The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, also known as the KCAs or Kids Choice Awards, is an annual awards show that airs on the Nickelodeon cable channel, which airs live and is usually held and telecast live (though with a three-hour time delay for those watching in the Pacific Time Zone or on the Nick 2 feed on digital cable that simulcasts the Pacific time zone feed) on a Saturday night in late March or early April, that honors the year's biggest television, movie, and music acts, as voted by Nickelodeon viewers. Winners receive a hollow orange blimp figurine, a logo outline for much of the network's 1984-2009 era, which also functions as a kaleidoscope.
The show features numerous celebrity guests and musical acts. In recent years, slime stunts have been incorporated into the show. The KCAs also host live entertainment. It has also been known to overwhelmingly cover people with the network's trademark green slime. Will Smith has won the most KCA awards, followed by Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Hilary Duff Whoopi Goldberg is the only person to have won a Kids' Choice Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Rosie O'Donnell and Jack Black have hosted the show the most times.
Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards will be held on March 31, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET. The complete list of nominees for the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards were announced on February 16, 2012. Will Smith, a ten-time Kids' Choice Award winner, was announced as the program's host on January 11, 2012, which will begin the promotional run-up to the release of Men in Black 3 on May 25, 2012. Performers will include One Direction and Katy Perry. Nominees include Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Usher and the Black Eyed Peas.