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At the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards

At the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards — A roundup of the 20th anniversary show hosted by Justin Timberlake

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All the big stars — and a record 6.1 million at-home viewers — showed up for Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, held March 31 at L.A.’s Pauley Pavilion and hosted by Justin Timberlake. ”It’s loud, it’s fun, and kids only vote for you if they really, really like you,” said Ice Age: The Meltdown star Queen Latifah, who won Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie. Some highlights from the high-decibel hootenanny:

TWENTY GOOD YEARS
Ever the workaholic, first-time attendee Dakota Fanning stayed focused on the important things — like the future of her career. ”It’s so cool that my first time [being here] is on a big anniversary,” she told EW after being named Favorite Movie Actress. ”I just hope they still like me on the 40th!”

SEAT SENSATION
The Disney Channel’s High School Musical made him a household name, so star Zac Efron said goodbye to the nosebleed section — where he sat last year — and hello to ”on-camera seats.” But Efron insisted his unmissable tan was not a result of preshow primping: ”We’ve been living on a golf course in Utah while filming [the HSM sequel], so I go out almost daily. This tan is the real deal.”

PARTNERS IN SLIME
This year, ”unsuspecting” celebrities were attacked in pairs by the network’s trademark green goo. So Heroes‘ Hayden Panettiere was rightfully alarmed to hear that her costar Masi Oka wore a green tie in hopes of becoming a target. ”I’ve gotta go on stage with him,” she fretted. ”I like this outfit too much. Suddenly, I’m wishing I brought my umbrella.”