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.”
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Are We Done Yet?
The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Favorite Animated Movie
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)
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
Favorite Female Singer
Favorite TV Show
Drake & Josh
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Favorite Reality Show
America’s Next Top Model
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Deal or no Deal?
Favorite Television Actress
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana
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
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Ed, Edd and Eddy
Favorite Male Athlete
Favorite Female Athlete
Favorite Video Game
Dance Dance Revolution
High School Musical: Sing It!
Madden NFL ‘08
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