The theme of this year's show was science and chemistry. The Barker Hangar was transformed into Nickelodeon's "B.L.M. (Bigger, Louder, Messier) Laboratory", with all kinds of gadgets and experiments onstage. Periodically, the lab's slime supply would overload. When this happened, an alarm would sound, and the excess slime would be diverted to various parts of Barker Hangar, sliming parts of the audience in doing so.
This was the first year to feature a "Slime World Record" stunt. Outside of Barker Hangar, BMX pro Dave Mirra performed a backflip on his bike into a tank of slime. This was also the first year to utilize slime geysers and hoses, pieces of sliming technology that are still used to this day.
The short Secrets of the Jimmy Neutron Movie premiered after the ceremony as a special preview for The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius.
Spider-Man also appeared in the show as the Nick B.L.M. Labs' private security, coming in to stop the thief who stole the Best Burp trophy.
- Freddie Prinze Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar presented Favorite Movie
- Romeo Miller & Melissa Joan Hart presented Favorite Female Singer
- Tony Hawk & Dave Mirra presented Favorite Female Buttkicker
- Mike Myers & Verne Troyer presented Favorite Band
- Bow Wow & Jessica Alba presented Favorite Sports Team
- Jennifer Love Hewitt presented Usher
- Frankie Muniz & Hilary Duff presented Burp Contest
- Alexa PenaVega & Antonio Banderas presented Favorite TV Actor
- Matt Damon presented Wannabe Award
- Will Smith presented Favorite Male Singer
- Mandy Moore & Dwayne Johnson presented Favorite TV Actress
- Dana Carvey introduced B2K with Rosie O'Donnell
- P!nk - Slimed at the end of her opening performance. This was the first non-green sliming in KCA history.
- Snowbell (animated segment) - Slimed after complaining about how Donkey (from Shrek) kept talking on his cell phone.
- Adam Sandler - Tricked into being slimed after being convinced that the sliming apparatus was actually a teleporter that would send him to a bar mitzvah in Brooklyn that he was late for.
|Favorite Movie||Rush Hour 2|
|Favorite Movie Actor||Chris Tucker (Rush Hour 2)|
|Favorite Movie Actress||Jennifer Lopez (The Wedding Planner)|
|Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie||Eddie Murphy (Shrek)|
|Favorite TV Show||Lizzie McGuire|
|Favorite TV Actor||Nick Cannon (The Nick Cannon Show)|
|Favorite TV Actress||Amanda Bynes (The Amanda Show)|
|Favorite Cartoon||The Simpsons|
|Favorite Male Singer||Usher|
|Favorite Female Singer||P!nk|
|Favorite Singing Group||Destiny's Child|
|Favorite Band||Baha Men|
|Favorite Song||"Get the Party Started" – P!nk|
|Favorite Male Athlete||Michael Jordan|
|Favorite Female Athlete||Michelle Kwan|
|Favorite Sports Team||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Favorite Video Game||Mario Kart: Super Circuit|
|Favorite Book||Harry Potter|
|Favorite Male Butt Kicker||Jackie Chan (Rush Hour 2)|
|Favorite Female Butt Kicker||Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)|
|Wannabe Award||Janet Jackson|
- To date, this is the only time a non-Nickelodeon cartoon has won Favorite Cartoon.
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