Shot from canons, bursting forth from geysers and babbling in
a river across the stage, everything and everyone, even "un-slimable"
host Mark Wahlberg, were soaked by the green stuff.
The British-Irish vocal group, who won favorite music group and
favorite song for "Story of My Life," avoided the slime,
accepting the awards from London where they are preparing for an
Grande, a 20-year-old pop singer and star of Nickelodeon series
"Sam & Cat" won for favorite TV actress and "Sam & Cat" was
voted favorite TV show.
Viewers were able to cast votes online in more than 20
categories, spanning film, television, books, music and sport
for the stunt-filled annual award show on the Viacom Inc-owned
The show, in its 27th year, is an annual stop for Hollywood
stars who are popular among teenage and young viewers. It
featured performances by singer Aloe Blacc and indie rock band
American Authors, who closed with the hit "Best Day of My Life."
Singer-actress Selena Gomez won an orange blimp for the sixth
consecutive year. The 21-year-old former Disney actress was
voted favorite female singer. She had won favorite TV actress
from 2009 to 2013.
"I just have to say that you guys have been the most loyal,
dedicated people in my life because you continuously every year
bless me with the opportunity to do what I love," Gomez said
accepting the award.
A running gag throughout the stunt-filled show was how
"Transformers" star Wahlberg could not be doused in slime.
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"BUTTKICKERS", BOOKS, BLIMPS
At the show's end, the actor was distracted by his kids and
comedian Kevin Hart until the slime rained down Wahlberg, who
crossed himself and huddled to withstand the deluge.
"Iron Man" film series star Robert Downey Jr. won the favorite male
"buttkicker" award for last year's blockbuster "Iron Man 3."
"I wasn't always a buttkicker. In fact, life has kicked my
proverbial butt countless times in many ways through many years
until I decided one day to start kicking back," the 48-year-old
actor who struggled with addiction early in his career.
"To all the kids around this wonderful blue planet, thank you for
this awesome statue, and remember: when life is kicking your butt,
never forget to kick it back right in the face," Downey added.
Actor-comedian Adam Sandler, 47, made it rain orange balls on the
crowd with a garbled magic spell while accepting his blimp for
favorite movie actor.
Other winners included sci-fi adventure film "The Hunger Games:
Catching Fire" as favorite movie, and its star, Jennifer Lawrence,
won for favorite movie actress and favorite female buttkicker, but
was not on hand to accept the awards.
Disney's Oscar-winning film "Frozen" won for favorite animated
movie, while comedian Hart won for favorite funny star and the youth
fiction series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" won favorite book.
Dan Schneider, an executive producer of popular Nickelodeon shows
over the past two decades such as "Kenan & Kel," "iCarly" and "Sam &
Cat," won a lifetime achievement award.
(Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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