The awards, which cover movies, TV, music and online activities, are known for drenching certain celebrity guests in a waterfall of green slime, which it bountifully provided during the 90-minute show.
Hosted by wrestler-turned-actor John Cena, social media star and Dance Moms alum JoJo Siwa performed a medley of hits, including Boomerang, which has garnered over 500 million views on YouTube. The band N.E.R.D. also performed their hit, Lemon, with a crew of kid dancers on top of a cafeteria table.
Slime victims included Heidi Klum and Mel B getting slime-soaked on a swing set while presenting an award; to Favorite Funny YouTube Creator winner Liza Koshy getting a surprise double sliming at the podium and backstage; to Henry Danger star Jace Norman pranking Shawn Mendes with buckets of green goo after winning Favorite Male Artist; and Cena closing the show with an epic finale sliming of the audience after receiving the ultimate dousing himself.
This year’s show gave kids the opportunity to choose what happens live during the show by casting votes to determine the outcome of multiple stunts. These included Black-ish star Marsai Martin wearing “Guac Socks” in a game of “Eat It or Wear It,” and social media stars Alex Wassabi and LaurDIY taking on the “Fear Box” challenge.
Also making cameos: Kristen Bell, Josh Brener, Nick Cannon, Echosmith, Kat Graham, Grant Gustin, Laurie Hernandez, Jiffpom, Chloe Kim, Darci Lynne & Petunia, Omar Miller, Ne-Yo, Storm Reid, Ben Schwartz, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Yara Shahidi, Brandon Mychal Smith, Jaden Smith, Hailee Steinfeld, Channing Tatum and Zendaya.
Kids and families cast votes in 19 categories, including four new ones, Favorite Funny YouTube Creator, Favorite Musical YouTube Creator, Favorite Dance Trend and Favorite Instagram Pet. Fans were able to vote for their top picks across all of Nickelodeon’s digital platforms.
Following are Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards winners:
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Favorite Movie Actor
Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Favorite Movie Actreess
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle “MJ” Jones, Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Favorite Animated Movie
Favorite Music Group
Favorite Male Artist
Favorite Female Artist
“Shape Of You” (Ed Sheeran)
Favorite Breakout Artist
Favorite Global Music Star
Favorite TV Show
Favorite TV Actor
Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger)
Favorite TV Actress
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
Favorite Funny YouTube Creator
Favorite Musical YouTube Creator
Favorite Instagram Pet
Favorite Dance Trend
Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2018