By Samantha Ofole-Prince
Chris Pratt, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Sandler, Robert Downey Jr., Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Selena Gomez, Joey King and DJ Khaled were among those who won coveted orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.
Hosted by music mogul DJ Khaled, the unpredictable and always messy awards show was broadcast live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, where kids celebrated their favorites in pop culture, television, music, social media and movies.
This year’s party kicked off with DJ Khaled making his way to the stage n style, with an assist from friends Kylie Jenner and the Jonas Brothers. His next-level arrival began with a ride in a Rolls Royce Phantom, followed by a cruise on a luxury yacht, and a trip on board the “Kids’ Force One” helicopter before landing onstage.
There was no shortage of slime and epic moments from this year’s show: Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott from Disney’s "Aladdin" arrived on a magic carpet and made the audience’s slime-filled wishes come true, dousing Smith and kids in green goo;
DJ Khaled had to don a JoJo bow after losing a dance battle to JoJo Siwa in a live vote and also surprised the audience by unboxing social media sensation Ryan of Ryan ToysReview; social media star David Dobrik, Chris Pratt, Josh Peck and Adam Sandler were soaked and the show culminated with DJ Khaled turning up the volume one last time with the biggest sliming of the night, blanketing the first-time host and the crowd.
Migos performed their hits “Walk It Talk It” and “Stir Fry,” along with rising single “Pure Water,” accompanied by DJ Durel.
Additional celebrities in attendance included Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monáe and Shameik Moore,.
Check out the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 winners:
Favorite Funny TV Show
Favorite TV Drama
Favorite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
Favorite TV Host
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
Favorite TV Judges
Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)
Favorite Male TV Star
Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)
Favorite Female TV Star
Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)
Avengers: Infinity War
Favorite Movie Actor
Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)
Favorite Movie Actress
Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)
Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
Favorite Animated Movie
Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie
Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie
Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favorite Music Group
Favorite Male Artist
Favorite Female Artist
thank u, next (Ariana Grande)
Favorite Breakout Artist
“No Brainer” (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)
Favorite Social Music Star
Favorite Global Music Star
North America: Taylor Swift
Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2019
Favorite Social Star
Zendaya Wins, Will Smith Gets Slimed At The Kid's Choice Awards
By Samantha Ofole-Prince