Kenan Thompson to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021, Live on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

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February 02, 2021 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Actor, comedian and Saturday Night Live legend Kenan Thompson (Kenan, All That) will take kids on a wild and slimy ride as host of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021, airing live on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). With Thompson at the helm, kids and families everywhere will literally be part of this year’s show like never before for an epic celebration of fan-favorite stars across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more. Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 will simulcast across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and the Nick Jr. channel.

Kenan Thompson

Said Thompson, “Nickelodeon has been part of my life and my family forever and I can’t wait to host this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Am I worried about getting slimed? Naaaah. It’s going to come fast and cold, but it’s not my first rodeo–you know what I’m saying? So, bring on the slime and let’s do this!”

For the first time ever, Nickelodeon’s Orange Blimp will leave the KCA venue and take fans on a wild ride around the world and beyond. Filled with slime and messy stunts, viewers will travel to outer space, Bikini Bottom and right into celebrities’ homes using XR technology. This year’s show will also feature live and interactive fan walls that bring celebrities and families at home to the main stage; second screen live voting all night long where fans stay in control; and a KCA award presented by one lucky family chosen during the show.

Today’s news also included this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards nominees. Leading the pack with the most nods are: Justin Bieber with five; Stranger Things with four; and Ariana Grande, The Croods: A New AgeHenry DangerHigh School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesSoul, Trolls World Tour and Wonder Woman 1984, all tied with three nominations each. Musical performances will be announced shortly.

Beginning today, fans can cast votes on the official Kids’ Choice Awards website, KidsChoiceAwards.com, and on the Screens Up app on supported iPad, iPhone and Android devices in the U.S. International fans can cast votes through the Nick Play app in regions where it is available. Fans will also be able to cast their votes through social media on Twitter.

Thompson is no stranger to Nickelodeon, having won a coveted Kids’ Choice Awards orange blimp for “Favorite Male TV Star” for his work in Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy hit All That in 2000. He was also nominated in that same category in 1998 alongside his longtime collaborator Kel Mitchell, who both serve as executive producers for the current iteration of All Thatwhich premiered in 2019.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 is sponsored by Barbie®, Goldfish® Flavor Blasted® crackers, got milk?, LEGO® VIDIYO™, Olive Garden®, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 nominees are:

TELEVISION:

FAVORITE KIDS TV SHOW 
Alexa & Katie 
Are You Afraid of the Dark? 
Danger Force 
Henry Danger 
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series 
Raven’s Home

FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW 
black-ish 
Cobra Kai 
Fuller House 
The Mandalorian 
Stranger Things 
Young Sheldon

FAVORITE REALITY SHOW 
America’s Got Talent 
American Idol 
American Ninja Warrior Junior 
LEGO Masters 
The Masked Singer 
The Voice

FAVORITE ANIMATED SERIES 
Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks 
The Boss Baby: Back in Business 
LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar 
The Loud House 
SpongeBob SquarePants 
Teen Titans Go!

FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR 
Ella Anderson (Piper Hart, Henry Danger
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things
Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House
Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge, Riverdale
Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home
Sofia Wylie (Gina, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)

FAVORITE MALE TV STAR 
Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper, Young Sheldon
Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical Series
Dylan Gilmer (Young Dylan, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan
Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things
Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Dangerand Danger Force) 
Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler, Stranger Things)

FILM:

FAVORITE MOVIE 
Dolittle 
Hamilton 
Hubie Halloween 
Mulan 
Sonic the Hedgehog 
Wonder Woman 1984

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS 
Millie Bobby Brown (Enola Holmes, Enola Holmes
Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984
Anne Hathaway (Grand High Witch, The Witches
Vanessa Hudgens (Princesses, The Princess Switch: Switched Again
Yifei Liu (Mulan, Mulan
Melissa McCarthy (Carol Peters, Superintelligence)

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR 
Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik, Sonic the Hedgehog
Robert Downey Jr. (Dr. John Dolittle, Dolittle
Will Ferrell (Lars Erickssong, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton
Chris Pine (Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman 1984
Adam Sandler (Hubie Dubois, Hubie Halloween)

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE 
Onward 
The Croods: A New Age 
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe 
Trolls World Tour 
Scoob! 
Soul

FAVORITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE 
Tina Fey (22, Soul
Jamie Foxx (Joe Gardner, Soul
Anna Kendrick (Poppy, Trolls World Tour
Chris Pratt (Barley Lightfoot, Onward
Ryan Reynolds (Guy, The Croods: A New Age
Emma Stone (Eep, The Croods: A New Age
Justin Timberlake (Branch, Trolls World Tour)

MUSIC:

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST 
Beyoncé 
Billie Eilish 
Selena Gomez 
Ariana Grande 
Katy Perry 
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST 
Justin Bieber 
Drake 
Post Malone 
Shawn Mendes 
Harry Styles 
The Weeknd

FAVORITE MUSIC GROUP 
Black Eyed Peas 
BLACKPINK 
BTS 
Jonas Brothers 
Maroon 5 
OneRepublic

FAVORITE MUSIC COLLABORATION 
“Be Kind” – Marshmello & Halsey 
“Holy” – Justin Bieber ft. Chance the Rapper 
“Ice Cream” – BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez 
“Lonely” – Justin Bieber & benny blanco 
“Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande 
“Stuck with U” – Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber

FAVORITE SONG 
“Blinding Lights” The Weeknd 
“Cardigan” by Taylor Swift 
“Dynamite” by BTS 
“Toosie Slide” by Drake 
“Wonder” by Shawn Mendes 
“Yummy” by Justin Bieber

FAVORITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR 
BTS (Asia) 
Savannah Clarke (Australia) 
David Guetta (Europe) 
Master KG (Africa) 
Taylor Swift (North America) 
Sebastián Yatra (Latin America)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

FAVORITE FEMALE SOCIAL STAR 
Emma Chamberlain 
Charli D’Amelio 
GamerGirl 
Addison Rae 
JoJo Siwa 
Maddie Ziegler

FAVORITE MALE SOCIAL STAR 
James Charles 
Jason Derulo 
David Dobrik 
MrBeast 
Ninja 
Ryan’s World

FAVORITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR 
Simone Biles 
Alex Morgan 
Naomi Osaka 
Candace Parker 
Megan Rapinoe 
Serena Williams

FAVORITE MALE SPORTS STAR 
Tom Brady 
Stephen Curry 
LeBron James 
Patrick Mahomes 
Lionel Messi 
Russell Wilson

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
Among Us
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Fortnite
Minecraft
Pokémon GO
Roblox