It’s always fun when something comes out of left field at an awards show, like nearly every accolade awarded to Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody over the last few months, but there’s also something to be said for the awards shows that go completely by the book without any major shocks or upsets. This weekend’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards was a show like that, proving yet again that, while kids may occasionally be cool, they are also fairly predictable. One of the biggest winners of the night, if you can believe this, was the Avengers franchise, with Infinity War getting Favorite Movie, Iron Man winning Favorite Superhero, and Chris Pratt winning Favorite Butt-Kicker (he technically won for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but come on, nobody actually cared about that movie). Also, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation picked up the Favorite Male Voice and Favorite Female Voice awards (Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez), while Incredibles 2 won Favorite Animated Movie—which is probably the only upset, but maybe the kid voters hadn’t gotten a chance to see Into The Spider-Verse.
Over on the TV side, the big story of the night was the controversial speech that the stars of Fuller House made while accepting the award for Favorite Funny TV show. As reported by Page Six, Candace Cameron Bure made a little speech about how they’re “a loving family,” saying that they “stick together through the hard times” and have each other’s backs “no matter how tough it gets.” That seems like a reference to Lori Loughlin, who is embroiled in that whole college admissions scandal, but it could’ve just been the sort of generic platitudes that anyone would say about any family-based TV show they happen to be on.
We also feel compelled to point out that there was an award for Favorite Global Music Star, which involves an artist from each continent facing off against the best artists of the other continents (or at least most of the continents). Believe it or not, North American candidate Taylor Swift somehow won this poll where North American kids who watch Nickelodeon vote on the winners, which is like asking Fox News viewers to vote on which world leader is the best. Anyway, the full list of winners can be seen at The Hollywood Reporter.