Nickelodeon announced its nominations for the 25th annual Kids’ Choice Awards on Thursday (February 16), and the list is as diverse as it is star-studded, spanning the worlds of film, music, TV and sports. Nominees include Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Jack Black, Ty Burrell, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Victoria Justice, Bruno Mars, Taylor Lautner, Danica Patrick, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Sandler and Kristen Stewart.
“Harry Potter” fans will be pleased to hear that their favorite wizards, and the actors who played them, from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″ earned the most nominations, with four total, for Favorite Movie, Favorite Book (the “Harry Potter” series), Daniel Radcliffe for Favorite Movie Actor and Emma Watson for Favorite Movie Actress. The surprising second-place vote-getter is “The Smurfs,” which nabbed three nominations including Favorite Movie, Sofia Vergara for Favorite Movie Actress and Katy Perry for Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie.
Not to worry, “Twilight” fans, your favorite franchise is nominated in two categories: Favorite Book (the “Twilight” series) and Kristen Stewart for Favorite Movie Actress.
Other notable nominees include superstars in the music categories: LMFAO, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, who each received two nods and will battle it out for Favorite Group/ Female Singer and Favorite Song. Derek Jeter and Tim Tebow were nominated for Favorite Male Athlete, and Serena and Venus Williams are each up for Favorite Female Athlete.
On March 1, kids will be able to cast their votes in 20 total categories across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets, including Nick.com, the Nick Mobile app and Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. Nick.com fans can vote using a Facebook application that will live on the Nickelodeon Facebook page. Users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and, for the first time ever, the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into Facebook wall posts. Also new this year, fans will be able to vote for their favorite nominees on Twitter through the use of custom hashtags.
The 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards will be hosted by Will Smith and air live on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m.