Michelle Obama Receives Standing Ovation; Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Win Big at Kids’ Choice Awards
The 25th annual ceremony was hosted by Will Smith, and also saw Katy Perry, Adam Sandler and "Alvin and the Chipmunks" take home awards.
Nickelodeon’s 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards featured plenty of star power, with Will Smith hosting and Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Johnny Depp battling for coveted blimp statues. But the night’s biggest crowd pleaser wasn’t a teen heartthrob or a film star.
First Lady Michelle Obama received a standing ovation as she presented Taylor Swift with the Big Help Award, which Swift received for raising money for tornado and flood victims in the United States. The cheering crowd drowned out Obama as she spoke.
Obama said Swift has "shattered every expectation of what a twenty-year-old can accomplish."
The first lady’s presence necessitated guests going through metal detectors, which hadn’t been the case at previous ceremonies.
Obama avoided getting a mess on her stylish metallic-looking jacket, but no Kids’ Choice Awards could be complete without someone getting covered in green slime. Twilight star Taylor Lautner was a casualty halfway through the show, and Smith and Bieber were covered in goo at the show’s close.
Here are the night’s big winners:
Favorite TV Show: Victorious
Favorite Reality Show: Wipeout
Favorite TV Actor: Jake Short
Favorite TV Actress:Selena Gomez
Funniest TV Sidekick: Jennette McCurdy
Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Favorite Movie Actor: Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill)
Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)
Favorite Animated Movie: Puss in Boots
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie: Katy Perry (The Smurfs)
Favorite Male Athlete: Tim Tebow
Favorite Female Athlete: Danica Patrick
Favorite Music Group: Big Time Rush
Favorite Male Singer: Justin Bieber
Favorite Female Singer: Selena Gomez
Favorite Song: Party Rock Anthem (by LMFAO)
Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Favorite Videogame: Just Dance 3
Favorite Buttkicker: Taylor Lautner