The 2020 Virtual Kids Choice Awards: Winners, Nominees, Speeches, And More

Courtesy: Viacom

In a time where COVID-19 is currently taking over the world, a lot of things have taken a pause. From daily activities, in person classes, and even film production, the world appears to be on hold for the time being.

Well, a few days ago was the annual Kids Choice Awards, and while it was in the form of a virtual livestream, the show still went on.

Hosted by Victoria Justice, the show partnered with the No Kid Hungry organization, to raise money for those affected by COVID-19. No Kid Hungry is ensuring that children have a source of food during these trying times, and that families don’t have to worry about struggling to pay for a meal. 

Actor and recording artist, Asher Angel, performed a beautiful acoustic version of his single, “All Day”.

The cast of Avengers: Endgame, Dove Cameron, David Dobrik, BTS, Ariana Grande, JoJo Siwa, Shawn Mendes, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ellen DeGeneres, SSSniperWolf, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, and more made a guest appearance on the show.

The list of nominees were so well deserved, but unfortunately, only one person/cast (per category) would be going home with the orange Nickelodeon blimp.

Favorite Movie Actor:

The nominees were between:

  • Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious and Jumanji: The Next Level)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Endgame and Men In Black: International)
  • Kevin Hart (Jumanji: The Next Level)
  • Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home)
  • Will Smith (Aladdin)

The winner was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Johnson’s speech was filled with gratitude and appreciation for his fans. He also wanted his fans to know that no matter how old they are, they are “still bigger than Kevin Hart”.

Favorite Music Collaboration:

The nominees were between:

  • Justin Bieber & Dan + Shay (“10,000 Hours”)
  • Lil Was X Ft. Billy Ray Cyrus (“Old Town Road Remix“)
  • Ed Sheeran Ft. Justin Bieber (“I Don’t Care”)
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (“Señorita”)
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee (“Sunflower”)
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie (“Me!”).

The winners were Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, for their 2019 hit song, “Señorita”. Cabello mentioned that she wishes they could’ve gotten slimed, and that they hope their fans are staying safe and staying healthy. 

Favorite Movie Actress:

The nominees were between:

  • Angelina Jolie (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil)
  • Brie Larson (Captain Marvel & Avengers: Endgame)
  • Dove Cameron (Descendants 3)
  • Taylor Swift (Cats)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Endgame)
  • Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home)

Dove Cameron won the award, and proudly announced that this was her first blimp. She admitted that she misses her fans, but that she hopes they’re taking care of themselves and staying safe. 

Favorite Animated Movie:

The nominees were between:

  • Frozen 2
  • The Angry Birds Movie 2
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • The Lion King
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2
  • Toy Story 4

Frozen 2 won the award, and accepting on behalf was non other than Anna herself: Kristen Bell. Bell was dressed in an Anna costume, and was joined by the rest of the cast (well, sort of. They were all action figures, since the real cast couldn’t be there). After thanking the fans for their love and support, Bell tried to pass the microphone to the other cast members. However, they were honestly pretty rude. They didn’t even look her way, and just kind of kept to themselves…

Favorite Female TV Star:

The nominees were between:

  • Peyton List (Bunk’d)
  • Ella Anderson (Henry Danger)
  • Riele Downs (Henry Danger)
  • Raven Symoné (Raven’s Home)
  • Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
  • Candace Cameron-Bure (Fuller House)

Millie Bobby Brown won for her role as Eleven, in the Netflix original show, Stranger Things. Brown stated that she’s learned a lot about herself, as well as the world in general, throughout this pandemic. She also gave a shoutout to all of the healthcare workers, that are fighting on the frontlines. 

Favorite Family TV Show:

The nominees were between:

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Fuller House
  • Young Sheldon
  • Stranger Things
  • Modern Family
  • The Flash

Stranger Things won the award, and some of the cast members sent in sweet video messages for their fans. Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, and Sadie Sink made guest appearances to show their appreciation.

Favorite Breakout Artist:

The nominees were between:

  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Lil Nas X
  • DaBaby
  • City Girls
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Lizzo

Lil Nas X won the award, and since he was in such shock, the only word that he could verbalize was, “Wow”.

