Olivia Rodrigue was a two-time winner at the 2022 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 9. The 19-year-old star was honored as both Favorite Escape Artist (Music) and Favorite Female TV Star (Children) for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove and NFL star Rob Gronkowski co-hosted the show, which was held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.
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Billie Eilish was also a double winner, winning Favorite Song for “Happier Than Ever” and Favorite Album from her LP of the same name. It was the second time in three years that Eilish won favorite song. “Bad Guy” won the award two years ago. She is only the fifth double winner in this category since the show’s inception in 1987. She follows Avril Lavigne, Beyonce, One Direction and Ariana Grande.
Grande won Favorite Female Artist for a record fifth time. Ed Sheeran won Favorite Male Artist for the first time. BTS took the favorite group for the third year in a row, allowing the K-pop superstars to tie the Black Eyed Peas, One Direction and Fifth Harmony as the only three winners in the category.
Rodrigo and BTS accepted their awards with short video messages of thanks to their young fans.
Adele took home the favorite global music star, surpassing last year’s winners BTS. Adele’s performance is impressive as at 33 she is a bit off the target demo.
Kid Cudi performed her new single “Stars in the Sky” and her 2010 hit “Pursuit of Happiness”. Jack Harlow performed his 2021 hit “Industry Baby” (minus collab partner Lil Nas X) as well as “Nail Tech” and “First Class” from his upcoming album Go home, you miss the kids.
Nickelodeon reported that, for the first time, the show featured 1,000 thins. There was a countdown on the screen for those watching.
Among those who were slimmed down, in addition to hosts and musical performers, were: Charlie Puth, the University of Southern California Marching Band, Chance the Rapper and Chicago’s Westcott Elementary School. Gronkowski, who was the night’s most mined star, proved he was a good sportsman, in addition to being a top athlete.
Dr. Jill Biden spoke about the resilience of today’s younger generation, especially the children of military and veterans. (The first lady, filmed on the lawn outside the White House, was not slimmed down, though she playfully threw a mug of slime at the camera.)
In addition to co-hosting, Cosgrove won TV’s Favorite Female Star (Family) for iCarly.
The show included clips from a few upcoming movies – DC League of Super Petspresented by voice cast members Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, and Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hankpresented by voice actor Samuel L. Jackson.
Other celebrities who have appeared on the show include Gabrielle Union, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, Chloe x Halle, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Joshua Bassett, Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Simon Cowell , Howie Mandel and Ralph. Macchio.
2022 Kids’ Choice Awards airing on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and the Nick Jr. Channel.
The show will be encored on the following dates and times (ET/PT): Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon; Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. on TeenNick; and Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. on Nicktoons. The show will also be available on Nickelodeon on Demand beginning Sunday, April 10.
The Kids’ Choice Awards are an introduction to award shows for many young fans. To paraphrase AC/DC, For those about to slime, we salute you.
The show had two distinct advantages over recent Oscars. It lasted 90 minutes, compared to 3 and a half hours. And while many people were mutilated, no one was slapped.
Here is a full list of winners. All nominees are also featured in the music categories.
“Too Good (Taylor’s Version)” – Taylor Swift
“Bad Habits” – Ed Sheeran
“Easy on Me” – Adele
WINNER: “Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
“Take My Breath” – The Weeknd
“Up” – Cardi B
30 — Adele
Certified lover —Drake
Fearless (Taylor version) – Taylor Swift
WINNER: happier than ever —Billie Eilish
Justice —Justin Bieber
Red (Taylor’s version) – Taylor Swift
Favorite Female Artist
WINNER: Ariana Grande
Favorite Male Artist
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
Favorite music group
Black Eyed Peas
Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Musical Collaboration
“Beautiful Mistakes” – Maroon 5 featuring Megan Thee Stallion
“Best Friend” – Saweetie featuring Doja Cat
“Leave Before You Love Me” – Marshmello & Jonas Brothers
“Rumors” – Lizzo featuring Cardi B
“Save Your Tears” – The Weeknd & Ariana Grande
WINNER: “Stay” – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber
Favorite Escape Artist
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
Favorite Global Music Star
WINNER: Adele (UK)
Camilo (Latin America)
Tones and I (Australia)
Olivia Rodrigo (North America)
Favorite Social Music Star
This girl is lying
WINNER: Dixie D’Amelio
Favorite TV show for kids: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Favorite Family TV Show: iCarly
Favorite reality TV show: America’s Got Talent
Favorite cartoon: Sponge Bob SquarePants
Favorite Female TV Star (Children): Olivia Rodrigo (Nini, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
Favorite Male TV Star (Children): Joshua Basset (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
Favorite Female TV Star (Family): Miranda CosgroveCarly Shay Icarly)
Favorite Male TV Star (Family): Tom Hiddleston (Loki, Loki from Marvel Studios)
Favorite movie: Spider-Man: No Coming Home
Favorite movie actress: Zendaya (GM, Spider-Man: No Coming Home | Chani, Dunes)
Favorite movie actor: Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spiderman, Spider-Man: No Coming Home)
Favorite animated film: The charm of Disney
Favorite voice from an animated movie: Scarlett Johansson (Ash, Sing 2)
Favorite designer: Charli D’Amelio
Favorite Male Designer: MrBeast
Favorite female athlete: Chloe Kim
Favorite male athlete: Tom Brady
Favorite video game: Minecraft