Will Smith, the Backstreet Boys, Smashmouth, actor/comedian Adam Sandler, and NBA star Shaquille O'Neal were among the celebrities who went home with "Blimp Awards" at Nickelodeon's 13th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which aired Sunday evening.
Smith had a particularly exciting evening, taking home Blimp Awards for Favorite Male Singer, Favorite Song, and Favorite Song From A Movie. The rapper/actor was also the target of the show's grand finale; he was doused with green slime, a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice tradition.
The Backstreet Boys received the award for Favorite Musical Group while Britney Spears was honored as Favorite Female Singer. Other winners in the area of music included Smash Mouth and Jennifer Lopez.
Rosie O'Donnell served as Master of Ceremonies for the show, which featured musical performances by 'NSYNC, Jennifer Lopez, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. O'Donnell, who was presented with the Hall Of Fame Award by
actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, also won for Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie for "Tarzan.
L.L. Cool J, David Arquette, Mandy Moore, and Frankie Muniz ("Malcolm In The Middle") also helped out as co-hosts for the event.
Other celebrities participating in the awards show included Robert DeNiro, Mel Gibson, Ray Romano, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jamie Foxx, 98 Degrees, LFO, and Melissa Joan Hart.
Winners for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards were voted on by 15 million kids, up from last year's 6.2 million. For the first time in Kids' Choice history, ten categories were exclusive to online voters.
Here are the winners of Nickelodeon's 13th Annual Kids' Choice Awards:
- Favorite Movie - "Big Daddy"
- Favorite Movie Actor - Adam Sandler in "Big Daddy"
- Favorite Musical Group - Backstreet Boys
- Favorite Female Singer - Britney Spears
- Favorite Male Singer - Will Smith
- Favorite Band - Smash Mouth
- Favorite Song - "Wild
Wild West" (Will Smith)
- Favorite TV Show - All That"
- Favorite Song from a Movie - "Wild Wild West"
- Favorite Cartoon - "Rugrats"
- Favorite New Music Artist - Jennifer Lopez
- Favorite TV Actress - Amanda Bynes ("The Amanda Show")
- Favorite TV Actor - Kenan Thompson ("All That")
- Favorite Female Sports Star - Tara Lipinski
- Favorite TV Friends - Ben Savage & Rider Strong ("Boy Meets World")
- Favorite Video Game - Pokemon
- Favorite Male Sports Star - Shaquille O'Neal
- Favorite Book - Harry Potter Series
- Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie - Rosie O'Donnell ("Tarzan")
- Favorite Rising Star - Mandy Moore
- Favorite Movie Couple - Freddie Prinze Jr. & Rachael Leigh Cook ("She's All That")
- Favorite MVP - Cynthia Cooper
- Favorite Animal Star - Salem The Cat ("Sabrina, The Teenage Witch")
- Favorite Sports Team - New York Yankees
- Favorite Movie Actress - Melissa Joan Hart ("Drive Me Crazy")
- Hall of Fame - Rosie O'Donnell