‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards’ 2021: Live stream, release date, host, nominees and all about the online award show

For the first time in its more than 30-year history, the fun, goopy event will leave the venue using extended reality technology

                            ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards’ 2021: Live stream, release date, host, nominees and all about the online award show
Kenan Thompson will the host of 'Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards' (kidschoiceawards.com)

Kids and kids-at-heart are in for a ride as this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is set to take off into outer space.

For the first time in its more than 30-year history, the fun, goopy event will take "to the skies," as Nickelodeon’s iconic orange blimp will leave the venue and take kids into the cosmos, while also visiting SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom neighborhood and into celebrities’ homes using extended reality technology, reports Fox News.


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So grab your orange soda and sit tight, because this year’s host is Kenan Thompson, from the beloved ‘Kenan and Kel’ sitcom that aired back in the late 90s and early 2000s.


Kenan Thompson, long time cast member of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘All That’ alum, has been tapped to embark viewers on a wild celebratory ride at the ever-slimy KCA airing live in early March.



With the Emmy-award winning actor-comedian at the helm, fans will have a role in this year’s show, so be ready to part of interactive fan walls that bring both celebrities and families stuck at home to the main stage, nightlong second-screen live voting and an award presented by one lucky viewer selected during the show.


The Kids’ Choice Awards recognizes stars across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and other entertainment categories. Leading the 2021 nods are Justin Bieber with five; ‘Stranger Things’ with four; and Ariana Grande, ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘Henry Danger,’ ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,’ ‘Soul,’ ‘Trolls World Tour’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ all tied with three each, reports Fox News.

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Here are this year’s nominees for some of the categories:

Onward (IMDb)


Favorite Animated Movie

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace against the Universe
The Croods: A New Age
Trolls World Tour

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Favorite Movie Actor

Jim Carrey (Dr Robotnik, Sonic the Hedgehog)
Robert Downey Jr (Dr John Dolittle, Dolittle)
Will Ferrell (Lars Erickssong, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton)
Chris Pine (Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman 1984)
Adam Sandler (Hubie Dubois, Hubie Halloween)

Black-ish (IMDb)


Favorite Family TV Show

Cobra Kai
Fuller House
The Mandalorian
Stranger Things
Young Sheldon

Alexa & Katie (IMDb)

Favorite Kids TV Show

Alexa & Katie
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Danger Force
Henry Danger
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Raven's Home

Ella Anderson (Instagram/@ella)

Favorite Female TV Star

Ella Anderson (Piper Hart, Henry Danger) 
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things) 
Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House) 
Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge, Riverdale) 
Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven's Home) 
Sofia Wylie (Gina, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) 

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Favorite Male TV Star

Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper, Young Sheldon) 
Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical Series) 
Dylan Gilmer (Young Dylan, Tyler Perry's Young Dylan)
Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things) 
Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger and Danger Force)
Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler, Stranger Things)

Get the full list of nominees here.
Date and Time

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards promises to be slimy, and is airing live on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

How to vote?

U.S. fans can view the nominees and begin casting votes at KidsChoiceAwards.com and on the Screens Up app starting Tuesday. International fans can cast their votes through the Nick Play app in regions where it is available.

Where to stream?

The show will air on Nickelodeon for cable subscribers, simulcasting across TeenNick, Nicktoons and Nick Jr. You can watch Nickelodeon live without cable with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV NOW or YouTubeTV. In this article, we'll help you decide which option is best for you.

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