At Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, the green slime flowed liberally on winners, but Angelina Jolie Pitt overcame all the stars to shine at the event with her empowering speech. Other winners were Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, One Direction, and Selena Gomez from proudly taking the stage to receive their fan-voted trophies, reported The Wrap.
Broadcast live on March 28, the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards took place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and was hosted by Nick Jonas. Performance highlights included Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson.
Categories ranged from Favorite Villain, won by Angelina Jolie for Maleficent, to Favorite Talent Competition Show, nabbed by The Voice. With Modern Family winning Favorite Family TV show, the Most Addicting Game honors went to Minecraft.
Fifth Harmony took home Favorite New Artist, while Austin & Ally nabbed Favorite Kids TV Show. In addition, Ross Lynch earned Favorite TV Actor, while Favorite TV Actress went to Laura Marano, both from Austin & Ally.
Favorite Cartoon honors went to SpongeBob SquarePants, while Favorite Reality Show went to Dance Moms. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 won Favorite Movie, and Favorite Movie Actor went to Ben Stiller.
Emma Stone took home the Favorite Movie Actress trophy, while “Bang Bang” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj earned Favorite Song.
Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas earned Favorite Singers, and One Direction took home Favorite Music Group. Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth won Favorite Action Stars. Big Hero 6 earned Favorite Animated Movie, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid won Favorite Book.
And amid all these glittering stars, it was Angelina Jolie who inspired the young audience, reported WSFA.
When she won the award for Favorite Villain as the evil lead in Maleficent, Angelina took time to hug her ecstatic little girls Zahara and Shiloh before taking the stage and recalling her own challenges growing up and attempting to fit in.
“I was told I was different. And I felt out of place: too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud, cause a little trouble. It’s good for you.”
Jolie has had struggles not only in her childhood but as an adult. Determined to prevent the cancer that killed her own mother at a young age, Angelina has chosen surgery and publicized it in an attempt to help other women.
And although Angelina won that award for her acting skills, most recently she has chosen to wear a director’s hat to create films with a message, as the Inquisitr reported. She now hopes to direct husband Brad Pitt in Africa, which features the story of Richard Leakey.
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