Kids all around the country cast a total of 115 million votes for this year's Kids' Choice Awards. The awards show took place at the University of California Los Angeles where celebrities walked the orange carpet. Everyone seemed to have an opinion on who should win or who they thought would win. The Kids' Choice Awards is infamous for pouring slime on celebrities and everyone seemed to have an opinion on that too.
Caitlin Sanchez was one of the first to walk down the orange carpet. Sanchez voices Dora from Dora the Explorer, which is entering its tenth year. It was Sanchez's first Kids' Choice Awards. She said, "I'm hoping iCarly will be a big winner tonight. But I also love True Jackson and Big Time Rush."
Jennette McCurdy, who plays Sam on iCarly, said, "I hope we're lucky enough to win again."
Noah Munck, who plays Gibby on the show, wasn't sure if iCarly would win, but was also hoping for it. He recognized that there were other good shows competing with iCarly (Disney's Sonny with a Chance, The Suite Life on Deck, and Wizards of Waverly Place). He said if iCarly did win, he would "go crazy. Celebrate. Take off tomorrow. Well, Sunday's tomorrow. The next week off." As it turned out, Munck and the rest of the iCarly cast will have to go out and celebrate — iCarly took home Best TV Show for the second year in a row.
The pop trio School Gyrls (featuring Mandy Rain, Jacque Nimble, and Mo Money) wore matching outfits: a sparkling gold jacket with a black tie and a pink skirt. It was their second Kids' Choice Awards, but first time on the orange carpet. They all wanted Jacob and Bella (from Twilight) to win cutest couple. Mo Money said, "I think Taylor Lautner's cute. That's why girls like them." The girls got they wanted — Jacob and Bella beat out Edward and Bella (from Twilight), Neytiri and Jake (from Avatar), and the Obamas. Lautner also took home Favorite Movie Actor. However, both the Twilight movie and book lost to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel.
Sam Earle and Melinda Shankar from the popular teen drama Degrassi walked the orange carpet together. New episodes of Degrassi premieres next Friday. Both of them had never been to a Kids' Choice Awards before. Melinda joked, "I predict that I will lose my hearing when they say the words 'Justin Bieber.'" Sam predicted that Justin would be slimed.
Lucas Cruikshank, a.k.a Fred Figglehorn, was seen on the orange carpet. Fred is a crazy six-year-old who spends his time with his mom's camera. His YouTube channel has over 500 million views and he will star in Fred: The Movie, premiering on Nickelodeon later this year. He said, "I want to see everyone get slimed." He said that he got slimed once.. "It tasted like vanilla pudding." And no, he doesn't have Fred's high-pitched voice in real life.
Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez wore a yellow gown. She said it was an honor to be nominated and added, "I'm freaking out." She was unsure if she would win, because "there are a lot of talented people here." Selena won Favorite TV actress, but lost to Taylor Swift for Favorite Female Singer. Swift also took Favorite Song ("You Belong With Me"). Dylan Sprouse won Favorite Male TV Star (beating out his brother and two of the Jonas Brothers) and Jay-Z won Favorite Male Singer. Black Eyed Peas also beat the Jonas Brothers for Favorite Music Group.
Robbie Amell, who stars as Jimmy on Nickelodeon's True Jackson, VP, was one of the few people who would not like to be slimed. He said, "The actual sliming is fun, but getting it off is terrible. So annoying. It like sticks to you. Peels. You need to shower after." He wanted his co-star, Keke Palmer, or his sister, Jamie, to get slimed.
Other winners include: Miley Cyrus (Favorite Movie Actress), SpongeBob Squarepants (Favorite Cartoon), American Idol (Favorite Reality Show), Misty May Treanor (Favorite Female Athlete), Ryan Sheckler (Favorite Male Athelete), Mario Kart (Favorite Video Game), Up (Favorite Animated Movie), and Jim Carrey (Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie).
The 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards took place March 23, 2010 and is unique because it allows kids to pick their favorites.