Jack Black is the Kids Choice

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- "King Kong" and "School of Rock" star Jack Black has been tapped as host of Nickelodeons' 19th annual Kids' Choice Awards.

"I have a lot of secret plans for when I host the awards, but I can tell you I'm going to bring the super-duper, freaky-deaky, ultra-clowny super dance," Black told E! Online Tuesday. "But that's all I'll say."


The leading contender among nominees announced Tuesday is DreamWorks' "Madagascar," which got nods as Favorite Animated Movie and Favorite Voices from an Animated Movie for stars Chris Rock and Ben Stiller.

Other multiple nominees include Will Smith, Mariah Carey, Green Day and "Harry Potter," both the book and the film.

Voting begins March 6 via with the ceremony slated for April 1 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.

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