Diaz and Myers win the hearts of kids

HOLLYWOOD: Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz, who won the hearts of kids everywhere as the voices of the love-struck ogre and princess in the animated film ‘Shrek’, were hosts of 17th annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on April 3, which came complete with scores of celebrities and thousands of gallons of green slime.The awards, in which kids vote for their favourite actors, musicians and sports heroes, has become one of Hollywood’s most star-studded events, with A-list celebrities showing up over the years and allowing themselves to be drenched in buckets of green slime, a trademark booby-prize of Nickelodeon’s audience-participation shows.

Celebrities scheduled to take part in this year’s show included actor Adam Sandler, who was receiving the ‘Wannabe Award’, given annually to the celebrity kids most want to be like. Musicians OutKast and Avril Lavigne were scheduled to perform. Cameron Diaz, who beat out Drew Barrymore and others to win last year’s Kids’ Choice Awards celebrity burping contest, was also nominated this year in the favourite movie actress category. Myers was nominated in the favourite actor category. — AP