LOS ANGELES – Chris Pratt, Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Avengers: Infinity War and Riverdale were among those who won coveted orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 on Saturday.
Hosted by music mogul DJ Khaled, the unpredictable and always messy awards show was broadcast live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, where kids celebrated their favorites in pop culture, television, music, social media and movies.
This year’s party kicked off with DJ Khaled making his way to the Kids’ Choice Awards in style, with an assist from friends Kylie Jenner and the Jonas Brothers. His next-level arrival began with a ride in a Rolls Royce Phantom, followed by a cruise on a luxury yacht, and a trip on board the “Kids’ Force One” helicopter before landing at the awards.
There was no shortage of slime and epic moments from this year’s show: 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; DJ Khaled had to don a JoJo bow after losing a dance battle to JoJo Siwa in a live vote; Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez and Michael Pena, from “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” world premiered the trailer for the upcoming Paramount Players live-action movie; DJ Khaled then surprised the audience by unboxing social media sensation Ryan of Ryan ToysReview; social media star David Dobrik, Chris Pratt, Josh Peck and Adam Sandler were soaked from head to toe; 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.
Additional celebrities in attendance include: Paris Berelc, Ally Brooke, Lana Condor, Joel Courtney, Jennifer Hudson, Jack & Jack, Liza Koshy, Caleb McLaughlin, Janelle Monáe, Shameik Moore, Bebe Rexha, Kiernan Shipka, Lilly Singh, SSSniperWolf and Jason Sudeikis; cast members of Shazam! (Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Zachary Levi) and Fuller House (Andrea Barber, Soni Nicole Bringas, Candace Cameron Bure, Michael Campion, Elias Harger, Jodie Sweetin and Scott Weinger); plus Nickelodeon stars from Henry Danger, Cousins For Life and Knight Squad.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 will encore Sunday at 10 EDT/PDT and March 24, at 6:30 EDT/PDT on Nickelodeon. Encores will also air on TeenNick March 25 at 8 EDT/PDT and on Nicktoons March 26 at 8 EDT/PDT. The show will also be available on Nickelodeon On Demand beginning March 24.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 winners:
Funny TV Show
America’s Got Talent
Ellen DeGeneres ( Ellen’s Game of Games )
Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel ( America’s Got Talent )
Male TV Star
Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger )
Female TV Star
Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover )
Avengers: Infinity War
Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before )
Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth )
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War )
Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom )
Male Voice from an Animated Movie
Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation )
Female Voice from an Animated Movie
Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation )
thank u, next (Ariana Grande)
“No Brainer” (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)
Social Music Star
Global Music Star
North America: Taylor Swift
Just Dance 2019
How Do You Want to Help?
Help Animals (rescue, wildlife and more)
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