Green slime flows freely as 1D clean up

ERIC KELSEY
Last updated 11:26 31/03/2014

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The green slime flowed freely at the Kids' Choice Awards, where boy band One Direction and actress-singer Ariana Grande took home orange blimps handed out by youth cable channel Nickelodeon.

Shot from canons, bursting forth from geysers and babbling in a river across the stage, everything and everyone, even "un-slimable" host Mark Wahlberg, were soaked by the green stuff.

The British-Irish vocal group, who won favorite music group and favorite song for Story of My Life, avoided the slime, accepting the awards from London where they are preparing for an upcoming tour.

Grande, a 20-year-old pop singer and star of Nickelodeon series Sam & Cat won for favourite TV actress and Sam & Cat was voted favourite TV show.

Viewers were able to cast votes online in more than 20 categories, spanning film, television, books, music and sport for the stunt-filled annual award show on the Viacom Inc-owned network.

The show, in its 27th year, is an annual stop for Hollywood stars who are popular among teenage and young viewers. It featured performances by singer Aloe Blacc and indie rock band American Authors, who closed with the hit Best Day of My Life.

Singer-actress Selena Gomez won an orange blimp for the sixth consecutive year. The 21-year-old former Disney actress was voted favourite female singer. She had won favourite TV actress from 2009 to 2013.

"I just have to say that you guys have been the most loyal, dedicated people in my life because you continuously every year bless me with the opportunity to do what I love," Gomez said accepting the award.

A running gag throughout the stunt-filled show was how Transformers star Wahlberg could not be doused in slime.

BUTTKICKERS, BOOKS, BLIMPS

At the show's end, the actor was distracted by his kids and comedian Kevin Hart until the slime rained down Wahlberg, who crossed himself and huddled to withstand the deluge.

Iron Man film series star Robert Downey Jr. won the favourite male "buttkicker" award for last year's blockbuster "Iron Man 3."

"I wasn't always a buttkicker. In fact, life has kicked my proverbial butt countless times in many ways through many years until I decided one day to start kicking back," the 48-year-old actor who struggled with addiction early in his career.

"To all the kids around this wonderful blue planet, thank you for this awesome statue, and remember: when life is kicking your butt, never forget to kick it back right in the face," Downey added.

Actor-comedian Adam Sandler, 47, made it rain orange balls on the crowd with a garbled magic spell while accepting his blimp for favourite movie actor.

Other winners included sci-fi adventure film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as favourite movie, and its star, Jennifer Lawrence, won for favourite movie actress and favourite female buttkicker, but was not on hand to accept the awards.

Disney's Oscar-winning film Frozen won for favorite animated movie, while comedian Hart won for favourite funny star and the youth fiction series Diary of a Wimpy Kid won favourite book.

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Dan Schneider, an executive producer of popular Nickelodeon shows over the past two decades such as Kenan & Kel, iCarly and Sam & Cat, won a lifetime achievement award.

The full list of winners for the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards:

Favourite Movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Favourite Animated Movie: Frozen
Favourite Movie Actor: Adam Sandler
Favourite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Favourite Male Buttkicker: Robert Downey Jr.
Favourite Female Buttkicker: Jennifer Lawrence
Favourite Song: Story of My Life
Favourite Music Group: One Direction
Favourite TV Show: Sam & Cat
Favourite TV Actor: Ross Lynch
Favourite TV Actress: Ariana Grande
Favourite Male Singer: Justin Timberlake
Favourite Female Singer: Selena Gomez
Favourite Funny Star: Kevin Hart
Favourite Reality Show: Wipeout
Favourite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favourite Voice From an Animated Movie: Miranda Cosgrove
Favourite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Favourite Video Game: Just Dance 2014
Favourite App Game: Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Favourite Animated Animal Sidekick: Patrick Star
Most Enthusiastic Athlete: Dwight Howard

- Reuters

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