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Mark Wahlberg

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Can Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg survive getting slimed? We'll see.

The 42-year-old actor has been tapped to host Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, the children's channel announced on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

"We are thrilled to welcome a superstar like Mark Wahlberg as he takes the helm as our master of ceremonies at the biggest kid event of the year," said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon's president of content development and production, in a statement. "We can't wait for him to host and have lots of slime-filled fun with Hollywood's biggest stars and our audience."

The messy event will take place at University of Southern California's Galen Center and airs live Saturday, March 29 on Nickelodeon.

Last year, Josh Duhamel hosted the show, which drew 5.8 million viewers. Some of the big winners in a wide range of categories included The Hunger Games (Favorite Movie), Victorious (Favorite TV Show), One Direction (Favorite Music Group), LeBron James (Favorite Male Athlete), X Factor's Simon Cowell (Favorite Villain), Just Dance 4 (Favorite Videogame) and Temple Run (Favorite App).

Nominees for this year's show will be revealed in mid-February.

Meanwhile, on the film front, Wahlberg will next be seen in director Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction. The latest installment in the popular franchise is slated to hit theaters on June 27.