Nickelodeon announces 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations

Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Jace Norman, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Coco, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle And More Receive Nods.

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Nickelodeon announced the superstar nominees and a one-of-a-kind performance for the highly-anticipated 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, which will air in Asia on Monday, 26 March at 4pm (WIB) and 5pm (MY, PH, SG) with a same-day encore at 7pm (WIB) and 8pm (MY, PH, SG).

Celebrating kids’ favorites across movies, television, music and digital, this year’s nominees include: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Millie Bobby Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth, Ed Sheeran, Coco, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Wonder Woman, among others.

WWE Superstar John Cena returns as host of Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and

Nickelodeon star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa will perform a medley of hits, including her triple-platinum smash “Boomerang,” with has garnered over 500 million views on YouTube.

Nickelodeon will roll out a brand-new, four-week voting wave, where new categories will be revealed each week leading up to the show.  This year, four Pinoy celebrities – Gabbi Garcia, Inigo Pascual, Joshua Garcia, Loisa Andalio – vie for the coveted orange blimp under the “Favorite Pinoy Newbie” category. Fans can cast their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including and the Nickelodeon Play app (Singapore only) on iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. They can also vote through Twitter using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee.

Fans can go to, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, trivia, polls, word scrambles, and photos, and to get the latest KCA news on this year’s show, nominees and attendees.

The presenting international sponsor for the 2018 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is Heelys.

Stay up to date on Kids’ Choice Awards news by liking Nickelodeon Asia on Facebook.

The nominees and categories for Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards are (*new categories):


FAVORITE PINOY STAR*: (Voting begins Tuesday, February 27)

Gabbi Garcia

Inigo Pascual

Joshua Garcia

Loisa Andalio





FILM: (Voting for the film categories begin Tuesday, February 27)


Favorite Movie

Beauty and the Beast

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Pitch Perfect 3

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Greatest Showman

Wonder Woman


Favorite Movie Actor

Ben Affleck (Batman, Justice League)

Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Ragnarok)

Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)

Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)

Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)

Will Ferrell (Brad, Daddy’s Home 2)


Favorite Movie Actress

Anna Kendrick (Beca, Pitch Perfect 3)

Daisy Ridley (Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Emma Watson (Belle, Beauty and the Beast)

Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman & Justice League)

Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle, Spider-Man: Homecoming)

Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)


Favorite Animated Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Cars 3


Despicable Me 3


Smurfs: The Lost Village

The Emoji Movie

The Lego Batman Movie


MUSIC: (Voting for the music categories begin Tuesday, March 6)


Favorite Music Group


Fifth Harmony

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

The Chainsmokers

Twenty One Pilots


Favorite Male Artist

Bruno Mars

DJ Khaled

Ed Sheeran

Luis Fonsi

Kendrick Lamar

Shawn Mendes


Favorite Female Artist


Demi Lovato

Katy Perry


Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift


Favorite Song

Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber

HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar

I’m The One – DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

It Ain’t Me – Selena Gomez & Kygo

Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift

Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

Thunder – Imagine Dragons


Favorite Breakout Artist

Alessia Cara

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Harry Styles


Noah Cyrus


Favorite Global Music Star

Black Coffee (Africa)

BTS (Asia)

Lorde (Australia/New Zealand)

Maluma (South America)

Taylor Swift (North America)

The Vamps (UK)

Zara Larsson (Europe)


TELEVISION: (Voting for the television categories begin Tuesday, March 13)


Favorite TV Show

Fuller House

Henry Danger

K.C. Undercover

Saban’s Power Rangers Ninja Steel

Stranger Things

The Big Bang Theory

The Flash

The Thundermans


Favorite Cartoon

ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks

SpongeBob SquarePants

Teen Titans Go!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Loud House

The Simpsons


Favorite TV Actor

Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead)

Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)

Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger)

Jack Griffo (Max Thunderman, The Thundermans)

Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)

William Shewfelt (Brody Romero/Red Ninja Steel Ranger)


Favorite TV Actress

Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)

Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)

Kira Kosarin (Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans)

Lizzy Greene (Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)

Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)


OTHER CATEGORIES: (Voting begins Tuesday, March 20)


Favorite Video Game

Just Dance 2018

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Minecraft: Java Edition

Star Wars Battlefront II

Super Mario Odyssey


Favorite Funny YouTube Creator

Alex Wassabi


Dude Perfect

Liza Koshy


Miranda Sings


Favorite Musical YouTube Creator

Ayo & Teo

Jack & Jack

Jacob Sartorius

Johnny Orlando

JoJo Siwa

Why Don’t We


Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions.  Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.


In addition to his hosting duties, Cena is also breaking new ground at Nickelodeon with two firsts: he will get into character by lending his voice to an original villain named Baron Draxum in the brand-new 2D animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, premiering in Asia in 2019; and he is executive producing the brand-new competition series, Keep It Spotless, where teams of kids go head-to-head in a battle to stay clean.