2016 Kids' Choice Sports Awards
|3rd Kids' Choice Sports Awards|
Taped live: July 14, 2016Aired: July 17, 2016
|Hosted by||Russell Wilson|
|Directed by||Hamish Hamilton|
Nickelodeon's 3rd Annual Kids' Choice Sports Awards was held at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on July 14, 2016, and was broadcast three days later on July 17. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson returned as host.
A Kids' Choice Sports Council was formed to "lend their expertise and experience to help inform the awards show, consult on the nominee process and give feedback on categories." Committee members are: Baron Davis (former Hornets and two-time NBA All-Star); Ken Griffey Jr. (former baseball outfielder and 13-time All-Star); Lisa Leslie (former WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medal winner); Cal Ripken Jr. (former shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles and 19-time All-Star); Deion Sanders (NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer); Misty May-Treanor (three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist); Andy Elkin (Agent, Creative Artists Agency); Tracy Perlman (VP Entertainment Marketing and Promotions, NFL); Jeff Schwartz (President and Founder, Excel Sports Management); Jill Smoller (SVP, William Morris Endeavor); Leah Wilcox (VP, Talent Relations, NBA); Alan Zucker (SVP, IMG Clients Group); Michael Phelps (most decorated Olympian of all time); Tony Hawk (professional skateboarder) and Zane Stoddard (VP, Entertainment Marketing and Content Development, NASCAR).
- Michael Strahan
- Von Miller
- Cree Cicchino
- CC Sabathia
- Madisyn Shipman
- Nick Cannon
- Tyler Toffoli
- Kyrie Irving
- Tony Hawk
- Jagger Eaton
- Jamie Anderson
- Andre Drummond
- Victor Espinoza
- Emmanuel Sanders
- Nikki Bella
- Brie Bella
- Cam Newton
- Stephen Curry
- Klay Thompson
- Brandi Chastain
- Rob Gronkowski
Kobe Bryant is set to receive the 2016 Legend Award.
Winners are highlighted in bold
Best Male Athlete
Best Female Athlete
The excitement surrounding a new sports prospect can be incredible, especially when that prospect starts to deliver on the anticipation of greatness. The nominees in this category represent the first or second year pros who have lived up to the hype–in other words, the newbie that is most likely to succeed.
Hands of Gold
Every season has its most-talked-about, spectacular or awe-inspiring catches and saves. The nominees in this category represent the MLB, NFL and NHL athletes who have made the most unbelievable, highlight reel-worthy catches and incredible saves of the year.
Clutch Player of the Year
Teammates rely on these athletes to make the plays when it counts the most. Their participation is clutch to the success of their teams, and the fans know it. The nominees in this category come from a variety of sports and alter the game just by being on the field.
Professional athletes make it look so easy that sometimes fans forget the sheer agility required to play with the best of the best–until they see the nominees of this category do their thing. They’re the soccer players with the mind-blowing dribble, the hockey players who can do amazing things on skates or the football players who dazzle us with their fancy footwork.
Don't Try This at Home
They flip, fly and soar their way into the highlight reels of the X Games and other action sports competitions on the regular, and kids can’t get enough. They’re the death-defying athletes of slopestyle, the BMX racers or the skateboarders who risk life and limb every day to accomplish the impossible.
King of Swag
All professional athletes do incredible things, but there are a select few who also look incredible while they’re doing it. The male and female nominees in this category are the best dressed and most stylin’ athletes off the court. The King of Swag and the Queen of Swag are two separate awards that will be presented together.
Queen of Swag
Some of the most incredible arms in sports belong to athletes from the worlds of baseball, football and tennis. This category honors the outfielders, pitchers, catchers, quarterbacks and tennis players with the strongest arms in the game.
This award honors those players that are an undeniable force on the field and on the court. Like a freight train or a Mack Truck, these athletes have so much power in their play that they cannot be stopped. They are the sluggers who hit the farthest homeruns, the tennis players with the fastest serves, the power forwards that slam dunk with such force they can shatter a backboard, and the running backs that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them.
Need for Speed
This award honors those players that live life in the fast lane. Whether it’s running, driving, skiing or boarding, these athletes bring the fast and furious to the race. They are the lightening quick speed demons that won’t stop until they’re in first, and the rest of the competition eats their dust.
- Farnoush Amiri, NFL Quarterback Russell Wilson Returns to Host Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016, The Hollywood Reporter, 5/18/2016 by
- Amanda Kondolojy, Nickelodeon Introduces 'Kids Choice Sports 2014' Hosted by Michael Strahan, tvbythenumbers, March 13, 2014
- "NBA Champion and All-Star MVP Kobe Bryant to be Honored with the Legend Award at Nickelodeon'S Kids' Choice Sports 2016".