Gomez, Mendes take home major prizes at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Indo Asian News Service

Los Angeles, March 12 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez took home one of the biggest prizes at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards winning the Favourite Female Singer award while Shawn Mendes received that for the Favourite Male Singer.

"Ghostbusters" was named Favourite Movie and "KC Undercover" star Zendaya picked up the award for Favourite Female TV star, reports mirror.co.uk.

Girl group Fifth Harmony failed to mention former member Camila Cabello as they collected the award on Saturday for Favourite Music Group.

"Thank you to all the Harmonizers... We dedicate this all too you," they said on stage.

Girl group Little Mix won the award for Favourite Global Music Star after performing a medley of their single "Touch" and their smash hit "Shout out to my ex".

The annual Kids' Choice Awards show is famous for its tradition of covering celebrities in green slime. The award gala will air in India on Nick HD+ on Sunday.

David Beckham and his sons Romeo and Cruz, pop star Justin Bieber and actress Kristen Stewart have been victims of the prank in previous years.

Ellen DeGeneres was awarded three trophies at the fan-voted Kids' Choice Awards -- Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie, Most Wanted Pet, and #Squad.

"Do you know what means the most to me? It's that you would want to be in my squad. That, to me, is the biggest compliment," the 59-year-old talk show host said onstage.

She added: "I would like everyone to take an oath so that you can be in my squad."

The LGBTQ icon -- LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals/identities -- then asked the children to raise their right hand and repeat: "I am good enough just as I am. I am supposed to be unique and different. I'm not supposed to be like everyone else."

DeGeneres concluded: "I promise to be kind to people. I promise to brush my teeth every day and floss. And watch the Ellen Show every single day. I love you all! You're in my squad! Thank you so much!"

Favourite Movie Actor award went to Chris Hemsworth for "Ghostbusters", and that for Favourite Movie Actress went to Melissa McCarthy for the same film.

The Orange Blimp for Favourite DJ/EDM Artist went to Calvin Harris.

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