Jack Black to host Kids' Choice Awards, nominations revealed

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For the third year, actor Jack Black, currently starring in Gulliver's Travels and soon to voice Kung Fu Panda 2, will host the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards, April 2 at 8 PM EST, from Los Angeles and broadcast on Nickelodeon. The children's satellite channel announced the nominations for the show on February 10.

Nominees, selected by fans in movie, music, television and sports categories, are led this year by teen sensation Justin Bieber, whose film Never Say Never just released, as well as singer/actress Miley Cyrus and television actress/singer Selena Gomez.

Jay-Z, Bruno Mars and Usher join Bieber as Favorite Male Singer nominees and Favorite Female Singer choices are Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.

Jack Black is also a nominee for Favorite Male Actor along with Johnny Depp ( Alice in Wonderland), Jaden Smith ( The Karate Kid), and Dwayne Johnson ( Tooth Fairy).

Emma Watson of Harry Potter and Kristen Stewart of The Twilight Saga are up for Favorite Movie Actress, along with Ashley Judd ( Tooth Fairy) and Miley Cyrus ( The Last Song).

Animated films will be honored, as will voice actors. Other awards will go to Favorite "Butt-kicker" for action film actor and Favorite Video Game.

Other highlights of nominees follow:

Favorite Movie
Alice in Wonderland
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
The Karate Kid

Favorite Animated Movie
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Shrek Forever After
Toy Story 3

Favorite Butt-kicker
Steve Carell as Gru for Despicable Me
Jackie Chan as Mr. Han for The Karate Kid
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark in Iron Man 2
Will Ferrell as the title role in Megamind

Favorite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Black Eyed Peas
The Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Song
Justin Bieber's "Baby"
Katy Perry's "California Gurls"
Train's "Hey, Soul Sister"
Taylor Swift's "Mine"

Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Super Mario Galaxy 2