New Delhi: 2021 is a year of new, a year of hope, and a year of creating new benchmarks. Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, which empower kids and celebrates their choices have set the tone for this new year with the announcement of kids favorites across film, television, sports, and digital. This year KCA 2020 set out to present the show in a whole new format, focused on taking it virtually. The nominees were selected through special online research to determine who entertained children the most during the lockdown. For the first time ever in the awards’ history, the winners were chosen by the kids through an unprecedented 15+ lakh votes garnered across categories.
This year saw an all-new, enhanced and relevant list of categories with the addition of 6 new awards for kids favorite online learning apps, YouTubers, Instagram personalities, food enjoyed during the lockdown, amongst others, each a true reflection of the times we live in. Celebrating their choices for a year that required resilience and optimism, kids have chosen those that brought a smile to their face and upped their spirits during the lockdown. The phenomenal response received by the awards this year as we slowly come out of a pandemic makes this award even more special.
The awards saw the best mobile game title go to The Subway Surfers while the favorite you Tuber title went to Ashish Chanchlani. Anantya Anand was titled as favorite kid influencer while their favorite food item during the lockdown was Pizza. Well, no guesses for that!
On the sporting arena P.V Sindhuwon, the awards for the favorite sportsman (non-cricket) of the year and MS Dhoni continued to inspire kids and emerged as Favorite Sportsperson (Cricket).
The awards saw Chhichhore bag honors in the categories of Favorite Bollywood Movie. Favorite Movie Actor (Female) went to Shraddha Kapoor for keeping kids entertained in movies like ABCD 3 &Chichore while Varun Dhawan won the Favorite Movie Actor for helping keep spirits of kids high through the year. Badshah on the title of Best Rapper / Rap music stars for keeping kids on tapping their feet. In television content, Surbhi Chandna was crowned favorite TV Actor (Female) for Naagin while it was a hat-trick for Dilip Joshias Favorite TV Actor (Male). Taarak Mehta Ka OoltahChasmah has entertained the kids all these years and emerged as the winner for the 6th time in a row.
Commenting on the immense response received this year, Nina Elavia Jaipuria – Head of – Hindi Mass Entertainment & Kids TV Network at Viacom18, said, “Last year was a year of challenges that each of us have had to overcome. All through this our focus at Nickelodeon was to follow through on our promise of entertaining and empowering kids. We adapted to a more digitally evolved environment by introducing many pioneering categories first engagements and initiatives that continued to engage kids and keep their spirits high. The success story and patronage received for this edition of the Kids Choice Awards through the sheer scale of votes stands testimony to our success in ensuring that we continue to celebrate kids, entertain and empower them.”
Here is the complete list of those who won big at the 6th Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2020.