What Went Down at the Nickelodeon KCA’s: BTS Bags Major Wins, Guinness Records Broken, and More

CALIFORNIA, USA — Hosted by Kenan Thompson (Kenan, Saturday Night Live), the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards featured show-stopping performances by Grammy® Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber, celebrity appearances, exciting surprises and revealed kids’ favourite TV shows, movies and music. 

TikTok star Charli D’Amelio getting slimed, Photo courtesy of Nickelodeon

Additionally, this year’s show set a Guinness Record for the most simultaneous slimings, with stars like Robert Downey Jr., Charli D’Amelio and many others getting a dose of the signature green slime!

K-pop superstars BTS bagged wins for all three categories that they were nominated in – Favourite Music Group, Favourite Global Music Star, and Favourite Song (“Dynamite”). Receiving their award virtually, the group thanked the ARMY for their love and support, saying, “We love you, and we miss you… you guys are the best!”

Each member from iconic K-pop group BTS chimed in for their acceptance speech, Photo courtesy of Nickelodeon

Actress Jennifer Garner also introduced Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris who delivered special remarks as part of the show’s Generation Change presentation, which recognised kids’ strength and courage to create a better world for future generations. Generation Change is ViacomCBS’ pro-social initiative that connects leaders and innovators with young voices to inspire positive change in communities through civic engagement.

More highlights from Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 include:

  • Performances by Grammy® Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber of his chart-topping hit “Intentions,” joined by Quavo and introduced by Hailey Bieber; and a medley of his latest singles, “Hold On” and “Anyone;”
  • The reunion of Nickelodeon’s iCarly cast members Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay), Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay) and Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson) as they presented the KCA for “Favorite Movie;”
  • An exclusive sneak peek at PAW Patrol: The Movie, teased by members of the voice cast, Kim Kardashian, Tyler Perry, Yara Shahidi and Marsai Martin;
  • Outrageous and epic slimings of Robert Downey Jr., Charli D’Amelio, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Liza Koshy, as well as KCA host, Kenan Thompson;
  • Live and interactive fan walls showcasing families at home, with a special KCA award presented to one lucky family that was chosen during the show;
  • And celebrity appearances from Gal Gadot, Millie Bobby Brown, BTS, Addison Rae, Sofía Vergara, David Dobrik, Tiffany Haddish, Anna Kendrick, Dove Cameron, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Dixie D’Amelio, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Joshua Bassett, Anthony Anderson, Dani & Dannah Lane and Iain Armitage; as well as Nickelodeon stars: JoJo Siwa; That Girl Lay Lay; Jules LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels (Side Hustle); Gabrielle Nevaeh Green and Darci Lynne (Unfiltered); and Young Dylan (Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan).

Catch up on all the night’s moments at https://www.kidschoiceawards.com/