Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK 2008 Nominees Press Release

From Nickelodeon UK:

Embargoed until 12.01am 28 July 2008

The Doctor’s Assistants fight it out
for top TV honour

It’s sonic screwdrivers at dawn for Catherine Tate and Freema Agyeman as they compete for the title of Favourite Female TV Star at the
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards…
…and Doctor Who is nominated for a record four awards!

The nominations are in for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK which is back for its second year!

Forget the Daleks and the Cybermen, Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate and Freema Agyeman are about to have the biggest fight of their time travelling career to date as they take on each other for the accolade of Favourite Female TV Star at this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards along with Hannah Montana’s Miley Cyrus and iCarly’s Miranda Cosgove.

The Time Lord himself, David Tennant, is also amongst the nominees as he will be battling it out with Robin Hood’s Jonas Armstrong and American stars Dylan Sprouse (Suite Life) and Josh Peck (Drake & Josh) to take home the Nickelodeon Blimp for Favourite Male TV star.

Following their latest attempt to conquer Earth, can the Daleks exterminate the competition to win Favourite Baddie? They have tough competition in the form of SpongeBob SquarePant’s arch enemy Plankton, WWE bad boy Randy Orton and TV’s original Mr. Nasty himself Simon Cowell!

Doctor Who makes it a record four nominations as it goes head to head against Cowell’s reality juggernauts The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent as well as the hugely popular Harry Hill’s TV Burp in the Favourite Family TV Show category.

This year also sees a battle of the boogie as some of the country’s top dancers compete for the title of Favourite Winner; Britain’s Got Talent’s dancing sensation George Sampson, Dancing on Ice’s Suzanne Shaw and Strictly Come Dancing’s Alesha Dixon will all be bopping for glory against singing supremo Leon Jackson from The X Factor.

Harry Hill completes a hat-trick of nominations as he battles for Favourite TV Presenter against Dermot O’Leary, Holly Willoughby and last year’s winners Ant & Dec, and for Favourite Funny Person where he faces tough competition again from Ant & Dec, Catherine Tate and pretenders to the comedy throne, Dick & Dom.

Following his outstanding win at the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton is hoping he can race to victory and take the title of Favourite Sportsman but Liverpool and England ace Steven Gerrard, WWE star John Cena and last year’s winner, David Beckham will all be hoping Nickelodeon viewers vote for them.

Nickelodeon is the UK’s number 1 commercial kids’ TV network watched by almost 11 million viewers every month. All Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards winners are chosen by kids – the best critics of all! Kids cast their votes online at and via the red button their TV remote. Kids can enter to win tickets simply by voting. Voting commences 28 July and closes on 1 September.

Last year’s inaugural event was hugely successful with top rocker presenters McFly kicking off proceedings and a multitude of stars, including BAFTA Award winner David Walliams, Harry Potter star Emma Watson, X Factor winner Shayne Ward, dance floor booty-shakers ‘Booty Luv’ and famous faces from Drake & Josh, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street and EastEnders presenting, performing and picking up their coveted Nickelodeon Blimp awards.

TV babe and queen of presenters Holly Willoughby donned snorkel and mask to dive into the world famous Nickelodeon green slime as she was inducted into the Nickelodeon Hall of Slime. Holly is the latest in a long list of A-list slimees including Orlando Bloom, Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz; but who will join the ranks of the showbiz elite by getting slimed in 2008?

This year’s event will take place at London’s Excel on Saturday 13 September in front of a specially invited audience of 2,500 kids (all competition winners) and will be broadcast a week later (20 September) exclusively on Nickelodeon with subsequent broadcasts on Nick Replay (+1 channel), MTV Hits and TMF – it is sure to be the most spectacular family television event of the year!

Watch out for the announcement of some of the hosts and presenters in the coming weeks…

For further press enquiries please contact:
Christina Joyce / Samantha Elliott

020 7292 8352 / 020 7292 8277 /

Nominations in full:

Favourite Kids’ TV Show
Hanna Montana
Drake & Josh
Suite Life

Favourite Kids’ Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants
Ben 10
Shaggy & Scooby
Horrid Henry

Favourite Family TV Show
Doctor Who
Britain’s Got Talent
The X Factor
Harry Hill’s TV Burp

Favourite Film
Indiana Jones
Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Golden Compass
The Spiderwick Chronicles

Favourite Male Film Star
William Moseley
Daniel Craig
Freddie Highmore
Shia LaBeouf

Favourite Female Film Star
Amy Adams
Georgie Henley
Anna Popplewell
Dakota Blue Richards


Favourite Animated Film
Horton Hears a Who
Kung Fu Panda

Favourite Sports Person
David Beckham
Lewis Hamilton
Steven Gerrard
John Cena

Favourite Baddie
The Daleks
Simon Cowell
Randy Orton

Favourite Singer
Leona Lewis
Chris Brown

Favourite Band
Girls Aloud
The Hoosiers

Favourite Male TV Star
David Tennant
Dylan Sprouse
Josh Peck
Jonas Armstrong

Favourite Female TV Star
Catherine Tate
Miley Cyrus
Freema Agyeman
Miranda Cosgrove

Favourite TV Presenter
Ant & Dec
Harry Hill
Dermot O’Leary
Holly Willoughby

Favourite Winner
George Sampson
Leon Jackson
Suzanne Shaw
Alesha Dixon

Favourite Funny Person
Harry Hill
Ant & Dec
Catherine Tate
Dick & Dom

MTV Hits Favourite Song
Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
That’s Not My Name – Ting Tings
Rockstar – Nickelback
Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
Fascination – Alphabeat
Heartbeat – Scouting for Girls

Notes to Editors:

The first ever annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK premiered in October 2007 to a floor stomping arena audience of 2,500 people. The family television event of the year was watched by a record breaking 1.2million multi-channel viewers and in excess of 3.3million votes were cast by kids and teens in the UK and Ireland.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK will once again be produced by Broadcast Best Children’s Channel of the Year and the UK’s number 1 rating commercial kids’ TV network, Nickelodeon UK, together with the team behind MTV's European Music Awards.

All tickets for the show are free and will be available to win via competitions across Nickelodeon channels, online at and through competitions in the national media.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is the world’s most successful kids’ television event and the 22nd Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards USA, hosted earlier this year in Los Angeles, was broadcast to over 210million households. The ceremony was hosted by funny man Jack Black and saw special appearances from Chris Brown, Hayden Panettiere, Hilary Duff, Janet Jackson, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Cosgrove, Rihanna, Usher and Will Smith. 2006 saw the launch of the Kids’ Choice Awards Italy, followed in 2007 by inaugural Kids’ Choice Awards in the UK, Australia, Germany and Holland.

Nickelodeon UK is watched by over 10.9 million people and over 3.9 million kids every month. Nickelodeon UK is the number 1 outlet to directly reach kids aged between 2 and 12 years old and their families.

Nickelodeon UK broadcasts five entertainment channels dedicated to kids, including Broadcast Best Children’s Channel Nickelodeon, Nick Replay and NickToons for kids aged 6-12 years old and pre-school specialist channels Nick Jr (Broadcast Best Specialist Channel) and Nick Jr 2 plus Nick Jr on TMF for Freeview subscribers. The network is the official home to hugely successful shows including SpongeBob Squarepants, Drake and Josh, Dora the Explorer and LazyTown.

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