Selena Gomez was the big winner at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles yesterday (March 31).
The singer and actress took home two awards, one for Favorite TV Actress for the now defunct Wizards of Waverly Place and a second gong for Favorite Female Singer at the ceremony in which over 220 million votes were cast.
She said: ’’After no longer doing my show, knowing you guys still watch it means so much.’’
Host Will Smith kicked off the night with a rap and promised a record-breaking amount of the slime for which the awards are famous, saying, ’’No one is safe from the slime.’’
Celebrities including Halle Berry, Glee’s Chris Colfer, and even Will and Justin Bieber were all covered in the sticky substance during the evening.
Although one guest who managed to avoid it was First Lady Michelle Obama, as she presented Taylor Swift with the Big Help Award in recognition of her philanthropic efforts, including work with U.S. tornado and flood survivors and various youth-related charities.
Taylor said: ’’I’m so honored. I have always wanted to meet you; this is amazing. I am so honored to be receiving this award from the first lady of the United States. I am freaking out.
"I’m really proud of all of you guys. I see you helping each other out. I think it’s important you know you are making a difference in this world.’’
Katy Perry—who won an award for her work in The Smurfs movie—was the first performer, singing "Part of Me" and declared ’’The only reason I’m here today is because I’ve never grown up. I can’t wait to do Smurfs 2.’’
Taylor Lautner took home the special blimp shaped award for Favorite Butt Kicker and was forced to complete 1,000 push-ups by host Will before also getting slimed.
Boyband One Direction performed "What Makes You Beautiful" while Katy, Taylor and Selena proved they are fans of the five piece by dancing in the audience and singing along to all the words.
Kids’ Choice Awards Winners 2012:
Favorite TV Show: Victorious
Favorite Reality Show: Wipeout
Favorite TV Actor : Jake Short (A.N.T. Farm)
Favorite TV Actress: Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Funniest TV Sidekick: Jennette McCurdy (iCarly)
Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Male Athlete: Tim Tebow
Favorite Female Athlete: Danica Patrick
Favorite Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Favorite Movie Actor: Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill)
Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)
Favorite Animated Movie: Puss in Boots
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie: Katy Perry (The Smurfs)
Favorite Music Group: Big Time Rush
Favorite Male Singer: Justin Bieber
Favorite Female Singer: Selena Gomez
Favorite Song: "Party Rock Anthem" (by LMFAO)
Favorite Book: ’Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series
Favorite Videogame: Just Dance 3
Favorite Buttkicker: Taylor Lautner