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Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Kids' Choice Awards got political, but that shouldn't be surprising
This year's ceremony got political by honoring participants in March for Our Lives. "While that might surprise adults who don’t pay attention to kid-centric programming," says Emily Yahr, "Nickelodeon’s parent company Viacom (other channels include MTV, VH1, CMT, BET, Comedy Central and TV Land) has made an effort to emphasize politics since MTV’s early Rock the Vote days, and particularly in the last month since the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Two weeks ago, multiple Viacom channels went dark during the national school walkout over gun violence. This weekend, MTV joined with the NAACP to pay for buses to take teens to the march in Washington."
Posted Sunday 3/25/18 at 1:59AM EDT
Millie Bobby Brown and John Cena salute March for Our Lives at Kids' Choice Awards
Stranger Things star Brown honored Saturday's march against gun violence by wearing a jean jacket displaying the names of the Parkland victims. “The March for Our Lives demonstrations that took place all over the world today have inspired me and it impacted us all in one way or another," she said while accepting the award for Favorite TV Actress. "I’m fortunate to be here tonight to receive an award as an actor. I’m so very grateful and I appreciate the love and support of my fans and the opportunity that our show, Stranger Things, has created for me. More than anything, I get to be up here and I’m privileged to have a voice that can be heard, one that I can hopefully use to make a positive difference, and help influence change." In his opening monologue, John Cena also expressed support for March for Our Lives. “Kids everywhere have already made it an amazing day,” Cena said in his opening monologue. “So I just want to take a moment to celebrate what kids across the nation accomplished today. From Washington DC, Florida, even here in Los Angeles, all over the country, all over the world, kids made their voice heard with the incredible March for our Lives. And it all happened because you want to make the world a better place.
# TOPICS: March For Our Lives, Nickelodeon, NRATV, Kids’ Choice Awards, Parks and Recreation, Stranger Things, Chris Matthews, Jimmy Fallon, John Cena, Millie Bobby Brown, Award Shows, Gun Violence, Parkland School Shooting
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards last had a female host 14 years ago
The last female to helm the annual awards show was Cameron Diaz, who co-hosted with Ben Stiller in 2004. "If you look at the history of the KCA, the early years had plenty of female hosts," says Kellie Freeze. "Candace Cameron Bure, Mandy Moore, Whitney Houston, Debbie Gibson—all hosted or co-hosted. Rosie O’Donnell rocked the hosting gig eight times! So, what happened? Does Nickelodeon not know that women are some of the biggest names in TV, film, and music?"
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
John Cena will be back as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards host
The WWE star’s return is part of an expanded deal with the cable network. He’s also joining the voice cast of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and executive producing the game show Keep it Spotless.