AceShowbiz - Nickelodeon has announced the nominations for its 2018 Kids' Choice Awards. In movie field, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" are tied for the most nominations with three each.
Both movies are vying for Favorite Movie title, competing against other 2017 blockbusters such as "Beauty and the Beast (2017)", "Spider-Man: Homecoming", "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Wonder Woman". Musical films "Pitch Perfect 3" and "The Greatest Showman" are also among the contenders.
"Jumanji" stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart are pitted against each other for Favorite Movie Actor, battling it out against Ben Affleck for his role as Batman in "Justice League", Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Thor: Ragnarok", Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2" and Will Ferrell as Brad in "Daddy's Home 2".
The "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel also helps its female lead Zoe Saldana earn a nomination for Favorite Movie Actress for her role as Gamora. She has to face off against Anna Kendrick ("Pitch Perfect 3"), Daisy Ridley ("Star Wars: The Last Jedi"), Emma Watson ("Beauty and the Beast"), Gal Gadot ("Wonder Woman" & "Justice League") and Zendaya Coleman ("The Greatest Showman" & "Spider-Man: Homecoming") in the competition.
Meanwhile, Favorite Animated Movie nominees include "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie", "Cars 3", "Coco", "Despicable Me 3", "Ferdinand", "Smurfs: The Lost Village", "The Emoji Movie" and "The Lego Batman Movie".
Fans can vote for their favorite via kidschoiceawards.com and Nick App on iPad, iPhone, Kindle and Android devices. Voting for the film categories is now open, while voting for music categories will begin on March 5. Voting for TV categories will start on March 12, followed by other categories on March 19.
Winners in all fields will be announced during the ceremony which will be airing live from the Forum in Inglewood on Saturday, March 24. Wrestler-turned-actor John Cena is tapped as the host. Jojo Siwa, who is nominated for Favorite Musical YouTube Creator, is set to perform at the event.