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Well I have to admit I wasn't certain whether to include this one in the awards section - it isn't really an awards ceremony I have any particular personal interest in, reasonably enough I guess as I'm probably about as far away from their target market as you can possibly get, but in the end I opted to put it in here for a sense of completeness of the section - have included all the other major awards, and with no others due for several months it seemed remiss to leave this out.
So, what of the Kids' Choice Awards, commonly abbreviated these days to KCA? For a start they are often popularly known by their association with the Nickelodeon TV channel, who have been sponsoring them since their inception in 1988 and continue to do so into the 26th year. The awards are voted for by viewers via the official website, which conveys a certain additional prestige to the recipients.
The awards cover a range of categories, similar to the People's Choice Awards, including television, movies, sports and music. You'll also find some award categories that are very much peculiar to this event and specifically designed with the younger target audience in mind - you won't find sections such as Favorite Male Buttkicker or Favorite App at the Oscars!
Also unique to this awards evening is the tradition of "sliming" celebrities and performers during the event, ostensibly without their knowledge. This has increased in frequency over the years and now will happen several times over the course of the award ceremony.
Nominations and predictions for the 2017 Kid's Choice Awards to follow
The show is shown live on the Nickelodeon TV channel for those of you with access to it
It also looks like for the first time the awards will be shown live streaming online via the official Nickelodeon website:
For mobile users the same stream is also available using the Nick app.
In the UK, you can watch Nickelodeon online via Sky Go, although you will need an active subscription
You can catch up with highlights from previous years shows with the extensive range of videos on Youtube, including red carpet footage and interviews with the award winners:
If you're in LA for the awards there should be some good deals to be had in the local hotels, which will often have spare capacity as compared to the peak summer months. You can check out availability and make reservations for local hotels here.
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