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The Complete Guide to the Kids' Choice Awards (for Adults)

Into pop culture but think you're too old for the annual Nickelodeon event? Guess again! Here's everything you need to know

Nick Jonas, host of the 2015 Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon. Photo: Charley Gallay/Nickelodeon. 2015 Viacom International
Charley Gallay/Nickelodeon

Hey adults! Award show season might feel like it's over in the traditional sense, but for the youth of the world, it's just getting started. Think you're too old to care? Or better yet, have no idea what we're talking about? Hold on, we've got you.

The 2015 Kids' Choice Awards will take place this Saturday, March 28 in Los Angeles. The event, and its now infamous orange carpet, boasts of some of the biggest acts in popular culture...tons of folks not limited to Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. We were there last year, we know. 

So what are you waiting for? Click through this guide to get the lowdown on all the hosts, performers and nominees. The names speak for themselves!

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Hosts & Performers

Last year was huge (just check out that vid of Aloe Blacc performing his part of the Avicii super smash "Wake Me Up.") This year is going to be even bigger. The 2015 Kids' Choice Awards will be hosted by "Jealous" singer Nick Jonas who, in a little less than a year, has completely reinvented himself as a very adult, very sexy pop star. Jo Bro who?

The performers, too, are totally impressive and could rival any other award show: Nick will rip through "Jealous" as well as his sensual smash "Chains," Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson will take on their hit, "Trouble," and Australian heartthrobs 5 Seconds of Summer will tackle their "What I Like About You" cover. Not bad!

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The film nominees are pretty great...

Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Favorite Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Favorite Movie Actor
Will Arnett (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Lego Movie)
Steve Carell (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)
Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)
Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction)

Favorite Movie
Cameron Diaz (Annie)
Elle Fanning (Maleficent)
Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Jennifer Garner (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)
Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)
Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

Favorite Male Action Star
Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter
Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)
Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending)

Favorite Female Action Star
Halle Berry (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1) Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies)
Ellen Page (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Favorite Animated Movie
Big Hero 6
 How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
Penguins of Madagascar
Rio 2
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

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... and the television noms...

Official Promo Poster

Favorite Kids TV Show
Austin & Ally
Dog with a Blog
Every Witch Way
Henry Danger
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Favorite Family TV Show
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
Modern Family
Once Upon A Time

Favorite TV Actor
Jack Griffo (The Thundermans)
Grant Gustin (The Flash)
Benjamin Flores Jr. (The Haunted Hathaways)
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)
Charlie McDermott (The Middle)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Favorite TV Actress
Chloe Bennett (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans)
Laura Marano (Austin & Ally)
Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon A Time)
Debby Ryan (Jessie)

Favorite Reality Show
American Ninja Warrior
Cupcake Wars
Dance Moms
Masterchef Junior
Shark Tank

Favorite Cartoon
Adventure Time
The Fairly OddParents
Phineas & Ferb
Spongebob SquarePants
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teen Titans Go!

Favorite Talent Competition Show
America's Got Talent
America’s Next Top Model
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

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... and who could forget music?

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Singer Taylor Swift accepts The Big Help award onstage at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Favorite Music Group
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
One Republic

Favorite Male Singer
Nick Jonas
Bruno Mars
Blake Shelton
Sam Smith
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Singer
Ariana Grande
Selena Gomez
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song Of The Year
"All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor
"Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
"Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
"Problem" by Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

Favorite New Artist
5 Seconds of Summer
Fifth Harmony
Iggy Azalea
Jessie J
Meghan Trainor

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And unlike other shows, KCA includes books and games!

20th Century Fox

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
The Divergent trilogy
The Fault in Our Stars
The Heroes of Olympus series
The Maze Runner
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

Most Addicting Game
Angry Birds
Candy Crush Saga
Disney Infinity 2.0
Mario Kart 8
Skylanders: Trap Team

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Last year was huge, this year will be even bigger!

Last year's celeb sightings included MKTO, wrestler John Cena, Drake Bell, Emblem3... the list goes on and on. This year veers a little older (check out those music and film nominees one more time!) 

It would be wise if you tuned in...and hell, we're adults, and we're going to be there. See ya on the orange carpet!


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