DJ Khaled hosted the 2019 Nickelodean Kids’ Choice Awards Saturday night, which broadcast live from USC’s Galen Center in L.A. The awards are voted on by fans and span a variety of categories, from movies to music social media.
Ariana Grande, who is currently on tour, shared a video thanking fans when she took home awards for best song (“thank u, next”) and favorite female artist. Chris Pratt earned the dubious honor of being slimed live after taking home the award for favorite butt-kicker for his work in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Other winners included Avengers: Infinity War, Adam Sandler and Hotel Translvania 3, Fuller House, Incredibles 2, Shawn Mendes and Zendaya.
Many celebs were in attendance, but Fuller House’s Lori Loughlin’s was notably absent. The 54-year-old is embroiled in a college admissions scandal and is not expected to return for the fifth season of Fuller House. (She is expected in federal court on April 3rd).
When Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber took to the stage to accept the award, they subtly referenced her saying a family “sticks together through the hard times.”
Here’s what they said: Barber says: “Thank you for voting Fuller House as your Favorite Funny TV Show. You have been laughing alongside our family for four seasons and this family has a lot of heart.” Bure adds: “And where there's a lot of heart, there's a lot of love. And a loving family sticks together no matter what. They stick together through the hard times, they support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other and they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets. And a loving family that also sticks together, also celebrates the really good times.” Sweetin says: “This is one of those good times. You've stuck with us for 30 years and we love you all so much. We promise the fifth and final season is gonna be amazing.”
Several celebs presented, including Jason Sudeikis, Noah Centineo, Lana Condor, Joey King, Liza Koshy, Paris Berelc, Caleb McLaughlin, Kiernan Shipka, Ally Brooke, Josh Peck, Lilly Singh and David Dobrik, along with cast members from Disney's Aladdin (Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott), Shazam! (Zachary Levi, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer) and Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Isabela Moner and Eugenio Derbez).
Migos also performed a medley of their hits. The group, who were nominated for their first Kids' Choice Award in the category of favorite music group, were joined onstage by Grammy-winning record producer and songwriter DJ Mustard.
Nickelodeon favorites JoJo Siwa, Jace Norman and Riele Downs (Henry Danger), Ryan of Ryan ToysReview (Ryan’s Mystery Playdate), Scarlet Spencer and Dallas Dupree Young (Cousins for Life) and Owen Joyner, Daniella Perkins and Lilimar (Knight Squad) also appeared.
Favorite Music Group: Maroon 5
Favorite Male Artist: Shawn Mendes
Favorite Female Artist: Ariana Grande
Favorite Song: “Thank U, Next”
Favorite Breakout Artist: Billie Eilish
Favorite Collaboration: “No Brainer” (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)
Favorite Social Music Star: JoJo Siwa
Favorite Global Music Star: North America: Taylor Swift
Favorite Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Favorite Movie Actor: Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I've Loved Before)
Favorite Movie Actress: Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)
Favorite Superhero: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)
Favorite Butt-Kicker: Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
Favorite Animated Movie: Incredibles 2
Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie: Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favorite Funny TV Show: Fuller House
Favorite Reality Show: America's Got Talent
Favorite TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen's Game of Games)
Favorite TV Judges: Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America's Got Talent)
Favorite Male TV Star: Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)
Favorite Female TV Star: Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)
Favorite Social Star: David Dobrik
Favorite Gamer: SSSniperWolf