2018 Kids' Choice Awards
The 31st Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards was held on March 24, 2018, at The Forum in Inglewood, California live on Nickelodeon and either live or on tape delay across all of Nickelodeon's international networks. This was the third time the award ceremony was held at The Forum as the 2015 and 2016 Kids' Choice Awards were also previously held there. John Cena returned as host of the ceremony for the second consecutive year. The show also gave an honor to the people protesting in the March for Our Lives movement that occurred on the same day, including other honors coming from award winners such as Millie Bobby Brown, Camila Cabello, Liza Koshy, and Zendaya.
|2018 Kids' Choice Awards|
|Date||March 24, 2018|
|Hosted by||John Cena|
|Most awards||Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2)|
Stranger Things (2)
|Most nominations||Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (3)|
The Big Bang Theory (3)
The Thundermans (3)
Taylor Swift (3)
|Runtime||91 minutes (8:00–9:31 PM EDT)|
(est. avg. total for Nickelodeon)
|Produced by||Elizabeth Kelly|
Shelly Sumpter Gillyard
|Directed by||Glenn Weiss|
"Hold The Drama"
"Kid In A Candy Store"
|Favorite TV Actress|
|Nick Cannon||Favorite Funny YouTube Creator|
|Favorite Breakout Artist|
|Preview of Smallfoot|
|Favorite TV Show|
|Preview of Avengers: Infinity War|
|Favorite Movie Actress|
Brandon Mychal Smith
|Preview of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|
Favorite Instagram Pet
|Jace Norman||Awards Favorite Male Artist to Shawn Mendes|
|Laurie Hernandez||Barbie "I Can Do Anything" Segment|
|Favorite TV Actor|
|John Cena dressed as Don Cena||Favorite Movie Actor|
|Jaden Smith||Introduced N.E.R.D|
Winners and nomineesEdit
Nominations were announced on February 26, 2018. Unlike past years where the voting periods for all categories opened all at once, one genre opened up to voting per week, along with several show-only category voting windows. For the movie categories, voting was opened on February 26, with voting on music categories opened on March 5, television voting beginning on March 12, and a variety of miscellaneous categories on March 19. Winners are listed first and in boldface.
|Favorite Movie||Favorite Movie Actor|
|Favorite Movie Actress||Favorite Animated Movie|
|Favorite TV Show||Favorite TV Actor|
|Favorite TV Actress||Favorite Cartoon|
|Favorite Music Group||Favorite Male Artist|
|Favorite Female Artist||Favorite Song|
|Favorite Breakout Artist||Favorite Global Music Star|
|Favorite Funny YouTube Creator||Favorite Musical YouTube Creator|
|Favorite Video Game||Favorite Instagram Pet|
|Favorite Dance Trend|
The following are nominations for awards from Nickelodeon's international networks, which had the categories and awards presented during continuity during their individual airings of the main American ceremony.
|Favorite Pinoy Newbie (Philippines)||Favorite African Star (Africa)|
|Favorite Latin Music Star (Latin America)||Favorite Latin Web Star (Latin America)|
|Favorite Aussie/Kiwi Squad (Australia)||Favorite Aussie/Kiwi Rising Star (Australia)|
|Favorite Aussie/Kiwi Duo (Australia)||Favorite Aussie/Kiwi Streaming Sensation (Australia)|
|Favorite Aussie/Kiwi Ultimate Icon (Australia)||Favorite Internet Star (Belgium & Netherlands)|
|Favorite TV Series (Belgium & Netherlands)||Favorite Star (Belgium)|
|Favorite Brazilian Personality (Brazil)||Rising Star (Denmark)|
|Favorite Star (Denmark)||Favorite Vlogger (Denmark)|
|Favorite Muser (Denmark)||Favorite Twins (Germany, Austria, & Switzerland)|
|Favorite Athlete (Germany, Austria, & Switzerland)||Favorite Big Kid (Germany, Austria, & Switzerland)|
|Favorite Cast (Germany, Austria, & Switzerland)||Favorite Muser (Germany, Austria, & Switzerland)|
|Favorite Singer (Germany, Austria, & Switzerland)||Favorite Spanish Influence (Spain)|
|Favorite Artist (Spain)||Favorite Singer (Italy)|
|Favorite Webstar (Italy)||Favorite Internet Star (Middle East)|
|Favorite Music Artist (Middle East)||Favorite Star (Netherlands)|
|Norwegian Sparklers (Norway)||Favorite Star (Norway)|
|Favorite Vlogger (Norway)||Favorite Muser (Norway)|
|Swedish Sparklers (Sweden)||Favorite Star (Sweden)|
|Favorite Singer (Greece)|
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