Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Daniel Padilla vies for Favorite Asian Act blimp in Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Who will vie for the coveted blimp in a year marked by a slew of first-time celebrity nods? Fans have voiced their favorites as Nickelodeon announces the nominations for the 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. 

The world’s biggest stars vie for the coveted orange blimp in the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
With four new global categories and one new Favorite Chinese Act category for Asia added, this year’s new nominees include Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Angelina Jolie, 5 Seconds of Summer, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Meghan Trainor, Chris Pratt, Fifth Harmony, Echosmith, Jessie J, Liam Hemsworth, Elle Fanning, Imagine Dragons, Kira Kosdearin and Laura Marano. Kids also picked superstar nominees Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, OneRepublic, Hugh Jackman, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Ben Stiller, One Direction, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner, Maroon 5, Scarlett Johansson and more. Multi-talented singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas will host the celebration live on March 28 from The “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California. The show premieres in Asia on Monday, March 30 at 6:00 PM.

Kids can now cast their votes in 23 categories including new additions; Favorite Talent Competition Show, Favorite Family TV Show, Most Addicting Game and Favorite New Artist across all of Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick-Asia.com and Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using #KCA. Furthermore, fans can join in on the slime-fest by going to kca2015.com, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, with hilarious videos, quizzes, photo galleries, weekly polls and get the latest KCA news on this year’s show and nominees.

Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be a global event with localized international categories. Fans across Asia will be given the opportunity to support their regional artists by voting in two Asian exclusive categories, Favorite Asian Act and Favorite Chinese Act. The Favorite Asian Act category features four of Asia’s most popular artists, JKT48 (Indonesia), Jinnyboy (Malaysia), Daniel Padilla (Philippines) and Tosh Zhang (Singapore). The Favorite Chinese Act, a brand new category introduced this year counts entertainers BiBi Zhou (China), Qi Wei (China), Sean Zhang (China) and MAYDAY (Taiwan) who join the star-studded line-up of incredible artists from all over the world.

The Philippines’ Teen King Daniel Padilla is up against JKT48 (Indonesia), Jinnyboy (Malaysia), and Tosh Zhang (Singapore) in the Favorite Asian Act category in the 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. Fans can help Daniel win the coveted orange blimp by tweeting messages cheering on their idol, using the hashtags #KCA and #VoteDanielPH. They can also vote for the star by visiting the Nickelodeon and KCA website at Nick-Asia.com and kca2015.com
Superheroes dominated the movie categories this year with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past going head-to-head with five nominations each. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 webbed its nods for Favorite Movie, Emma Stone for Favorite Movie Actress, Andrew Garfield for Favorite Male Action Star and Jamie Foxx for Favorite Villain and Favorite Movie Actor.  X-Men: Days of Future Past garnered nominations for Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Ellen Page who will battle it out for Favorite Female Action Star and Hugh Jackman for Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Male Action Star. Receiving four nominations are Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Maleficent whose star, Angelina Jolie, earned two nominations for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Villain.

In the music categories, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea both scored three nominations. Taylor Swift will go up against Ariana Grande for Favorite Female Singer, while Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor duel for Favorite New Artist. Favorite Male Singer Justin Timberlake returns to defend his title against Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton and Bruno Mars. In television, The Big Bang Theory competes against Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, Modern Family, Gotham and The Flash in the Favorite Family TV Show category, while Favorite Talent Competition Show puts giants American Idol and The Voice against America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Next Top Model. 

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are (*new categories):

Favorite Asian Act
JKT48 (Indonesia) #VoteJKT48ID
Jinnyboy (Malaysia) #VoteJinnyboyMY
Daniel Padilla (Philippines) #VoteDanielPH
Tosh Zhang (Singapore) #VoteToshSG

Favorite Chinese Act*
BiBi Zhou (China) #VoteBiBiZhou周笔畅
Qi Wei (China) #VoteQiWei戚薇
Sean Zhang (China) #VoteSeanZhang张亮
MAYDAY (Taiwan) #VoteMAYDAY五月天

Favorite Talent Competition Show*
America’s Got Talent
American Idol
America’s Next Top Model
Dancing with the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

Favorite Family TV Show*
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Modern Family
Once Upon a Time
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash

Most Addicting Game*
Angry Birds Transformers
Candy Crush Saga
Disney Infinity 2.0
Mario Kart 8
Skylanders: Trap Team

Favorite New Artist*
5 Seconds of Summer
Fifth Harmony
Iggy Azalea
Jessie J
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Kids TV Show
Austin & Ally
Dog with a Blog
Every Witch Way
Henry Danger
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Favorite TV Actor
Benjamin Flores Jr. (The Haunted Hathaways)
Charlie McDermott (The Middle)
Grant Gustin (The Flash)
Jack Griffo (The Thundermans)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)

Favorite TV Actress
Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
Debby Ryan (Jessie)
Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time)
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory)
Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans)
Laura Marano (Austin & Ally)

Favorite Cartoon
Adventure Time
Phineas & Ferb
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teen Titans Go!
The Fairly OddParents

Favorite Reality Show
American Ninja Warrior
Cupcake Wars
Dance Moms
MasterChef Junior
Shark Tank

Favorite Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Favorite Villain
Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)
Cameron Diaz (Annie)
Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)
Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

Favorite Movie Actor
Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) 
Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction)
Steve Carell (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)
Will Arnett (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Lego Movie)

Favorite Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)
Cameron Diaz (Annie)
Elle Fanning (Maleficent)
Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Jennifer Garner (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)
Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Favorite Animated Movie
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Penguins of Madagascar
Rio 2
The Lego Movie
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Favorite Male Action Star
Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending)
Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)

Favorite Female Action Star
Ellen Page (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies)
Halle Berry (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Favorite Music Group
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Nick Jonas
Pharrell Williams
Sam Smith

Favorite Female Singer
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song Of The Year
“All About That Bass” (Meghan Trainor)
“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)
“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry)
“Fancy” (Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX)
“Problem” (Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea)
“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift)

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Divergent series
The Heroes of Olympus series
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
The Fault in Our Stars
The Maze Runner

Voting for Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will span six continents across 19 localized voting sites in addition to Twitter hashtag voting (#KCA) to give kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. The presenting international sponsor for the 2015 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is Dreamworks’ comedy movie, HOME.  Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions.  Jay Schmalholz, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Andrew Llinares are executive producers.  Ben Thursby is co-executive producer. 

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