The Smurfs” nominated for 3 Kids’ Choice Awards

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Colum­bia Pic­tures’ partly ani­mated “The Smurfs” has nabbed three nom­i­na­tions for the Kids’ Choice Awards: Favorite Movie, Sofia Ver­gara for Favorite Movie Actress, and Katy Perry for Favorite Voice in an Ani­mated Movie.

Nick­elodeon announced Thurs­day the nom­i­nees for the mile­stone 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, helmed by inter­na­tional super­star Will Smith and air­ing live from USC’s Galen Cen­ter in Los Ange­les on Sat­ur­day, March 31 at 8 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast).

The mega-hit Kung Fu Panda fran­chise ate up nom­i­na­tions for Favorite Ani­mated Movie (Kung Fu Panda 2), Favorite Car­toon, and Jack Black for Favorite Voice in an Ani­mated Movie.

This year’s dual nods include the partly ani­mated The Mup­pets for Favorite Movie and Amy Adams for Favorite Movie Actress.

The partly ani­mated Alvin and the Chip­munks: Chip­wrecked is up for Favorite Movie as well. Also nom­i­nated in the cat­e­gory is the live-action Harry Pot­ter and the Deathly Hal­lows, Part 2.

Vying with Kung Fu Panda 2 for Favorite Ani­mated Movie are Cars 2, Puss in Boots and Rio.

Also nom­i­nated for Favorite Voice from an Ani­mated Movie are Anto­nio Ban­deras (Puss in Boots) and Johnny Depp (Rango).

Join­ing Kung Fu Panda as Favorite Car­toon nom­i­nees are Phineas & Ferb, Scooby Doo! Mys­tery Incor­po­rated and Sponge­Bob SquarePants.

In addi­tion to Nick.com, fans can vote for their favorite stars begin­ning March 1 using a Face­book appli­ca­tion that will live on the Nick­elodeon Face­book page. Users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and, for the first time ever, the entire vot­ing expe­ri­ence can be embed­ded directly into Face­book wall posts. Also new this year, fans will be able to vote for their favorite nom­i­nees on Twit­ter through the use of cus­tom hash tags.

This year, kids not only pick the win­ners, but they get to help Smith pull off the great­est slime event in KCA his­tory. Through a brand-new iPad, iPhone and iPod app, and the KCA Web site, kids need to find slime hid­den through­out the photo gal­leries, news and videos. If kids col­lect enough slime, Smith will pull off the biggest slime event ever in this year’s show. Aided by weekly mis­sion videos fea­tur­ing Jen­nette McCurdy, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress, kids will have the chance to earn dig­i­tal rewards and move up the slime oper­a­tive ranks.

Lead­ing up to the show, the apps and Web site will also fea­ture daily KCA news, video updates, photo gal­leries and videos from past KCAs, behind the scenes video of this year’s prepa­ra­tions, and ded­i­cated infor­ma­tion pages on the host and nom­i­nees. In addi­tion, the entire Orange Car­pet pre-show will be streamed live through the apps and Web site, fol­lowed by a live back­stage com­pan­ion stream dur­ing the main show.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is more global than ever in 2012, seen in over 300 mil­lion house­holds around the world. Within hours of air­ing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out in addi­tional inter­na­tional mar­kets, pro­vid­ing kids around the world the oppor­tu­nity to tune into their local Nick­elodeon chan­nel to enjoy the show faster than ever.

In many inter­na­tional mar­kets, the 2012 KCAs will fea­ture country-specific award cat­e­gories and nom­i­nees, such as Nick­elodeon Italia’s Favorite Star and Nick­elodeon UK’s Favorite Show. Vot­ing for the 2012 KCAs will span over six con­ti­nents across 13 local­ized vot­ing sites in 11 dif­fer­ent lan­guages, giv­ing kids prac­ti­cally every­where the chance to decide who takes home a cov­eted blimp.

Pre­sent­ing spon­sors of Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards are Gen­eral Mills, Has­bro, Honda and Tar­get. Asso­ciate spon­sors are Bounty, Nin­tendo and Skechers.

Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is being pro­duced by Nick­elodeon Pro­duc­tions in asso­ci­a­tion with Bob Bain Pro­duc­tions. Bob Bain, Mar­jorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are exec­u­tive producers.

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