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Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards featured so much green slime it even splashed Michelle Obama! Hosted by Will Smith, the annual celebration of kids' and teens' favorite artists and programs was full of A-list presenters and winners, but none was more prestigious than the first lady, who was on hand (with daughters Malia and Sasha) to honor Taylor Swift with the Big Help Award. (Watch her introduction below.)
Obama, 48, a previous winner of the award for her commitment to children's health and fitness, introduced Swift, 22, by praising her achievements and generosity. The first lady said Swift "rocketed to the top of the music industry, but still keeps her feet on the ground," adding that she's "someone who is going to keep making sparks fly for all of us in the years ahead."
When Swift accepted the award (given to a celebrity who has shown a devotion to charitable causes), she was so star-struck by the first lady that she could barely speak straight.
"I'm so honored. I have always wanted to meet you; this is amazing. I am so honored to be receiving this award from the first lady of the United States. I am freaking out." Swift said. "I'm really proud of all of you guys. I see you helping each other out. I think it's important you know you are making a difference in this world."
Boyfriend and girlfriend superstars Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez also won the signature orange blimp. In Gomez' case, she took home two awards: one for favorite TV actress and one for favorite female singer.
"After no longer doing my show, knowing you guys still watch it means so much," Gomez said about Wizards of Waverly Place, which ended in January.
After not walking the orange carpet, Bieber was the big surprise guest of the night, winning favorite male singer. Smith also announced that Bieber was voted as the celebrity fans most wanted to see slimed, so in true Nickelodeon fashion, the goo began to pour, oozing all over Bieber and Smith, and splattering the audience, including the esteemed first lady (you can the video below). Now there's something you don't see every day!
Kids' Choice Award Winners 2012:
- Favorite TV Show: Victorious
- Favorite Reality Show: Wipeout
- Favorite TV Actor: Jake Short, A.N.T. Farm
- Favorite TV Actress: Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
- Funniest TV Sidekick: Jennette McCurdy, iCarly
- Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
- Favorite Male Athlete: Tim Tebow
- Favorite Female Athlete: Danica Patrick
- Favorite Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked
- Favorite Movie Actor: Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill
- Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I
- Favorite Animated Movie: Puss in Boots
- Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie: Katy Perry, The Smurfs
- Favorite Music Group: Big Time Rush
- Favorite Male Singer: Justin Bieber
- Favorite Female Singer: Selena Gomez
- Favorite Song: "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO
- Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
- Favorite Video Game: "Just Dance 3"
- Favorite Buttkicker: Taylor Lautner