Nickelodeon presents live coverage of the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards

Honouring the hottest celebrities from music, TV, sports and film, Corus Entertainment’s Nickelodeon (Canada) brings Canadians Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards, broadcast live on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET.

Jack Black, who will star in the upcoming film Kung Fu Panda 2, returns for the third time (2006 and 2008) to host this slime-tastic event from an all-new venue, the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles.

Chart-topping, six-time Grammy Award®-winning megastars The Black Eyed Peas will be rocking the house at this year’s Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids Choice Awards. Topping it all off, Nickelodeon boy band Big Time Rush will also take centre stage for a headline performance of their new single, “Boyfriend.”

Beginning on March 1, kids began casting their votes online at nickcanada.com for the only awards show that gives kids the power to vote for their favourite celebs in a total of 20 categories including Favourite Videogame, Favourite Butt-Kicker, Favourite Female and Male Singer, Favourite Female and Male Athlete, and Funniest TV Sidekick – just to name a few.

Broadcast live from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles, Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards will feature nominees such as Canadian heart-throb Justin Bieber in the category for Favourite Male Singer, slime veteran Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are nominated for Favourite Female Singer, Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1) are both up for Favourite Movie Actress, as well as Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2) who is nominated for Favourite Butt-Kicker. Viewers can also vote for celebs like Johnny Depp, Jaden Smith, Nick and Joe Jonas, Tim Allen, Miranda Cosgrove, Will Ferrell, Selena Gomez, Steve Carell, Cameron Diaz and Nickelodeon’s newest tween queen Victoria Justice.

On Saturday, April 2, nickcanada.com will serve as the interactive second-screen experience, giving kids an insider’s look at the entire live event from the orange carpet. Exclusive webcams will be featured alongside celebrity tweets, interactive polls, and real-time updates and photos.

For those who can’t get enough of this slime-filled event, YTV will rebroadcast the awards show on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

One of the world’s leading entertainment brands for kids, Nickelodeon features a line-up of award-winning Nick properties, from current live-action comedies, animated favourites, special events such as the Kids’ Choice Awards, to classic hits, 24-hours-a-day. Putting kids first in everything it does, this service gives viewers more Nick more of the time. Visit nickcanada.com.

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