The Kids’ Choice Awards have grown up. This year will mark the 27th installment of the annual ceremony, and the Nickelodeon event will be hosted by one mature, 42-year-old Mark Wahlberg. That said, when it comes to the nominees, it’s still light and fluffy kiddie fare that’s important — like, for instance, SpongeBob SquarePants and Adventure Time (both up for Favorite Cartoon), or Despicable Me 2 and Frozen (each have a nod in the Favorite Animated Movie category).
In the area of music, One Direction scored nods for Favorite Group and Favorite Song (“Story Of My Life”), while Taylor Swift and Katy Perry each earned two nominations (Favorite Female Singer, Favorite Song — for “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “Roar,” respectively). Elsewhere, singing and acting double threats Bridgit Mendler and Ariana Grande will compete for Favorite TV Actress, while The Voice and American Idol have been recognized in the Favorite Reality Show category. (Sorry, The X Factor.) Oh, and cover the little ones’ eyes, Mom and Dad — Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball” is up for Favorite Song, as well.
Head below to see all of the music nominees for this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards, which will air March 29 at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon.
Favorite Music Group
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite Male Singer
Favorite Female Singer
Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
One Direction, “Story of My Life”
Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
See all the KCA nominees and vote for the winners here.
Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.
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