Kids’ Choice Awards Controversy Over Blake Shelton Not Being A Solo Female Host

Kids’ Choice Awards. That is what the viewing youth is looking forward to this awards season. The awards will be held on March 12, and Just Jared Jr. reports that a host has been chosen for the telecast. Blake Shelton is confirmed as host of the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, and he is ecstatic about it.

“My agent called and was like, ‘Is there anything you can think of that you’d want to do?’… And I actually had been thinking I want to host those Kids’ Choice Awards, I want to do it. And she was like, ‘Uhhhh… Okay.’ I wanna do this thing with kids. It’s fun. I wanna get slimed.”

According to My News LA, Shelton has said he can’t wait to see who wins.

“The nominees are out now and I can’t wait to see who wins. We’ve got categories for everybody — TV, movies, video games, actors, singers, everything you can think of. It’s all in there. Make sure you get out there and vote, and we’ll see you at the show.”

People reports that Shelton did a video announcing the nominees for the Kids’ Choice Awards and he also said he is looking forward to the madness and excitement of it all.

“I’ve been on countless stages throughout my life, but none have promised the madness, excitement and endless slime as Nick’s Kids’ Choice Awards, which is undoubtedly the ultimate party for kids. There is only one team here, and it’s Team Kids’ Choice so bring it on Nickelodeon!”

Apparently, star of The Thundermans Kira Kosarin, is not as thrilled about Shelton hosting the Kids’ Choice Awards as he is.

Fanlala reports that it isn’t that Kosarin doesn’t like Shelton or thinks he won’t make a good host, but that she was hoping there would be a solo female host chosen for this year’s telecast. She took to Twitter to express her feelings on the matter.

Now that the nominees are known, kids can get psyched for the awards show in March. Billboard reports that Favorite Song of the Year nominees include Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” (featuring Kendrick Lamar), The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” Adele’s “Hello,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” and Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” As for Favorite New Artist, the nominees are Alessia Cara, OMI, DNCE, Shawn Mendes, Walk the Moon, and Silento.

But the Kids’ Choice Awards has more than just music nominees. There are nominees from all the major categories, including movies, television shows, actors, actresses. E! News has provided a complete list of nominees. For example, Favorite Movie nominees include Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cinderella, Daddy’s Home, Jurassic World, Pitch Perfect 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2.

In addition, Channel 24 reports that there have been some new categories added to the Kids’ Choice Awards this year. These include “Best Blogger” (Africa), “Favourite Cooking Show,” and “Favourite Collaboration.” The African voting category will allow bloggers such as Aisha Baker (South Africa), Sylvia Kamau (Kenya), Theodora Lee (South Africa), and Uche Eze (Nigeria) to be recognized. In terms of leaders, Selena Gomez is at the head of the pack with four nominations, one for Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie and three in music categories.

It sounds as though the Kids’ Choice Awards will be a lot of fun, especially with Blake Shelton at the helm. Voting started on February 2 so fans of Nickelodeon and the Kids’ Choice Awards need to get on there and cast their votes. Good luck to all the nominees!

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