Despite the pandemic postponing or completely canceling concerts, festivals, and awards shows, Nickelodeon‘s plans to host their annual Kids’ Choice Awards have not changed. With a few tweaks, the event will proceed as planned.
In moving forward with their original plans, the ViacomCBS cable network will become the first to produce an awards show since the pandemic shut down hundreds of film and TV productions in mid-March. While many late-night shows have returned to somewhat-normal operations and news programs have continued, shows involving numerous video feeds and people conferencing in from multiple locations have been slower to make their way onto TV. In contrast, the Kids’ Choice Awards promises to be top-notch.
According to reports, the event will see production levels that match those of the One World: Together at Home special that took place on April 18th and Thursday’s NFL Draft on ABC, ESPN and NFL, complete with appearances by Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, and more. Giving back to the community, Nickelodeon will present a $1 million donation to No Kid Hungry in support of people affected by the pandemic.
Stay tuned for more information and updates regarding May 2nd’s Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together, starting at 8 PM EST.
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