Oklahoma's Blake Shelton among 'Kids' Choice' nominees for 2013
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Editor
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The "Kids' Choice Awards" could be a reunion of sorts for singer Taylor Swift and her former boyfriend Harry Styles of One Direction.
Styles' boy band One Direction is nominated for "What Makes You Beautiful" in the same category as Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" for Favorite Song. The nominations were announced Wednesday by Nickelodeon.
Swift, who opened last Sunday's Grammy Awards show, allegedly dissed Styles by putting on a fake British accent during her song and saying "So he calls me and goes, 'I still love you ...' " she sang. "And I’m like, 'I'm sorry, I'm busy opening the Grammys.'"
Swift was also nominated for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for "The Lorax" and Favorite Female Singer.
Nominated for Favorite Music Group were Big Time Rush, Maroon 5, Bon Jovi and One Direction.
Oklahoma's Blake Shelton is nominated for Favorite Male Singer along with Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Usher. Favorite Female Singer nominees include Adele, Katy Perry, P!nk and Swift.
Also among the nominees for Favorite TV Actress are Miranda Cosgrove for "iCarly," Bridgit Mendel for "Good Luck Charlie," Selena Gomez for "Wizards of Waverly Place" and Victoria Justice for "Victorious" The latter won for the same show in 2012. All four shows are also nominees in the Favorite TV Show category.
Nominated for Favorite TV Actor are Carlos Pena for "Big Time Rush," Lucas Cruikshank for "Marvin Marvin," Jake T. Austin for "Wizards of Waverly Place" and Ross Lynch for "Austin & Ally."
Favorite Reality Show nominees include "America's Got Talent," "American Idol," "The Voice" and "Wipeout."
Nominated for Favorite Movie Actor are Will Smith for "Men in Black III," Johnny Depp for "Dark Shadows," Zachary Gordon for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and Andrew Garfield for "The Amazing Spider-Man."
Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson are nominated for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker. Up for Favorite Movie are "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Hunger Games" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days."
Other categories include Favorite Movie Actress, Favorite Male Buttkicker, Favorite Animated Movie, Favorite Cartoon, Favorite Male Athlete, Favorite Female Athlete, Favorite Villain, Favorite Book, Favorite Videogame and Favorite App.
Kids can begin voting in 22 categories at tulsaworld.com/kidschoice Thursday or across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets: all desktop and mobile devices, and Nickelodeon's Facebook page and Twitter feed.
On Facebook, users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into wall posts, and on Twitter users be able to vote using custom KCA hashtags
The awards show – and annual green slimefest - will air live at 7 p.m. March 23 on Nickelodeon, cable 33.
Josh Duhamel ("Transformers: Dark of the Moon") will host of this year's show.