Monday, 15 March at 17:30 on NickToons (DStv 308)
Monday, 15 March at 17:30 on NickToons (DStv 308)

It’s time for Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards!


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. Watch it Monday, 25 March 2021 pm NickToons (DStv 308).

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. With Thompson at the helm, kids and parents around the world will literally be part of this year’s show like never before for an epic celebration of fan-favourite stars across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more. Locally, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 will broadcast on NickToons (DStv 308) Monday, 15 March 2021 at 17:30. The show will also rebroadcast on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) on Wednesday, 17 March at 15:05.

Thompson is no stranger to Nickelodeon, having won a coveted Kids’ Choice Awards orange blimp for “Favourite 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 That which premiered in 2019.


Thompson stars in and executive produces the new NBC comedy Kenan, premiering Feb. 16 at 8:30 p.m. He is currently in his 18th season on Saturday Night Live as the show’s longest-running cast member. He has made numerous contributions to SNL with his slew of hilarious that include Rev. Al Sharpton, Charles Barkley, Steve Harvey and David Ortiz, and memorable

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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.

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa commented, “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 unites children and families across the globe by providing them with a powerful platform to celebrate their favourite personalities. We are especially proud of the incredible diversity of representation across the continent and congratulate all nominees who are positively representing Africa at this global event. Parents and kids can expect lots of fun, slime, inspiration and laughter from this year’s innovative show.” 
 
The six prominent African stars that have been nominated to represent Africa in the Favourite African Star category, include: Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa), actress Thuso Mbedu (South Africa), two time nominee, philanthropist and Springbok Rugby Captain Siya Kolisi (South Africa), Liverpool Football Club soccer star Mo Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane Liverpool midfielder (Senegal) and Sheebah Karungi leading dancer and songstress (Uganda).  
 
In the Favourite African Social Media Star category social media sensation Elsa Majimbo (Kenya) is nominated alongside entrepreneur and media personality Bonang Matheba (South Africa), social media comedy group Ikorodu Bois (Nigeria), comedian and script-writer Emmanuella (Nigeria), social media magician Wian Van den Berg (South Africa) and sensational youth dance group Ghetto Kids (Uganda). Internationally acclaimed Jerusalema hitmaker MasterKG (South Africa) is nominated in the Global Music Star category, representing African music alongside fellow nominees: BTS (Asia), David Guetta (Europe), Savannah Clarke (Australia), Taylor Swift (North America) and Sebastian Yatra (Latin America).

Fans can cast votes now 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. 
 
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:

FAVOURITE AFRICAN STAR  
Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa) 
Thuso Mbedu (South Africa) 
Siya Kolisi (South Africa) 
Mo Salah (Egypt)  
Sadio Mane (Senegal) 
Sheebah Karungi (Uganda) 
 
FAVOURITE AFRICAN SOCIAL MEDIA STAR  
Elsa Majimbo (Kenya) 
Bonang Matheba (South Africa)  
Ikorodu Bois (Nigeria) 
Emmanuella (Nigeria) 
Wiam Van den Berg (South Africa) 
Ghetto Kids (Uganda).  
 
FAVOURITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR – MUSIC  
BTS (Asia) 
Savannah Clarke (Australia) 
David Guetta (Europe) 
Master KG (Africa) 
Taylor Swift (North America) 
Sebastián Yatra (Latin America)


TELEVISION:

FAVOURITE 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 
 
FAVOURITE 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 
 
FAVOURITE 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! 
 
FAVOURITE 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)  
 
FAVOURITE 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 Danger and Danger Force) 
Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler, Stranger Things)


FILM:

FAVOURITE MOVIE 
Dolittle 
Hamilton 
Hubie Halloween 
Mulan 
Sonic the Hedgehog 
Wonder Woman 1984 
 
FAVOURITE 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) 
 
FAVOURITE 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) 
 
FAVOURITE ANIMATED MOVIE 
Onward 
The Croods: A New Age 
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe 
Trolls World Tour 
Scoob! 
Soul 
 
FAVOURITE 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:

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST 
Beyoncé 
Billie Eilish 
Selena Gomez 
Ariana Grande 
Katy Perry 
Taylor Swift 
 
FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST 
Justin Bieber 
Drake 
Post Malone 
Shawn Mendes 
Harry Styles 
The Weeknd 
 
FAVOURITE MUSIC GROUP 
Black Eyed Peas 
BLACKPINK 
BTS 
Jonas Brothers 
Maroon 5 
OneRepublic 
 
FAVOURITE 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 
 
FAVOURITE SONG 
“Blinding Lights” The Weeknd 
“Cardigan” by Taylor Swift 
“Dynamite” by BTS 
“Toosie Slide” by Drake 
“Wonder” by Shawn Mendes 
“Yummy” by Justin Bieber 
 
FAVOURITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR 
BTS (Asia) 
Savannah Clarke (Australia) 
David Guetta (Europe) 
Master KG (Africa) 
Taylor Swift (North America) 
Sebastián Yatra (Latin America)


OTHER CATEGORIES:

FAVOURITE FEMALE SOCIAL STAR 
Emma Chamberlain 
Charli D’Amelio 
GamerGirl 
Addison Rae 
JoJo Siwa 
Maddie Ziegler 
 
FAVOURITE MALE SOCIAL STAR 
James Charles 
Jason Derulo 
David Dobrik 
MrBeast 
Ninja 
Ryan’s World 
 
FAVOURITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR 
Simone Biles 
Alex Morgan 
Naomi Osaka 
Candace Parker 
Megan Rapinoe  
Serena Williams 
 
FAVOURITE MALE SPORTS STAR 
Tom Brady 
Stephen Curry 
LeBron James 
Patrick Mahomes 
Lionel Messi 
Russell Wilson 
 
FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME 
Among Us 
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
Fortnite 
Minecraft 
Pokémon GO 
Roblox

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 is produced by Nickelodeon Productions and overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content. Michael Dempsey serves as executive producer, with Amy Johnson and Magda Liolis serving as co-executive producers. Nickelodeon’s Unscripted Content executives Rob Bagshaw and Paul J Medford also serve as executive producers. The ceremony is directed by Glenn Weiss.

Watch the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Monday, 15 March at 17:30 on NickToons (DStv 308). NickToons is available on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family. To get DStv, click here


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