The virtual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards took place on Saturday, May 2, making the event the first remote awards showamid the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony, which was given the name “Celebrate Together,” may not have had the quintessential orange carpet or traditional award presentations that fans are used to, but it was still certainly a night to remember with a star-studded guest list, exciting wins, and, of course, plenty of slime.
Hosted by Victoria Justice, the event featured plenty of celebs like Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and BTS, and paid tribute to even more fan favorites, including Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, and more. There was even a full-on Avengers reunion, along with an appearance from Kristen Bell in complete Princess Anna gear.
Ahead, check out some of the memorable moments from the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards, along with the full list of winners.
Ariana Grande gave SpongeBob Squarepants a well-deserved shoutout.
After accepting the award for Favorite Female Artist, Ariana talked about how much the Nickelodeon network meant to her while growing up. “Nickelodeon always will hold such a tremendous place in my heart, not only because of Victorious and Sam & Catand the amazing years I spent working with them, but also just for SpongeBob, you know?” We do know, Ari, we do.
BTS took home a major award.
The K-pop group took home the award for Favorite Music Group, and recorded a special video message for ARMYs. “Thank you for voting for us,” they said in the clip. “Your love keeps us going…. We miss you ARMY, so so much, and hopefully see you soon.”
Dove Cameron won her first-ever orange blimp.
The Disney star claimed the Favorite Movie Actress award for her work in the Descendants franchise, and she accepted the coveted blimp clad in a cute tie-dye sweatshirt. “This is so special,” she said in a video message to fans. “Because this award is about us, and our relationship, and that makes it ten times more special.”
The Victorious tribute had us in our feelings.
Host Victoria Justice led fans down memory lane with a nostalgic montage of the iconic Nickelodeon series. Excuse me, I think I have something in my eye!
JoJo Siwa was slimed. And then again. And again. And again.
The YouTuber was featured in a video where she encountered Nickelodeon’s iconic lime-green slime at every turn in her house: on her pillow, in her toothpaste, even in her family’s swimming pool. Welp!
LeBron James was honored for his charity work.
The basketball star was awarded Nickelodeon’s 2020 Generation Change Award for his work with the LeBron James Family Foundation’s I PROMISE School, which aims to support the education of at-risk students. “This means so much,” James said in a video. “It’s not just about me, this is about you guys as well. I’m just so appreciative, and I just want to say that I hope everyone is staying safe throughout these difficult times.”
Millie Bobby Brown took time to thank essential workers during her acceptance speech.
After being awarded an orange blimp for winning Favorite Female TV Star, the Strange Things actor shouted out those fighting on the frontlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “During this difficult time, I’ve learned a lot of things about this world and about myself,” Millie said. “First of all, I have a deep respect for our healthcare workers at the forefront of all of this, who are risking their lives fighting for our parents, our grandparents, children. We love and appreciate you so much. I cherish and admire their bravery, work and drive more than anyone.”
She closed out her speech with a thank-you to fans, saying: “To be acknowledged at this time for bringing much needed entertainment and joy is very meaningful to me and I really don’t take this lightly. I’m so glad to have delighted your TV screens for the last four years. I can’t wait for you to see Stranger Things 4soon. Much love.”