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Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA (WUNF) — When Nickelodeon announced the nominations for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards we were all excited, now we gear up to watch the event Saturday.
Highlights from this year’s list of nominees include Adele, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Chris Pratt, The Weeknd, John Boyega, One Direction, Sofia Vergara, Daisy Ridley, Chris Hemsworth, Nickelodeon’s very own Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Jace Norman and more.
Hosted by Blake Shelton, who is a Country music superstar and coach panelist on NBC’s The Voice, Shelton said in a statement, “The nominees are out now and I can’t wait to see who wins. We’ve got categories for everybody – TV, movies, video games, actors, singers, everything you can think of. It’s all in there. Make sure you get out there and vote, and we’ll see you at the show.”
Kids casted their votes across 22 categories on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick app on iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and select Android devices. Users voted on Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee. Fans also participated on the slime-fest by going to Nick.com/kca16, which is the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, hilarious videos, quizzes, photo galleries and the latest KCA news on this year’s show and nominees.
Last year’s favorite Modern Family finds itself neck-and-neck with The Big Bang Theory, garnering four nominations each. Modern Family grabbed its nods for “Favorite Family TV Show,” Rico Rodriguez for “Favorite Male TV Star – Family Show” and show favorite’s Sofia Vergara and Sarah Hyland are battling it out for “Favorite Female TV Star – Family Show.” The Big Bang Theory is in contention with nominations for “Favorite Family TV Show,” Kaley Cuoco for “Favorite Female TV Star – Family Show” and Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki rivaling the “Favorite Male TV Star – Family Show” title. Meanwhile, the new “Favorite Cooking Show” category heats up, pitting the popular MasterChef Junior and Chopped Junior against Hell’s Kitchen, Cake Boss, Cake Wars and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

The music categories, which span a mix of genres, finds Adele against Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran for “Favorite Song of the Year,” and, Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara competing for “Favorite New Artist.” Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are all tied with three nominations each, while artists Drake, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar follow closely behind with two.

In the movie categories, Jennifer Lawrence will face off against Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Scarlett Johansson for “Favorite Movie Actress,” while Jurassic World, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens compete for the title of “Favorite Movie.”

Make sure to stay tuned to Kyle Mazza and Samantha Rosenthal for complete coverage, @KyleMazzaWUNF will be tweeting out announcements, updates and more from the event.
PUBLISHED | 03/11/16 | 5:21 PM ET
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By Kyle Mazza

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I am an embed covering President Donald J. Trump and at other times candidates for President including Former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren and others. I also take part in overseas trips with President Trump as part of the White House Traveling Press. I am a regular member of the White House Correspondents' Association.

I have covered events in Canada including events with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau such as the Visit of Vice President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa and other high-profile events such as the Open Government Partnership.

I have covered several entertainment and red carpet events including the 2016 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC and the Z100 JingleBall Announcement Event with Daya and Charlie Puth in New York, NY in 2016. I have also covered the Miss America Pageant and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 in New York, NY. Other notable events that I have covered include the Democratic National Convention in 2016 and the Visit of Pope Francis to New York, NY in 2015.

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