The 16th Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards were held on April 12, 2003 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Rosie O'Donnell hosted the ceremony for the eighth and final consecutive year. Cosmo and Wanda also appeared as the announcers.

The theme of this year's show was video games. The Barker Hangar was transformed into "Nickelodeon's Game Station", where everything was stylized as a video game. During the show, all of the slime (including the slime used for Tony Hawk's Skateboard Slime Jump Stunt) was stolen by the evil Sliminator as he attempted to destroy the KCAs, but a group of celebrities were able to stop him by playing through a series of four video game challenges (based on the nominees for Favorite Video Game), not to mention using the occasional cheat code, and got the slime back.

The telecast was followed by the series premiere of All Grown Up!.

Musical Performers

  • Justin Timberlake - "Rock Your Body"
  • B2K with Marques Houston - "That Girl" / "Girlfriend"

Slimed Celebrities

  • Jim Carrey - At the end of the show, Jim came out carrying two buckets of slime he'd brought after hearing about the Sliminator stealing all the slime. Rosie explained that although they had already won the slime back from the Sliminator, there was still one thing that Carrey could do: be the target of a head-to-toe sliming. After being hit with slime geysers and doused with buckets of slime, Carrey suddenly unleashed slime geysers on the audience, along with tons of feathers and confetti, all while blasting the audience further with a slime hose.
  • Rosie O' Donnell - Slimed by Carrey's slime hose amidst the messy chaos of the finale.


Category Winners
Favorite Movie Austin Powers in Goldmember
Favorite Movie Actor Adam Sandler (Mr. Deeds)
Favorite Movie Actress Amanda Bynes (Big Fat Liar)
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Adam Sandler (Eight Crazy Nights)
Favorite Fart in a Movie Scooby-Doo
Favorite TV Show Lizzie McGuire
Favorite TV Actor Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle)
Favorite TV Actress Amanda Bynes (The Amanda Show)
Favorite Cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Male Singer Nelly
Favorite Female Singer Ashanti
Favorite Music Group B2K
Favorite Band No Doubt
Favorite Song "Sk8er Boi" - Avril Lavigne
Favorite Male Athlete Tony Hawk
Favorite Female Athlete Michelle Kwan
Favorite Sports Team Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite Video Game SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman
Favorite Book A Series of Unfortunate Events
Favorite Male Butt Kicker Jackie Chan (The Tuxedo)
Favorite Female Butt Kicker Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Tuxedo)
Best Burp Justin Timberlake
Wannabe Award Will Smith