Sunday, March 30, 2014

One Direction, The Vamps, Gareth Bale, Tom Daley, McFly, Andy Murray And Zoe Sugg All Win Coveted Blimps At Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2014

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has announced in the following Press Release the winners who won the UK-Specific Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards blimp awards as part of Nick UK's version of Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which, hosted by Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg, took place and was taped LIVE from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles, California, USA on Saturday 29th March 2014, and broadcast on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK on Sunday 30th March 2014 from 5.00pm, less than 24 hours after the event was broadcast live across North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand! Who won Nickelodeon UK's Favourite Band, Favourite Breakthrough Act, Favourite Fan Family, Favourite Vlogger, Favourite Football Star, Favourite Sports Star and Favourite Book blimp awards, and who got honoured by being doused in Nickelodeon's galaxy famous green slime? Find out below!

Original Nickelodeon UK Press Release:


Host Mark Wahlberg, Pharrell Williams, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Austin Mahone, Cody Simpson and Andy Murray Among Superstars Doused with Slime Encore Broadcast of Star-Studded Awards at 6:00pm on Monday, 31st March on Nickelodeon

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London, 30th March, 2014 – Pop sensations, One Direction took home three blimps at the 27th Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. The group received Favourite Music Group and Favourite Song for "Story of My Life" in the international categories as well as UK Favourite Band. One Direction's legion of devoted fans, the Directioners, were also recognized as they won UK Favourite Fan Family.

The UK's Favourite Breakthrough band The Vamps performing during Nickelodeon's 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

Other UK winners at this year's Kids' Choice Awards included The Vamps (UK Favourite Breakthrough), Tom Daley (UK Favourite Sports Star), Gareth Bale (UK Favourite Football Star) and Zoe Sugg (UK Favourite Vlogger). Four Children and IT by Jacqueline Wilson won UK Favourite Book. McFly were surprised with an honorary blimp for Favourite UK Band of the Decade presented by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while Tennis Superstar, Andy Murray, was recognised with the UK History Maker Award and was given Nickelodeon's highest honour by being slimed. Fans that missed the premiere broadcast of the awards this evening will have another chance to catch the slime and star-filled Awards Show when it encores at 6:00pm on Monday, 31st March.

Jordan Banjo with freshly slimed UK History Maker and British Tennis champ Andy Murray

Hosted by Mark Wahlberg, the award show was kicked off by internet sensation Todrick Hall with a pop performance medley featuring celeb cameos by Pharrell Williams, Austin Mahone and Cody Simpson, along with aerialists, cheerleaders and a step team. Celebrated magician David Blaine made his live awards show debut and faced his greatest challenge ever – slime – in an unforgettable moment that literally knocked his head off.

The UK's Favourite Breakthrough band The Vamps with their Orange Blimp award

Wahlberg maintained throughout the show that he would be an unslimeable host, a challenge that was put to the test against worthy opponents like Pharrell Williams, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Jack Reynor, all of whom got doused themselves in green goo. Ultimately, not even Optimus Prime could save Wahlberg from the massive drenching delivered by none other than Kevin Hart and the host's own kids.

Dan Schneider holding his Nickelodeon Lifetime Achievement Golden Blimp Award

Kids' TV hitmaker Dan Schneider received a special Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him by the stars of his mega-hit series iCarly (Nathan Kress, Noah Munck), Drake & Josh (Drake Bell, Josh Peck), Victorious (Victoria Justice, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett), Sam & Cat (Ariana Grande, Cameron Ocasio, Maree Cheatham, Zoran Korach), Kenan & Kel (Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell) and Zoey 101 (Chris Massey).

The Favourite UK Band of the Decade, McFly, with Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Top-selling recording artist Aloe Blacc took the stage with a medley of his hit songs, "Wake Me Up" and newest single "The Man," while Brooklyn-based rock group American Authors closed the night with a multi-colored neon slime-filled performance of their #1 smash, "Best Day of My Life."

In the international categories, orange blimps were presented to Adam Sandler for Favourite Movie Actor; Jennifer Lawrence for Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Female Buttkicker; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for Favourite Movie and Frozen for Favourite Animated Movie. Robert Downey Jr. won top honours for Favourite Male Buttkicker and Miranda Cosgrove took home the blimp for Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie for her role of Margo in Despicable Me 2. In the television categories, Favourite TV Show went to Sam & Cat, Favourite Cartoon to SpongeBob SquarePants; Favourite TV Actor to Ross Lynch and Favourite TV Actress to Ariana Grande. In music, orange blimps went to Selena Gomez for Favourite Female Singer; Justin Timberlake for Favourite Male Singer and One Direction nabbed Favorite Music Group and "Story of My Life" for Favorite Song. Despicable Me: Minion Rush won Favourite App Game; Just Dance 2014 won for Favourite Videogame; Kevin Hart nabbed the blimp for Favourite Funny Star while Patrick Star won Favourite Animated Animal Sidekick.

