LOS ANGELES — The self-described “messfest” of Nickelodeon’s annual Kids’ Choice Awards happened in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The prize may be a bright orange trophy in the shape of a blimp, but the show’s real signature is the green slime regularly dumped on participants. After a musical number with singers Christina Aguilera and Pitbull, Aguilera triggered a dousing of Pitbull and their backup dancers. Duhamel was among those who got it good during the ceremony as well, along with Amanda Seyfried, Nick Cannon, Josh Hutcherson and Dwight Howard.
Sandra Bullock and Neil Patrick Harris were likewise drenched in the green goo while presenting the award for favorite movie actress. Winner Kristen Stewart, recognized for her role in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” joined in by hugging Bullock, getting messy in the process. Stewart also won the prize for favorite female buttkicker for her role in “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
Other film winners included Johnny Depp, who attended but was not slimed, as favorite movie actor for “Dark Shadows.” Favorite movie went to “The Hunger Games,” with “Wreck-It Ralph” winning favorite animated movie. Favorite voice from an animated movie went to Adam Sandler for “Hotel Transylvania,” and Dwayne Johnson won favorite male buttkicker for “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”
Selena Gomez won favorite TV actress for her role on “Wizards of Waverly Place” on the same weekend her buzz-heavy film “Spring Breakers” was opening nationwide. Other television winners were “Victorious” for favorite TV show, “Wipeout” for favorite reality show, “SpongeBob SquarePants” for favorite cartoon and Ross Lynch from “Austin & Ally” for favorite TV actor.
Music awards went to One Direction for favorite music group, Justin Bieber for favorite male singer and Katy Perry for favorite female singer. One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” won favorite song.
LeBron James was named favorite male athlete, and Danica Patrick was recognized as favorite female athlete. Simon Cowell of “The X Factor” was named favorite villain. “The Hunger Games” series won favorite book, “Just Dance 4” won favorite video game and “Temple Run” was named favorite app.