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This last Saturday evening, the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards took place, honoring the top picks for actors, actresses, villains, heroes, action stars, singers, movies, TV shows, books and more for the last year. This was the 28th year for the event and was held at The Forum located in Inglewood, California. Votes came from kids located all over the world; on six different continents.
Since 1987, Nickelodeon has devoted one evening every year towards honoring those leaders in the music, TV, and movie industry as decided by only kids. Nickelodeon’s unique tradition of dumping mass quantities of green slime all over their honored guests (popularly known as “getting slimed”) is now a stalwart of the network and its programs. This fun and exciting evening gives kids from every walk of life and from a innumerous locations a ‘say’ in who should be nominated and subsequently honored for their achievements.
Each year, the KCA is hosted by leading actors and/or singers and a variety of celebrity guests from the younger set show up to help celebrate. Watch the introductory video from Nickelodeon for an overview of the KCA. The nominees in various categories are posted and then kids from all over vote over the Internet. Click to view the 105 Kids’ Choice Awards nominees.
Winners for each category receive the famous Nickelodeon blimp … a sort of bulbous trophy in orange. Typically, a few choice celebrities and winners will get slimed at various points throughout the program. Read the New York Daily News post, Stars Got Slimed at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and the Washington Post, We know you still like watching people get slimed: The Kids’ Choice Awards in review.
Every year, the KCA represents coverage of what is trending in pop culture for the minor ages at that time. Check out the Huffington Post’s Kids' Choice Awards 2015 Orange Carpet Style Was Brighter Than Ever and the International Business Times’ coverage, Kids’ Choice Awards 2015 Photos: Celebrities Arrive On The Nickelodeon Orange Carpet.
The evening of festivities lasts just under two hours and each of the winners in their respective categories are announced (and possibly slimed) throughout the broadcast. Refer to the Latin Post for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2015 Full Winners List, Recap, and Reactions: Who Got Slimed This Year?
This year, there was a special surprise celebrity guest speaker. Winner of the Best Villain Award for her role in Maleficent, Angelina Jolie showed up with two of her daughters. She delivered a very moving and motivating speech covering important topics. Read Angelina Jolie’s Empowering Kid’s Choice Awards Speech: ‘Different is Good’ (The Daily Beast) and Angelina Jolie makes first public appearance post-surgery with inspiring speech at Kids' Choice Awards: ‘Don’t fit in’ (Daily News).