Will Smith speaks onstage at Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 on Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). made a splash as A-list stars sparkled and host DJ Khaled arrived in style for a live broadcast from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles.

With help from friends Kylie Jenner and the Jonas Brothers, the host enjoyed a ride in a Rolls Royce Phantom, a cruise on a luxury yacht and a trip on board the “Kids’ Force One” helicopter before landing at the Kids’ Choice Awards.

Joey King accepts the Favorite Movie Actress award for “The Kissing Booth” onstage at Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/KCA2019/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Kids celebrated their favorites in pop culture, television, music, social media and movies including Chris Pratt, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Sandler, Robert Downey Jr., Shawn Mendes, Zendaya and Noah Centineo. Other winners were Selena Gomez, Joey King, Jace Norman, JoJo Siwa, David Dobrik,Avengers: Infinity WarRiverdale and DJ Khaled.

The magical awards show continued as Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott from Disney’s Aladdin arrived on a carpet and made the audience’s wishes come true. Other memorable moments included DJ Khaled wearing a JoJo bow after losing a dance battle to JoJo Siwa in a live vote.

In other knock-out segments, Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez and Michael Peña, from Dora and the Lost City of Gold, world premiered the trailer for the upcoming Paramount Players live-action movie. DJ Khaled then surprised the audience by unboxing social media sensation Ryan of Ryan ToysReview.

The show hit musical high notes when multi-platinum hip-hop trio Migos performed their hits “Walk It Talk It” and “Stir Fry,” along with rising single “Pure Water,” accompanied by DJ Durel. Members of the original Broadway cast of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical–Allan Washington (“Plankton”), Brian Ray (“Mr. Krabs”), Christina Sajous (“Sandy”), Danny Skinner (“Patrick”), Ethan Slater (“SpongeBob”) and Gavin Lee (“Squidward”)–also made their KCA debut with a medley of “Best Day Ever” and the animated show’s iconic theme song.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 will encores will air on TeenNick, Monday, March 25, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) and on Nicktoons, Tuesday, March 26, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).  The show will also be available on Nickelodeon On Demand beginning Sunday, March 24. Fans can go to or the Nick App to relive all of their favorite show moments by watching video highlights from the live show and flipping through live event pictures.

Following are Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 winners:



Favorite Funny TV Show

Fuller House


Favorite TV Drama



Favorite Reality Show

America’s Got Talent


Favorite TV Host

Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)


Favorite TV Judges

Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)


Favorite Cartoon

SpongeBob SquarePants


Favorite Male TV Star

Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)


Favorite Female TV Star

Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)




Favorite Movie

Avengers: Infinity War


Favorite Movie Actor

Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)


Favorite Movie Actress

Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)


Favorite Superhero

Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)


Favorite Butt-Kicker

Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)


Favorite Animated Movie

Incredibles 2


Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie

Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)


Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie

Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)




Favorite Music Group

Maroon 5


Favorite Male Artist

Shawn Mendes


Favorite Female Artist

Ariana Grande


Favorite Song

thank u, next (Ariana Grande)


Favorite Breakout Artist

Billie Eilish


Favorite Collaboration

“No Brainer” (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)


Favorite Social Music Star

JoJo Siwa


Favorite Global Music Star

North America: Taylor Swift




Favorite Video Game

Just Dance 2019


Favorite Social Star

David Dobrik


Favorite Gamer



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