The orange blimps took flight Saturday night at the annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, with stars like Chris Pratt, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Sandler, Robert Downey Jr., Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Noah Centineo, Selena Gomez, Joey King, Jace Norman, JoJo Siwa and David Dobrik being honored at the slimeful ceremony hosted by DJ Khaled at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles.
Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott from Disney’s Aladdin arrived on a magic carpet and made the audience’s slime-filled wishes come true, dousing Smith and kids in green goo; Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez and Michael Peña, from Dora and the Lost City of Gold, world premiered the trailer for the upcoming Paramount Players live-action movie; and the show culminated with DJ Khaled turning up the volume one last time with the biggest sliming of the night, blanketing the first-time host and the crowd.
Multiplatinum hip-hop trio Migos performed their hits “Walk It Talk It” and “Stir Fry,” along with rising single “Pure Water,” accompanied by DJ Durel. Members of the original Broadway cast of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical — Allan Washington (“Plankton”), Brian Ray (“Mr. Krabs”), Christina Sajous (“Sandy”), Danny Skinner (“Patrick”), Ethan Slater (“SpongeBob”) and Gavin Lee (“Squidward”) — also made their KCA debut with a medley of “Best Day Ever” and the animated show’s iconic theme song.
The big animated, vfx and games winners at Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 are:
Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Favorite Superhero: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)
Favorite Butt-Kicker: Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
Favorite Animated Movie: Incredibles 2
Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie: Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie: Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favorite Video Game: Just Dance 2019
Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 is sponsored by Barbie®, Chobani® Gimmies™, Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, Goldfish® Epic Crunch™, Lysol® and The LEGO® Group. Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey & Jay Schmalholz serve as Executive Producers. Production of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.