice star Samuel L. Jackson.
- Live voting and Nick’s signature orange blimp and its journey into the metaverse with celebrity avatars.
- Celebrity appearances from Olivia Rodrigo, Gabrielle Union, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, Chloe x Halle, Charlie Puth, Chance the Rapper, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Jace Norman, MrBeast, Joshua Bassett, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Jordan Fisher, Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Josh Peck, Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Isla Fisher, Peyton List, Xavier Woods, Ralph Macchio, Unspeakable and Karl Jacobs.
- And appearances from Nickelodeon stars: That Girl Lay Lay and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green (That Girl Lay Lay); Havan Flores, Dana Heath, Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Luca Luhan, Michael D. Cohen and Cooper Barnes (Danger Force); Jerry Trainor, Laci Mosley, Nathan Kress and Jaidyn Triplett (iCarly); Kate Godfrey, Anton Starkman, Ariana Molkara, Christopher Martinez and Milan Carter (Warped!); Jules LeBlanc, Jayden Bartels and Isaiah Crews (Side Hustle); and Young Dylan (Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan).
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 winners:
- FAVORITE KIDS TV SHOW — High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
- FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW — iCarly
- FAVORITE REALITY SHOW — America’s Got Talent
- FAVORITE CARTOON — SpongeBob SquarePants
- FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR (KIDS) — Olivia Rodrigo (Nini, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
- FAVORITE MALE TV STAR (KIDS) — Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
- FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR (FAMILY) — Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay, iCarly)
- FAVORITE MALE TV STAR (FAMILY) — Tom Hiddleston (Loki, Marvel Studios’ Loki)
- FAVORITE MOVIE — Spider-Man: No Way Home
- FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS — Zendaya (MJ, Spider-Man: No Way Home | Chani, Dune)
- FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR — Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Spider-Man: No Way Home)
- FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE — Disney’s Encanto
- FAVORITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE — Scarlett Johansson (Ash, Sing 2)
- MUSIC: FAVORITE ALBUM — “Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
- FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — Ariana Grande
- FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — Ed Sheeran
- FAVORITE MUSIC GROUP BTS FAVORITE SONG — “Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
- FAVORITE MUSIC COLLABORATION — “Stay” – Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI
- FAVORITE BREAKOUT ARTIST — Olivia Rodrigo
- FAVORITE SOCIAL MUSIC STAR — Dixie D’Amelio
- FAVORITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR — Adele (U.K.)
- FAVORITE FEMALE CREATOR — Charli D’Amelio
- FAVORITE MALE CREATOR — MrBeast
- FAVORITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR — Chloe Kim
- FAVORITE MALE SPORTS STAR — Tom Brady
- FAVORITE VIDEO GAME — Minecraft
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 will encore the following dates and times (ET/PT): Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon; Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. on TeenNick; and Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. on Nicktoons. The show will also be available on Nickelodeon On Demand beginning Sunday, April 10.
You can also catch select clips from the show on Nickelodeon’s official YouTube channel.
Sponsors of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 include The LEGO Group, the Kirby and the Forgotten Land game, Lunchables, Olive Garden and Purse Pets.