One Direction, Ariana Grande win at Kids' Choice Awards

One Direction, Ariana Grande win at Kids' Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES - The green slime flowed freely at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, where boy band One Direction and actress-singer Ariana Grande took home orange blimps handed out by youth cable channel Nickelodeon.

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 favourite music group and favourite song for "Story of My Life," avoided the slime, accepting the awards from London where they are preparing for an upcoming tour.

Grande, a 20-year-old pop singer and star of Nickelodeon series "Sam & Cat" won for favourite TV actress and "Sam & Cat" was voted favourite 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 network.

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 favourite female singer. She had won favourite 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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