With a record-breaking 500 million votes cast from kids around the world, Saturday’s 28th Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in L.A. was a slime-filled spectacle honoring fan favorites including winners Jennifer Lawrence, SpongeBob SquarePants, One Direction and Nick Jonas.
Hosted by recording artist/actor and newly crowned KCA winner for favorite male singer Nick Jonas, the awards ceremony dished out orange blimps across 21 categories in film, TV, music, video games and books.
Winners were also announced in four new categories— favorite talent competition show, favorite family TV show, most addicting game and favorite new artist—plus a special live vote was held and won by the cast of Nick’s live-action comedy The Thundermans.
With seven million live votes, The Thundermans beat the casts of Bella and the Bulldogs and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and received the honor of taking part in the KCA’s first-ever human slime car wash.
Nickelodeon once again leveraged its multiplatform reach by letting fans vote across Nick.com, the The Nick App on iOS, Kindle and Android mobile devices, and via Nick’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.
Nick Digital platforms also provided exclusive real-time updates and photos from the orange carpet and backstage.
Jennifer Lawrence’s star continues to shine as the A-lister won the favorite female action star award for the second year in a row and her latest Hunger Games film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 snapped up the KCA for favorite movie.
However, Lawrence didn’t repeat as favorite movie actress. That title was taken this year by The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Emma Stone.
Disney snapped up the favorite animated movie award for its Oscar-winning Big Hero 6, the highest-grossing animated film of 2014.
In the television category, long-running Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants won favorite cartoon just as it did last year, and Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally had a big night with three wins—favorite kids TV show, favorite TV actor (Ross Lynch) and favorite TV actress (Laura Marano).
New TV awards went to The Voice for favorite talent competition show and Modern Family for favorite family TV show.
Despite the recent dramatic exit of member Zayn Malik, fans continued to show their love for boy band One Direction, voting them favorite music group for the third year in a row.
Girl group Fifth Harmony won for favorite new artist while the always popular Selena Gomez grabbed the favorite female singer KCA after winning it last year, too.
Rounding out the awards, the phenomenally successful interactive property Minecraft was voted most addicting game, and favorite book went to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
A full list of this year’s winners can be found http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-awards/winners/.