Kids Choice Awards

The Oscars may be already a distant memory but that doesn't mean awards season is over. This weekend, some of the biggest names in music, television, social media, movies and sports will walk The Forum's orange carpet for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. The annual ceremony – known for being the only place children can shower celebrities with green slime – is bound to be a barrel of laughs, but in case you were not familiar, here's all you need to know...

When are the Kids Choice Awards?

The 29th Annual Kids' Choice Awards be held on 12 March at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

What time should I tune in?

All the action kicks off at 8pm EST. The show will air on Wednesday 16 March, Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305)

Any new categories are up for grabs?

Children can cast their votes in 21 categories including new additions like favourite cooking show, favourite collaboration, favourite male TV Star – kids' show, favourite male TV star – family show, favourite female TV star – kids' show and favourite Female TV Star – Family Show.

Blake Shelton
American country singer Blake Shelton is hosting this year's ceremony.Nickeldeon

Here are the nominees...

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Austin & Ally

Girl Meets World

Henry Danger

Jessie

Lab Rats: Bionic Island

The Thundermans

FAVOURITE FAMILY TV SHOW

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Modern Family

Once Upon a Time

The Big Bang Theory

The Flash

The Muppets

FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR – KIDS' SHOW

Aidan Gallagher – Nicky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Casey Simpson – Ricky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Jace Norman – Henry Hart, Henry Danger

Jack Griffo – Max Thunderman, The Thundermans

Ross Lynch – Austin Moon, Austin & Ally

Tyrel Jackson Williams – Leo Dooley, Lab Rats: Bionic Island

FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR – FAMILY SHOW

Anthony Anderson – Andre 'Dre' Johnson, Black-ish

Ben McKenzie – James Gordon, Gotham

Grant Gustin – Barry Allen, The Flash

Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

Johnny Galecki – Leonard Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory

Rico Rodriguez – Manny Delgado, Modern Family

The Big Bang Theory season 9
The Big Bang Theory is up for two awardsCBS

FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR – KIDS' SHOW

Debby Ryan – Jessie Prescott, Jessie

Dove Cameron – Liv Rooney, Liv and Maddie

Kira Kosarin – Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans

Laura Marano – Ally Dawson, Austin & Ally

Lizzy Greene – Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Zendaya – K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover

FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR – FAMILY SHOW

Chloe Bennet – Daisy "Skye" Johnson, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Jennifer Morrison – Emma Swan, Once Upon a Time

Kaley Cuoco – Penny Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory

Ming-Na Wen – Melinda May, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Sarah Hyland – Haley Dunphy, Modern Family

Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family

FAVOURITE TALENT COMPETITION SHOW

America's Got Talent

American Idol

Dance Moms

Dancing with the Stars

The Voice

FAVOURITE COOKING SHOW

Cake Boss

Cake Wars

Chopped Junior

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Hell's Kitchen

MasterChef Junior

FAVOURITE CARTOON

ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks

Gravity Falls

Ninjago

Phineas & Ferb

SpongeBob SquarePants

Steven Universe

Teen Titans Go!

The Amazing World of Gumball

FAVOURITE MOVIE

Ant-Man

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Cinderella

Daddy's Home

Jurassic World

Pitch Perfect 2

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTOR

Chris Evans – Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Age of Ultron

Chris Hemsworth – Thor, Avengers: Age of Ultron

Chris Pratt – Owen, Jurassic World

John Boyega – Finn, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron

Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy's Home

FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTRESS

Anna Kendrick – Beca, Pitch Perfect 2

Daisy Ridley – Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Lily James – Cinderella, Cinderella

Rebel Wilson – Fat Amy, Pitch Perfect 2

Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Age of Ultron

FAVOURITE ANIMATED MOVIE

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Home

Hotel Transylvania 2

Inside Out

Minions

The Peanuts Movie

FAVOURITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE

Amy Poehler – Joy, Inside Out

Jennifer Lopez – Lucy, Home

Jim Parsons – Oh, Home

Justin Long – Alvin, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Sandra Bullock – Scarlet Overkill, Minions

Selena Gomez- Mavis, Hotel Transylvania

FAVOURITE MUSIC GROUP

Fall Out Boy

Fifth Harmony

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction

Pentatonix

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth are expected to take to the stageGetty

FAVOURITE MALE SINGER

Blake Shelton

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Nick Jonas

The Weeknd

FAVOURITE FEMALE SINGER

Adele

Ariana Grande

Meghan Trainor

Nicki Minaj

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

FAVOURITE SONG OF THE YEAR

"Bad Blood" (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Taylor Swift

"Can't Feel My Face" – The Weeknd

"Hello" – Adele

"Hotline Bling" – Drake

"Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran

"What Do You Mean?" – Justin Bieber

FAVOURITE NEW ARTIST

Alessia Cara

DNCE

OMI

Shawn Mendes

Silento

Walk The Moon

FAVOURITE COLLABORATION

"Bad Blood" – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar

"Downtown" – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz

"Good For You" – Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky

"Like I'm Gonna Lose You" – Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend

"See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

"Where Are Ü Now" – Skrillex, Justin Bieber & Diplo

FAVOURITE BOOK

"Diary of a Minecraft Zombie"

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series

"Harry Potter" series

"Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know"

"The Hunger Games" series

"The Maze Runner" series

FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME

"Disney Infinity 3.0"

"Just Dance 2016"

"Minecraft: Story Mode"

"Skylander SuperChargers"

"SpongeBob HeroPants"

"Super Mario Maker"

What do the winners get?

The winners are voted for by Nickelodeon viewers and receive a hollow Nickelodeon orange blimp figurine.

Who will be performing?

E! Online reports that Joe Jonas and DNCE, Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth and Silento are just a few of the acts expected to grace the stage.