UAE kids can watch the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together on May 24

We speak to Victoria Justice, the host of the virtually produced telecast

UAE kids can watch the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together on May 24

Cast your minds back to September, when the biggest awards ceremony in children's TV landed here in the UAE for the first time ever.

Well, in another first the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together has been produced virtually

That means that all the stars, including the event's host Victoria Justice, came together online to bring kids across the world, including here in the UAE, the opportunity to watch the fun slime-fest on TV.

The show will be aired across the UAE on Sunday May 24 at 6pm.

As well as the revealing the winners of the kid's favourite TV shows, movies and games, there are star performances and appearances from some of the best-loved stars, too.

The line-up includes a special appearance from the cast members of Avengers: Endgame including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson, as well as other famous faces such as Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Ellen DeGeneres and Shawn Mendes, plus the cast members of Stranger Things and of Henry Danger.

Naturally there is lots of slime – JoJo Siwa and David Dobrik are the unwitting recipients of the gross green stuff – and awards aplenty including a special mention for NBA champion and global icon LeBron James receiving Nickelodeon’s 2020 Generation Change Award, in honor of his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education, with his charity The LeBron James Family Foundation’s groundbreaking I PROMISE School.

We had a quick chat with the award's host Victoria Justice to see what it was like to be part of the first ever virtually produced telecast of the popular Kids' award ceremony.

You hosted the first ever virtual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. How does that feel?
It was a huge honour and one I won’t forget. It was such a unique opportunity to host the Kids' Choice Awards from my house, and being the first woman to host the awards alone was really incredible!

So many major worldwide events and shows have been cancelled, it’s quite monumental that the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards found a way to go ahead. Was it more nerve-wracking than a live show?
In some ways, yes, because it’s never been done before. But I started my career with Nickelodeon so it really felt like coming home again. I just wanted to have fun and make sure that the audience was entertained and I think we were able to do that! I really had a blast!

What can kids expect from this new virtually-produced version? Will it have all the same fun, craziness and slime?
What I can tell you is that it is a very special awards ceremony. The winners give their thank you speeches from their homes, so it’s really cool because we get to see a bit of what their lives are like. There will be a ton of slime, live performances, and very special people and guests. You don’t want to miss it!

Tune in!
Sun May 24, 6pm. Nickelodeon channel, OSN. www.osn.com.

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