”Finding Nemo” and OutKast were the big winners at Nickelodeon’s 17th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, taking home two prizes each, but the real honor, however dubious, is getting doused in the show’s trademark green slime. This year, that honor went to cohosts and ”Shrek 2” stars Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz (who ended Rosie O’Donnell’s eight-year reign as emcee) and presenters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Before the show, held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, everyone expected Jennifer Lopez to get anointed with gallons of green goo, but Nickelodeon must have figured she’s been slimed enough recently.
The awards show’s 17 million young voters named ”Nemo” their favorite movie and the film’s Ellen DeGeneres their favorite animated voice. OutKast can now bookend their Grammys with two orange blimps, the Kids’ Choice prizes for favorite music group and favorite song (”Hey Ya!”). Also winning two was Nick’s own ”SpongeBob SquarePants,” a repeat winner for both favorite cartoon and favorite video game. Favorite movie actor was Jim Carrey (”Bruce Almighty”), while Nick alumna Amanda Bynes received as an 18th birthday present a blimp for favorite movie actress (”What a Girl Wants”). Favorite TV actor was Frankie Muniz (”Malcolm in the Middle”), favorite TV actress went to ”That’s So Raven”’s Raven-Symone, and favorite TV show was Nickelodeon’s ”All That.” Adam Sandler won the wannabe award for the celebrity kids most want to emulate, and Hugh Jackman showed off another mutant power by winning the show’s on-air burping contest. ”Finally,” said the X-Man, ”something my family can be proud of.”