Nominees of Voice Awards for Pogo Amazing Kids Awards' announced

MUMBAI: The nominees of the Voice Awards category for the Pogo Amazing Kids Awards 2005 have been announced.

This is the second year of the awards, which encourages Indian kids to exercise their choice by empowering them to choose/vote for their favourite icons amongst nominees in various award categories.


The nominations for the Pogo Voice Awards 2005 have been announced for sub-categories such as Most Amazing Actor, Most Amazing Actress, Most Amazing Film, Most Amazing Newcomer, Most Amazing Song, Most Amazing Singer, Most Amazing Comedian, Most Amazing Sports Hero, Most Amazing Toon and Most Amazing Pogo Character/Show.

Interestingly, five lucky kids who exercise their choice through Pogo Voice Awards will get the fabulous once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to personally present the award to their favourite star.

All kids have to do is tune into Prime Pogo from 6 - 8 pm starting 19 September to catch the nominees in each of the 10 categories. Every week nominees from two categories will be featured within Prime Pogo, giving kids the chance to cast their votes on a weekly basis for five weeks in a row. As each set of a category would air only for a week, kids can voice their choice for a particular category only during the week of telecast.

The nominees of the Pogo Voice Awards 2005 are given below:

Most Amazing Actor: Abhishek Bachchan (Bunty Aur Babli), Shahrukh Khan (Veer Zaara), Amitabh Bachchan (Black), Akshay Kumar (Waqt), Akshay Khanna (Hulchul)

Most Amazing Actress: Preity Zinta (Veer Zaara), Priyanka Chopra (Waqt), Rani Mukerji (Bunty Aur Babli), Ayesha Takiya (Dil Mange More), Rani Mukerji (Black)

Most Amazing Film: Bunty Aur Babli, Kaal, Hulchul, Black, Veer Zaara

Most Amazing New Comer: Sneha Ullal (Lucky-No Time for Love), Gayatri Joshi (Swades), Isha Sharwani (Kisna), Abhay Deol (Socha Na Tha), Soha Ali Khan (Dil Mange More)

Most Amazing Song: Kaal Dhamaal (Kaal), Dhadak Dhadak (Bunty Aur Babli), Woh Lamhe (Zaher), Kajrare Kajrare (Bunty Aur Babli), Let’s Play Holi (Waqt)

Most Amazing Singer: Atif (Woh Lamhe), Alisha Chinai, Shankar Mahadevan, Javed Ali (Kajrare Kajrare), Kunal Ganjanwala (Kaal Dhamaal), Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan (Let’s Play Holi), Udit Narayan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Nihira Joshi (Dhadak Dhadak)

Most Amazing Comedian: Arshad Warsi (Hulchul), Paresh Rawal (Hulchul), Boman Irani (Waqt), Rajpal Yadav (Waqt)

Most Amazing Sports Hero: Irfan Pathan (Cricket), Sachin Tendulkar (Cricket), Rahul Dravid (Cricket), Sania Mirza (Tennis), Vishwanathan Anand (Chess)

Most Amazing Toon: Tom & Jerry, Pikachu, Richie Rich, Spiderman, The Powerpuff Girls

Most Amazing Pogo Character/Show: Noddy, Oswald, Pingu, M.A.D, Thomas The Tank Engine

Kids can send in their votes on-line via or visit the special voting booths set up at their schools in some cities. Close to a 1000 kids will receive exclusive Pogo merchandise by participating in the voting process.

To promote the Pogo Amazing Kids Awards 2005, Pogo has kicked off a well-integrated marketing campaign that includes extensive media such as hoardings, print advertising and web-based promotions.

A school contact programme is being conducted to contact 3000 school principals to inform them about Pogo Amazing Kids Awards 2005 and, in turn, spread the message about the awards to over 15,00,000 kids.

Instituted by Pogo in December 2004, Pogo Amazing Kids Awards is the first-ever kids’ television award. The awards recognise child prodigies and reward them for their outstanding achievements in multiple areas of excellence such as arts, leadership, sports, etc. Kids were also empowered to exercise their choice, and vote for their favourite icons from the world of music, sports, movies and television.

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