Favorite Male Social Star: 

The nominees were between:

  • MrBeast
  • The Dolan Twins
  • Coyote Peterson
  • Ryan’s World
  • David Dobrik
  • Dude Perfect

David Dobrik took the blimp home for the second year in a row. Last year, Dobrik was slimed by Drake & Josh star (and close friend), Josh Peck. This year, however, Dobrik’s best friend/assistant, Natalie Mariduena, slimed the YouTube star just outside of his house. 

Favorite Song:

The nominees were between:

  • “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
  • “Memories” – Maroon 5
  • “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X
  • “Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
  • “You Need To Calm Down” – Taylor Swift
  • “Sucker” – The Jonas Brothers.

“Bad Guy” was the winner, and Eilish thanked everyone for voting for the song, and sent all of her love from a distance. 

Generation Change Award:

The 2020 Generation Change award went to NBA superstar, Lebron James. James is known for his contribution towards helping children succeed, and providing the materials and resources for them to achieve greatness. 

James stated that the award meant a lot to him and his family, and he gave a huge shoutout to the children in Akron, Ohio (James’ hometown). 

Favorite Music Group:

The nominees were between:

  • The Jonas Brothers
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Panic! at the Disco
  • BTS
  • Fall Out Boy

Popular K-pop band, BTS, won the award. They were all very excited and appreciative to have received the orange blimp.

Favorite Animated Series:

The nominees were between:

  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • The Loud House
  • ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks
  • Teen Titans Go!
  • The Simpsons

For their 19th Kid’s Choice win, Spongebob Squarepants was the winner. Accepting on behalf of the show, was Spongebob and Patrick themselves: Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke. 

The speech was very humorous, and Kenny even pointed out that Patrick is now the prime role model for social distancing. After all, he does live under a rock, isolated with nothing but sand and a television.

Favorite Male TV Star:

The nominees were between:

  • Jace Norman
  • Joshua Bassett
  • Karan Brar
  • Caleb McLaughlin
  • Jim Parsons

Jace Norman won the award, and although it was his fourth Kids Choice win (in a row), his speech was very humbling. 

Favorite Kids’ TV Show:

The nominees were between:

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Bunk’d
  • Henry Danger
  • All That
  • Raven’s Home
  • Power Rangers Beast Morphers

Henry Danger won, and the cast got together on Zoom for a joint speech. It was quite clever, actually, because one by one, they passed the orange blimp to the next person on the screen. The blimp served as the microphone for each actor/actress to give their speech. They thanked their fans for the memories, as well as the writers, for giving them great scripts.

Favorite Female Artist:

The nominees were between:

  • Beyoncé
  • Taylor Swift
  • Ariana Grande
  • Selena Gomez
  • Katy Perry
  • Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande won the award, and she admitted that Nickelodeon will always have a special place in her heart.

Favorite Social Music Star:

The nominees were between:

  • Asher Angel
  • Max and Harvey
  • JoJo Siwa
  • Johnny Orlando
  • Blanco Brown
  • Mackenzie Ziegler

JoJo Siwa was the winner, and she went out with a splash — literally. Siwa jumped into her pool to accept the orange blimp, and thanked the fans for her 5th Kids’ Choice award. Siwa always seems to have such positive, vibrant energy, and we need that more than ever right now.

Favorite Female Social Star:

The nominees were between:

  • Annie LeBlanc
  • Liza Koshy
  • Emma Chamberlain
  • Lilly Singh
  • Miranda Sings
  • The Merrell Twins

Annie LeBlanc won, and it was her first time winning a Kids’ Choice orange blimp. She thanked her fans for being there for her through everything, and that she couldn’t have done it without them. 

Favorite Movie:

The nominees were between:

  • Aladdin
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Captain Marvel
  • Jumanji: The Next Level
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The winning movie was Avengers: Endgame. Accepting on behalf of the film were superheroes: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner. They humorously hinted at a very important part of the Endgame film, and thanked their fans for the win. 

Victoria Justice ended the show with a blast… of slime. She went into position outside, and her sister, Madison Grace Reed, joined her. Within seconds, the two were completely covered in slime. 

It must’ve been tough to pull off a virtual awards show, but Nickelodeon made it seem like a piece of cake, and that’s what it’s all about. 

To donate to No Kid Hungry, you can go to: www.nokidhungry.org

Published by Monica Ring

Screenwriter/Journalist with a passion for storytelling

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