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Will Smith, Jack Black triumph at Nick Kids Choice Awards

MUMBAI: Stars Beyonce, Will Smith, Jack Black and The Jonas Brothers were among those who captured the coveted orange Blimp trophies at US kids broadcaster Nickelodeon‘s 22nd Annual Kids‘ Choice Awards.


Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the awards show at UCLA‘s Pauley Pavilion honoured kids‘ favorite TV, movies, music and sports stars, and delighted the crowd with torrential superstar slime showers.


Kids voted High School Musical 3 as their favourite movie. Madagascar Escape 2 Africa won for animated film. Jack Black won for his voice work in Kung Fu Panda. Will Smith and Vanessa Hudgens won for favourite actor and actress. American Idol won for reality TV show while iCarly was voted the favourite TV show. Miley Cyrus and Jesse McCartney were voted favourite female and male singer respectively. The Jonas Brothers triumphed in the music group category.


The show highlights included Will Ferrell who set the world record for the first-ever "Slip n‘ Slime" by traveling over 200 ft. on the green goop, The Jonas Brothers got a sliming like no other, Jesse McCartney was soaked with slime and Hugh Jackman and Sandra Bullock were surprised with the green goo. Going green, too, albeit in a different manner, Leonardo DiCaprio accepted the first-ever Nickelodeon Big Green Help Award for his environmental efforts from last year‘s Wannabe Award recipient, Cameron Diaz.


Noisier and more animated than ever, competitors for The Burp Award - judged on the Orange Carpet by iCarly‘s Jerry Trainor - were all Nickelodeon animated stars. Nick star Victoria Justice Zoey 101, Spectacular travelled by submarine all the way down to Bikini Bottom, where she encountered burp award hopefuls SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Squidward.


And when Trainor declared The Penguins of Madagascar‘s Rico the best burper, the animated champ joined a roster of past proud best belchers including Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba and Steve Irwin, Justin Timberlake (two-time winner) and Hugh Jackman.


And the voting didn‘t stop there. During the award show, viewers were asked to vote live on which skill the show‘s host Johnson should learn. Almost 600,000 viewers opted to see him learn how to dress like Miley Cyrus, who was on hand for the tutorial, beating out learning how to sing opera or knit.

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