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Michael Strahan is returning as host of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards.
The Super Bowl champion and Emmy winner (Good Morning America, Strahan and Sara, The $100,000 Pyramid, Fox NFL Sunday) previously hosted the inaugural edition of the awards show in 2014. This year's ceremony is set to tape July 11 from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and premiere Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon.
“Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports is a one-of-a-kind awards show that brings all-star athletes, kids and of course, slime together,” Strahan said Thursday in a statement. “When I hosted the first year of the show, I loved it — the energy, stunts, kids, crowd and slime … a lot of slime! Hosting this show has been one of my favorite things I’ve done, and this year is going to be the biggest, the baddest and the slimiest."
Nickelodeon on Thursday also unveiled the nominees for the 2019 ceremony, with Serena Williams, Stephen Curry and James Harden leading with four mentions apiece.
First-time nominees Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield and Naomi Osaka join LeBron James, Tom Brady, Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd with three nominations each.
Other first-time nominees include Mookie Betts, Nikki Bella, Stephanie Gilmore, Tori Bowie, Blake Snell, Chris Sale, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, Alex Honnold, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Trae Young.
Nine new categories have been added this year, including favorite e-sports star, featuring the top pros in competitive gaming, and favorite athlete across all sports.
The awards are voted on by fans, with voting kicking off Thursday at NickPlay.com and via the Screens Up app.
A full list of nominees follows.
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