Potter books, videogame nominated for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice

  January 19, 2004 at 3:25 PM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via PR Newswire)

The Harry Potter novels and the series' latest videogame spinoff, Quidditch World Cup, are up for awards in the 17th annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awardsopens in new window, airing April 3.

Mike Myers

Former winners Mike Myers (Austin Powers movie, 2003) and Cameron Diaz (Best Burp award, 2002) host the event:

"Kids love Cameron and Mike not only because they're superstars, but for their unique kid-like energy and humor," said Cyma Zarghami, President of Nickelodeon Networks. "We know our audience will be as thrilled as we are to welcome them back to Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards as the new hosts."

Finding Nemo topped the list of kids' favorites this year, garnering three nominations for favorite movie, favorite voice from an animated movie (Ellen DeGeneres) and favorite video game. Harry Potter is up against Lord of the Rings in the category for favorite book.

In 2003, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets got a nod for best movie, but Myers' Austin Powers 3 took the award instead. The Chamber of Secrets videogame was also nominated, but fell to SpongeBob SquarePants and the Revenge of the Flying Dutchman.

This year's ceremony will be broadcast live Saturday, April 3, 2004 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. Children can vote for their favorites online beginning March 8.


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