WWE® Superstar John Cena® to co-host at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2008
WWE Superstar, hip hop musician and actor, John Cena, has been confirmed to co-host at Nickelodeon’s Australian Kids’ Choice Awards 2008 on Saturday 11th October at Hisense Arena, Melbourne Park.
John has been nominated in the Fave Sports Star category at this year’s awards, up against Aussie sporting legends Casey Stoner and Grant Hackett and American skating genius, Ryan Sheckler.
Amongst notable achievements in his WWE career, John Cena is a three-time WWE Champion, a three-time United States Champion, and a two-time World Tag Team Champion. Having completed his first feature film, The Marine, in 2006, John will also star in 12 Rounds in 2009. And in the upcoming pay-per-view SummerSlam® on August 18, Cena will be taking on Batista for the 1st time ever!
Speaking today about his nomination - and presenting duties alongside Australian Kids’ Choice Awards 2008 host Natalie Bassingthwaighte - John said ‘I couldn’t pass up the awesome opportunity to present at the Australian KCAs. Especially since I’ll get to hang with my Aussie fans, hopefully take home an orange blimp and score a SmackDown® by sliming Rove…life doesn’t get any better. !!’
Voting is now open across a total of 19 categories and with an expanded range of television categories including Fave International TV Star, Fave Reality Show, Fave Action, Music, Comedy, Drama Show, this year’s awards promises to be filled with more stars, slime and messy goo than ever before.
Rove McManus, nominated for Fave TV Star said earlier today about his nomination, "As a slime connoisseur it is always an honour to be nominated for the KCA. I hope I will be there on the orange carpet and if I see Andrew G he is going down in a blaze of belches."
Fave Female Singer of 2007, Ricki-Lee is nominated again this year, ‘"I’m SO flattered and SO, SO, SO excited to be nominated again in TWO categories for the second year in a row! I was overseas having a break when I found out I was nominated, and I was on an absolute high for the rest of the trip - it was THE BEST news I could have been told! Nominated or not, the Nickelodeon KCA's is always my fave outing of the year, so to have a chance at taking an award home only makes the 2008 ceremony all the more FUN!!!!" said Ricki-Lee.
To vote for their favourite stars, television shows, songs and movies kids can go to www.nickelodeon.com.au and have their say. Voting opens Monday August 11 and runs until September 21 across a total of 19 categories.
Nickelodeon’s Australian Kids' Choice Awards has emerged as one of the biggest events in Australia, boasting massive audience participation. Now in its sixth year it is the only televised kids awards show in Australia that gives kids the power to vote for their favourites and honours their opinions with a show filled with the stars they love.
Nickelodeon’s Australian Kids’ Choice Awards 2008 will air exclusively on Nickelodeon on Saturday October 11 at 6:30pm.
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Nickelodeon’s Australian Kids’ Choice Awards 2008
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR VOTING
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Kung Fu Panda
Step Up 2: The Streets
Drake and Josh
Fave Sports Star
Dave Lawson and James Kerley
Flight of the Conchords
Hamish Blake and Andy Lee
Maude Garrett and Kyle Linahan
Fave Drama Show
Blue Water High
H2O: Just Add Water
Home and Away
Low (Flo Rida feat. T-Pain)
No Air (Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown)
Shake It (Metro Station)
Untouched (The Veronicas)
Fave International TV Star
Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody)
Drake Bell (Drake and Josh)
Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)
Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly)
Fave International Band
Fall Out Boy
Panic at the Disco
Fave Music Show
Dance On Sunset
The Music Jungle
Fave Movie Star
Australia’s Next Top Model
So You Think You Can Dance
Fave International Singer
Bindi Irwin (Wildlife Warrior)
Isabel Lucas (All-Round Green Goddess)
Merrick and Rosso (Carbon Neutral Comedians)
Nicole Kidman (UNICEF Ambassador)
Fave Action Show
Friday Night Live
Andrew G (Australian Idol)
Dean Geyer (Neighbours)
Lincoln Lewis (Home and Away)
Rove McManus (Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?)
About Nickelodeon Australia
Now in its 29th year and 13th year in Australia, is the leading entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. Nickelodeon Australia airs Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is seen in over 1.9 million households via AUSTAR, FOXTEL, and OPTUS. The company’s portfolio extends across television, online, mobile, theme parks and music.
Nickelodeon’s Australian Kids’ Choice Awards has won an ASTRA Award for the last three years