How to Watch The 2020 Kids' Choice Awards With Ariana Grande, BTS and More

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, American Music Awards
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Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes attend the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019 in Los Angeles. 

Nickelodeon promises "The biggest, slimiest, surprise-iest awards show is back and better than ever."

Are you ready to see your favorite stars get slimed? Are you curious to see how the sliming will take place in this new remotely produced awards show environment? We'll all find out when the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards airs on Nickelodeon on Saturday (May 2) at 8:00 p.m/ 7:00 p.m. central time.

Dubbed Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together, the event will be the first televised awards show to take place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has precluded large gatherings and forced shows to be remotely produced.

Victoria Justice, who rose to fame on Nickelodeon in the 2000s on Zoey 101 and Victorious, will host the show. (She replaces Chance the Rapper, who was initially announced as this year's host.) Among those also scheduled to appear: Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, BTS and Camila Cabello.

Grande is nominated for favorite female artist, Mendes and Lil Nas X for favorite male artist and BTS for favorite music group. Cabello and Mendes are vying for favorite music collaboration for their No. 1 smash "Señorita."

Also scheduled to appear: Dwayne Johnson, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, Dove Cameron, David Dobrik, JoJo Siwa, SpongeBob SquarePants stars Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke and YouTuber SSSniperWolf.

The awards will also feature a performance by 17-year-old actor/singer Asher Angel and appearances by cast members from Avengers: Endgame. LeBron James will receive the Generation Change Award for his commitment to education.

The show was originally set to air on March 22, but was postponed because of the pandemic. The title of the show was tweaked a bit, with the phrase "Celebrate Together" added. During the show, Nickelodeon will present a $1 million donation to No Kid Hungry.

While slime is the main draw on this show, there will also be awards. Fans voted in 28 categories. There are eight music categories, seven each for television and film, two each for social stars and sports stars and one each for gamers and video games.

The awards site lists the nominees in each category, followed, on every page, by this startlingly candid disclosure: "Winners are determined by voter preference and other considerations."

No surprise that, in a youth-centric show, there is an award for songs, but not for albums. Nominees for song of the year include Grande's "7 Rings," Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" and Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road." (Billy Ray Cyrus, who is featured on the latter track, isn't listed as a nominee in this category.)

All three of these smashes were nominated for Grammys for record of the year. The other three Kids Choice nominees in this category are Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" (which won the VMA for video of the year), Jonas Brothers' "Sucker" and Maroon 5's "Memories."

Nickelodeon promises "The biggest, slimiest, surprise-iest awards show is back and better than ever for the most epic night of the year!"

Nickelodeon Productions is producing the show, with Jay Schmalholz serving as executive producer. Rob Bagshaw, executive vp unscripted content at Nick, is overseeing.

Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together airs on Nickelodeon on Saturday (May 2) at 8 p.m. ET/PT and at 7 p.m. CT.


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