The Nickelodeon Children’ Alternative Awards know their viewers. They know that their followers love nothing greater than to see their favourite stars get slimed. They usually know that children don’t have lengthy consideration spans, in order that they introduced the present in at a taut 90 minutes.
This yr’s installment of the Children’ Alternative Awards that dates again to 1987 (Madonna and Phil Collins have been the inaugural winners of favourite feminine and male artist, respectively) was held on Saturday (March 4) at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), dwell from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hosted by Nate Burleson and Charli D’Amelio, the present featured performances by Bebe Rexha, Lil Child and Younger Dylan, the star of Nickelodeon’s Tyler Perry’s Younger Dylan.
Particular honors got to “King of Comedy” Adam Sandler and Transformers’ Optimus Prime. The latter award was introduced by Pete Davidson, Dominique Fishback and Anthony Ramos, forged members from the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
A number of artists turned their appearances into household affairs. Lil Child’s youngsters joined him for a efficiency of his hit “California Breeze.” And hosts Burleson and D’Amelio have been joined by their households on stage for a grand finale sliming.
Lil Uzi Vert additionally upped the child enchantment of his look by partaking in a drum-off with 8-year-old drumming prodigy, Justin Wilson II.
Nickelodeon Children’ Alternative Awards 2023 will encore on Sunday (March 5) at 6 p.m. on Nickelodeon; Monday (March 6) at 7 p.m. on TeenNick; and Tuesday (March 7) at 8 p.m. on Nicktoons. The present will even be out there on Nickelodeon on Demand starting Sunday (March 5).
Listed below are the eight greatest moments from the 2023 Children’ Alternative Awards.
Rule 1: There’s No Such Factor as Too A lot Slime
Sandler capped his acceptance speech by saying “Thank you for not sliming me tonight. I can’t stand that stuff.” He fooled nobody with that comment. The sliming commenced proper on cue. Chris Pine, slimed whereas presenting a clip from Dungeons & Dragons, mentioned “You know, it doesn’t taste too bad, I got to say.” Melissa McCarthy was slimed by her The Little Mermaid co-stars Awkwafina and Halle Bailey, in a dunk tank full of over 1,500 gallons of the inexperienced goo.
Snub: Avatar: The Means of Water and Prime Gun: Maverick
Each of these sequels obtained Oscar nominations for greatest image, however they misplaced favourite film right here to a different sequel with greater child enchantment, Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Shock: Joshua Bassett, Dove Cameron Go Deep in Acceptance Speeches
You tune into the Children’ Alternative Awards for epic slimings, not for significant acceptance speeches, however typically you get them anyway. Bassett spoke at size about his Christian religion and the way it has modified his life. Cameron spoke about how she grew up feeling she was an outsider. She advised her younger followers that in the event that they too are delicate and have deep, difficult emotions, “You just might be an artist in the making.”
Snub: Harry Types’ Harry’s Home
Harry’s Home gained album of the yr on the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28 and on the Grammys on Feb. 5. It additionally took greatest British album on the Brits six days later, nevertheless it misplaced favourite album right here to Taylor Swift’s Midnights (3am version). Harry’s Home and Midnights have been launched in several Grammy eligibility years. Swift’s album will in all probability be a significant Grammy participant subsequent yr.
Not Actually a Shock, however Noteworthy
A number of of this yr’s winners are in all probability older than the youngsters’ mother and father. It’s noteworthy that these performers and athletes have such robust assist from youngsters whilst they transfer by way of center age. Sandler, who obtained a particular King of Comedy award, is 56; The Rock, who gained each favourite film actor and favourite voice from an animated film (male), is 50; Serena Williams, who took favourite feminine sports activities star, is 41; LeBron James, who took favourite male sports activities star, is 38. Even Swift is 33.
Not a Shock, however Good to See: Dove Cameron Will get Her Due
Dove Cameron gained favourite breakout artist. She additionally gained new artist of the yr on the American Music Awards and greatest new artist on the MTV Video Music Awards. These awards make up for the truth that she was handed over for a greatest new artist nod on the Grammys. Not one of the different nominees right here have been Grammy-nominated for greatest new artist, both. They have been: Devon Cole, GAYLE, Joji, Lauren Spencer-Smith and Nicky Youre.
Shock: Harry Types and Taylor Swift
To be clear, it was not a shock that these megastars every gained a number of awards. However it was a shock that they didn’t settle for their awards, even nearly. Children are a giant a part of each of their fanbases. Sending a video wouldn’t have killed them. Types gained favourite track for “As It Was.” He’s the primary three-time winner in that class, counting two earlier wins with One Course (for “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Story of My Life.” BTS additionally may have despatched in a video. They turned the primary four-time winners of favourite group. (They moved forward of three-time class champs Black Eyed Peas, One Course and Fifth Concord.)
No Shock: Olivia Benson Smith
Children’ Alternative voters are so keen on Swift they even gave an award to her cat. Olivia Benson Swift gained favourite movie star pet, beating out Dodger Evans, Gino Chopra Jonas, Midday Coleman, Piggy Lou Bieber and Toulouse Grande. That might have been an enthralling and really relatable second on the present.