Kids' Choice ceremony airs March 29th

Jack Black is back as the host of this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Black, who emceed the event in 2006, will lead the 21st annual event — dubbed the “mini-Oscars” by the cabler — on March 29.

The kudofest, which will be held this year at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, gives the channel’s young viewers a chance to award their favorite film, music, TV and sports stars.

“Kids adore Jack, and his energy and unpredictability are a perfect fit for the KCA,” said Marjorie Cohn, exec VP of development and original programming at Nickelodeon.

Black stars in the upcoming feature “Be Kind, Rewind.”

“Shrek the Third” leads all Kids Choice Awards nominees with four, including Favorite Animated Movie and three in the Favorite Animated Movie Voice category (Mike Meyers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy).

Favorite movie nominees include “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Are We Done Yet?,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Transformers,” while TV show nominees include “Drake & Josh,” “Hannah Montana,” “iCarly” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.”

MOVIES:

Favorite Movie

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Are We Done Yet?

The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

The Transformers

Favorite Animated Movie

Bee Movie

Ratatouille

Shrek the Third

The Simpsons Movie

Favorite Male Movie Star

Ice Cube (Are We Done Yet?)

Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (The Game Plan)

Eddie Murphy (Norbit)

Favorite Female Movie Star

Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)

Drew Barrymore (Music and Lyrics)

Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman 3)

Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End)

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona, Shrek the Third)

Mike Meyers (Shrek, Shrek the Third)

Eddie Murphy (Donkey, Shrek the Third)

Jerry Seinfeld, (Barry B. Benson, Bee Movie)

MUSIC:

Favorite Song

Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston)

Big Girls Don’t Cry (Fergie)

Don’t Matter (Akon)

Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne)

Favorite Music Group

Boys Like Girls

Fall Out Boy

Jonas Brothers

Linkin Park

Favorite Female Singer

Beyonce

Fergie

Miley Cyrus

Alicia Keys

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show

Drake & Josh

Hannah Montana

iCarly

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Favorite Reality Show

America’s Next Top Model

American Idol

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Deal or no Deal?

Favorite Television Actress

Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana

Emma Roberts/Unfabulous

Jamie Lynn Spears/Zoey 101

Raven-Symone/That’s So Raven

Favorite Television Actor

Drake Bell/ Drake & Josh

Josh Peck/ Drake & Josh

Dylan Sprouse/ The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Cole Sprouse/ The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Favorite Cartoon

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Ed, Edd and Eddy

The Simpsons

SpongeBob SquarePants

SPORTS:

Favorite Male Athlete

Tony Hawk

Shaquille O’Neal

Alex Rodriguez

Tiger Woods

Favorite Female Athlete

Cheryl Ford

Danica Patrick

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Video Game

Dance Dance Revolution

Guitar Hero

High School Musical: Sing It!

Madden NFL ‘08

Favorite Book

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume One: The Long Way Home

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Harry Potter series

How to Eat Fried Worms

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