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2008 Kids' Choice Awards
Host Jack Black
Date March 29, 2008
Location Pauley Pavilion
Television coverage
Network Nickelodeon
Viewership 7.7 million
 < 2007 Kids' Choice Awards 2009

The 21st Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards was held on March 29, 2008, at the Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California. The show was the first live-action/animated Kids Choice Awards show. The event was hosted by Jack Black. Voting began March 3 on and Nicktropolis. A "Bring on the Nominees" special hosted by Lil' JJ aired also. The Naked Brothers Band and Miley Cyrus were musical performances for the show. A sweepstakes was announced to promote the show. The number of votes cast broke the record previously set in 2007. 86,708,020 kids cast 88,254,272 votes (since kids were allowed to vote multiple times) between March 3–29 in 18 categories, to honor and vote for their favorites. Votes were cast via, Nicktropolis, TurboNick, and for the first time via Nick's new mobile website ( The award show attracted 7.7 million viewers.

Presenters and Performers, and Stunts for KCA 2008

Presenters (in order of appearance)

Celebrity (ies) Presenting
Jack Black Hosted the Awards
Miranda Cosgrove Cameo appearances throughout the show
Tom Kenny Newly titled himself, "The Voice in a Box" (announcer), SpongeBob
Josh Peck
Janet Jackson
Favorite Movie Actress
Emile Hirsch
America Ferrera
Favorite Music Group
Laila Ali Introduced Akon, Usher and Heidi Klum for the slime stunts
James Marsden
Hayden Panettiere
Favorite Female Singer
Shia LaBeouf
Harrison Ford
Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie
Ryan Sheckler
Abigail Breslin
Introduced The Naked Brothers Band
Pete Wentz
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz
Favorite Reality Show
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Devon Werkheiser
Favorite Male Singer
Ashton Kutcher Wannabe Award
Howie Mandel Introduced the YMCA burping contest
Jaden, Willow & Will Smith Introduced Miley Cyrus
Brendan Fraser
Favorite TV Show
Steve Carell
Amy Poehler
Favorite Movie

Performers (in order of appearance)

  • The Naked Brothers Band performed "I Don't Want to Go to School"
  • Miley Cyrus performed "G.N.O (Girl's Night Out)"

Slimed Celebrities

  • Harrison Ford – While presenting Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie with Shia LaBeouf, Ford replaced an orb containing the winner with a blimp, similar to the classic scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Also like that scene, a "booby-trap" bucket of slime was dumped onto his head. Ford joked about it and LaBeouf gave him his trademark fedora.
  • Brendan Fraser – While presenting Favorite TV Show with Rihanna, who was carrying an umbrella, Fraser asked why she had one. The singer slyly replied that "this is for you", and a stream of slime rose from the podium and hit Fraser's forehead.
  • Orlando Bloom – Bloom was the mystery celebrity at the end of the show who got slimed with 27 gallons of the green goo alongside Jack Black.
  • Jack Black – The host was slimed at the end of the show with the 27 gallons of slime collected from the slime stunts with Orlando Bloom.

Slime Stunts (in order of appearance)

  • 1/3 – Akon performed the Slime-o-Lition Derby driving the Jack Black Bobblehead.
  • 2/3 – Usher performed using a high pressure slime cannon shooter blasting the costume sumo wrestler five feet. (Note: The level was tilted so the sumo wrestler can go to 5 ft.)
  • 3/3 – Heidi Klum performed the human dartboard using a butt spike belt.

Nicktoon appearance

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first, in bold. Other nominees are in alphabetical order.


Favorite Movie Favorite Movie Actor
Favorite Movie Actress Favorite Animated Movie
Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie


Favorite TV Show Favorite TV Actor
Favorite TV Actress Favorite Reality Show
Favorite Cartoon


Favorite Music Group Favorite Male Singer
Favorite Female Singer Favorite Song


Favorite Male Athlete Favorite Female Athlete


Favorite Video Game Favorite Book
  • Madden NFL '08
    • Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party
    • Guitar Hero III
    • High School Musical: Sing It!

Wannabe Award

The Rocktopus

The Rocktopus is an eight legged octopus of rock n' roll who haunts Jack Black in his dreams. Later during the awards show, they settle their differences in time for the Rocktopus to activate the slimer machine.

iCarly: Live From Hollywood

The iCarly cast was live outside the Pauley Pavilion in Hollywood, where the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards were held. The cast aired from 9/8c - 11/10c. Carly, Sam, Freddie, and Spencer were at the Kids' Choice Awards because Spencer was hired to make a Kids' Choice Awards Blimp out of Wieners. Although Spencer was working on his sculpture, he happened to peek around the show, like the Gift bags for the Celebrities, going into Jack Black's Dressing Room, and stealing some mini wienies from the Snack table. In the end, his sculpture was destroyed when the Snack lady attacked him. People actually believed that it was a fan who destroyed the sculpture as security tackled the Snack Lady.

Musical Guests

Countdown to Kids' Choice:

The Show:

  • The Naked Brothers Band, "I Don't Want To Go to School"
  • Miley Cyrus, "G.N.O. (Girl's Night Out)"

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Anexo:Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards 2008 para niños

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