The 15th Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards were held on April 20, 2002 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Rosie O'Donnell hosted the ceremony for the seventh consecutive year.

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.


Musical Performers

  • B2K - "Uh Huh"
  • P!nk - "Get the Party Started"
  • Usher - "U Don't Have to Call"

Slimed Celebrities

  • 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.


Category Winner
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.