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Obamas competing against 'Twilight' at Kids' Choice Awards

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: July 12, 2013 at 03:36 AM

He was the king in "The King of Queens" and now Kevin James will host Nickelodeon's "23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards" on March 27.

Airing live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion from 8 to 9:30 p.m., the show celebrates kid favorites in film, music, sports and television.

First-time Kids' Choice nominees President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will compete in the brand new category for "Cutest Couple."

They are going up against "Twilight" love triangle heart throbs Rob Pattinson/Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner/Kristen Stewart and "Avatar" hotties Sam Worthington/Zoe Saldana.

The new category was chosen last year by kids who were asked to submit their ideas for new favorites they would most like to see added to the 2010 show.

And three-time Kids' Choice winner Miley Cyrus is still a kid favorite. She has four nominations: one each for Favorite TV Actress ("Hannah Montana"), Favorite Movie Actress ("Hannah Montana: The Movie"), Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song ("Party in the USA").

Vampires, monsters and robots dominated the movie categories with "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" landing five nominations: Favorite Movie, Favorite Book (the "Twilight" series), actor Taylor Lautner for Favorite Movie Actor and its "Cutest Couple" duos.

Kids will be able to cast their vote online at http://www.nick.com/kca10 beginning Feb. 25 in 19 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show. The nominees for Nickelodeon's "23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards" are:

MOVIES

Favorite Movie: "Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and "X-men Origins: Wolverine."

Favorite Movie Actress: Sandra Bullock, Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Zoe Saldana

Favorite Movie Actor: Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner, Tyler Perry, Shia LeBeouf

Favorite Animated Movie: "A Christmas Carol," "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Monsters vs. Aliens," "Up"

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie: Jim Carrey ("A Christmas Carol"), Seth Rogen ("Monsters vs. Aliens"), Ray Romano ("Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"), Reese Witherspoon ("Monsters vs. Aliens")

MUSIC

Favorite Song: "I Gotta Feeling" (Black Eyed Peas), "Paparazzi" (Lady Gaga), "Party in the USA" (Miley Cyrus), "You Belong With Me" (Taylor Swift)

Favorite Male Singer: Jay-Z, Sean Kingston, Mario, Ne-Yo

Favorite Female Singer: Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift

Favorite Group: Coldplay, Linkin Park, Black Eyed Peas and Jonas Brothers

TV

Favorite TV Show: "iCarly," "Sonny With A Chance," "The Suite Life on Deck," "Wizards of Waverly Place"

Favorite Reality Show: "American Idol," "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?," "So You Think You Can Dance?," "Wipeout"

Favorite Television Actress: Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Keke Palmer

Favorite Television Actor: Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Dylan Sprouse

Favorite Cartoon: "The Penguins of Madagascar," "Phineas & Ferb," "The Simpsons," "SpongeBob SquarePants"

SPORTS:

Favorite Male Athlete: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Ryan Sheckler, Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete: Danica Patrick, May Treanor, Serena Williams, Venus Williams

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Video Game: "The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks," :Mario Kart," "Wii Fit." "Wii Sports Resort"

Favorite Book: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, "Twilight" series, "Vampire Diaries" series, "Where the Sidewalk Ends"

Cutest Couple: Edward and Bella (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"; Jacob and Bella (Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart) "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"; Neytiri and Jake (Zoe Saldana & Sam Worthington) "Avatar"; President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama

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