America's kid's cable channel, Nickelodeon, has announced the nominees for its 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards will air March 27 live from the Pauly Pavilion at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). The categories are movies, music, television, video game, and sports.
Not surprisingly, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" led with five nominations, followed by "Monsters vs. Aliens" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." Miley Cyrus scored four nominations for both TV and movie actress for her role as Hannah Montana, as well as Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song. The Jonas Brothers are also big favorites.
For the first time, a President and First Lady made it in the new category for Cutest Couple, with Barack and Michelle Obama competing against Twilight's triangle Rob Pattinson/Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner/Kristen Stewart, and "Avatar'"s Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana.
Last year's host Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is replaced by comic actor Kevin James of The Mall Cop.
The nominees follow:
"Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel"
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
"The Twilight Saga: New Moon"
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine"
Favorite Movie Actor
Zac Efron ("17 Again")
Taylor Lautner ("The Twilight Saga: New Moon")
Shia LeBeouf ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen")
Tyler Perry ("Madea Goes to Jail")
Favorite Movie Actress
Sandra Bullock ("The Proposal," "The Blind Side")
Miley Cyrus ("Hanna Montana: The Movie")
Megan Fox ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen")
Zoe Saldana ("Avatar")
Favorite Animated Movie
"A Christmas Carol"
"Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"
"Monsters vs. Aliens"
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Jim Carrey ("A Christmas Carol")
Seth Rogen ("Monsters vs. Aliens")
Ray Romano ("Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs")
Reese Witherspoon ("Monsters vs. Aliens")
"I Gotta Feeling" (Black Eyed Peas)
"Paparazzi" (Lady Gaga)
"Party in the USA" (Miley Cyrus)
"You Belong With Me" (Taylor Swift)
Favorite Male Singer
Favorite Music Group
Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Female Singer
Favorite Reality Show
"Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
"So You Think You Can Dance?"
"The Penguins of Madagascar"
"Phineas & Ferb"
Favorite Male Athlete
Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers basketball player)
LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player)
Ryan Sheckler (skateboarder)
Shaun White (snowboarder)
Favorite Female Athlete
Danica Patrick (NASCAR racer)
Misty May Treanor (volleyball player)
Favorite Video Game
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Wii Sports Resort
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series
"Vampire Diaries" series
"Where the Sidewalk Ends"
Edward & Bella (Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart), "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"
Jacob & Bella (Taylor Lautner & Kristen Stewart), "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"
Neytiri & Jake (Zoe Saldana & Sam Worthington), "Avatar"
President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama
The Kid's Choice Awards received 91 million votes cast from viewers and fans. Some stars had campaigns on their websites. As of February 25, kids can vote online at
http://www.nick.com/kca10 or Nickelodeon's mobile website (wap.nick.com). Information about the nominees, "fan kits" and games are also on the channel's website.
The show will be telecast in more than 300 million households across Nickelodeon's international channels. For the first time, it will be simulcast on Nickelodeon in Canada with special local versions created and aired across Europe. Fans in several international markets will be able to vote online for favorite stars from their countries.