The star-studded telecast featured additional celebrity participants, including: Chris Rock, Robert Downey Jr., Jim Parsons, Jayma Mays, Kristen Bell, Chris Evans, Nicola Peltz, Shaun White, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Selena Gomez, Queen Latifah, Michael Strahan, Carlos PenaVega, Zendaya, Debby Ryan, Andy Samberg, America Ferrera, Sophia Grace and Rosie from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Will Arnett, Bella Thorne, Jake Short, Lea Michele, LL Cool J, James Maslow, Peta Murgatroyd, John Cena, The Bella Twins, Ross Lynch, Kendall Schmidt, cast members from The Haunted Hathaways, The Thundermans, and many others.

Kids and families paid tribute to their favourites by casting votes from Feb. 24 - March 29. Votes were cast through as well as through the Nick App and on twitter using custom KCA hashtags.

The 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and will be aired in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. The presenting international sponsor for the 2014 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is 20th Century Fox's Rio 2 and in the UK is Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

The following are Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards winners (winners in bold):

UK Categories

UK Favourite Band
* One Direction
* Little Mix
* The Wanted
* Union J

UK Favourite Breakthrough
* The Vamps
* Little Nikki
* Elyar Fox
* Neon Jungle

UK Favourite Fan Family
* One Direction (Directioners)
* The Wanted (TWFanmily)
* Austin Mahone (Mahomies)
* Ariana Grande (Arianators)

UK Favourite Vlogger
* Marcus Butler (MarcusButlerTV)
* Tanya Burr (Tanya Burr)
* Charlie McDonnell (charlieissocoollike)
* Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

UK Favourite Football Star
* Wayne Rooney
* Gareth Bale
* Steven Gerrard
* Theo Walcott

UK Favourite Sports Star
* Nicola Adams
* Tom Daley
* Laura Robson
* Lewis Hamilton

UK Favourite Book
* How to Betray a Dragon's Hero – Cressida Cowell
* Demon Dentist – David Walliams
* Four Children and IT – Jacqueline Wilson
* Horrid Henry's Nightmare – Francesca Simon

International Categories

Favourite TV Show
* The Big Bang Theory
* Good Luck Charlie
* Jessie
* Sam & Cat

Favourite Reality Show
* America's Got Talent
* American Idol
* The Voice
* Wipeout

Favourite Cartoon
* Adventure Time
* Phineas & Ferb
* SpongeBob SquarePants
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Favourite TV Actor
* Benjamin Flores, Jr.
* Jack Griffo
* Ross Lynch
* Jake Short

Favourite TV Actress
* Ariana Grande
* Jennette McCurdy
* Bridgit Mendler
* Debby Ryan

Favourite Movie
* The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
* Iron Man 3
* Oz the Great and Powerful
* The Smurfs 2

Favourite Movie Actor
* Johnny Depp
* Robert Downey, Jr
* Neil Patrick Harris
* Adam Sandler

Favourite Movie Actress
* Sandra Bullock
* Mila Kunis
* Jennifer Lawrence
* Jayma Mays

Favourite Animated Movie
* Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
* Despicable Me 2
* Frozen
* Monsters University

Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie
* Steve Carell
* Miranda Cosgrove
* Billy Crystal
* Katy Perry

Favourite Male Buttkicker
* Johnny Depp
* Robert Downey, Jr
* Hugh Jackman
* Dwayne Johnson

Favourite Female Buttkicker
* Sandra Bullock
* Jennifer Lawrence
* Evangeline Lilly
* Jena Malone

Favourite Music Group
* Maroon 5
* One Direction
* One Republic
* Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favourite Male Singer
* Bruno Mars
* Pitbull
* Justin Timberlake
* Pharrell Williams

Favourite Female Singer
* Lady Gaga
* Selena Gomez
* Katy Perry
* Taylor Swift

Favourite Song
* "I Knew You Were Trouble"
* "Roar"
* "Story of My Life"
* "Wrecking Ball"

Favourite Book
* Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
* Harry Potter series
* The Hobbit
* The Hunger Games series

Favourite Videogame
* Angry Birds Star Wars
* Disney Infinity
* Just Dance 2014
* Minecraft

Favourite App Game
* Angry Birds Star Wars II
* Candy Crush Saga
* Despicable Me: Minion Rush
* Temple Run

Favourite Funny Star
* Kaley Cuoco
* Kevin Hart
* Andy Samberg
* Sofia Vergara

Favourite Animated Animal Sidekick
* Patrick Star
* Perry the Platypus
* Sparky
* Waddles

Most Enthusiastic Athlete
* Dwight Howard
* Cam Newton
* David Ortiz
* Richard Sherman

Available in 14 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, Sam & Cat, Victorious, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings hit international and locally-produced entertainment content to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nickelodeon +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on and the dedicated Nick app where viewers can find exclusive content which is updated daily. Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, TalkTalk channel 315 and through BT Vision.

The Nickelodeon Network brings the best in kids content to the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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