Article: Voting Opens Now! Check Out The Nominees Of This Year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports With Russell Wilson Returning As Host!

Photo: F. Scott Schafer/Nickelodeon. © 2016 Viacom International, Inc.
Photo: F. Scott Schafer/Nickelodeon. © 2016 Viacom International, Inc.

Last year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports was slime-tastic and so epic! Nickelodeon always brings out the most phenomenal masterpieces and their Kids’ Choice Sports is truly one of them. The renowned Nickelodeon has just announced that one legendary football player will be making a touchdown yet again as hosts the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports for the second year in a row… Seattle Seahawks’ very own Russell Wilson! This year, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will premiere on Sunday, July 17th at 8-9:30 PM ET / PT.

Nickelodeon also announced some of the extraordinary and stupendous athletes that have been nominated at the exceptional award show. Some of the many nominees include Stephen Curry, who garnered a total of three nominations this year, as well as Cam Newton, Rob Gronkowski, Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Elena Delle Donne, Odell Beckham Jr., Bryce Harper, Russell Westbrook, Antonio Brown, Von Miller, LeBron James, Ronda Rousey, Alex Morgan, Holly Holm, Usain Bolt,  James Harden, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Lydia Ko, Novak Djokovic, Peyton Manning, Kevin Durant, Carli Lloyd, Kyrie Irving, Lionel Messi, Skylar Diggins, Jimmie Johnson, J.J. Watt, and Katie Ledecky.

Today, May 23rd marks the day where YOU can have your voice heard and vote for your favorite athletes to win a coveted mohawk blimp! The power is in your hands and if you want to see your favorite sport stars win, head on over to and vote. is your go-to spot for all things Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports. Here you can cast your votes for your favorite sport stars, play a new Kids’ Choice Sports game, and see videos and look at photo galleries. You can also head on over to the Nick app to cast your votes.

Check out a list of the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports nominees below and also an excellent video of Russell Wilson’s Kids’ Choice Sports announcement! We all can’t wait to see what magnificent excitement will be in store at this year’s remarkable award show. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, who would you like to see win a coveted mohawk blimp at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports?

Follow Nickelodeon on Twitter: @NickelodeonTV and join in on the conversation by using #KidsChoiceSports

Follow Russell Wilson on Twitter: @DangeRussWilson

They are, simply put, the best athletes in the world.  Driving the offense or barreling through the toughest defense, they never cease to amaze fans with their athleticism, moves and mastery of the game.  In short, the nominees for these two categories represent the best male and female athletes currently competing in traditional sports.

Bryce Harper (MLB, Washington Nationals)

Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F.)

Kyle Busch (NASCAR)

LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)


Alex Morgan (NWSL, Orlando Pride)

Elena Delle Donne (WNBA, Chicago Sky)

Jamie Anderson (Professional Snowboarder)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Lydia Ko (Professional Golfer)

Serena Williams (WTA)

The excitement surrounding a new sports prospect can be incredible, especially when that prospect starts to deliver on the anticipation of greatness. The nominees in this category represent the first or second year pros who have lived up to the hype–in other words, the newbie that is most likely to succeed.

Jewell Loyd (WNBA, Seattle Storm)

Karl-Anthony Towns (NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves)

Kristaps Porzingis (NBA, New York Knicks)

Simone Biles (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

Taylor Fritz (WTA)

Todd Gurley (NFL, Los Angeles Rams)

Every season has its most-talked-about, spectacular or awe-inspiring catches and saves. The nominees in this category represent the MLB, NFL and NHL athletes who have made the most unbelievable, highlight reel-worthy catches and incredible saves of the year.

Andrelton Simmons (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)

Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Corey Crawford (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)

Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)

Salvador Perez (MLB, Kansas City Royals)

Teammates rely on these athletes to make the plays when it counts the most. Their participation is clutch to the success of their teams, and the fans know it.  The nominees in this category come from a variety of sports and alter the game just by being on the field.

Carli Lloyd (NWSL, Houston Dash)

James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)

Kevin Durant (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Patrick Kane (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

Peyton Manning (NFL, Denver Broncos)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Professional athletes make it look so easy that sometimes fans forget the sheer agility required to play with the best of the best–until they see the nominees of this category do their thing. They’re the soccer players with the mind-blowing dribble, the hockey players who can do amazing things on skates or the football players who dazzle us with their fancy footwork.

Alexander Ovechkin (NHL, Washington Capitals)

Kyrie Irving (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona and the Argentina Men’s National Team)

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

They flip, fly and soar their way into the highlight reels of the X Games and other action sports competitions on the regular, and kids can’t get enough.  They’re the death-defying athletes of slopestyle, the BMX racers or the skateboarders who risk life and limb every day to accomplish the impossible.

Alise Post (Professional BMX Racer)

Ashley Caldwell (Professional Aerial Skier)

Danny Davis (Professional Snowboarder)

Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)

Ronda Rousey (UFC, MMA Fighter)

Satoko Miyahara (Professional Figure Skater)

All professional athletes do incredible things, but there are a select few who also look incredible while they’re doing it.  The male and female nominees in this category are the best dressed and most stylin’ athletes off the court.  The King of Swag and the Queen of Swag are two separate awards that will be presented together.

Andre Iguodala (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F.)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)


Caroline Wozniacki (WTA)

Elena Delle Donne (WNBA, Chicago Sky)

Leticia Bufoni (Professional Skateboarder)

Misty Copeland (Professional Ballet Dancer)

Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Dallas Wings)

Swintayla “Swin” Cash (WNBA, New York Liberty)

Some of the most incredible arms in sports belong to athletes from the worlds of baseball, football and tennis. This category honors the outfielders, pitchers, catchers, quarterbacks and tennis players with the strongest arms in the game.

Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)

Bryce Harper (MLB, Washington Nationals)

Novak Djokovic (ATP)

Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

This award honors those players that are an undeniable force on the field and on the court. Like a freight train or a Mack Truck, these athletes have so much power in their play that they cannot be stopped. They are the sluggers who hit the farthest homeruns, the tennis players with the fastest serves, the power forwards that slam dunk with such force they can shatter a backboard, and the running backs that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them.

Draymond Green (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Holly Holm (UFC, MMA Fighter)

J.J. Watt (NFL, Houston Texans)

Prince Fielder (MLB, Texas Rangers)

Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

This award honors those players that live life in the fast lane. Whether it’s running, driving, skiing or boarding, these athletes bring the fast and furious to the race. They are the lightening quick speed demons that won’t stop until they’re in first, and the rest of the competition eats their dust.

Usain Bolt (Professional Track and Field Athlete)

Candace Hill (Professional Track and Field Athlete)

Billy Hamilton (MLB, Cincinnati Reds)

Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)

Ted Ligety (Alpine Ski Racer)

Chloe Kim (Professional Snowboarder)

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