It’s Awards season and who gives a damn about winning a Golden Globe now that the nominees for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards have been announced. Spread over seven UK-centric and over 20 international categories, this year is set to be something very special now that the award for ‘UK Favourite Breakthrough Vlogger‘ has been created!
This category has been designed to highlight the UK YouTube sensations that are generating the most unique and interesting content on our side of the pond with the winner being determined via public vote. Your lucky hopefuls are as follows; Sam King, Connie Glynn (Noodlerella), Raphael Gomes, Jazzybum, Chai Cameron and Cherry Wallis!
You can vote for your favourite breakthrough vlogger in two ways; the first is via this link to the official Nickelodeon website where you can also cast your vote on a number of other categories including your favourite famous cat and favourite video game. The second option is for the hardcore fans as you take to Twitter using the hashtags #KCA and #Vote[InsertNameHere]UK.
YouTubers are also nominated in other categories across the whole ceremony, with Pentatonix making a special appearance in the Best Music Group category and a selection of gamers actually having their OWN recognised award, ‘UK Favourite Tipster‘ (don’t worry, we don’t really know what tipster means either). The following ‘Tubers have been nominated for the KCA; Mr Stampy Cat, The Diamond Minecart, Spencer FC, AliA, iBallisticSquid, Ethan Gamer TV.
The Kids Choice Awards will be aired in the UK on the 13th of March at 5pm, with all of the UK-specific categories being revealed during the ad breaks. Whilst we cannot wait for the sparking evening of entertainment and digital celebration, we can’t help but wonder if Nickelodeon have missed a trick by ignoring the more high-profile YouTubers that will definitely hold a bigger sway in their voting system.
At the end of the day, we just really want to see what happens when Markiplier’s fans fight Joe Sugg’s fans for an award. We literally could not call the outcome of that one.