With three nominations each, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift led performers on Tuesday as Nickelodeon announced its nods for the 29th annual Kids’ Choice Awards. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” scored the most nominations overall, with five.
All three singers are up for Favorite Collaboration as well as Favorite Singer in their respective male and female categories. In addition, Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” and Swift’s “Bad Blood” are each vying for Favorite Song of the Year, and Gomez is nominated for Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie (Mavis in “Hotel Transylvania 2”).
“I’m so excited and honored to be nominated for another three Kids’ Choice Awards,” Bieber, 21, told The Hollywood Reporter. “I have the best fans in the world; thank you all so much. And thanks to Nickelodeon for all the love and support over the years.”
Fifth Harmony, last year’s Favorite New Artist, was nominated for Favorite Music Group alongside One Direction, Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, Pentatonix and Fall Out Boy. Fifth Harmony told Us Weekly, “We are so excited to be nominated for Favorite Music Group this year! Thank you so much to all the harmonizers for always supporting us. We couldn’t do any of this without you!”
Pete Wentz, 36, of fellow nominee Fall Out Boy, told the magazine, “We’re stoked to be nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award! A huge thanks to our awesome fans and everyone at Nickelodeon.”
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is up against “Ant-Man,” “Cinderella,” “Daddy’s Home,” “Jurassic World,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” for Favorite Movie. “Avengers” stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson are also nominated.
In television, “Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory” led the way with four nominations each, including Favorite Family TV show alongside “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Once Upon a Time,” “The Flash” and “The Muppets.”
The nominees for Favorite TV Show are “Austin & Ally,” “Girl Meets World,” “Henry Danger,” “Jessie,” “Lab Rats” and “The Thundermans.”
The awards air on Nickelodeon March 12 at 8 p.m. Voting is open at nick.com