×

Kids’ Choice Awards Honor Dan Schneider with First Lifetime Achievement Award

Will he or won’t he be slimed?

That was the question on everyone’s minds Saturday night at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards at USC’s Galen Center. Host Mark Wahlberg claimed he was “unslimeable” throughout the evening, but eventually, it was his own family who got him with the green gook. What started as a simple knock knock joke from his daughter ultimately turned into his slimy demise.

The packed center was filled with kids of all ages screaming and shouting as their favorite stars took the stage to present awards, accept awards or to get slimed. “American Idol” alum Todrick Hall opened the show with a performance of “Timber,” “Applause” and “Happy,” all of which included aerial dancers and neon costumes. Even though Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” wasn’t covered at the show, Hall brought in a giant wrecking ball and swung from it a la Cyrus.

Marky Mark fans were teased with a potential throwback performance from Wahlberg when he first took the stage and joked, “Wasn’t Todrick Hall amazing? He makes me want to rap and dance a little bit again.” But it didn’t happen.

Rapper Pharrell — without his signature hat — and Kaley Cuoco Sweeting (“Big Bang Theory”) presented the favorite female singer award to winner Selena Gomez, who beat out Taylor Swift. Although Pharrell didn’t have his hat, he did happen to wear a “SpongeBob Squarepants” onesie. He said they were his favorite pajamas. Unfortunately, his sleepwear of choice was ruined as the duo became the first celebrity slime victims.

Later in the show “Kenan and Kel” alumni Kenan Thompson (via video) and Kel Mitchell presented Nickelodeon’s first-ever lifetime achievement award to Dan Schneider (“Kenan and Kel,” “All That,” “Zoey 101”). Mitchell opened his speech with his favorite Schneider-penned line: “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger. Can I take your order?” Soon after, many of the cast members from all of his shows took the stage to present him with the golden submarine.

In his acceptance speech, Schneider thanked Nickelodeon, his family and his fans. “I feel so lucky that I get to spend my days hanging out with people as talented and hilarious and wonderful as all of you.”

When Kristen Bell and Chris Evans presented the favorite movie actor award, it wasn’t smooth sailing. In an attempt to wave some of the slime off of the envelope, Evans tossed it into one of the mosh pits. Luckily, a fan handed it back to him so he and Bell could bestow winner Adam Sandler (“Grown Ups 2”) with an orange submarine. When he got on stage, Sandler riled up the audience with some chanting. He said, “Let there be balls!” and from the ceiling dropped balls, but apparently he expected a few more.

“I honestly thought there was going to be more balls,” Sandler said. “That was pathetic.”

Robert Downey Jr. took home a submarine for favorite male buttkicker. He kept his speech short because, “I have to go film ‘Avengers 2,'” which made all of the kids squeal with excitement. But he did make sure to dole out a piece of advice before he left: “When life is kicking your butt, never forget to kick it back right in the face!”

Here is the full list of winners:

Favorite Male Singer: Justin Timberlake

Favorite Cartoon: “SpongeBob SquarePants”

Favorite Reality Show: “Wipeout”

Favorite Female Buttkicker: Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie: Miranda Cosgrove, “Despicable Me 2”

Favorite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

Favorite Movie: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

Favorite Animated Movie: “Frozen”

Favorite Male Buttkicker: Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Movie Actor: Adam Sandler

Favorite Song: “Story of My Life,” One Direction

Favorite Music Group: One Direction

Favorite TV Show: “Sam & Cat”

Favorite TV Actor: Ross Lynch

Favorite TV Actress: Ariana Grande

Favorite Female Singer: Selena Gomez

Favorite Funny Star: Kevin Hart

KCA Fan Army Winner: Selenators, Selena Gomez

Favorite Video Game: “Just Dance 2014”

Favorite App Game: “Despicable Me: Minion Rush”

Favorite Book: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series

Most Enthusiastic Athlete: Dwight Howard

More TV

  • TV Ratings: 'This Is Us' Slides

    TV Ratings: 'This Is Us' Slides Again, 'Arrow' Returns Steady

    After showing some stability from week 2 to week 3, “This Is Us” has slid once again in the ratings. The popular NBC drama dipped from a 1.65 rating among adulst 18-49 last week to a 1.5 this time around, and from 7.3 million total viewers to 6.7 million. Its lead-in, “The Voice,” scored a [...]

  • Diane Sawyer Will Interview Cameron Douglas

    Diane Sawyer Will Interview Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas in ABC News Special

    Diane Sawyer will present the first television interview with Cameron Douglas, the son of actor Michael Douglas who has had a troubled history, in a new one-hour primetime special slated to air Tuesday, October 22 at 10 p.m. eastern on ABC. The younger Douglas has written a memoir, “Long Way Home,” that examines how addiction [...]

  • BritBox Acquires 'Line of Duty' for

    BritBox Acquires 'Line of Duty' for North American Service

    BritBox has acquired a raft of hit U.K. shows such as thriller “Line of Duty” and gameshow “Pointless” to bolster its line-up of British programmes on its North American streaming service. BritBox, a joint venture between BBC Studios and ITV, closed new deals at Mipcom today with Kew Media Distribution and Endemol Shine International to [...]

  • Palazzo BarberiniPalazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy -

    International Execs Descend on Rome as MIA Market Serves Fresh Films, TV Dramas, Docs

    Rome’s MIA market for TV series, feature films and documentaries kicks off today with hundreds of international buyers descending upon the Eternal City for four-days (Oct. 16-20) of presentations of fresh top-notch mostly European product and dealmaking done in a more relaxed setting than Mipcom. The new concept mart now at its 5th edition, which [...]

  • CNN-citizen-conference

    CNN Plots Expansion of 'Citizen' Conference (EXCLUSIVE)

    CNN interacts with most of its viewers via TV screen or mobile device. In weeks to come, however, the news outlet hopes to start engaging its audience at state fairs and local festivals. The AT&T-owned news network plans new extensions for the “Citizen by CNN” forum it launched last year that aims to spur viewers [...]

  • THE MASKED SINGER: The Egg in

    Fox Partners With Propagate Content to Distribute Unscripted Programming

    Propagate Content will distribute Fox Entertainment’s unscripted programming and formats worldwide, excluding the U.S. and Canada, the companies announced at MIPCOM Wednesday. The agreement covers program sales rights for Fox’s hit series “The Masked Singer,” which recently returned for its second season. It also includes program sales and format rights for Fox’s unscripted summer series, [...]

  • Bob GreenblattCreating Great Characters: Dick Wolf

    Bob Greenblatt on WarnerMedia Streaming Strategy: 'The Assets are Undeniable'

    CANNES — AT&T is ready for battle in the streaming wars. The new parent company of HBO and Warner Bros. has moved quickly to respond to consumer demand by marshaling its forces behind the launch next spring of HBO Max, WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told a crowd of international TV and digital executives here [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content