When it comes to the year’s best in entertainment, there’s no need to ask an academy; just ask the kids, and they’ll let you know. Today, kids made their voices heard as the nominees for the 27th Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards were announced.

For the first time ever, the KCAs will feature two African categories including a “Nigerian On Air Personality” category and the nominees are Beat FM’s Toolz, Rhythm FM’s Toke Makinwa, Freeze of Cool FM and Wana Wana from Inspiration FM.

Also for South Africa, the “Favourite South African Radio DJ” nominees include Anele Mdoda from Highveld Stereo, 5FM’s DJ Fresh and Gareth Cliff, and Unathi Msengana from Metro FM. 

This year’s awards which will be hosted by Hollywood superstar, Mark Wahlberg will also feature other top celebrities nominees like Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Pharrell Williams, Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman, Dwayne Johnson, Mila Kunis, Steve Carell, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, Pitbull, Bruno Mars, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and many more.

Fans can start voting for their favourite South African, Nigerian nominee and other categories by visiting the official Nickelodeon webisite, or, or send a tweet to @nickafrica with the hashtag #KCA, followed by the voting hashtag of the relevant personality: #VoteToke,#VoteFreeze#VoteWanaWana,#VoteToolz#VoteUnathi,#VoteAnele#VoteGareth or#Vote
Fresh, eg: #KCA #VoteToke

Nickelodeon 2014 Kids Choice Awards will air on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) on Sunday, 2 April 2014 at 3PM.

“The Hunger Games” franchise, which received four nominations for Favourite Movie, Favourite Book, and Jennifer Lawrence for Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Female Buttkicker.  Iron Man 3 is right behind with three nominations for Favourite Movie and Robert Downey, Jr. for Favourite Movie Actor and Favourite Male Buttkicker. The Smurfs 2 also nabbed three nominations for Favourite Movie, Favourite Movie Actor (Neil Patrick Harris) and Favourite Movie Actress (Jayma Mays).

In television, Sam & Cat stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande, Bridgit Medler (Good Luck Charlie) and Debby Ryan (Jessie) will compete for Favourite TV Actress, with their respective shows Sam & Cat, Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, along with The Big Bang Theory rounding out the Favourite TV Show nominees. First-time nominees Benjamin Flores, Jr. (The Haunted Hathaways) and Jack Griffo (The Thundermans) will face off against last year’s KCA winner for Favourite TV Actor, Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally), and 2012 winner, Jake Short (A.N.T. Farm) for the coveted blimp.

Stacking up three nominations this year, Katy Perry will take on Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift for Favourite Female singer, while musical sensation One Direction will face-off against Maroon 5, One Republic and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for Favourite Music Group. Katy Perry and One Direction will also return as nominees in the same categories in which they took home blimps last year.  Former Kids’ Choice Awards host, Justin Timberlake, who is no stranger to slime, will battle contenders Bruno Mars, Pitbull and Pharrell Williams for Favourite Male Singer.

The 2014 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 375 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever.

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are:

Favourite South African Radio DJ
Anele Mdoda - Highveld stereo
DJ Fresh – 5FM
Gareth Cliff - 5FM
Unathi Msengana - Metro FM

Favourite Nigerian On Air Personality
Toke Makinwa - Rhythm FM
Freeze - Cool FM
Wana Wana - Inspiration FM
Toolz - The Beat FM

Favourite TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Good Luck Charlie
Sam & Cat

Favourite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
American Idol
The Voice

Favourite Cartoon
Adventure Time
Phineas and Ferb
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Favourite TV Actor
Benjamin Flores, Jr (The Haunted Hathaways)
Jack Griffo (The Thundermans)
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)
Jake Short (A.N.T. Farm)

Favourite TV Actress
Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat)
Jennette McCurdy (Sam & Cat)
Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie)
Debby Ryan (Jessie)

Favourite Movie
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Oz the Great and Powerful
The Smurfs 2

Favourite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger)
Robert Downey, Jr (Iron Man 3)
Neil Patrick Harris (The Smurfs 2)
Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2)

Favourite Movie Actress
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Mila Kunis (Oz: The Great and Powerful)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Jayma Mays (The Smurfs 2)

Favourite Animated Movie
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Despicable Me 2
Monsters University

Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie
Steve Carell (Despicable Me 2)
Miranda Cosgrove (Despicable Me 2)
Billy Crystal (Monsters University)
Katy Perry (The Smurfs 2)

Favourite Male Buttkicker
Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger)
Robert Downey, Jr (Iron Man 3)
Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine)
Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6)

Favourite Female Buttkicker
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Favourite Music Group
Maroon 5
One Direction
One Republic
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favourite Male Singer
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Favourite Female Singer
Lady Gaga
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Favourite Song
I Knew You Were Trouble” (Taylor Swift)
“Roar” (Katy Perry)
“Story of My Life” (One Direction)
“Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus)

Favourite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
The Hobbit
The Hunger Games series

Favourite Videogame
Angry Birds Star Wars
Disney Infinity
Just Dance 2014

Favourite App Game
Angry Birds Star Wars II
Candy Crush Saga
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Temple Run

Favourite Funny Star
Kaley Cuoco
Kevin Hart
Andy Samberg
Sofia Vergara

Favourite Animated Animal Sidekick
Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
Perry the Platypus (Phineas and Ferb)
Sparky (Fairly Odd Parents)
Waddles (Gravity Falls)

Most Enthusiastic Athlete
Dwight Howard
Cam Newton
David Ortiz
Richard Sherman

To join the conversation about the 2014Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, visit us, like us or follow us on Twitter @NickAfrica,using the hashtag #KCA.

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