2013 Kids' Choice Awards
Blimps and slime will be out in full force on Saturday for the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards, where the biggest names in tween land will gather in Los Angeles, Calif. for Nickelodeon’s annual award show. Nickelodeon

Blimps and slime will be out in full force on Saturday for the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards, where the biggest names in tween land will gather in Los Angeles for Nickelodeon’s annual award show.

Taylor Swift, One Direction and Selena Gomez are expected to attend the Kids' Choice Awards, where the Nickelodeon audience chooses winners in categories ranging from music, to television, to movies, to sports. Josh Duhamel, singer Fergie’s husband and “Safe Haven” actor, will be the host this year.

Nickelodeon said the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350 million households – including, for the first time this year, Russia and Poland -- and will be televised in more than 25 languages. Fans can watch the awards show on Nickelodeon (check your local listings for channel information) or online via live stream here, at Kidschoiceawards2013live.com.

“Good Luck Charlie,” “iCarly,” “Victorious” and “Wizards of Waverly Place” will compete for favorite television show. "The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Avengers,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” and “The Hunger Games” are up for favorite movie. In the movie category, Johnny Depp, Andrew Garfield, Zachary Gordon and Will Smith will go head-to-head for favorite actor. Vanessa Hudgens, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart are nominated for favorite actress. On the small screen, Jake T. Austin, Lucas Cruikshank, Ross Lynch and Carlos Pena will duke it out for favorite television actor, and Miranda Cosgrove, Selena Gomez, Victoria Justice and Bridgit Mendler are nominees for favorite television actress. Last year’s favorite music group winner, Big Time Rush, are up for an award again in that category against Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and fellow boy band One Direction.

"We were lucky enough to win last year and are hopeful for a second blimp this year! Thanks to our fans, who are some of the best in the world. I think we have a good chance,” James Maslow told Life & Style. "It's an honor to be in the same category as one of my all-time favorite bands, Maroon 5.”

Winners in each category will receive Nickelodeon orange blimps. According to Viacom, which owns Nickelodeon, a record number of fans voted for the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards, totaling so far up to 300 million votes globally – nearly half of which are international, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Presenters this year include: Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jaden Smith, Lucy Hale, Kaley Cuoco, Miranda Cosgrove, Big Time Rush, Cory Monteith, Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Logan Lerman, Ashley Tisdale, Dwight Howard and Gabby Douglas.

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards will air live this Saturday at 8 p.m. from the University of Southern California's Galen Center.

Here are this year's nominees. Who will win an orange blimp?


Favorite TV Show

Good Luck Charlie



Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite Reality Show

America’s Got Talent

American Idol

The Voice


Favorite Cartoon

The Fairly OddParents

Phineas and Ferb

SpongeBob SquarePants

Tom and Jerry

Favorite TV Actor

Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place)

Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin)

Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)

Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush)

Favorite TV Actress

Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly)

Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)

Victoria Justice (Victorious)

Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie)


Favorite Movie

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Avengers

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

The Hunger Games

Favorite Movie Actor

Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows)

Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man)

Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days)

Will Smith (Men in Black 3)

Favorite Movie Actress

Vanessa Hudgens (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)

Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2)

Favorite Animated Movie


Ice Age: Continental Drift

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Wreck-It Ralph

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

Chris Rock (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted)

Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania)

Ben Stiller (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted)

Taylor Swift (The Lorax)

Favorite Male Buttkicker

Robert Downey Jr. (The Avengers)

Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man)

Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers)

Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)

Favorite Female Buttkicker

Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)

Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)


Favorite Music Group

Big Time Rush

Bon Jovi

Maroon 5

One Direction

Favorite Male Singer

Justin Bieber

Bruno Mars

Blake Shelton


Favorite Female Singer


Katy Perry


Taylor Swift

Favorite Song

“Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen)

“Gangnam Style” (PSY)

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Taylor Swift)

“What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)


Favorite Male Athlete

LeBron James

Michael Phelps

Tim Tebow

Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete

Gabrielle Douglas

Danica Patrick

Serena Williams

Venus Williams


Favorite Villain

Reed Alexander (iCarly)

Simon Cowell (The X Factor)

Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)

Julia Roberts (Mirror Mirror)

Favorite Book

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Harry Potter series

The Hunger Games series

Magic Tree House series

Favorite Videogame

Just Dance 4

Mario Kart 7

Skylanders Giants

Wii Sports

Favorite App

Angry Birds

Fruit Ninja


Temple Run