Announced Tuesday (Feb. 2), the nominees reflect the entertainment that audiences see, play, listen to and read in droves, from movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2, to a host of television shows, music, gaming, books and more.
Shelton, who will host the Kids’ Choice Awards on March 12 in Inglewood, California, is nominated for favorite male singer along with Drake, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas and the Weeknd. The Voice, the NBC series that features Shelton as a coach and panelist, is nominated for favorite talent competition show.
Swift is nominated for favorite female singer in a field that includes Adele, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez. “Bad Blood,” Swift’s single featuring Kendrick Lamar is also up for favorite song of the year and favorite collaboration.
Although Shelton has co-hosted the Academy of Country Awards in recent years, this marks his first time to host the Kids’ Choice Awards.
“The nominees are out now and I can’t wait to see who wins,” he said. “We’ve got categories for everybody — TV, movies, video games, actors, singers, everything you can think of. It’s all in there. Make sure you get out there and vote, and we’ll see you at the show.”
Voting is already underway, and kids can cast their votes across 22 categories on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick app on iPad, iPhone, Kindle and select Android devices. Users will be able to vote on Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed using #KCA and the hashtag of their favorite nominee.
Fans also can join in on the slime-fest by going to Nick.com/kca16, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, quizzes, photo galleries and get the latest KCA news.