PopWatch would like to thank Miley Cyrus for summing up the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards: “I know this isn’t, like, the Oscars, but it’s still amazing.” Too true. Unlike the three-hour-and-change ordeal known as the Academy Awards, last night’s fest of neon-green slime and screaming tweens was mercifully devoid of Hollywood pomposity. The eminently likeable Dwayne Johnson hosted and even rocked some Miley Cyrus drag. (Quick: Who wore the hot little red mini dress better?) Will Ferrell, clad in a skin-tight lycra wetsuit, added Slip n’ Slime World Champion to his long list of achievements. Plus, the whole shebang clocked in at a brisk 90 minutes. Wooh! That hour and a half just flew by! (Could it have been the two glasses of red wine I imbibed?)
Throughout the evening, many people were slimed, but no one got itworse than Sandra Bullock and Hugh Jackman. Announcing the winner forFavorite Book (the Twilight series, duh!), the two got a viscous stream of green blasted in their faces with the force of a tsunami. And they kept on smilin’! There should be a prize for that.
Cyrus made her insightful comments about the award proceedings while accepting her trophy – sorry, blimp – for favorite female singer. Other big winners included High School Musical 3: Senior Year (movie), American Idol (reality competition), Jack Black (animated voice), and Leonardo DiCaprio, who took home the inaugural Big Green Help Award for his environmental activism. (On a more serious note, double nominee Rihanna did not attend. Not surprisingly, no mention was made of Chris Brown who, in light of his arrest for allegedly attacking Rihanna, withdrew his name from the competition.)
What say you, PopWatchers? Did you tune in to this year’s slime-o-rama? Did you, like, totally squeal over the Jonas Brothers? And most importantly, what did you think of Paula Abdul’s bondage-y get-up?