Kids nominate the darnedest things.
Proving that the odd scandal has nothing on blind adoration, the recently scandal-tinged Miley Cyrus and Michael Phelps, not to mention the unwitting feuders Beyoncé and Twilight, have all nabbed nominations for the 22nd Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
Cyrus, as expected, leads the pack, scoring three across-the-board individual nods for her work in TV, movies and music, while Beyoncé, Chris Brown and Rihanna scored two nods apiece.
Among the other kid-tested nominees: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Vanessa Hudgens, Alicia Keys, Daughtry, Katy Perry, Peyton Manning and, of course, the Jonas Brothers.
In addition to Cyrus' individual nods, as Favorite Voice from and Animated Feature for Bolt, Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Television Actress for Hannah Montana, the racially-tolerant triple threat's projects are also up for awards, as Hannah Montana and Bolt are up for Favorite TV Show and Favorite Animated Movie, respectively.
As for the other big categories, Bedtime Stories, The Dark Knight, High School Musical 3: Senior Year and Iron Man will battle it out for Favorite Movie.
Jim Carrey, George Lopez, Adam Sandler and Will Smith vie for Favorite Movie Actor, while Favorite Female Movie Star contenders include Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens and Reese Witherspoon.
The Jonas Brothers' sole nod, for Favorite Music Group, will see them competing against Daughtry, Linkin Park and Pussycat Dolls, while America's Next Top Model, American Idol, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? and Deal or No Deal are up for Favorite Reality Show.
Meanwhile, Michael Phelps, Tiger Woods, LeBron James and Peyton Manning battle it out for Favorite Male Athlete. And it's shaping up to be a battle of vampires vs. wizards when the Twilight series and Harry Potter series compete for Favorite Book.
Dwayne "Don't Call Me the Rock" Johnson will host the slime-happy awards bash, to be telecast live from Los Angeles on March 28.
As always, kids will vote on the winners of each of the 18 categories online beginning March 2.
Here's the complete list of nominees:
- Bedtime Stories
- The Dark Knight
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year
- Iron Man
Favorite Movie Actor
- Jim Carrey, Yes Man
- George Lopez, Beverly Hills Chihuahua
- Adam Sandler, Bedtime Stories
- Will Smith, Hancock
Favorite Female Movie Star
- Jennifer Aniston, Marley & Me
- Anne Hathaway, Get Smart
- Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
- Reese Witherspoon, Four Christmases
Favorite Animated Movie
- Kung Fu Panda
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
- Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda
- Jim Carrey, Horton Hears a Who
- Miley Cyrus, Bolt
- Ben Stiller, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
- Katy Perry, "I Kissed a Girl"
- Rihanna, "Don't Stop the Music"
- Chris Brown feat. T-Pain, "Kiss Kiss"
- Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)"
Favorite Male Singer
- Chris Brown
- Jesse McCartney
- Kid Rock
Favorite Female Singer
- Miley Cyrus
- Alicia Keys
Favorite Music Group
- Jonas Brothers
- Linkin Park
- Pussycat Dolls
Favorite TV Show
- Hannah Montana
- The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
- Zoey 101
Favorite Reality Show
- America's Next Top Model
- American Idol
- Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
- Deal or No Deal
Favorite TV Actor
- Jason Lee, My Name is Earl
- Dylan Sprouse, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
- Cole Sprouse, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
- Nat Wolff, The Naked Brothers Band
Favorite TV Actress
- Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly
- Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana
- America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
- Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
- The Fairly OddParents
- Phineas and Ferb
- The Simpsons
- SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Male Athlete
- LeBron James
- Michael Phelps
- Peyton Manning
- Tiger Woods
Favorite Female Athlete
- Candace Parker
- Danica Patrick
- Serena Williams
- Venus Williams
Favorite Video Game
- Guitar Hero World Tour
- Mario Kart Wii
- Mario Super Sluggers
- Rock Band 2
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do It Yourself Book
- Harry Potter series
- Twilight series