DJ Khaled, prepare for slime!
The popular music producer and executive will host “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019” on March 23 (8 EDT/PDT).
Khaled’s participation as host was revealed along with this year’s nominees by “Double Dare” host Liza Koshy during a first-time livestream nomination announcement for the annual awards show.
“Avengers: Infinity War” leads the pack with 10 nominations, followed by “Black Panther” with five and Cardi B and “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” tied with four each.
Host Khaled, a panelist on Fox’s “The Four,” scored three nominations in the awards competition, which determines winners by fan vote. Last year, he received two nominations.
Jason Momoa of “Aquaman” is a first-time nominee, as are Emilia Clarke, James Corden, Noah Centineo, Bebe Rexha, Tyra Banks and “Riverdale.”
The show is getting creative with categories again, too, with some new offerings: Favorite TV Host, Favorite TV Judges, Favorite Superhero and Favorite Gamers. A new category — How Do You Want to Help? — is designed to let kids decide how they want to help the world.
A year after John Cena hosted, Khaled will bring his musical skills to the show, which features awards, stars of TV, film, music and gaming and, of course, the network’s trademark slime.
Khaled joined in on Tuesday’s announcement, saying: “Father of Asahd is here to let you know the biggest party of the year is about to go up! That’s right, March 23rd I’m your host, DJ Khaled for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. I’ll see you soon!”
Fans can cast ballots at the Kids’ Choice Awards website and on the Screens Up app supported iPad, iPhone and Android devices in the U.S. Fans also can cast votes via Twitter and, for the first time, Nickelodeon will enable voting on specific Instagram posts.
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